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Kalgoorlie & Goldfields

Fire and brimstone ... BHP Billiton's iron ore loading facility in Port Hedland.

Australia

The pits, and we love it

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

Australia

Ten top Aussie destinations you've never heard of

Trousers Point Tasmania

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Lee Atkinson shares her discovery of 10 places, from Tasmania to the Torres Strait and well beyond Bourke, that are worth getting back on the road for.

Western Australia

Pipe dream made real

Westonia. Kerry Van Der Jagt

A 'river of steel' crosses wheatfields and deserts alike. Without it, Kalgoorlie would be sunk, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

On the rails

Nullarbor Christmas odyssey

Indian Pacific Christmas train

Craig Dixon It's a long way from the North Pole, out on the Nullabor Plain. It's a long way from anywhere, and if ever Santa needs to keep his cool, it's now.

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Dishing the dirt: Australia's top industrial tourism sites

Ore Truck

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

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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 21 Aug | 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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