With Schoolies Week less than two months away, Jane Reddy counts down the options beyond the Gold Coast - from extreme adventures and fun in the sun to getaways with a good cause and holidays with heart.
Taken a cruise lately? Join the club - nearly 700,000 of us did one or more last year. So, where next beyond the obvious? Louise Goldsbury has the answers.
From sun-filled sojourns to log fire retreats, Belinda Jackson reveals the hottest last-minute winter holidays.
Rather than play down old cannibalistic customs, Malakula runs tours on them, writes Lance Richardson.
The natural high of a holiday perched above tropical waters is a memory that lasts forever. Our travel writers share their experiences.
Belinda Jackson rounds up a wide range of escapades for shoppers, temple lovers, volcano hoppers and film fans.
The wreck of a luxury cruise ship that was converted to a World War II troop carrier now offers spectacular diving.
Louise Southerden lives dangerously on a series of tours for vulcanologists and other lovers of lava.
Closer to Australia than Fiji and a favourite with cruise ships and families, there are adventure and cultural experiences in abundance across this archipelago of 83 islands. Malekula is the island to explore traditional customs, while the largest island, Espiritu Santo, offers world-class underwater activities and beautiful white-sand beaches. Tanna offers an opportunity to get up close with a live volcano.