Australia holidays

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Travelling interstate for Christmas? What you need to know if you have to cancel flights
The PM says we’re ‘not going back to lockdowns’ but Omicron could affect Australia’s Covid border restrictions. We look at the rules on booking changes, cancellations and refunds

Elias Visontay

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Australia exit checklist: everything you need to prepare before travelling internationally
International travel is now permitted for many in Australia, but the cost and complexity of undertaking an overseas trip is vastly different from pre-Covid times

Susan Gough Henly

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Trekking the Great Ocean Walk: ‘Stand with no land mass between your sweaty skin and Antarctica’
Far less famous than its driving counterpart, this multi-day hike is no less rich for its relative obscurity – besides, you won’t spot carnivorous snails from a car

Kate Hennessy

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Towns like this attract a lot of quirky souls’: a visitor’s guide to Queensland’s Scenic Rim
Named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 regions in the world to visit in 2022, the Scenic Rim is an unassuming character in the state’s tourism tale

Christine Retschlag

04, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Run to paradise: how the sound of travel is evolving in Australia
From calm music to relax flyers to setting the tempo based on the time of day, a lot of thought goes into soundtracks you hear on holiday

Max Brearley

31, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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A local’s guide to the Hunter Valley: ‘It’s easy to get caught in the tourist traps’
From independent wineries to the locals’ favourite pub, the Hunter’s lower-key venues can make for a great weekend, away from wedding throngs

Todd Alexander

29, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisers
Travel agents report Australians’ interest in cruising increasing 40% each month since June, with one analyst describing it as ‘the Teflon market for travel’

Susan Gough Henly

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The great Australian holiday gamble: can we Covid-proof our travel plans?
It is mathematically impossible to predict whether a trip might go ahead or be cancelled. But there are ways to mitigate the risks

Justine Landis-Hanley

19, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘We look at it more holistically’: how to heal Country beyond Naidoc Week
Today marks the last day of Naidoc Week 2021, however the learning and discussions of the last seven days must continue beyond this moment

Olivia Williams

10, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Too cold for crocs’: freshwater snorkelling in the Daintree rainforest
The Great Barrier Reef gets all the attention, but in tropical north Queensland’s pristine rivers, Christine Retschlag is equally immersed

Christine Retschlag

20, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘Have you been there with a lantern?’ How Australians embrace the winter solstice
Whether it is the Dark Mofo effect or just a desire to dance in the dark, solstice celebrations are lighting up the night

Doosie Morris

19, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Raring to go’: Australia’s ski resorts prepare for a post-pandemic comeback like no other
After a muted 2020 ski season, alpine towns are hoping heavy snowfall will bring back travellers and revive businesses

Mostafa Rachwani

11, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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