Australia holidays

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White Cliffs NSW: where life is lived underground and the desert ‘does all sorts of strange things’
‘God’s treasures, buried for millions of years’ are still being found by those willing to move a lot of rock and dirt

Tory Shepherd Photography: Marco Serventi

13, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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I had the time of my life backpacking in Sydney in the 90s. I never want my children to do anything like it
Decades ago, BM Carroll had the only dry eyes at her family farewell from Cork airport. Now her children are 18 and 20, and the shoe is on the other foot

BM Carroll

05, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Why would we stop holidaying together?’ Three families on the joy of travelling with adult children
Multigenerational travel has been rising as concerns over the pandemic fall. Here, families tell the stories of their first grown-up group travel experiences

Emma Ruben

10, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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How Australians can save money on car rentals: figure out what’s popular and drive the opposite way
Renting a car can feel like pulling teeth: painful, expensive, but necessary. Here’s how to get the best rates locally and abroad

Susan Gough Henly

16, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Paddling calendar: the best places to kayak and canoe in Australia, every month of the year
With a coastline that stretches thousands of kilometres, Australia is an all seasons, bucket list destination for on-water adventures

Alexis Buxton-Collins

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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My bad trip – it was supposed to be a 75th birthday away, it ended up being a rain-drenched fiasco
Getting my husband and children to the beachside getaway with my parents was traumatic enough, but then it got worse

Merran Hitchick

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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A local’s guide to Adelaide: ‘It can be a bit conservative, but also really exciting’
From botanic gardens to a pumping small-bar scene, there’s more to Adelaide than meets the eye, says artist Billie Justice Thomson

As told to Alexis Buxton-Collins

05, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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A local’s guide to the Gold Coast: ‘There’s a great grassroots art scene’
Forever an Australian go-to for simple, sunny holidays, this sandy stretch of beach suburbs has matured into a thrumming metropolis. Still, nature is never far away, says local artist Dion Parker

As told to Matt Shea

30, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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A day at the beach: ‘I realised that if I was going to join in, I’d have to get comfortable with the ocean’
Although Zoya Patel spent most of her life in Australia, the ocean never felt safe. Then a summer break forced her out of her comfort zone and into the water

Zoya Patel

25, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘You should have already booked it’: how to plan for a holiday in 2023
When looking for value for money, or simply a place to stay it’s never been more important to be organised. But how does one plan to plan?

Alyx Gorman

23, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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A local’s guide to Brisbane: ‘what do you want? Because it’s all here’
Brisbane may be a medium-sized city but thanks to a multicultural food, arts and nightlife scene, it’s also a world tour, says star chef Louis Tikaram

As told to Matt Shea

17, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Everyone is so desperate’: backpackers grapple with Australia’s high costs
Travellers in search of a laid-back, barefoot lifestyle are instead facing housing stress and rethought plans

Tom Gill

14, Dec, 2022 @1:56 AM

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