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Northern Rivers & Byron Bay

Restaurants

I know this great little place: Steve Snow

Simon Thomsen One of Australia's finest seafood cooks dishes out his dining tips.

Health spas

Six of the best: health retreats

Flip Byrnes Tempted to sneak a midnight snack? Forget it. The kitchen at this health retreat is locked at night.

NSW

Home again

Sheriden Rhodes A new Margaret Olley Centre is the Tweed's latest attraction, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

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.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Australian lighthouses

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

Photos

Six of the best: wellness retreats

Bikini Boot Camp, Mexico, Tulum.

Looking to find a healthier and more balanced you? These top six retreats offer the perfect surrounding to relax and regenerate, writes Flip Byrnes.

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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

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.

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Travel News

Four Seasons adds branded luxury jet to $128,000 world tours

A Boeing 757.

9:18am | First came the Orient Express train. Then the Queen Mary ocean liner. Now the Four Seasons jet?

Let tourists shop till they drop on Sundays: French Foreign Minister

8:48am | Visitors to France should be allowed to shop till they drop seven days a week, the country's Foreign Minister said Tuesday, weighing into a fierce debate over restrictions on Sunday trading.

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

23 Apr | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

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