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Northern Rivers & Byron Bay

Q&A

Frequent flyer: Rod Cuthbert

Jane Reddy Rod Cuthbert is chief executive of Rome2Rio.com and founder of Viator.com.

Global

Extreme: the kooky new holiday activities that will blow your mind

Charlotte Piho

David Whitley Holiday ideas that are putting new spins on destinations around the world, writes David Whitley.

Surfing

Surfing: Five more no-boys-allowed surf and yoga retreats

Maid in the Shade.

Nina Karnikowski Escape Haven runs luxury week-long surf and yoga retreats exclusively for women in Bali, Byron Bay and Sagres, Portugal.

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.

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Photo galleries

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.

Photos

Six of the best: Australian lighthouses

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

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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

Australia names its two new P&O cruise ships: Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria

P&O ship bow

ANNIE DANG 5:05pm | Daenerys? Dinky Di? Kylie? Cruise ships new names chosen by the Australian public revealed.

World's largest passenger plane A380 makes emergency Perth landing

LEANNE NICHOLSON 12:46pm | One of the world’s largest aircrafts, an Airbus A380, was forced to make an emergency landing in Perth on Thursday night after a passenger became ill during a flight from Melbourne to Dubai.

Crackdown in Magaluf after sex video backlash

NATALIE PARIS 10:30am | Officials in the Majorcan beach resort of Magaluf have imposed an emergency law to clamp down on drunken and lewd behaviour.

Indian hotel valet crashes Lamborghini

ANNIE BANERJI 10:15am | A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital caused $335,000 worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests, the hotel and a report said Thursday.

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