Australia

Hard act to swallow

whale shark defcon

The whale sharks of western Australia can be awe-inspiring - but isn't for those with weak stomachs.

A whale of a time A snorkelling gem in Western Australia Best spots in Sydney for whale watching

Getting a feel for Sydney

sydstrap Blue Mountains to the harbour suburbs, a first-time visitor finds Sydney worth stepping out for.

A long, cold wait

Game of Thrones Forget winter, a long wait is coming for fans, who are converging on this exhibition like wildings to the wall.

A transformed Brisbane

Brisbane Rising from humble roots to hipster destination, this city has shrugged off its redneck tendencies.

A Queensland roadtrip

Qld road trip Australia's Route 66 passes through areas often overlooked, but it is a road trip with plenty of kicks.

Brisbane's best spots

Brisbane_Strap Unlike its more showy siblings, Brisbane keeps its best spots hidden. Here's where to look.

Whale watching spots in Sydney

With 18,000 whales predicted to pass this coastline, tourists will be in a for whaling delight.

The Sunshine Coast, with family

Most expensive cities

Pitch perfect

Ikara Safari Camp Camping for cheats it may be. But 'roughing it' never felt so good.

Crocs in no short supply

I'm dangling just above the water when Chopper, a saltwater crocodile, lunges upwards.

A beating heart of stone

Best of the outback centre

Dwarfed by Uluru

If your eyes are open and you listen to the silence, leaving unchanged is impossible.

Cellars market

Skillogalee Winery The Clare Valley is a welcoming place for young vignerons and wine lovers of all ages.

Explore NSW's nature online

Soon nature lovers will be able to explore some of Australia's spectacular parks with just a mouse.

Top 5 in the Pyrenees

Serenity in the air

A loud, messy haven

If you like tropical gardens, shopping and dining options, you'll find none of that here.

Top 5 golf courses

Noosa Springs Golf If you’re a golfer, you can’t do better than position yourself on the Sunshine Coast.

Sun, surf, running shoes

Most Kiwis visit the Gold Coast for rest and recreation. Hugh Conly takes a different route.

This beach is a mystery

Top 5 marine encounters

Time to recharge

There is nothing like a blazing red sunset through a cloud haze over the Indian Ocean.

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