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Whitsundays & Mackay

Bargains

Get going: dreams can come true

BELINDA JACKSON Lie back on Daydream Island and save $180 on a four-night stay until April 30.

Weekend away: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island.

Simon Holt Hamilton Island isn’t all about elitist accommodation. It turns out there’s a mainstream wing as well.

QLD

Dancing in the moonlight

Australian Ballet at Qualia

David Rood Hamilton Island provides a magical backdrop for the Australian Ballet, David Rood writes.

Whitsundays: Peppers Airlie Beach

Peppers Airlie Beach is just outside the main shopping area and its pool has one of the best views in town.

Simon Holt It’s probably got something to do with the weather, but time seems to go a little slower in the tropics. So, when in Rome, roam as the locals do.

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Special features

Australia

Places in the heart: Michelle Bridges

Michelle Bridges.

Romance and a ''serious dose of decadence'' is what personal trainer Michelle Bridges looks forward to each time she holidays on Queensland's Hayman Island.

Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: Island hop

HAYMAN ISLAND

Tripologist I have a conference in July on Hamilton Island and would like to fly the family up for a holiday nearby.

Australia

Hot and happening

Hayman Island.

The carefree days of summer are coming - Lee Atkinson compiles a wish-list of some of the country's best new adventures.

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Travel News

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

Alexandra Williams.

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

Golden Princess largest cruise ship to be based in Melbourne

ANNIE DANG 11:32am | Golden Princess will be the biggest cruise ship to hit Melbourne.

London's first skyscraper hotel: Shangri-La to open at the Shard

8:53am | Shangri-La hotel brings Asian-style comfort and luxury to Western Europe's global city.

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 16 Apr | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

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