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Central Queensland

A family panning in the river at Rubyvale.


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.


The rest is prehistory

Longreach Qantas

Lee Atkinson and her children find the Queensland towns of Longreach and Winton are full of dinosaur discoveries.


Outback with a vengeance


Cheaper flights and a swag of new tour resorts and hotel makeovers are helping lure travellers back to central Australia, writes Lee Atkinson.


Spooky lights, speedy goats

Boulia, QLD.

The surprises keep coming as Sue Williams explores towns of the outback.

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Country Queensland life

Boulia, QLD.

The surprises keep coming in outback Queensland.

Australia's top five best national parks

Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Granite headlands, undeveloped beaches, rivers, walking trails and wildlife. The reason it tops the list is its unique mix of wilderness and luxury accommodation.

Lee Atkinson has visited 150 of Australia's national parks. Here, she reveals her five favourites.

Map of Central Queensland

Travel News

Orpheus Island resort takes luxury to another level

Guests sit on the beach at Orpheus Island.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Orpheus Island Beach Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has just opened its newly renovated South Suites.

Deals of the week: Cruising goes half price

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Ambling from Scandinavia to sunny Miami, this 47-night cruise package is now almost half price.

Traveller letters: Understand how a cash passport card works

I purchased a cash passport card and have widely used it throughout Europe.

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

MICHAEL KOZIOL 29 Aug | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

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