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Drives in Queensland

A family panning in the river at Rubyvale.

Australia

Queensland road trip: Get your kicks on the other Route 66

Andrew Bain Andrew Bain takes the highway running along the Tropic of Capricorn in central Queensland and finds plenty of surprises along the way.

Kitchen sink inclusive

Motorhome at Alum Mountain caravan park, Bulahdelah.

Nervous breakdown territory, or bonding time? Rachel Browne takes a punt on a motorhome.

NSW

Alternative therapy

Green outlook ... the view from Pinnacle Lookout, Border Ranges National Park.

Debbie Neilson-Hunter sets off on the Rainforest Way - seven touring routes that link NSW and Queensland.

Simpson Desert

Dune riders

Sand swell ... the Simpson Desert has the longest network of parallel sand dunes in the world.

Ainslie MacGibbon sets out with bravado and a shovel on a slow desert crossing.

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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?

Map of Queensland

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Jetstar

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Peninsula Paris a game-changer on the luxury hotel scene

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