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Victoria

Falls Creek Kangaroo Hoppet cross-country skiing: ready, steady ... glide

Jane Reddy Cross-country skiing can be as energetic or as gentle as you like, writes Jane Reddy.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: 'post-traumatic' holidays

Tracey Spicer Mum had cancer. She had months to live. This type of family travel is rarely discussed.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: here comes Cruise Week

Emerald Waterways supplied

Sally Macmillan The third National Cruise Week starts next Monday, with cruises worth $100,000 up for grabs.

Northern Territory

Arnhem Land: The walls are talking

Traveller Arnhem Land
Photo: Michael Gebicki
Artworks on the wall of Major Art.

Michael Gebicki Arnhem Land is the largest Aboriginal reserve in the country and entry is by permit only.

Famous flyer: Shannnon Noll

Shannon noll

Paul Ewart El Questro in The Kimberley is stunning. You could sit in the bath and see huge crocodiles.

Travel: Jayne D'Arcy tackles Mt Buller's ski slopes with family in tow

Jayne D'Arcy Jayne D'Arcy hits the snow, family style.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Astra Lodge, Falls Creek

Larissa Dubecki Larissa Dubecki made the most of a spectacular snow season at FALLS CREEK.

New South Wales

Weekend Away: Horizon Mudgee

Photo: Horizon Mudgee

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski finds the spaces wide open, inside and out, near MUDGEE.

Weekend away: Brisbane Riverview Hotel

The Brisbane Riverview Hotel is about 15 minutes from the city, at Hamilton.

Simon Holt Service certainly lives up to the 5-star rating, and the rooms have had a pleasant facelift. And don’t underestimate the restaurant which by hotel standards carries an affordable price tag for its...

Cruising

Cruising Fiordland: Sights and Sounds

The Persian Gardens with steam rooms.

Natasha Dragun Cruising Fiordland offers vistas and experiences land-based tourists can't match.

South Australia

Barossa Chateau: Twenty minutes to France

South Australia's Barossa Chateau is coming up roses, writes Betty Samis.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Wave Season

Rhapsody of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Sally Macmillan Spring begins on September 1 and soon after that, the 2014-15 Wave Season kicks off.

NSW

Sydney to Yamba roadtrip: Driven to distraction

Armidale, New South Wales

The drive from Sydney to Yamba offers plenty of diversions, writes Lynne Whiley.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Julie Goodwin

Julie Goodwin

Nina Karnikowski I took a magical trip with my husband, Mick, and our three boys to Italy in 2012.

Mama Holiday

The latest Australian holiday trend is 'gramping'

Three generational family gathered around table playing card game

Tracey Spicer A bumper sticker I once saw sums it up perfectly: 'Adventure before dementia.'

New South Wales

Weekend Away: The Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney. Relaxation Room

Craig Platt Craig Platt finds the Hilton a great place to relax in the heart of Sydney.

Weekend away: Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast

Scott Beveridge Trees, gardens and water parks disguise the main road frontage, with units set so far back there is no traffic noise at all.

The Backpacker

When travelling makes you glad to be Australian

Woman wearing Australian flag t-shirt.

The Backpacker Australian travellers often like to claim our country is better than the one they're in.

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Tasmania cider makers embrace new hip status

Bottoms up: Tasting at Dickens Cider House in Launceston.

Tim Richards In the attractive heritage buildings of Launceston's CBD and the picturesque Tamar Valley, bars, restaurants and cellar doors are now featuring local cider.

Wildlife

Responsible wildlife tourism: Close encounters

Playful Killers

David Whitley There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself, writes David Whitley.