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Western Downs

Weekend away: B&B Wanulla, Toowoomba

Hannah Tall Everything from the handwritten card on arrival, the drizabone coats aside the front door and crystal port decanter with chocolates in the evening adds to the experience.

Weekend away: Homewood Cottages, Highfields

Homewood cottages at Homewood, near Toowoomba.

Laura Allen With its homely feel, rustic charm and access to the exquisite Davidson Arboretum, it’s the cottage you always dreamt of having as a child.

Killarney: Spring Creek Mountain Cottages

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages at Killarney. The morning view

Simon Holt Good old-fashioned country hospitality is a highlight. Host Bev Ruskey does the cooking herself. Her beef and shiraz pie is legendary among regular guests.

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Weekend away

What's your idea of the perfect short break: coastal, gourmet, urban, romantic, luxury, nature, family or country? Good Weekend editor Lauren Quaintance picks the best of the best from our annual...

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Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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