Five travel scams I fell for (and how to avoid them)

TRAVEL blogger Jayne Gorman has tweeted her way around more than 60 countries but her trips haven’t always gone without a hitch.

Cheers to a cocktail class

MIXING IT UP: An expert shows off a few cocktail-making tips.

Plants play their part at QT Gold Coast

Vivid Sydney 2017: How to capture the magic

Vivid in Sydney

Canon photographer shares tips on catching Vivid scenes

Sarina family sells up and sets out on Australian adventure

Troy and Kelly Maree with Ronin, 1, and Maddi, 3, will travel the country.

THE Maree family has gone from one extreme to another

Discover gems in Noosa hinterland

The view from the Jame McKane Lookout Park, also known as the Tablelands Lookout, at Cooran in the Noosa hinterland.

Road trip tips make discovering hinterland easy

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Diver encounters 23 sharks in one spot: Why they're converging

STUNNING: A dive at Rainbow Beach's Wolf Rock on the weekend gave divers an up-close encounter with more than 20 sharks.

Unseasonably high water temp, rain and ocean currents need vigilance

Island of natural highs

Tangalooma Island Resort is majestic from the air.

Tangalooma offers world-class activities, accommodation and eateries

Rattler RV park plan to boost Valley and CBD

Proposed upgrade for Old Gympie Railway station to 'boost tourism' from there to the CBD

How Rainbow Beach is making itself No 1

THE RISE AND RISE: Mark Beech from Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort and Heatley Gilmore from Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments announce Rainbow Beach's publication for New Zealand, called Visit Rainbow Beach.

The rise and rise of Rainbow Beach

Millions stripped from Tourism Australia in federal budget

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Tourism Australia has had $14m stripped from its budget

Post-Cyclone Debbie visitors hit with fines by council

Some of the damage in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

Fines handed out in 'dawn raid' by local council

The Gympie region growing as a food destination

GROWING: Destination Gympie Region tourism development manager Andrew Saunders says Gympie is growing as a food destination.

Gympie growing as a food destination

Huge boost for investor's bid for international Coast airport

WATER LOGGED: Flooding at the Rockhampton Airport has spurred developer Yoshitaro Iwasaki's push for a Yeppoon airport. Pictured is Dennis Shillington from Caves Rural Fire Brigade hosing down the runway at the Rockhampton airport after the recent flood.

THREE possible locations for CQ's international airport revealed.

Flashing your bum is now a tourist trend, apparently

I first saw "cheeky exploits" on a trip to the northern lights

Fish form bait ball

Fish form defensive bait ball.

Spectacular vision of fish forming into defensive pattern.

Man dragged from plane gets apology

The woman was believed to be travelling alone on a transatlantic United Airlines flight from Heathrow

United Airlines have now apologised to a man dragged from their plane because of...

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Game of Thrones landmark destroyed

Maltese landmark destroyed by storm.

Malta's iconic Azure Window rock formation collapses in storm.

Turkish Airlines adds a touch of magic

Magician lends his talents to Turkish Airlines safety video.

A new safety video gets some help from visual magician Zach King.

Yak 52 Soviet trainer takes off over Airlie Beach

NEW RIDE: The Yak-52 has been flying around the skies above Airlie Beach performing aerobatics replacing the beloved Tiger Moth which was declared a ride-off in July.Photo Martin StringerPhoto contributed.

Yak-52 takes off over Airlie Beach

Locals catch 'Sunrise' at Rainbow Beach

WORKING THE CROWD: Rainbow Beach locals greet Sam McMillan and the 'Sunrise' crew yesterday.

'Sunrise' weather presenter Sam 'Sam Mac' McMillan made his way to Rainbow Beach...

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

Vivid Sydney captured by Jenn Cooper

Vivid in Sydney

Jenn Cooper, Canon Collective Ambassador, captures some of the magic of Vivid...

Hiking in the Bunya Mountains

The Festoon Falls walking trail at Dandabah in the Bunya Mountains and, top right, the Bunya Mountains sculpture at Dandabah, installed in 2008, marks 100 years of national parks in Queensland and, bottom right, at Dandabah.

This national park offers visitors the chance to get back to nature.