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Weekends Away Holidays

Weekend Away: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Welcome to the jungle, Spicers Tamarind style.

Simon Holt Did somebody say something about the real world? Spicers Tamarind Retreat does its best to help you forget.

Weekend away: On the Beach, Noosa Heads

Escape to the rooftop of On the Beach, fill the spa and look out at one of Australia’s best-known beaches – all in the privacy of your own penthouse.

Simon Holt Take someone you like to On the Beach at Noosa, unless you plan to shower with your clothes on.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Piper and Powlett, Kyneton

weekend away Victoria, Piper and Powlett B&B, Kyneton. reviewed by Sue Wallace. Supplied

Piper & Powlett is right in the heart of historic Kyneton, writes Sue Wallace.

NSW

Weekend Away: Myer House, Mimosa Rocks National Park

Myer House, Mimosa Rocks National Park.

The rustic charm of Myer House compliments the bush setting, writes Ben Stubbs.

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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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Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

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

Royal visit means big bucks for tourism

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of Uluru.

NINA KARNIKOWSKI 1:06pm | As the royal trio and their entourage head home, Australian tourism operators are reveling in the influx of enquiries and bookings that have resulted from the visit, which is expected to lead to tens of millions in tourist spending.

Number of Gallipoli pilgrims plummets

TONY WRIGHT 12:41pm | Fewer travellers have made the Anzac Day trek to Gallipoli than at any time in the last 14 years.

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

ANNIE DANG 24 Apr | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 24 Apr | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

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