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Great Outdoors in Tasmania

Chilled ... the view from Mount Oakleigh.

Tasmania

Winter wander land

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

Tasmania

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.

Tasmania

Old growth, new life

Leisa Tyler walks in the vast Tarkine wilderness in the state's north-west, among some of the oldest forests on earth.

Tasmania

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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Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

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

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Travel News

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

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

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.

Four Seasons adds branded luxury jet to $128,000 world tours

9:18am | First came the Orient Express train. Then the Queen Mary ocean liner. Now the Four Seasons jet?

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