TRAVEL: Discovering Melbourne laneways

Find out what happens in a city's hidden laneways.

Go beyond Byron Bay and find hinterland gems

Relaxation is encouraged at Gaia Retreat and Spa in the Byron hinterland.

Nourish body and soul with a getaway to the lush Northern Rivers

Which tropical paradise is this?

Snorkelling is one of the many fun activities on the Great Barrier Reef.

Island life a perfect getaway

Aussie backpackers kidnapped at gunpoint in Guatemala

Australian backpackers kidnapped and robbed by armed bandits in Guatemala.

Young backpackers tell horror story of being kidnapped

Qantas non-stop to London flights go on sale today

It’s the flight Aussies have been waiting to book.

Great Barrier Reef now has its own waterslide

Sunlover Cruises' new two-storey reef pontoon that sports a water slide and will be placed at Moore Reef. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

Sunlover Reef Cruises launches $4m facility near Cairns

Could this be Australia's biggest rollercoaster?

New roller coaster under construction at Movie World. Picture: Richard Gosling

Speculation Movie World ride could be first hypercoaster built Down Under

Toowoomba woman's Africa trip to share song

HERE TO HELP: Women in Harmony music director Elaine Coates (right) will travel to Uganda later this year to work with the African Children's Choir. Former members of the choir travelled to Toowoomba to perform last year incuding Elizabeth Panga (left) and tour manager Abraham Kiyingi.

A Toowoomba woman is preparing for a trip of a lifetime

Hamilton Island goes above and beyond

JUST as green shoots are already appearing on the branches of trees stripped bare by Cyclone Debbie, Hamilton Island is regenerating new life.

We're open for business

Federal Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo, State Tourism Minister Kate Jones, Tourism Whitsundays chairman Al Grundy, Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox, Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner, Cruise Whitsundays CEO Nick Hortle, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday co-owner Naomi McKinnon, Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen, Carnival Australia executive chairwoman Ann Sherry AO, Ocean Rafting co-owner Peter Claxton, Charter Yachts Australia co-owner Annie Judd, Whitsunday Transit manager Ben Malady, Mantra Club Croc GM Luke Harley and Brigadeer Chris Field celebrating the fact that the Whitsundays is open for business well in time for Easter.

Federal and state politicians are chanting an important mantra.

Whitsundays to receive share of $10 million fund

Tourism Whitsundays chairman Allen Grundy walks alongside Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and State Tourism Minister Kate Jones, in Airlie Beach today to announce a $10 million tourism funding package in conjunction with the Federal Government.

The State and Federal Government committed to a funding package.

Working together to get back to business

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones met Airlie Beach residents at main Street today.

THE need to work together was stressed by tourism operators.

Time to shine: Post-Debbie campaign to lure back tourists

Julie Smith takes in the north Queensland sunset.

The best way to help us, is to holiday here.

Big 4 keeps tourism merry go round going

Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort co-owner Greg McKinnon welcomed tourists to take up one of their powered sites now available.

There are 100 powered sites available at Big 4 Whitsunday Resort.

Magnums opens it's doors for 300 tourists

Tourists are lining up to stay at Magnums after they offered 300 beds tonight.

Magnums has 300 beds available for tourists.

Man dragged from plane gets apology

The woman was believed to be travelling alone on a transatlantic United Airlines flight from Heathrow

United Airlines have now apologised to a man dragged from their plane because of...

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Game of Thrones landmark destroyed

Maltese landmark destroyed by storm.

Malta's iconic Azure Window rock formation collapses in storm.

Turkish Airlines adds a touch of magic

Magician lends his talents to Turkish Airlines safety video.

A new safety video gets some help from visual magician Zach King.

Yak 52 Soviet trainer takes off over Airlie Beach

NEW RIDE: The Yak-52 has been flying around the skies above Airlie Beach performing aerobatics replacing the beloved Tiger Moth which was declared a ride-off in July.Photo Martin StringerPhoto contributed.

Yak-52 takes off over Airlie Beach

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

Floating Apartment on Great Barrier Reef

Floating apartment on the Great Barrier Reef.

Airbnb are offering a chance to live right on the reef.

Bollywood Theme Park

Bollywood Screenshot

The world's biggest theme park is set to expand. Here's some of what will be there.

Chapman in Lyon

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman talks us through the best parts of this French gem.

Check out these gems in the hinterland

Double rainbow shines after some rain in Bangalow

A drive holiday through the Byron Bay hinterland uncovers gems

Discover the reef in luxury

Crabs and other wildlife are abundant on Sudbury Cay off Sudbury Reef.

Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

Amazing hotel

Head to UP and treat yourself to a cocktail.

Tryp transcends the hotel label.

Show goes on at Rydges

Rydges in South Bank.

Rydges in South Bank is a stone's throw from Brisbane's theatre district.

Brisbane becomes chic

The Mantra on Mary.

Check out what is on offer in Brisbane City

Queenstown shot on new Lumix GH5

The Lumix GH5 put to the test in New Zealand.

The Lord of the Rings put areas around Queenstown, New Zealand on the map. It was...