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Weekends Away Holidays

Queensland

Weekend Away: Sea World Resort, Gold Coast

Simon Holt The Spit has become a popular getaway for Queenslanders, writes Simon Holt.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Astra Lodge, Falls Creek

Larissa Dubecki Larissa Dubecki made the most of a spectacular snow season at FALLS CREEK.

New South Wales

Weekend Away: Horizon Mudgee

Photo: Horizon Mudgee

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski finds the spaces wide open, inside and out, near MUDGEE.

Weekend away: Brisbane Riverview Hotel

The Brisbane Riverview Hotel is about 15 minutes from the city, at Hamilton.

Simon Holt Service certainly lives up to the 5-star rating, and the rooms have had a pleasant facelift. And don’t underestimate the restaurant which by hotel standards carries an affordable price tag for its...

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ACT

Fun comes with the territory

Canberra

Julietta Jameson uncovers entertainment from AFL matches to international acts.

ACT

Zesty flavours, sleek spaces

Authentic ... Italian & Sons delivers in cool surrounds.

At every level of dining, there are delights to discover, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra

On the Beach, Noosa Heads

On the Beach, Noosa Heads

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Travellers Tips

Victoria

Stay the night

Open house ... Boroka Downs.

David Reyne finds some cosy lodgings, from coastal getaways with open fires to inner-city Italian chic.

Insider

The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

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Travel News

Qantas will use new Queensland airport

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport which is in the final stages of development near Toowoomba.

CAMERON ATFIELD 2:53pm | Private airport near Toowoomba throws down gauntlet to Brisbane Airport.

Luxury hotel for young and wealthy to be built on Brisbane's old law courts site

KIM STEPHENS 10:40am | A luxury hotel brand with properties in New York, Paris and London has announced its latest venture will be in Brisbane.

Plan for new 'Boris Island' London airport rejected

8:36am | A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London was rejected by a government-appointed commission on Tuesday, dealing a blow to its high-profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

2 Sep | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

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