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Can you spot the diver?

Jemma scuba diving the reefs surrounding Raine Island with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. Credit: Jemma Craig Raine Island is located about 620 kilometres north of Cairns. Picture: Jemma Craig Source: Supplied RAINE Island, located about 620 kilometres northwest of Cairns, is the largest green turtle nesting ground on planet Earth. …

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Relief for stranded Bali tourists

Stranded passengers wait for news about their Tigerair flights at Bali’s Denpasar airport. Picture: Raiza Andini HUNDREDS of tourists stranded on the resort island of Bali following the suspension of Tigerair Australia flights this week were given the green light to fly out Thursday after Indonesian officials grounded the carrier …

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Family booted off Bali flight

A young family was kicked off a Jetstar flight to Adelaide. Courtesy: Facebook/Vincent Bamforth Jetstar has defended its decision to remove the family from the flight. FURIOUS social media users are lashing out at Jetstar after a family was kicked off a flight from Bali to Adelaide — but the …

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Suburban Aussie hotel a world best

What happens when the old-school Aussie hotel, Halcyon House, becomes a hotel du jour? It wins a zillion awards including the Mr Two Australian hotels have taken oust the biggest gongs in the annual awards shelled out by cool-school travel site, Mr What sets these awards apart from others is …

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The social media posts that sold Oz

Check out some of the amazing entries in the Tourism Australia’s G’Day USA competition. Willow the koala can’t quite shake the butterfly on her nose at Symbio Wildlife Park. Picture: Supplied A BABY wombat called George and a photobombing butterfly have proven even more effective than a bare-chested Thor in …

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Aussie islands everyone wants to visit

Quokka cutie on Rottnest Island — included in Lonely Planet’s top 10 for 2017. Picture: iStock TWO brand new Australian tourism experiences have been ranked among the best of 2017 by travel bible Lonely Planet. Designed to give ambitious travellers the chance to get ahead of the curve and be …

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The best camping spots in Victoria

Jennifer Adams finds adventure, history and relaxation in Victoria?s stunning west. The Grampians has spectacular views and plenty of fun activities. DITCH the computer and grab your pack, because you’ll be surprised by how refreshing a nature getaway can be. Whether it’s a weekend trip from Melbourne or a week-long …

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Dreamworld resembles ghost town

The CEO of Dreamworld says safety is his biggest priority as the theme park re-opens on Saturday. Parts of Dreamworld were deserted yesterday during what should be one of the busiest times of the year. IT should have been one of the biggest days of the year at Dreamworld, but …

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Forget Syd v Melb: This is our best city

Brisbane is much like Sydney and Melbourne were 20 years ago — up and coming, friendly, affordable and totally liveable. Another week, and another duel between rivals Sydney and Melbourne as to which city is more liveable/cultural/interesting/full of wankers. This time, the salvo was inadvertently thrown by Time Out magazine, …

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