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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

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

Germans will still happily get naked while holidaying in France and Spain, but nudist clubs in their home country are in decline.

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

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