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Great Outdoors in Western Australia

Australia

Outback with a vengeance

Uluru.

Cheaper flights and a swag of new tour resorts and hotel makeovers are helping lure travellers back to central Australia, writes Lee Atkinson.

Australia

High and dry, it's a shore thing

Despite the damage caused by the long-running and erratic fire, which burnt 25,200 hectares of the park over 36 days, the natural beauty of the area remains largely intact.

Lee Atkinson laces up her hiking shoes and takes to the trail on five of her favourite coastal walking tracks around the country.

Western Australia

Kimberley ... for the lure of barramundi

Boat on Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, Western Australia.  Photograph by Tourism WA. SHD TRAVEL FEB 6.

Mal Chenu The locals in the Kimberley are a laconic lot.

Australia

The pits, and we love it

Superpit Kalgoorlie mine truck

The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action, writes Sue Williams.

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Australia

Places in the heart: Brett Lee

Brett Lee

Cricket's Brett Lee finds his perfect destination in Western Australia's El Questro Wilderness Park.

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.

Map of Western Australia

Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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