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Travel by numbers: The Australian Outback

Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia' showcases the country's diverse scenery in all its glory. Andrew Szczuka counts the ways to explore it for yourself

The real star of 'Australia' is the Kimberley Mountains

You don't need to be an A-lister to visit the remote ranch used in the new Baz Luhrmann film, says Minty Clinch

Going on vacation on location

Why book a holiday from a brochure when you can journey through scenes from the silver screen? As Baz Luhrmann's Australia lures visitors Down Under, Tim Walker follows the stars

Let the good vines roll in New Zealand

Raymond Whitaker hits the wine trail from Hawkes Bay to Marlborough

Ride like the devil in Tasmania

One of the world's most incredible railway journeys chugs its way through the unreal landscapes of this remote island off the coast of Australia, Michael Williams reports

Hotel Of The Week: Ohtel, Wellington, New Zealand

A hip hotel in Wellington? There's a first time for everything

Australia and New Zealand in winter: a photographer's guide

Peter and Hannah Bills explore Australia and New Zealand. Giving us a glimpse of breath-taking landscapes and sites during a colder time of year

Mauritius: The life aquatic

Rebecca Corbally skips the spa to try some more adventurous options in Mauritius

Serene dream: Ruby Wax thinks big in Thailand and Laos

The landscape of Laos is glorious to behold – and its inhabitants radiate inner calm. Ruby Wax travelled there to discover her spiritual side, by way of northern Thailand, a disobedient elephant and a George Clooney lookalike

Families: 'Any suitable beach resorts near Sydney?'

Q: I will be travelling to Sydney soon and wondered whether there are any beach-style resorts in the surrounding areas. I will be with my nine-year-old daughter and would like to stay somewhere with other children around. Any ideas? S Whitehouse, London

The Active Traveller's Guide To: New Zealand

From bungy jumping to fly fishing, Lucy Gillmore samples the outdoor life

Hotel of the Week: Valley Wing of the Shangri-La, Singapore

I am a very important person. I know this because I am staying in the Valley Wing of the Shangri-La Singapore. Only very important people stay here. We have our own driveway, our own entrance, our own check-in. We are different from those ordinary fellows who stay in the hotel's Tower and Garden wings. If we're so important that we've run countries and corporations, we get our own lift to the very best suite. But even if we're not quite that important, we can still command a chauffeur from the airport, the services of a butler and free champagne at any hour of the day or night.

The Complete Guide To: South Pacific Journeys

They've lured sailors, artists and explorers, but there's more to these islands than tropical beaches, says Martin Dixon

Stick it in your family album: Hemingways head south to Australia

For designer Wayne Hemingway, the best way to bond as a family is to travel together. This year's adventure took them to Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands
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