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Rocks and a hard place: the West MacDonnell Ranges

The Larapinta Trail: On the move in the wild heart of Australia

Mark Rowe samples a section of the Larapinta Trail which stretches from Alice Springs to the West MacDonnell Ranges, through rugged Red Centre scenery.

In the dock: Darwin harbour

A slice of Darwin: High Times in Australia's Top End city

A hop across from Indonesia, Mark Rowe finds a tropical metropolis with enticing galleries, temples and a majestic harbour

From Windjana (pictured), Lennard, Bell and Adcock's to Manning, Mt Barnett and Galvan's, each has a unique character and all have sublime swimming holes

Traveller's Guide: Western Australia

With empty beaches, captivating landscapes and a rich pioneer heritage, the biggest state in the nation offers adventure, intrigue and fine wine. By Nick Redmayne

Shore leave: a sunset stroll

Good vibrations in Byron Bay

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Observing the birds: these Gentoo penguins are part of a scientific study to see if human interaction affects their breeding success

Antarctic cruise: The sound of silence on a voyage to the White Continent

In the company of a veteran scientist for the British Antarctic Survey, Paul Bignell encounters choppy seas, curious wildlife and the bewildering sight of the never-setting summer sun

Vintage classic: the 1930's National Tobacco Company

Napier, New Zealand: From rubble to riches

Trail of the unexpected: Rebuilt in the 1930s after an earthquake, Napier's architecture fascinates

Vibrant Guangzhou

5 ways to... enjoy an exotic stopover on the way to Australia

Adjust your body clock and explore an exciting city en route, says Simon Calder

Green belt: one of the city's extensive parks

48 Hours In: Melbourne

Australia's green and cosmopolitan bayside city is in bloom with open-air cinemas, al fresco cafés and cycle trails that lead to seaside suburbs, says Cal Flyn

Designs on the shoreline: Mona

Finding the art in Hobart

In this week's Lonely Planet 'Great Escape', Tasmania's capital city reveals a new cultural confidence that sits happily alongside its rugged reputation

The Injalak art centre

A brush with the Outback art trail

As the Royal Academy launches its Australia exhibition, Fiona Dunlop heads to Arnhem Land to encounter the country's original landscape artists

The Big Six: Backpacker beds

From rainforests to Uluru and from Melbourne to Magnetic Island

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Our guide to getting there, getting in, and getting around

What lies beneath: diving with sea turtles

Twists and turns on the Warlu Way

A legendary sea serpent is said to have carved out the epic landscapes that rise north-east of Coral Bay. Cameron Wilson follows its route from the ocean floor to the dazzling Karijini National Park

Capital gains: Hobart is leading Tasmania's transformation

Traveller's Guide: Tasmania

Once the butt of jokes from 'mainlanders', the island state has reinvented itself as a wilderness escape, with capital city Hobart adding cultural appeal

48 Hours In: Sydney

The Opera House is throwing a birthday bash, making this the ideal time to visit Australia's dramatic harbour city, says Cameron Wilson

Picture this: Musée Matisse in Cimiez

Where to find the master's work if you can't make it to the new London show

Little Dix Bay was developed as a resort in the 1950s

Mark Jones: Something to declare

Historic and contemporary design combine at Le Nuvole

A 16th-century palazzo converted into a guesthouse by a Genoese family

Light fantastic: a lantern-strung street in Hoi An
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Just deserts: the stark landscape of Namibia

'The Namibian desert is pretty special – the sand dunes roll on for miles'

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The man who pays his way

Chicago has some stunning shopping

The Hedonist: what to see and where to be seen

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The Ryukoku Museum, Kyoto

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