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Beach Holidays in Australia

Backpacker haven is all grown up ... Airlie Beach, Queensland.

Australia

Summer is coming: Australia's best beach towns

Ute Junker With summer just around the corner, Ute Junker leaves no grain of sand unturned in her guide to the best beach towns on Australia's east coast.

NSW

Sealing the deal

Lil (Naomi Watts), Tom (James Frecheville), Roz (Robin Wright) and Ian (Xavier Samuel) in a scene from Anne Fontaine's ADORATION.

Daniel Scott returns to a favourite beach to find that despite its new A-list connection, its charm remains.

Queensland

Paradise without the price

Daydream Island

Staying at Airlie Beach, Sean Mooney finds no barrier to doing the Whitsundays on a budget.

Western Australia

Secret charms on Rottnest Island

Salmon Bay. Rottnest island, WA.

Rotto, as they call it, is a mottled slab on the horizon visible from Perth's coastline.

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Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Fraser Island and Hervey Bay

Tourists pose in Lake McKenzie

The Wide Bay region is ideal for a weekend getaway.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Caught in a rip-off

Beware ... a beachside holiday may turn into a hassle.

There are pitfalls to watch out for with holiday rental bonds, writes Jane E. Fraser.

Map of Australia

Travel News

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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