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Weekends Away Holidays

Gambaro has succeeded in adding a quality boutique hotel to the Brisbane skyline.

Weekend away: Gambaro Hotel, Brisbane

Simon Holt Brisbane's latest boutique hotel is quickly making an impression, set right in the heart of arguably the city's most vibrant entertainment precinct.

Weekend away: EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba

Simon Holt Let’s face it, there’s not a lot to do here, but therein lies the attraction – an immaculately-kept 3km walking track, stunning sunrise, the occasional wallaby, cold fridge and a stool for tired feet.

Victoria

Weekend away: Schaller Studio in Bendigo

Melissa Singer This is the funky hotel Bendigo lacked to help woo the art-loving crowds, and makes a great bolthole for a short stay.

Canberra

Weekend Away: QT Canberra

QT Canberra.

Veronique Mandray Veronique Mandray checks out the new, sleek, designer QT Canberra.

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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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Peninsula Airlie Beach

Peninsula Airlie Beach

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

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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

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

Terminal 1 Exterior at Singapore Changi International Airport

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

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