Australia holidays

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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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If White Lotus headed to Australia for a third season, where would it land? | Alyx Gorman
As the sun sets in Sicily for season two of Mike White’s hit comedy series, Aussie beaches, crocodiles and influencers would make the perfect setting for the next outing

Alyx Gorman

13, Dec, 2022 @4:58 AM

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Planes, trains and automobiles: comparing cost, speed and emissions of Sydney-Melbourne travel
With fuel prices at record highs and carbon emissions more important than ever, we look at the ups and downs of ways of getting around locally

Elias Visontay

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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A local’s guide to Darwin: soul-stirring sunsets, enlivening art and multicultural markets
Proud Larrakia woman Nicole Brown – Darwin’s 2022 Citizen of the Year – shares her favourite places to eat, unwind and connect with her ancestors in the saltwater city

As told to Nannette Holliday

08, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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A local’s guide to Hobart: platypus spotting, spontaneous nights out and grassroots energy
Surrounded by green, arts and nightlife thrive in Hobart and there’s (finally) good coffee for the morning after, says film and theatre-maker Briony Kidd

As told to Ruth Dawkins

01, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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