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Whale tales ... a skeleton displayed at Whale World, Albany.

Western Australia

Remains of the bay

Albany's old whaling station has become a world-class museum, writes Max Anderson.

Western Australia

A perfect hiding place

Splendid isolation ... the sprawling Maitraya homestead.

Seclusion worthy of a global celebrity envelopes Max Anderson at an outpost facing the Southern Ocean.

Western Australia

Whales out west

Cheynes IV old whaling ship, Albany, Western Australia. Phtoograph by Getty 
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Where sea giants once met a grisly end, Mal Chenu finds a host of new attractions.

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.

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Special features

Australia

Australia's top five secret beaches

Sawyers Bay, Flinders Island

From coast to coast and top to tip, Lee Atkinson names five great Aussie beaches that you're likely to have all to yourself.

Photo galleries

Photos

Tourism Australia's top 10 most liked Facebook photos

Tourism Australia top Facebook photos

Take a look at the most liked photos posted by Tourism Australia on its Australia.com Facebook page, which has 5.1 million fans.

Maitraya - a hidden WA gem

Located 20 kilometres out of Albany, Maitraya is one of WA's most picturesque holiday destinations

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Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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