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8 Outback Towns in Australia You Need to Visit Now

With exotic creatures, rare ecosystems found nowhere else in the world and a colorful history and indigenous culture, is Australia the real-life Neverland of Peter Pan? Maybe you won't have to battle pirates, but your imagination and thirst for raw adventure will be ignited when surrounded by …

Uluru drone footage reveals never-before-seen views – video

The 550m-year-old Australian sandstone monolith can be seen from a new perspective captured by the first drone to operate under permit inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park. In October it will be 31 years since land title for the rock was returned to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people – …

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Indigenous Australians know we're the oldest living culture – it's in our Dreamtime

Australia’s Aboriginal people have already been using the tag of “world’s oldest living culture” before given scientific confirmation in a recent study of the DNA of Australia’s Indigenous people. One likely response to the finding from the subjects of the research is a satisfied, “I told you …

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The best beaches in Australia

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and the most beautiful beaches are so expansive or remote that you don't have to fight for towel space. Here's an …

Lonely Planet's guide to the Very Big Things of Australia

Big is Australia's middle name. It's the world's largest island, home to the world's biggest monolith (maybe) and where you can see the...Big Banana. If you thought things were big in Texas, wait until you discover Australia’s fascination for all things elephantine and concrete. Why not take a road …

Scientists record biggest ever coral die-off on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on the World Heritage site, scientists who surveyed the reef said on Tuesday.<p>Scientists have confirmed on Tuesday the largest …

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Australia’s top 10 family-friendly destinations

Broad, bronzed and open-skied, Australia is built for family travel – a dazzlingly diverse country strewn with tropical reefs, surf beaches and snowy heights. The vast distances between A and B can test parental patience, but with some savvy planning you can focus on the delights of exploring with …