Beyond the beach

Coolum is the quintessential Aussie surf town.

We all know about the beaches. I was here to explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Eat stay and play in Byron Bay stuff nation

The laid-back Aussie vibe of Byron is still alive and well.

It used to be a sleepy little beach town but trendy shops and restaurants moved in to lure travellers.

Pipped by Aussie big sister

Wellington has been rated second behind Canberra in a survey of quality of life.

Wellington's sister city Canberra has the best quality of life in the world - apparently.

Australia's best islands for a holiday

One of Maria Island's lovely landscapes in Tasmania.

Australia has more than 8000 islands to choose from. Here are the 10 best for a holiday.

Humpback whale photobombs video

Whitsunday Jetski tour guest Travis Poland was closely examined by the friendly humpback whale.

A group of jet-skiers had a "once in a lifetime" encounter when a baby humpback jumped up to say hello.

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cities

I signed up for a naked art tour

A naked art tour of James Turrell: a Retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia.

We aren't just observers on a tour; we've become the art.

Quirky, stylish and sexy

QT Sydney's carefully curated cool the welcome antithesis of every other bland hotel.

Canberra's time to shine

Cat cafe coming to Sydney

outback

New generation of Central Desert artists

Peter Mungkuri, Iwantja Arts, Indulkana, South Australia.

The sun-bleached scene is straight out of an Albert Namatjira painting.

An outback spiritual oasis

New Norcia has to be one of Western Australia's most unlikely tourist destinations.

A bull rider hangs on at the Mount Isa Rodeo in the Queensland Outback.

Going for glory in the Outback

Dirt, dust, bulls and broncos - welcome to rodeo season in remote Australia.

nature

Australia's most exotic town

A child watches camels taking tourists along Cable Beach, Broome.

There’s plenty of pearlers for kids and adults alike in this West Australian beach paradise.

Wedding Cake Rock at risk video

Hoping to get your photo taken on the edge of this unique rock? You're out of luck.

Olivia Evans talks to a group of visitors on the Bandana Station Sunset tour.

Gorge on Queensland's secret ravines

Take a hike through the creek beds and soaring cliffs of Carnarvon Gorge.

coasts

Queensland's best-kept beach secret

There is plenty of raw beauty to be discovered around the town of 1770.

With its gentle waves and stunning sunsets, Agnes Water likely won't stay a secret for long.

Howe's that for an island escape

The challenge is to find a spot which is attractive enough to tour without being dominated by tourists.

Swimming with the seals off Montague Island in the waters of New South Wales.

Australia's lesser-known islands

Sun, sand and solitude: why these are Australia's six best lesser-known islands.

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