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Family Holidays in Australia

Spicers Peak Lodge, QLD

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Western Australia

Bill Granger: Famous flyer

Bill Granger Discover Bill Granger's recipe for great getaways.

Australia

Sunshine Coast: Back to the future

Shelley Beach, Sunshine Coast.

Tracey Spicer Tracey Spicer finds everything old on the Sunshine Coast is new again.

Queensland

It's only natural

A stay at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef combines discovery with relaxation, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Diversionary tactics on the long ride north

Tripologist We plan to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast in mid-December with our two children. Can you suggest some good stopping points along the way?

Tips

A note from mum for a family field trip

Not so average ... travel companies are catering for more than just two adults and two kids.

Jane E. Fraser The costs and crowds during school holidays make it tempting for parents to take children out of class to travel during term time.

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