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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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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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Winter wander land

Rainforest at Fergusson Falls.

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

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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.

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Travel News

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

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LAWRENCE MONEY 11:48pm | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 8:18am | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

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