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Instagram snapshots: Andy Pietrasik in Western Australia

In our weekly look at travel through three Instagram images, Andy Pietrasik visits Gnaraloo sheep station – a true taste of the Australian outback where the desert meets the Indian Ocean

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Kakadu: Never-before-seen views of Australia's largest national park

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, drones have been allowed to fly inside Kakadu National Park -- Australia's largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Territory.<p>And the results are gorgeous.<p>Created by Australia production company Salty Wings and Tourism Northern Territory (NT), …

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Aboriginal View

<b>Muru View</b> superimposes the original indigenous place-names of Australian locations on top of Google Maps Street View - in 3d! The application uses …

The Great Ocean Road, Australia- Day Trip

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most stunning and intoxicating drives you will do in your life, and definitely one of the most famous here in …

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6 Melbourne Rooftop Bars Essential For Your Summer

Like most things, Melbourne’s nightlife is best enjoyed at altitude.<p>While not a city with a massive, sweeping skyline, it’s collection of quaint …

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Undiscovered Australia: 7 places to get off the tourist trail | Travel Feature

Australia is a vast country, though most visitors stay on the same tried and tested track, ticking off well-touristed pitstops along the way. But, of …

Queensland to build one of the world’s longest ‘electric highways’

The state of Queensland, Australia announced on Thursday 27 July, plans to build one of the longest electric highways in the world along the Queensland coast. The route will connect over 18 towns and cities, each complete with a series of fast-charging stations. The Queensland government hopes that …

Electric Vehicles

5 Road Trips Around Australia to Add to Your Bucket List

The mistake is often made — myself included — in thinking that Australia is a small island. Really, it only looks that way because our Northern …

Albert Namatjira: vivid watercolours of the Australian outback – in pictures

Born 115 years ago today in Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Albert (Elea) Namatjira remains one of Australia’s most famous artists, for his landscape paintings that celebrated the country through a unique lens of reds, ochres and purples. His story is a tragic one: the Western Arrarnta man became …

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Five places that mark Australia's extreme geological past

Australia is often thought of a sleeping giant in a world where landscapes dramatically change. But if you know where to look you'll find gravity …

Geology

Photos of a Strange and Beautiful Australian Mining Town

In 2008, French photographer Antoine Bruy spent a year in Australia. When he returned home, he planned to bring with him more than a hundred rolls of …

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New evidence: human presence in northern Australia as early as 65,000 years ago

NEW ANALYSIS of a trove of Northern Territory artefacts suggests that the first peoples have been present in Australia for up to 65,000 years.<p>This …

Through the Outback

Traveling across Australia’s vast interior, our photojournalist found a land that defied easy explanations, a remote expanse filled with meaning.

Photojournalism

1930s Australia: the art deco designs ushering in a brave new world – in pictures

The 1930s were a time of rapid modernisation in Australia, with construction and engineering feats, such as fast rail and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, butting up against the political and social upheaval of the Great Depression and the second world war.<p>A new exhibition at NGV Australia, Brave New …

20th Century

Boom and bust: five census maps that show how Australia has changed

These maps of census data show increasing urbanisation, declining home ownership in the inner cities and an ageing population in most areas<p>Increasing urbanisation<p>In many parts of regional Australia, the population of country areas around towns has declined while the population of the town itself …

Maps

A Guide to Aboriginal Astronomy

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE have passed down astronomical knowledge for generations. However little is known about this intimate understanding of the …

The Kimberley: 'We want people to appreciate how long Aboriginal people have been here'

From art trails to culture tours, Indigenous-led tourism in Broome and the surrounding area in Western Australia could help to promote reconciliation<p>Angela Bell expected her two-week tour of the outback Kimberley region in Western Australia would give her a rich cultural experience, given …

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The Indigenous community making art from garbage – video

On Pormpuraaw beach on the west coast of Cape York peninsula, plastic fishing nets have been washing up on shore – some kilometres long. Killing hundreds of species of marine life, the ‘ghost nets’ threaten a valuable food source for the local community. So Pormpuraaw artists are fighting back, …

Indigenous Peoples

Mesmerising drone footage shows whale playing with dolphin pod in Australia

Incredible drone footage captures a whale appearing to play with a pod of dolphins as the group swim just off of the coast of Western Australia. Jamien Hudson filmed the unusual encounter and posted it online, where it has had nearly half a million views.

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Coast to coast: across Australia by rail aboard the Indian Pacific

For almost half a century, Australia’s Indian Pacific train has traced a three-day journey by rail between Sydney and Perth. Its 4,352km route between the Pacific and Indian Oceans takes in mountains, native bushland, desert, wheat fields and urban sprawl. Those taking this trip gain a close-up …

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The real story behind Australian slang

If you were told to ‘put on your cossies and thongs’, ‘grab the esky’ and ‘watch out for any Noahs’, you would be forgiven for bewilderment.<p>From Bondi to Bells, Noosa to Cable, Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Less well known is the way beach culture has influenced Australian …

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Map recording massacres of Aboriginal people has been released

A NEW MAP RECORDING the massacres of Aboriginal clans across the East Coast of Australia, also known as the Colonial Frontier, has been constructed …

Sailing the Whitsundays: white sand, snorkelling and a blissful digital detox

Bareboating through the waters of the idyllic Queensland islands is an opportunity to switch off and appreciate sea, sand and stillness<p>Waking up on a Saturday morning with no phone reception would usually be cause for alarm or a strident march to the Apple store. Today, however, as I rise with the …

Great Barrier Reef

The corals of the Great Barrier Reef

THERE ARE MORE than 600 coral species in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park, which covers 344,400sq.km of ocean. Corals are colonies of tiny …

Light Show Illuminates Sydney Opera House: Pictures

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Australia's Uluru is so sacred it's tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists — even Australians. That changed this week after …

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Sydney Opera House will light up with Indigenous Australian art every sunset

The sails of the Sydney Opera House are often a canvas for projections throughout the year, but now the icon is set to be a display for Indigenous …

Sydney Opera House

Two koalas fight it out on the highway, because this is Australia

Koalas seem cute and cuddly on the surface, masking the fact that they're still wild animals.<p>Such as these two koalas who had a brawl in the middle …

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Why Perth is one of the coolest travel destinations in the world

In 2018, there will be a non-stop flight from London landing in Perth for the first time, making the city an ideal place for a stopover in Australia.<p>For a city once known mostly for its endless sunshine and pristine beaches, Perth has established itself as one of the world’s coolest travel …

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