Stories: Australia and the Pacific

Arrivals & Departures: Free flights to Christmas Island for Swell Lodge building volunteers

Gemma Nisbet

Dick Smith has thrown his support behind the new eco-tourism project with an offer to fly volunteers to Christmas Island to help with construction. 

Travel Story: Mt Wilson: A Blue Mountains gem where the quiet life reigns

Mark Thornton

Mt Wilson has a quiet, contemplative aura — and it’s remote enough that mobile phones don’t work there. 

Arrivals & Departures: Travel Book Club: Melbourne's mid-century architecture

Gemma Nisbet

Explore Melbourne's modernist gems with this informative and beautifully designed walking guide. 

Travel Story: Luxury, Solomon's style, in the Gizo Lagoon

Nick Sas

The Solomon Islands' main tourism hub is a divers’ paradise with a surprising presidential connection. 

Travel Story: Walking Sydney: Manly ramble full of surprises

Bonita Grima

A scenic coastal walk in Sydney's north reveals a locals' secret: a series of abandoned fisherman's huts perched by a cliff. 

Arrivals & Departures: Cunard's Queen Elizabeth to make maiden calls to Albany and Esperance

Gemma Nisbet

The luxury cruise ship will be based in Australia for more than three months over the 2019/20 summer season. 

Arrivals & Departures: St Giles Hotels launches solo traveller discounts & perks

Gemma Nisbet

Solo travellers can get discounts and special perks with the new solo-travel program from the St Giles hotel group, which includes properties in Sydney, London, New York, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Travel Story: A sandy road to Queensland beachside adventure

John Borthwick

A four-wheel-drive tour shows off a stunning stretch of coast.

Arrivals & Departures: Guided walks with a conscience

Angie Tomlinson

Next time you are in Sydney or the Blue Mountains, feel light on your feet knowing you are supporting children in need with a guided walk from not-for-profit operator Emu Trekkers.

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