Tourism

Sun 14 Oct 2018

WATCH: What it's like to swim with whale sharks

WATCH: What it's like to swim with whale sharks

VIDEO: 'As I slipped into the tropical waters and peered through my snorkel mask, I audibly gasped.'

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

WHEN video of this plane passenger was shared online, thousands of people responded with anger — and disgust.

Exclusive: Titanic cost sinks plan to right Tobruk

premium_icon Exclusive: Titanic cost sinks plan to right Tobruk

EX-HMAS Tobruk will remain on her side, with the cost to right it deemed to be "astronomical", and posing a significant risk of damaging the ship.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

There's still time to book a whale tour

There's still time to book a whale tour

Just a a few weeks are left of the whale season but the gentle giants are committed to putting on a spectacular show until the very end.

Jetstar’s got $249 flights to Hawaii but this is better

Jetstar’s got $249 flights to Hawaii but this is better

Bali, Hawaii, Gold Coast ... our favourite holiday destinations are looking hotter than ever with this new sale. But it’s not only flights you can save on.

Wed 10 Oct 2018

I won’t travel to Sydney to see this graffiti

premium_icon I won’t travel to Sydney to see this graffiti

TURNING the iconic Sydney Opera House into an advertising hoarding for me represents the triumph of the vulgarians. It’s time for Australia to express its wrath by...

Caravan court tug-of-war rolls on

premium_icon Caravan court tug-of-war rolls on

'Absurd' metaphor cited as caravan businesses clash with council

Something’s missing from flight SQ22

Something’s missing from flight SQ22

A MARATHON flight of nearly 19 hours is launching this week — and there’s a familiar feature you won’t see on board.

Reason you’re paying more for airfares

Reason you’re paying more for airfares

THERE’S a very good chance you paid more for your airline ticket than the person sitting next to you on the flight. This is the reason why.

Luxury international liner adds Gladstone to its itinerary

premium_icon Luxury international liner adds Gladstone to its itinerary

THE number of cruises bringing thousands of people to the region each year is set to double in 2019 with the addition of a new liner.

Tue 9 Oct 2018

Seinfeld solved my worst travel problem

Seinfeld solved my worst travel problem

George Costanza might have thought of it first, but people all over the world have picked up and run with his idea — and this traveller says it’s a game changer

Inside Gold Coast’s Millennials-only hotel

premium_icon Inside Gold Coast’s Millennials-only hotel

CONSTRUCTION is about to begin on the Gold Coast’s newest hotel which will be a ‘millennial style Gen Y funky’ tower for young people.

Casual Byron Bay holiday renters face thousands in fines

premium_icon Casual Byron Bay holiday renters face thousands in fines

Granny flat Airbnb and short term renters could be hit by fines of up to $6000 for hosting as a holiday property under new council measures.

Mega projects to bring five years of disruption

premium_icon Mega projects to bring five years of disruption

BRISBANE residents will need to get used to some disruption as the city rolls out 10 mega projects worth more than $17 billion over the next five years.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Protective fishing closures set until 2023

Protective fishing closures set until 2023

CLOSURE dates designed to protect coral reef fin fish have been set for the next five years.

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Man’s harness snaps during death-defying stunt

Man’s harness snaps during death-defying stunt

THIS is the terrifying moment a tourist’s safety harness snaps off during a risky stunt at 150 metres.

Naked mystery rocks tourist hotspot

Naked mystery rocks tourist hotspot

MILLIONS of tourists flock to this resort town for its famous beaches, but lately something strange has been happening.

How to know if cabin crew fancy you

How to know if cabin crew fancy you

EVER wondered if your flight attendant is interested in more than just your drink preference? Turns out there’s a way to find out through a cheeky game.

Backpacker killed by sea snake in Australian waters

Backpacker killed by sea snake in Australian waters

A 23-YEAR-OLD British backpacker has been killed by a sea snake bite in Australian waters.

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Former commando finds future in tourism

premium_icon Former commando finds future in tourism

MIKE Thompson used to be a commando in the Army so he knows a thing or two about jungles and ropes. So when he got into tourism game, the two were a natural fit

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