Get your motor running

You soon learn though that the accelerator is more your friend than the brake.

By the second descent I couldn't wait and gunned it, and now there was no stopping me.

A 4WD adventure

Hunting for pics and crocs

Top 20 island escapes

World's best small bar scene

SMALL BAR: A barman pours beer at a bar, in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Melbourne is known for its great small bars. But it can't compete with this city.

Face to face with Chopper

SLIGHT PANIC: Chopper the crocodile has a toothy smirk.

A terrifying encounter with a 5.5-metre crocodile might leave your heart racing.

A 4WD adventure

Prado at a river crossing.

Creepy encounters make for an unforgettable outback adventure in Western Australia.

Siege won't deter visitors to Sydney

An illuminated dove and the word "peace" decorated the Sydney Harbour Bridge for New Year's Eve in 2002.

Tourists have shown that terrorism, large-scale or small, doesn’t succeed in terms of deterring people from visiting.

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World's best small bar scene

SMALL BAR: A barman pours beer at a bar, in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Melbourne is known for its great small bars. But it can't compete with this city.

Siege won't deter visitors to Sydney

Tourists have shown that terrorism, large-scale or small, doesn’t succeed in terms of deterring people from visiting.

Watch: Summer in Sydney video

Why is there a giant condom in Sydney?

outback

A 4WD adventure

Prado at a river crossing.

Creepy encounters make for an unforgettable outback adventure in Western Australia.

Steam train history is alive gallery

In this corner of rural Australia, the sights, sounds and smells of the industrial revolution remain alive.

BEAUTY SPOT: Wilpena Pound, a natural amptheatre of mountains, is located in Southern Australia.

Outback glamping

Wildlife and creature comforts go hand in hand at this South Australian safari camp.

nature

Get your motor running

Accelerating down a sand dune at 50kmh is a wind-blown thrill.

By the second descent I couldn't wait and gunned it, and now there was no stopping me.

Hunting for pics and crocs gallery

Access to the Arnhem Land reserve for non-Aborigines is by invitation only. I got lucky.

SLIGHT PANIC: Chopper the crocodile has a toothy smirk.

Face to face with Chopper

A terrifying encounter with a 5.5-metre crocodile might leave your heart racing.

coasts

Top 20 island escapes gallery

Maria Island, Tasmania.

Looking for an island escape? Australia has plenty of options to suit every style and budget.

Greece's tourism blunder

They claim to be the founders of democracy and mathematics. Now they've claimed an Aussie landmark.

BORN TO BE MILD: The party rev up their Harleys.

A cure for Harley envy

Taking a tour on rural NSW's rocket-straight stretches on a Road King.