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Adelaide, Australia's best-kept secret

South Australia’s capital city Adelaide is a beautiful place, renowned for its relaxed, al-fresco Mediterranean lifestyle, for hosting sporting events and performances of international calibre all year round, and for the fact that over 200 cellar doors are within an hour’s drive.

Milford Sound in summer

The Lonely Planet Adventures: High life in New Zealand

In 1908, it was called the finest walk in the world. It's still the country's most popular hike

Log on: Kokoda Track

Oceania: All quiet on the jungle front

Papua New Guinea's dense rainforest hides poignant reminders of a brutal Second World War campaign, says Mark Stratton

Win a trip to sunny Adelaide with Emirates

Adelaide is lovely at this time of year. Then again, Adelaide is lovely at every time of the year.

Kuri Bay

Western Australia: Take the Aerial Highway into Dreamtime

The remote, luxury lodges of the Kimberley are now linked by air. Sarah Barrell flies to the final frontier

Hiking through the Walls of Jerusalem national park

Tasmania: A widescreen view of a wild wonderland

As a new film, 'The Hunter', showcases the dazzling landscapes of the island, James Stewart discovers that its scenery is even more impressive in real life

Get the hump: The Ghan is an unforgettable way to travel from Adelaide to Darwin

The Lonely Planet Journey: The Ghan

Follow Australia's camel trail

Uluru

Australia: Between a rock and a hard place

It’s 150 years since the first explorer crossed Australia from south to north. Today you can make the same journey along the spectacular Stuart Highway

Australia: Follow the herd in the Outback

A new cattle drive in Western Australia offers tourists the chance to saddle up and experience the exhilarating beauty of this vast wilderness.

Crocodiles have sunk their teeth deep into the psyche of Top Enders

Lost in the landscape: Wilderness and wildlife in Australia’s Top End

This sparsely populated region of Australia's Northern Territory is home to creatures that are both fantastic and formidable, says Mike Unwin.

Traveller's Guide: Great Barrier Reef

It's 2,000km long and home to a dazzling array of marine life – and the onshore options are just as vibrant, says Lonely Planet's Catherine Le Nevez.

Travel Challenge: A holiday in Queensland, Australia

Each week we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a two-week trip to Queensland in May. Prices are per person, based on two sharing. All include flights from Heathrow.

Safe harbour: An aerial view of Sydney and her islands

Reach across the water: Sydney Harbour's islands provide a great escape from the crowds

Sydney Harbour is one of the great travel icons – its Opera House and the Harbour Bridge form an enduring shorthand for a fine city. All the more surprising, then, that the harbour's islands are overlooked by most visitors.

Date line Samoa: One of the idyllic beaches

A dateline in the sand on Stevenson’s treasured island

While living in Samoa, the 19th-century Scottish novelist experienced a 'double day' when the nation hopped over the date line. Tomorrow, it moves back again. Kathy Marks explores

Lake Gairdner

Nature rules in the heart of the outback

Australia's Eyre Peninsula is a harsh, empty place. Yet it's soul stilling in its beauty

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