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Tasmania's greatest mountain quest

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The Australian island state’s list of Abels – 160 peaks above 1,100m in altitude – is a complex hiking challenge modelled directly on Scotland’s famed Munros.
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Beyond the Headlines

Roads without limits

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As Australia’s Northern Territory debates the prospect of reinstating limitless roads, we uncover the places where you can already accelerate to your fast-beating heart’s desire.
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Exploring Queensland’s rainforest hinterland

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Beyond the bikini-draped shores of Australia’s Gold Coast is a lush, subtropical wonderland of cascading waterfalls, bioluminescent mushrooms and rainforest retreats.
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Fictional Footsteps

From Hobbiton to Mordor in New Zealand

When Peter Jackson chose to film The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in New Zealand, he knew it would provide the perfect landscapes for a fantastical Middle-earth.


Fictional Footsteps

A return to Middle-earth

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy turned New Zealand’s landscapes into movie stars. Celebrate the release of The Hobbit, the first in a series of prequels, by searching for new adventures.
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Six unique Australian souvenirs

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Ideas for the discerning traveller to take home from a trip down under, from illuminated emu eggs to rare guitar models.


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