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Mon 3 Aug 2020

Queenslanders hit the road in big numbers

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New data reveals that Queenslanders are leading the country when it comes to taking a road trip holiday. Here’s where we’re going.

Sat 1 Aug 2020

’So many deaths’: Coast paramedic wants out of UK

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A Coast paramedic trying to get home to get home to his family and friends in the midst of a global pandemic is finding it very difficult and expensive.

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Cult US lifestyle show homes in on North

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THE idyllic seaside city of Cardwell will reach a global audience of more than 10 million viewers when it features on the popular US TV show House Hunters...

Saving one of Ballina’s historic treasures

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IT’S one of Australia’s most historically significant vessels, but until now there has been no real plan to preserve it.

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Photos that sum up Dreamworld nightmare

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We were supposed to know by now when Dreamworld would reopen. Instead, a date has still not been set, while a planned new roller coaster lies in pieces in the car park.

Doubts over plans to bring cruise ships back to Cairns

Premium Content Doubts over plans to bring cruise ships back to Cairns

The return of cruise ships to the Far North, originally set to bring close on 95,000 people from 82 visits in 2021, is in doubt.

Tourism setback sparks call to jail border bandits

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State tourism leaders have reacted to Queensland’s coronavirus setback, fearing a $1 billion blow to the industry and calling for people who breach border rules to be...

Wed 29 Jul 2020

WA rejects border opening, travel bubble

WA rejects border opening, travel bubble

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has shut down suggestions he will reopen state borders, saying a hard line “has worked”.

Grim outlook for international travel

Grim outlook for international travel

The world's leading travel body has delivered a new, pessimistic outlook on when international travel will thrive again. It's not looking good.

Fri 24 Jul 2020

Airport’s bold plan to target would-be Bali holidaymakers

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A plan to target would-be Bali visitors from Western Australia is on the agenda of Cairns Airport’s new head of aviation.

Watch: Girl, 7, catches her first marlin

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A young girl has been reeling in fish bigger and heavier than herself in anticipation of hooking her first marlin. WATCH THE MOMENT IT CAME TO FRUITION

New Aussie travel bookings ahead of Jetstar’s crazy $45 fares

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More Australians are looking for holiday destinations despite lockdowns and border restrictions — and some are even booking overseas holidays.

'I'm pissed off': Frustration as son stuck overseas

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THE family of Oscar Gordon have taken a local MP to task over his handling of the holiday horror show.

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Retiring 747 leaves its mark with Flying Kangaroo

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The end of an aviation era was written in the sky on Wednesday as Qantas’s final Boeing 747 took flight into retirement.

Wed 22 Jul 2020

Own your own island, oyster shucking optional

Own your own island, oyster shucking optional

An award-winning island has hit the market, complete with boutique resort, helipad, 36-passenger boat and optional oyster licence to shuck to your heart’s content fresh...

Thousands of tourism vouchers not yet redeemed

Premium Content Thousands of tourism vouchers not yet redeemed

TERRITORIANS are being urged to book their staycations with more than half of Tourism NT’s $200 vouchers yet to be committed.

French surfer walks free after drunken holster snatch

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A French surfer who assaulted a police officer and grabbed at another’s gun holster while in a “seriously intoxicated state” has narrowly escaped jail time.

Pilot says a fond farewell as the 747 heads for the boneyard

Premium Content Pilot says a fond farewell as the 747 heads for the boneyard

The man who will pilot the last flight of the famed Qantas 747 says it has been in his family for generations and he is honoured to be at the controls.

Quarter of Qld tourism businesses could go broke

Premium Content Quarter of Qld tourism businesses could go broke

A staggering number of Queensland tourism businesses could go bust during the devastating coronavirus pandemic, despite moves to extend the JobKeeper program until next...

Desperation worsens as Aussies left stranded abroad

Premium Content Desperation worsens as Aussies left stranded abroad

A Coast resident stranded in the Philippines says the government is not doing enough to help Australians return home.

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