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Brisbane top places to eat: Not the same old story

Anthony Dennis No longer a poor culinary cousin, Brisbane has arrived as a food capital, writes Anthony Dennis.

Weekend away: EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba

Simon Holt Let’s face it, there’s not a lot to do here, but therein lies the attraction – an immaculately-kept 3km walking track, stunning sunrise, the occasional wallaby, cold fridge and a stool for tired feet.

Weekend away: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is four-star comfort with a view of the beach from the shower.

Neil Herdegen You can't miss the walk-in spa and shower combo with a curved glass wall that lets you stand in the middle of the kitchen while you shower and enjoy the ocean view.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: the retro holiday

Tracey Spicer Kitchy, retro, flashback, call it what you will, but family holidays have taken on a '70s 'flare'.

Travel deals: Tasmanian retreat

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Weekend Away: Gambaro Hotel, Brisbane

Gambaro Hotel, Brisbane.

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis finds a welcome dash of la dolce vita in Queensland.

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Whitsundays, Queensland: My own sail of the century

Hill Inlet,  Whitehaven Beach.

Andrew Bock Novice skipper Andrew Bock quells a mutinous crew and gets his cat purring in the Whitsundays.

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Welcome to Queensland's Sexchange Hotel

Sexchange Hotel souvenirs have become prized items among tourists.

Cleo Fraser When a group of drunk plumbers put an "S" on a sign, they put a pub on the map.

Travel Insider

Why there's no such thing as a holiday any more

Newcastle: holiday beach life.

Jane E Fraser Is there any such thing as a true escape these days?

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Australia

Australia, the new casino hotspot for tourists

An artist's impression of Aquis resort.

Australia is emerging as the latest hotspot for casino resorts attracting Asia's high rollers to the gaming tables.

Weekend away: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Sanctuary Cove was designed as a playground for the wealthy, and still retains its old charm.

Simon Holt Sanctuary Cove has been a playground for the rich and sometimes famous for the past 25 years, and unlike some other ageing getaways, doesn’t seem to have lost much of its charm and grace.

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Mama Holiday

Lying to get your kids out of school for holidays

Family playing with a beach ball by the sea

Tracey Spicer I have a confession to make: I'm a pathological liar. But only when it comes to taking the kids out of school for holidays.

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How Brisbane stopped being a redneck wonderland

Brisbane: a 'redneck wonderland' no more.

Daniel Scott Twenty-eight years ago I landed in Brisbane on my first visit to Australia from the UK. Being from the British burn-till-you-tan tribe I loved the intense summer sunshine and the outdoor lifestyle.

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Traveller Letters

Traveller Letters: Is this some sort of cultural cringe?

I can't imagine a faux American experience on a Queensland's highway would enhance its attraction.

Travel Insider

Aquis resort: Why put a mega resort in Tropical North Queensland?

An artist's impression of Aquis resort.

Jane E Fraser What are they thinking, even considering a mega resort development in Tropical North Queensland?

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Why Australia's best beach is still a mystery

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island ... rated Australia's best.

Craig Platt It's rated the best beach in Australia and the fifth best in the world, but scientists can't explain it.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: freighter cruising

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Sally Macmillan Readers of a certain age may recall the bestselling book Slow Boats to China.

Shopping

Hotel at home

Angie Kelly Some of the most stylish souvenirs are in the lobby of your hotel, writes Angie Kelly.

Australia

Queensland road trip: Get your kicks on the other Route 66

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Andrew Bain Andrew Bain takes the highway running along the Tropic of Capricorn in central Queensland and finds plenty of surprises along the way.

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Gwinganna health retreat: Push pause and refresh

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Angie Kelly It would be a mistake to focus on what you can't have at Gwinganna. The rewards far outweigh the sacrifices, writes Angie Kelly.