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Climbers may be barred from Uluru

An Australian government proposal to stop people from climbing the famed Uluru, in deference to the wishes of indigenous people, sparked debate today with lawmakers opposing the plan.

Trail of the Unexpected: Parkes in New South Wales has two big claims to fame

On the adrenalin scale of thrills, Parkes scarcely rates. Or so it seemed at first. This sleepy bush town of 11,000 people is five hours' drive from the heart of Sydney, Australia, threading west beyond the wheat fields of Manildra, across dry creeks, on narrow capillary roads that are studded with wilting cypress trees and drooping eucalyptus.

Thrills and skills: All hands on deck and on shore in Fiji

Welcome to the luxury cruise that likes to give something back. Channel 4 News presenter Sue Turton climbs aboard the Tui Tai for an unforgettable journey through the Fijian islands

Pitch camp in the middle of Sydney Harbour

Tom Adair visits Cockatoo Island as it opens up to the public

Tahiti's top attractions lie beneath the waves

The best way to see these islands in the South Pacific is by boat. It's cost effective, too. Sophie Morris reports

A world apart: Discover bicycle heaven and abundant birdlife on Lord Howe Island

One step beyond the coast of New South Wales lies an isle boasting sub-tropical rainforest bordered by a coral reef.

Into the Outback: Exploring Australia's Northern Territory

Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory offers thrilling wildlife encounters, plus insights into the Aboriginal way of life

Best for far-flung inspiration: Australia

From high-level trekking in Morocco's Atlas Mountains to rubbing shoulders with A-listers on Hollywood Boulevard, and from rural retreats off Tuscany's beaten track to jet-set hang outs for Moscow's super-rich, our writers have been to the ends of the earth to find a world of inspiration

On The Road: Systems failure on South island

I take the bus from Dunedin to Invercargill, the last town of any consequence in New Zealand's South Island. I am going to get my van out of storage, where it has been for the past 15 months. It starts first time. Unbelievable. Massive celebrations. One hour later, I go to the post office to secure a new registration, thinking it'll just need backdating.

Five luxury escapes in Polynesia

Astonishing beauty comes as standard at these island lodgings.

Feeling blue? Sign up for the good life in Queensland

The job calls for snorkelling, jetskiing and gentle maintenance duties on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Fancy the ultimate overseas posting? Oliver Duff does

An island fling in New Zealand

New Zealand's stunning South Island comprises mountains, fjords, glaciers and wildlife-packed parkland. Kathy Marks discovers that the best way to see it all is to take to the road

Trekking in the Australian Alps is no skip through a meadow

Mark Rowe joins the Walhalla Trail, part of a mind-boggling wilderness endurance test

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

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