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Picturesque views from this retreat bedroom at Maitraya.

The veil of mystique is being lifted on one of WA's premier properties

Courtney Trenwith It is a rare opportunity to snuggle into the same sheets as a pop star of the likes of Lady Gaga, but there is one home in regional WA recently opened to the public where it is possible to lie in the...

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.

Western Australia

Remains of the bay

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

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

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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.

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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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Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

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ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

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

Mount Baw Baw resort handed over to private operator

JASON DOWLING 9:50pm | Management of the troubled Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been transferred from the government to a private operator after another year of losses and millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.

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.

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