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Outback

Fire and brimstone ... BHP Billiton's iron ore loading facility in Port Hedland.

Australia

The pits, and we love it

The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action, writes Sue Williams.

Australia

Outback with a vengeance

Uluru.

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

Australia

Best national parks: into the wild heart

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.

Queensland

Red dust and rodeo

Rodeo riding at Mt Isa

Julietta Jameson witnesses the guts and glory as Australia's outback cowboys gather in Mount Isa.

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Photo galleries

Dishing the dirt: Australia's top industrial tourism sites

Ore Truck

The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action.

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.

Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Special-interest tours

Pursuits of passion

Be it saving bears, unearthing ruins or chasing miracles, special-interest tours get you to the heart of the action.

Map of Outback

Travel News

Should you be afraid of flying?

Plane flying around a storm. Wing.

BRITTANY MANN 10:52am | The two Malaysia Airlines incidents have not helped those with a fear of flying, but are those fears realistic?

Donald Trump unveil plans for new Washington DC luxury hotel

9:46am | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

Economic recovery drives more UK, US tourists to Australia

9:31am | Economic recovery in the UK and US has helped drive a surge in overseas travellers to Australia.

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

3:09pm | A family was asked to get off flight in the US because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline's service.

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