Impossible to top: Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, with the Hazards mountain chain huddled behind it.

Sand-sational: World's best beaches

When it comes to beaches, Australians are spoilt for choice, yet we like to travel in search of perfection, to enjoy culture and the beauty other places have to offer.

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On top of Mount Wellington: All covered in snow.

The Last Word: Cold at the top

It may be summer but it's snowing on Mount Wellington when a group of cyclists begin their hair-raising descent.

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Giving back: Megan Speer, from Newcastle, is preparing to volunteer in a children's shelter in the Philippines for two months.

The rise of the voluntourist

Critics argue the commercialisation of volunteering is doing more harm than good to the communities they seek to help.

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Where to go this month