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Brisbane

Weekend away: Mt Cotton Guesthouse, Mt Cotton

Simon Holt Mount Cotton Guesthouse takes a refreshingly simple approach to the finer things in life.

Weekend away: Emporium Hotel, Brisbane

Amy Remeikis Being situated just outside the city is a boon – it provides a chance to explore some of the back streets the Valley and its surrounds have to offer.

Weekend away: Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Mantra South Bank's refurb means it's now playing in the accommodation big league.

Simon Holt Mantra South Bank is at the centre of Brisbane’s cultural evolution.

Weekend away: Pullman Hotel, Brisbane

Natalie Bochenski The Pullman has pulled its socks up from its days as the Sebel Citygate, and before that the Carlton Crest.

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Special features

Queensland

Sleek to boutique

Spicers

Revamped hotel kingpins and intimate designer lodgings give visitors a range of stylish choices, writes Belinda Jackson.

Queensland

Indie vibe is right on trend

Shopping

Belinda Jackson finds fashion and jewellery, heels and perfume, in the city's thriving design precincts.

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Photo galleries

Photos

The hottest bars in the coolest neighbourhoods

Limes Hotel roof bar.

Around Australia's cities, take a look at the hottest bars to enjoy a drink in the coolest neighbourhoods.

Airbus A380 arrives in Brisbane

A380 arrives in Brisbane

The Emirates Airbus A380 makes its first flight into Brisbane.

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Travellers Tips

Travel Insider

What to do when you need a hotel, right now

Hotel illustration Michael Mucci

Jane E Fraser When you find yourself away from home with no accommodation booked, how do you go about finding a bed?

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.

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Travel News

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

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

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

10:09am | 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.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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