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Active in Tasmania

The Pelion Plain, site of the old copper mine and 'Fossil Beach'.

Tasmania

Nature's little secrets

Andrew Bain veers off the beaten Overland Track to discover places and features regularly missed by walkers.

Tasmania

Hairpins and hubs

Alpine air ... the trail winds below Jacob's Ladder, south-east of Launceston.

Louise Southerden takes a long, fast and winding bike ride down Ben Lomond.

Australia

Boots and comfort

Range rovers... a view of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.

Andrew Bain takes a luxury guided walk in the Flinders Ranges, where the stops are as important as the steps.

Driving holiday

Jack's Point golf course near Queenstown, New Zealand.

Craig Tansley looks at the best golf courses you can play this summer in Australia and New Zealand.

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World's 10 greatest cycling routes

Upturned bike on beach, Cuba

The best places to explore by bicycle: Lonely Planet names the world's 10 best cycling routes.

Travellers Tips

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The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

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Travel News

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

Base jumpers break world record in Dubai (Thumbnail)

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:02pm | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Mount Baw Baw resort handed over to private operator

JASON DOWLING 9:50pm | Management of the troubled Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been transferred from the government to a private operator after another year of losses and millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.

Flashing, spitting and stealing knickers: strange things that can get you deported

OLIVER SMITH 10:10am | A British woman was arrested and threatened with deportation this week after Sri Lankan authorities took offence to her Buddha tattoo.

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