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North Coast

NSW

Sublimely sub-tropical

A short break is great to reconnect with family - messy hair and all, writes Bronwyn McNulty.

Australia

Summer is coming: Australia's best beach towns

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

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.

Family travel

All together now ...

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Tracey Spicer The family holiday was never simple, but back when you packed up the station wagon and headed up or down the coast for the annual trip, it was a lot less complicated.

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Special features

Australia

Places in the heart: Deborah Knight

On a promise ... Deborah Knight and husband on their wedding day.

Interview: Nina Karnikowski Bellingen and Promised Land on the NSW north coast cast their spell on TV's Deborah Knight when she was a child, and now work their magic on her family.

Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Australian lighthouses

Charm, seclusion and spectacular views define Australia's top lighthouse destinations.

Photos

Port Macquarie's Koala Hospital in action

Port Macquarie's Koala Hospital celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The hospital, which is run almost exclusively by volunteers, treats about 300 koalas a year.

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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?

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Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 19 Apr | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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