Rush for cheap hotels

Doors are closing on cut-price digs

As the corporate market recovers and Australian hotel prices catch up to the rest of the world, cheap room rates are soon to be a thing of the past.

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Light fantastic ... Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is a sprawling series of 300 stalls and a social hub.

It's a new territory after sunset

In the Top End, Barry Divola joins the party as the capital unveils its creative side the best way it knows how: outdoors and after dark.

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Put routes down ... the Chillagoe Caves west of Cairns.

Into the wide, found land

Lee Atkinson traces six great journeys of six great Australian explorers across deserts, rivers and ranges.

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Darwin, Kakadu, waterfall

24 hours in Darwin

Bruce Elder walks the city with a wartime history, tropical pace and modern edge.

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Outback adventure ... dancing in Arnhem land.

Awake to the dreaming

Australians are at last taking an interest in indigenous history and culture, writes Jane E. Fraser.

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