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Hotel Hotel, Canberra: When bland takes a holiday

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Cold climate luxury is given a creative twist in this hotel with a difference, writes Sally Paterson.


Weekend Away: QT Canberra

QT Canberra.

Veronique Mandray Veronique Mandray checks out the new, sleek, designer QT Canberra.


Weekend Away: East Hotel, Canberra

East hotel, Canberra

Sarah Maguire The East Hotel is emblematic of an emerging Canberra, writes Sarah Maguire.


Weekend Away: Hotel Hotel, Canberra

Hotel hotel, Canberra.

Katarina Kroslakova finds there's a lot to love about a new Canberra hotel with a memorable name.


Big day out

Rachel Browne A quick trip out-of-town delivers a holiday feeling without having to pack your bags, writes Rachel Browne.


Capital cocktails

Canberra, trendy? Tim Richards will drink to that.


Bard to the bone

Ute Junker Following the Shakespeare trail across England, Ute Junker learns some lessons they never taught her at school.


Wicker ways: top picnic spots

Jervis Bay.

The Tripologist Shake out the picnic rug and raid the fridge - because when the sun is shining, nothing beats a picnic.


Going, going, gone: last-minute summer holiday ideas

Not too late: Radisson Blu Plaza Resort, Panwa Beach, Phuket.

Still stuck for a trip this summer? Let us tell you where to go with these last-second holiday ideas compiled by Belinda Jackson.

The ultimate power trip

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Australian War Memorial

Mandatory credit: Australian Capital Tourism

Roll of Honour at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial

It's time to embrace your national capital, writes James Rose.


Capital cool for kids


There's plenty to entertain children in our nation's capital, writes Mal Chenu, who visited with son Daniel.


52 extraordinary Australian journeys

Barnbougle Lost Farm Lodge next to Barnbougle Dunes Course, Tasmania.

Whether you're after luxury retreats, eco experiences or active adventures, our island home has an endless array of holiday options. Here, our writers share some of their favourite experiences.


Photo op with the lot

An eye-catching hipster haunt has Jacqueline Maley reaching for her camera.


Hyatt Hotel Canberra

The Speaker's Corner Bar at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

The beauty of Canberra is that it's close enough to leave work in Sydney on Friday afternoon and be settled into your hotel room before dinner.


Capital central

Canberra Novotel bar.

Novotel Canberra's location makes it an ideal launch pad for sightseeing, writes Susan Bredow.


A capital convenience

New wave ... the pool at Clifton Suites on Northbourne.

Garry Maddox finds comfort comes with a no-nonsense caveat.


Capital cuisine

Owner of Lonsdale Street Roasters, Alastair Evans, in his coffee shop.

Sam Vincent surveys a fresh batch of eateries run by inventive chefs for the country's most highly educated community.


Bright young things

Yamba has the surf without the crowds.

Our favourite places face competition from new kids on the block. Lee Atkinson reports on Australia's emerging holiday destinations.

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A modern marriage

Happy union ... the Diamant's Grand Residences have plasma televisions and deep baths.

Elicia Murray finds marble and leather suites have taken over an old haunt.


High notes, low notes

Stylish ... (clockwise from main) the Aria Hotel Canberra

Bruce Elder uses the capital's newest hotel as a base for a weekend of browsing and grazing.