New Zealand

Here's one for the birds

Julietta Jameson goes bush in an innovative New Zealand bird sanctuary.


California dreaming

Michael Idato discovers absolute luxury can seem effortless, in true Hollywood style.


Weekend Away: Intercontinental Sydney review

Intercontinental Sydney

Rachael Oakes-Ash does some serious relaxing at the Intercontinental Sydney.


Weekend Away: Myrtleford

Sue Wallace finds a classy family retreat near Myrtleford, Victoria.

The Backpacker

When are you too young to travel?

Thailand beach young tourist

The Backpacker Should you travel when you're fresh out of high school or wait until you're a little more mature?

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Killarney: Spring Creek Mountain Cottages

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages at Killarney. The morning view

Simon Holt Good old-fashioned country hospitality is a highlight. Host Bev Ruskey does the cooking herself. Her beef and shiraz pie is legendary among regular guests.

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Noosa Heads: Sheraton Noosa Resort

Sheraton Noosa is well located in Noosa, near Hastings St.

Simon Holt Sheraton Noosa has lifted its game. The refurbishment to rooms and the broader common spaces has given it a fresh lift, and the addition of Peter Kuruvita’s menu to the kitchen has made a big...

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Town and country

Novotel Newcastle

From heritage style to hipster hangouts, you'll find it in Newcastle, writes Danielle Teutsch.

Middle East

Get that golden glow

Kerrie O'Brien Gold is holding its value in the luxury spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel in Dubai.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks: why is a one-way airfare almost as much as a return ticket?

The Tripologist Why does a one-way ticket on most airlines cost almost as much as a return fare?


Weekend Away: Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne

Iconic ... the Adelphi's 25-metre glass-bottomed lap pool that juts out over Flinders Lane.

Robert Upe With spoon at the ready, Robert Upe checks into the dessert-themed Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne.


Flight test: Etihad business class

Etihad's 'Pearl' business class has probably the most stylish cabin in the air.

Flight Test Etihad has probably the most stylish cabin in the air with extensive meal choices.


Six of the best: hotels opening in 2014

Shangri-La, London, will open in the Shard.

From the best address in London to the Whitsundays in Australia, here are the top six hotels opening around the world in 2014. By Belinda Jackson


Wake on the wild side

Back to nature ... the Andaman Langkawi.

Kate Cox learns how to embrace nature at The Andaman Langkawi.

Mama Holiday

Yes, we're flying on Christmas Day

Spying eight tiny reindeer ... some people will be flying on Christmas Day.

Tracey Spicer 'Will we see Rudolph out the window?" my daughter Grace asks, excitedly. It depends on how many G&Ts Mummy has.

Travel Insider

Call this a holiday? Surviving staying with the rellies

Can't we all just get along? A holiday visiting the relatives can be stressful.

Jane E Fraser Can staying with relatives ever be a holiday?

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The Backpacker

Where not to go in summer

Nice, Beach, France

The Backpacker As the hotter months descend, thoughts turn to summer destinations - but you don't want to be going to these ones.

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The Backpacker

Meet the travel nutters

Female scuba diver.

The Backpacker You meet nutters of all descriptions when you travel - they have an obsessive look about them.

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The gold standard

Pullman carriage at Victoria Station

Rob McFarland leaps at the chance to experience the long-gone days of luxury train travel.