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From Sydney's best kept secrets, to last minute road trips to major international jaunts, we've got your travel needs covered

Fleurieu Peninsula travel guide
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Fleurieu Peninsula travel guide

A relaxing trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula is the perfect add-on to an Adelaide weekender. For more great getaway tips, check out our guides to the Hunter Valley, Thredbo and Tasmania.

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An insider's guide to Sydney travel

The best hotels in Sydney
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The best hotels in Sydney

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The best spas in Sydney
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The best spas in Sydney

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A guide to Sydney beaches
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A guide to Sydney beaches

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The best camping near Sydney
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The best camping near Sydney

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Short escapes from Sydney, within driving distance

Short weekend getaways from Sydney
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Short weekend getaways from Sydney

End winter on a high with an escape from Sydney to one of NSW's relaxing rural retreats. From fantastic local food and wine to shopping, spas and adventure, you'll return to Sydney a new human.

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The South Coast and Southern Highlands
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The South Coast and Southern Highlands

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The Hunter Valley
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The Hunter Valley

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The Central Coast
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The Central Coast

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Byron Bay
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Byron Bay

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Interstate trips from Sydney

Victoria
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Victoria

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Queensland

Queensland

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South Australia

South Australia

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Western Australia

Western Australia

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Tasmania
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Tasmania

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The ACT
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The ACT

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International escapes from Sydney

New Zealand
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New Zealand

From scenery so breathtaking its a magnet for blockbuster directors to achingly hip boutiques and wine bars, New Zealand punches above its weight.

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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas

Famous for festivals, live music and barbecue, the cosmopolitan capital of Texas has plenty to recommend it

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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California

Sure, everybody loves Disneyland... but there's so much more to this revitalised SoCal city.

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The essential guide to Santiago
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The essential guide to Santiago

The gateway to South America is one of the continent’s hot spots for galleries, museums, meats and Pisco Sours

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Hip hotel: Karma Kandara, Bali
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Hip hotel: Karma Kandara, Bali

When you first enter the gates of Karma Kandara, the hustle and bustle of Bali is firmly left behind.

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Sydney's local favourites
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Sydney's local favourites

Stellar service and optimum convenience is the order of the day at these local favourites. It doesn't matter if you're ducking in for a quick fix solution, or you don't even know what you're looking for, they're going to help out. And when it comes to the cash register, they're savvy enough to let you pay the way you want to, with no worries and no minimums. 

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Sunday Tex-Mex Brunch at El Camino Cantina
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Sunday Tex-Mex Brunch at El Camino Cantina

Tex-Mex food has put zing into café menus Australia-wide. Now Tex-Mex experts El Camino Cantina in the Rocks have a brunch special that will perk up your Sunday like a proverbial jumping bean. From 11am to 2pm every Sunday, $29 gets you a breakfast item plus unlimited beverages (Bloody Marys, Margaritas, draught beer and soft drinks) for an hour. Those brekky selections include a Breakfast Burrito packed with scrambled eggs, chorizo, diced potatoes, bacon and cheese with arugula salad; Huevos Sopes, namely poached eggs on fresh corn and chilli fritters with smoked pork and chipotle hollandaise; and Huevos and Chorizo – build-your-own tacos with flour tortillas, chorizo, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, crema, black beans and guacamole. And if you’re lucky, there might even be a mariachi band playing. El Camino Cantina is a big, bold venue at 18 Argyle Street (right next to the Argyle) that also offers Happy Hours Sunday to Friday (with free chips, salsa, queso and drink specials), Ghost Chilli Mondays (a burger and a beer for $20) and Wing Wednesdays (with a dozen wings for $15). Book your visit at the website.

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Liveworks
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Liveworks

Liveworks festival is the main event in Performance Space's annual program, showcasing local, interstate and international artists pushing the frontiers of art and performance. In 2016, artists include dancer/choreographer Kristina Chan, who offers a meditation on impermance in the era of climate change, 'A Faint Existence'. Mish Grigor (of the collective post) will give 'The Talk' – in which she re-enacts awkward conversations about sexuality she had with her family members.  Visual artist Ross Manning will transform CarriageWorks' public spaces into a psychedelic landscape with his installation 'Melody Lines'. Meanwhile Indigenous acoustic outfit the Stiff Gins will give a music-based performance about Indigenous artefacts held in museums.Experimental musician and composer Jon Rose will showcase his extraordinary collection of hand-built instruments for 'The Museum Goes Live'. Taiwanese performance artist River Lin will ask visitors to nominate 'unclean' parts of their bodies in a work titled 'Cleansing Service'. And there's more besides: check the website for the complete line-up.  For a limited time CarriageWorks is offering an Earlybird discount of 20 per cent off all tickets for Liveworks.

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