Indulgent day spas do have a fun side, writes Fiona Carruthers.
With summer just around the corner, Ute Junker leaves no grain of sand unturned in her guide to the best beach towns on Australia's east coast.
This is how the rich and famous do holidays in Port Douglas, writes Jane E. Fraser.
Belinda Jackson scours Australia and the globe to discover top deals from Perth to La Paz.
There's plenty to explore where the forest finds the sea, writes Lee Atkinson.
Michelle Wranik relaxes surrounded by the kitsch and the cool in tropical far north Queensland.
Accommodation in Cairns and Port Douglas, and places in between, is already filling up with visitors wanting to watch the coming eclipse.
Cameron Wilson dives at key sites in a thriving world of giant clams, soft and hard coral, fish and sharks.
Cairns' neighbour is home to fancy resorts and restaurants, but also acts as a glamorous gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest.