Alley cats ... new life in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

Where tribes gather

Brisbane is putting a tropical spin on big-city cool with new laneway cafes, hip markets and brilliant restaurants, writes Katrina Lobley.

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Urban

When the last thing you want is to get away from it all, these stylish city digs will fit the bill.

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First-class distractions

Max Anderson discovers the joys of a platinum cabin and the frustrations of leaving it on a trip from Brisbane to Adelaide.

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