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visitors to The Gap watch the sunset at the platform on Albany's south coast.

Western Australia

Twenty reasons to visit Albany

Robert Upe The coastline near Albany has some outstanding beaches. Little Beach, in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, is sometimes referred to as the best in Australia.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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Map of Great Southern

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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