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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Cook Islands

Cook Islands: Pacific play time

Rarotonga is known for its stunning blue lagoons and sandy beaches, but there is much more to do than sit on the sun lounger, writes Andrew Bain.

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