Cruising attitudes ... aerial sightseeing over the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia.

Outback elevation

Bruce Elder joins a group of enthusiastic travellers aboard a Dash 8 for a tour of northern Australia's A-list attractions.

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Yamba has the surf without the crowds.

Bright young things

Our favourite places face competition from new kids on the block. Lee Atkinson reports on Australia's emerging holiday destinations.

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Hot air and red dust ... ballooning over the Red Centre.

Centred in the desert

Daniel Scott sleeps under the stars, eats bush tucker and meditates on an outback journey of self-discovery.

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Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia

Elsewhere, all to yourself

The usual haunts may be booked solid but bargains await in places that go quiet in summer, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

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Uluru

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Yulara.
The greatest tourist attraction in the Northern Territory. An awesome sight particularly at both sunrise and sunset.
There is something totally awe-inspiring about Uluru. There it sits in the centre of Australia. A huge monolith, 862.5 metres above sea level, 1395 km south of Darwin and 465 km south west of Alice Springs, rising out of the desert. No wonder the local Aborigines regarded it as a sacred site. The average white Australian, clinging to the shores of this vast continent, also regards 'the greatest stone on earth' as something very special.

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