Holidays

Tasmania

Weekend Away: The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania

Craig Platt Craig Platt samples the gentle art of a Hobart break.

Photography

How to take the ultimate travel selfie

The art of a selfie: be ready to snap away at a moment's notice.

Tatyana Leonov Love it or loathe it, the selfie is getting bigger. You can embrace it, whinge about it, or just hate it. Either way, the selfie is here to stay.

Thailand

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand: The island utopia Hollywood ruined

Zeavola?s wooden cottages on the less developed northern tip of the island.

Leisa Tyler One resort in Koh Phi Phi is trying to clean up the mess Hollywood left, writes Leisa Tyler.

The Backpacker

South America: a first timer's guide to the ultimate destination

Machu Picchu.

The Backpacker This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.

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Bali

Bali, Indonesia: Taking care of business

The Westin, Nusa Dua, Bali.

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis takes it easy on a package holiday in Bali.

Western Australia

Bill Granger: Famous flyer

Cape Leveque, Western Australia.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NSW

Weekend away: Surf and smooth interiors

Horizon, North Avoca.

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

Victoria

Weekend Away: Boynton's Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

Sue Wallace Sue Wallace soaks it all up at Boynton's Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah.

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.

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.