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Why the world is raving about this underrated Aussie spot

FORGET Sydney’s beaches, Melbourne’s night-life or our world-famous Outback — this quiet achiever is the only region in Australia the world wants to visit.

A superfecta of Superliners cruises into Melbourne Cup

For around $1000 a head, cruisers and Melbourne Cup first or second-timers will be spending six nights on a ship, will attend the Melbourne Cup and indulge in all cruise ships have to offer.

World’s second-best hotel is right on your doorstep

PERTH’S COMO the Treasury has just been named the world’s second-best hotel, in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

This picture shows the secret to striking it rich.

IT COULD be eaten by a crocodile, or it could win you a million bucks.

The Great Ocean Road isn’t Australia’s best road trip drive — this road is

HAVING just driven along the Gibb River Road in the far north of Western Australia it’s easy to see why the destination is frequently voted as one of the country’s ultimate drive destinations.

A pirate ship battle in the desert is just the beginning

AUSTRALIA has no shortage of weird, wacky or just plain crazy festivals and celebrations.

Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, explained for non-Muslims

It’s like Burning Man, but for Muslims. Okay, it’s nothing like Burning Man.

First-ever drone footage reveals never-before-seen view of Uluru

MOST of us think we’re already well acquainted with Australia’s most iconic landmark — but new vision is offering a look at Uluru like we’ve never seen it before.

North Carolina's anti-LGBTQ law just suffered a big setback in court

North Carolina's law combines two types of anti-LGBTQ measures: laws allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people and anti-transgender bathroom bills.

Democrats have a secret plan to win red states without moving to the center

It’s really an argument about what kind of party to be in 2017 and beyond.

The best island Australians don’t visit

THERE are holidays you go on to ride mopeds and drink cheap beer (Asia), those that help expand your mind (Europe) and the ones devoted to a bucket-list challenge of some kind (climbing Kilimanjaro, walking Kokoda).

Reserve Bank of New Zealand cuts rates, blames global easing for strong $NZ

New Zealand's central bank cut benchmark interest rate by 25bps to a record low 2.0 percent and indicated at least one more rate cut would be needed.

The Gold Coast is over — this placer is much better

SOME might say the Gold Coast is to Australia what Justin Bieber is to music: brash, vapid, but largely tolerated despite its predictability.

Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement

Over the past week, Green Party candidate Jill Stein drew a mini-controversy over her position. But it means Hillary Clinton is the only pro-science candidate on this issue.

Top pope aide investigated for Australia child sex abuse

Vatican finance chief George Pell is reportedly under investigation over child sexual abuse allegations.

What to know if you’re attending the Celebration of Light

It's a spectacle of lights and music - but requires some preparation if you want to make the most of attending.

Forget Byron Bay, these towns are way better

ONCE a haven for the chilled-out surfers, today the famous northern NSW beachside town of Byron Bay bears little resemblance to its 60s hippy heyday.

These whale-watchers could be Australia’s most unlucky tourists

THIS is the moment a boatload of whale watchers became the unluckiest tourists in Australia.

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