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Great Outdoors in Tasmania

Andrew Bain and his daughter, Kiri, 9, on the track.

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Hiking Tasmania with children: Small stature, great heights

Andrew Bain Andrew Bain has a new perspective on hiking through rugged Tasmania, thanks to his companion - his young daughter.

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Winter wander land

Rainforest at Fergusson Falls.

Andrew Bain walks in splendid frosted landscapes on Tasmania's Overland Track.

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Mud, sweat and cheers

High road ... hikers climb Cradle Mountain.

Louise Southerden salutes Tasmania's classic Overland Track, on a six-day guided walk in World Heritage-listed wilderness.

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Going weak at the knees

Overland track.

Six days of hiking on the gloriously scenic Overland Track is not the walk in the park Lee Atkinson was expecting.

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Five unforgettable beaches

Travel author Lee Atkinson has seen a lot of beautiful beaches. Here are five she'll never forget.

Australia's top five best national parks

Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Granite headlands, undeveloped beaches, rivers, walking trails and wildlife. The reason it tops the list is its unique mix of wilderness and luxury accommodation.

Lee Atkinson has visited 150 of Australia's national parks. Here, she reveals her five favourites.

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Travellers Tips

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

Map of Tasmania

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