Holidays

NSW

Weekend away: Surf and smooth interiors

Anna Anderson A chic beach stay on a clifftop at North Avoca is worth celebrating, writes Anna Anderson.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Kids are great, in small doses

Club Med Nusa Dua kids' club in Bali.

Tracey Spicer "Little bastards." That's what I said about my children to a random guest at a Fijian resort last week.

New Zealand

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand: Running hot and cold

Grace de Morgan Warm water at the beach isn't usually a good sign, especially with small children about. However, here at Hot Water Beach, tepid water is not only normal - it's entirely expected.

Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: Shore Excursion

Coral Princess II at Pelorus Island.

Jane E Fraser Sydneysiders Don and Sue Burnett visit a near-deserted island in northern Australia.

Samoa

Samoa: Bewitched by beauty

Spellbinding: a massage at Seabreeze Resort.

Nina Karnikowski Samoa is a laid-back paradise, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Fiji

Barefoot fine dining, Fiji-style

Treat for senses: chef Lance Seeto uses local produce to tell Fiji's story on a plate at 1808 restaurant.

Mal Chenu Mal Chenu goes to Castaway Island to meet Fiji's new No.1 culinary wok star.

Australia

Sunshine Coast: Back to the future

Shelley Beach, Sunshine Coast.

Tracey Spicer Tracey Spicer finds everything old on the Sunshine Coast is new again.

Tahiti

Tahiti: Teardrops in paradise

Bluest lagoon: The Four Seasons Resort at Bora Bora.

Angie Kelly Just 36 hours on this droplet of natural splendour is enough to send Angie Kelly's gush-o-meter into full tilt.

Beaches

Your island home

Young woman strolling on beach pier, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean.

Whatever your penchant, there is a beach somewhere in the world that is just right for you. Sheridan Rhodes surveys some of your choices.

Western Australia

Bill Granger: Famous flyer

Bill Granger Discover Bill Granger's recipe for great getaways.

New Zealand

Awesome spot for a regal stop

Huka Lodge Taupo

Keith Austin If it's good enough for Wills and Kate ... Keith Austin follows the royal footsteps in New Zealand.

Hotels

Boasters with the mostest

San Alfonso del Mar

Belinda Jackson Biggest, highest, most blindingly expensive. Belinda Jackson rounds up the ultimate travel experiences, from super-luxe to just plain boastful.

Peru

In deepest, darkest Peru

Lake Sandoval, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru

Ben Groundwater Plunging into the Amazon rainforest, Ben Groundwater finds wonders aplenty.

Charter flights

Global numbers game

Captain Choice qantas 747

Keith Austin Keith Austin discovers just what it takes to orchestrate a high-end international tour by chartered jet.

Hotels

Weddings, parties, elephants

Hotel concierges have seen it all - and they can help with it all, too, writes John O'Ceallaigh.

Travel Insider

Should kids get cheaper seats on planes?

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Jane E Fraser As a parent I shouldn’t say this, but I don’t understand why children get cheaper seats on planes.

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Air travel

Airlines battle in luxury seating race

Air France unveiled its new first-class section in Shanghai on Wednesday, fuelling an international luxury-seating race to win over Asia's rising number of high fliers.

Traveller's Check

Premium puts the squeeze on cheap seats

Economy class is about to get more cramped.

Traveller's Check Even as airlines like Etihad unveil even more luxurious seating and sleeping options on their big jets, the outlook has never been bleaker space-wise for those hoping to fly at restricted 'headline'...

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The call of the Cote d'Azur

Plage privee pres d'Antibes

Michael Gebicki It's the realm of the impossibly glamorous and the improbably wealthy, but the Cote d'Azur has a simple, earthy charm.

The Backpacker

Can you judge a city by its cab drivers?

A bicycle rickshaw on the Ring Road in Delhi, India.

The Backpacker What would any country be without its own version of a dodgy taxi driver?

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