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Great Outdoors in New South Wales

Picnic perfection: hamper heaven at the beach.

Australia

Wicker ways: top picnic spots

The Tripologist Shake out the picnic rug and raid the fridge - because when the sun is shining, nothing beats a picnic.

NSW

Cling of the Mountain

Louise Southerden walks on the wild side of Lord Howe Island.

Meet the cabin crew

shd travel july 21 cabin fever family road trip from sydney to brisbane discovering the joys of nsw holiday parks photo by Jacqui Taffel

Jacqui Taffel You need to pitch a tent for a genuine family camping holiday, don't you? Not quite, writes Jacqui Taffel.

Australia

Outback with a vengeance

Uluru.

Cheaper flights and a swag of new tour resorts and hotel makeovers are helping lure travellers back to central Australia, writes Lee Atkinson.

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Five unforgettable beaches

Travel author Lee Atkinson has seen a lot of beautiful beaches. Here are five she'll never forget.

Australia's top five best national parks

Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Granite headlands, undeveloped beaches, rivers, walking trails and wildlife. The reason it tops the list is its unique mix of wilderness and luxury accommodation.

Lee Atkinson has visited 150 of Australia's national parks. Here, she reveals her five favourites.

Travellers Tips

Tips

Clearing the trails back to our national parks

Large parts of Kosciuszko National Park were previously off limits.

Jane E. Fraser New tours, accommodation and safari-style camping are part of the campaign to get more of us to explore the wilderness at our doorstep.

Q&A

Your questions

My partner and I did a New Zealand walk where you can stay in rustic huts? Is there anything similar in NSW?

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