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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

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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