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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

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.

Tasmania

A tale of two islands

Girt by sea ... the view across Killiecrankie Bay on Flinders Island.

On the chalk-and-cheese isles of Flinders and King, Andrew Bain satisfies his appetite and sense of adventure.

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Photo galleries

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

Travel News

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

Soutwest Airlines plane.

3:09pm | A family was asked to get off flight in the US because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline's service.

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

ANNIE DANG 10:34am | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

'Drunk' Ryanair passenger attempts to open plane door during flight

LIZZIE PORTER 8:59am | A nervous flyer drunkenly attempted to open the exit door on a Dublin-bound Ryanair flight after mistaking it for the toilet.

Snow industry's powdery promises doubted by skiers

MISA HAN 1:01pm | Reports of excellent snow cover in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller have left a flurry of powdery promises on social media.

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