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Australia: Deals Down Under

As Australia Day dawns, you may feel that the only thing stopping you from visiting this wild and wonderful country is the punishing exchange rate. David Whitley helps you bag a bargain

These fertile hills are a foodie's dream

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Viticulture vulture: Learn the art of swilling in the vineyards of Victoria

Australia's southerly state boasts hundreds of vineyards producing world-class wines in a stunning setting.

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Nick Boulos discovers an unusual view of the Australian city – and cures his jet lag

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On The Road: Rubyvale - a real gem of a place

I'm dusty, I'm dirty and I'm tired. I'm fossicking. It sounds terrible, but it's not, it's addictive. Sapphire and Rubyvale are two towns in the gemfields of Queensland, where people come to find their fortune or just to have a hunt around in the dirt for sapphires. The local shops sell the usual bread, milk and Mrs Mac's pies, but there are also piles of sieves, picks and buckets, and tacked outside on the noticeboards are claims for sale and mining equipment in need of a new home.

48 hours in: Melbourne

Summer is coming to Australia's second city, bringing sunshine, seaside activity – and sports fans. Sophie Lam reports

At one with the universe in Queensland

Did sand from a beach in the Whitsunday Islands end up in the Hubble telescope?

Traveller's Guide: Tasmania

Australia's island state has temperate rainforests, deserted beaches, world-class wine – and a compelling convict history.

Tahiti: Does this Polynesian idyll still have the same allure?

A new exhibition of Paul Gauguin's work paints a vibrant picture of Tahiti.

Travel By Numbers: Tahiti

With a Gauguin exhibition soon to open at Tate Modern, Harriet Pearce adds up what drew the artist to the island

Travel challenge: A holiday in Australia's 'Top End' and Outback

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: the Northern Territory and Queensland. Prices are per person and based on two people leaving from Heathrow in September...

Papua New Guinea: A journey into the unknown

Papua New Guinea, one of the 'last frontiers', can also be reached by luxury cruiser

Following in the footsteps of a trailblazer...but not on a camel

It was 150 years ago that John Stuart reached a part of Australia that other colonialists had failed to reach. Polly Evans retraced his journey, only with a few more home comforts
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