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Whitsundays & Mackay

An immediate feeling of relaxation.

Queensland

Hamilton Island: choose your own adventure

Some five-star resorts now offer more than mere luxury, writes Andrea Black.

Queensland

Why Australia's best beach is still a mystery

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island ... rated Australia's best.

Craig Platt It's rated the best beach in Australia and the fifth best in the world, but scientists can't explain it.

Queensland

Coral society

Just Great: the Reef still amazes.

The world's largest coral reef is being reinvigorated, writes Sheriden Rhodes, with a range of new and upgraded multimillion-dollar resorts and hotels.

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

One&Only Hayman Island resort

One&Only Hayman Island resort.

There is no shortage of perfect weather for guests at the newly refurbished One&Only Hayman Island resort in the Whitsundays.

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.

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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

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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