Top holiday homes in Australia's best beach towns

Noosa Stayz Holiday House

Looking for somewhere to rent in one of Australia's best beach towns? Here are Stayz picks of some of the top properties for your holiday.

Travel Insider

At what point do you stop being a 'young' traveller?

When are you too old to be considered a 'young' traveller?

Jane E Fraser "I'm still young, aren't I?" Older travellers are crashing the young travellers' scene.

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Dressed for success

Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast

Julietta Jameson returns to a made-over Mirage to find they're both a lot less flashy second time around.

Oasis of relaxation

shd travel unscheduled 2013 JW Marriott Bangkok hotel by Andrew Taylor

Images supplied by Margarita Peker @ Klick Communications

Andrew Taylor Amid the neon-lit bars and clubs of Bangkok is a place of calm, elegance and luxury, writes Andrew Taylor.


Stein's way

The giant jacuzzi at Rick's Place in Mollymook. Photo: Belinda Russell.

You too can enjoy the famous chef's holiday house, writes Nikki Marshall.

Mama Holiday

Is there anything daggier than travelling with your parents?

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Tracey Spicer There is nothing daggier than an adult travelling with his or her parents.

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Rome on $50 a day

Colosseum, Rome

Once you've found a bed, you can enjoy the Eternal City on a tight budget, writes Steve McKenna.


Weekend Away: Berrima

Natasha Wallace enjoys a cottage stay in the Southern Highlands.


Weekend Away: Stanley

Plane Tree Lodge

Sue Wallace enjoys a taste of Tuscany near Beechworth.

52 weekends away – country

Weekends Away - Country
Bluegum Ridge Country Cottages in Merrijig

Leave cities behind for the peace and charm of a rural setting.


52 weekends away – eco

Weekends Away - Eco
Riversdale Retreat
Must credit: Ben Glezer

Sustainable practices synch nicely with pristine locations.

52 weekends away – coast

Weekends Away - Coast
Peppers Broadbeach

For some of the best ways to relax, just add water.


Inside Australia's first Tune Hotel

Tune Hotel Melbourne

Take a look inside the first Tune Hotel in Australia, on Swanston St in Melbourne. The Tune Hotel chain, an offshoot of low-cost carrier AirAsia, applies a 'budget airline' approach to its rooms,...

Fantasy island

Tropical vista, wonderful service, always in Fiji.

Julietta Jameson is overcome by the fantasy of an exclusive luxury resort.

Glass half full

cloud 9

Cloud 9 is a vast sanctuary by the sea - it turns out Faith Aird could have taken a few more friends.

Mama Holiday

The Ten Commandments of travelling with kids

Kids by the pool

Tracey Spicer ''There are two classes of travel: First class, and with children,'' the humorist Robert Benchley wrote. But family travel can be lovely, as long as you follow these Ten Commandments.

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A Cap on wealth

Richard Tulloch samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous, Cote d'Azur fashion.


Weekend Away: Bowral

Matt Martel enjoys taking the whole circus for some family flower-power at Bowral.


Weekend Away: Mildura

Getaway for a dozen? Lee Atkinson finds the ideal pad on the new marina at Mildura.

The Backpacker

You'll never see these people again

No matter what promises you make, chances are you're not going to see your new travel friends again.

The Backpacker 'We'll stay in touch!' you claim at the end of a trip. But you won't.

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