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Top End

Famous Flyer: Layne Beachley

Bronwyn McNulty Layne Beachley loves travel's scope for reinvention.

Northern Territory

Shock of the crocs

Cage of death

Sean Mooney survives the Cage of Death and an octogenarian called Chopper.

Northern Territory

Sophisticated, trendy, cool ... Darwin?

The Darwin Sailing Club

Tim Richards Dark and moody with orange-yellow illuminated panels beneath a bar with angular black bar stools, this could be in the hipper suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia

Urban walkabout

Sail to Clark Island for a cultural performance.

New regional and city-based Aboriginal tours and indigenous guides are allowing participants to experience familiar places through ancient eyes, writes Louise Southerden.

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Special features

Australia

The iconic outback train trip

The Ghan

Australia's red centre may be vast and empty, but Lucy Rickard finds she can't take her eyes off it.

Photo galleries

Photos

The red centre by train: on board the Ghan

Travelling through the heart of Australia on board the Ghan.

Australia's best hotel pools

Qualia pool

The best hotels in Australia to plunge into.

Travellers Tips

Tips

Doors are closing on cut-price digs

Rush for cheap hotels

Jane E. Fraser As the corporate market recovers and Australian hotel prices catch up to the rest of the world, cheap room rates are soon to be a thing of the past.

Q&A

Your questions

My husband and adult children are keen to fish in the Northern Territory, but is there something to keep us all happy?

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Travel News

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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