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Whitsundays & Mackay

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

Queensland

Why Australia's best beach is still a mystery

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

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.

Whitsundays: Queensland Yacht Charters

Simon Holt Take the wheel, hit the throttle and explore the 74 islands of the Whitsundays – all in the comfort of your own yacht.

Whitsundays: Daydream Island

Simon Holt If three bronze mermaids perched just off shore start to move, chances are you’ve had a little too much to drink.

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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.

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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.

Peninsula Airlie Beach

Peninsula Airlie Beach

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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

Chinese airlines ordered to cut flights for 'high frequency exercises'

China Southern Airline.

9:22am | Chinese airlines have been told to cut flights amid "high frequency exercises", CCTV reported.

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

22 Jul | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

22 Jul | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

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