The ultimate hotel guide to Brisbane for 2021

With mammoth regeneration projects underway, change is afoot in Queensland’s capital — and a stylish crop of new hotels, restaurants and cultural spaces means it’s never looked better.

A look at the new underwater museum bringing Australian Aboriginal culture and reef conservation together

The opening of the Museum of Underwater Art on the Great Barrier Reef, in northern Queensland, is set to unite Aboriginal culture and coral conservation, and showcases a less-frequented section of the 1,429-mile-long natural wonder. 

What happens next? The impact of coronavirus on Australia’s endangered coral reefs

In 2019, we reported on the intersection of tourism and conservation at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. But what’s been the impact of Covid-19? We continue our conversation with the eco trailblazers at Queensland's Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

Meet the changemakers: Peter Gash from Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

The conservationist has transformed Lady Elliot Island — a forgotten former guano mine at the Great Barrier Reef’s southern tip — into a sustainable and thriving eco resort.

Trips of a lifetime: Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest coral reef system pulses with a staggering diversity of marine life. Dive into a first-timer’s tips for navigating this underwater world. 

Can we save the coral reefs?

Climate change and rising sea temperatures are a growing threat to the world’s coral reefs. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef experienced mass bleaching in both 2016 and 2017, but has shown signs of recovery — is there hope for the future? 

Where to go in Queensland with the kids

In the very north of the Australian state, there's reef and rainforest adventures to be had with the kids — just watch out for the crocodiles

Half of the Great Barrier Reef Is Dead

See where coral in the world's largest coral reef system has been bleached to death.

Experience the Splendour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Discover the remarkable Great Barrier Reef - not a single reef but a group of more than 2,800 distinct entities that stretches over 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres) north to south and covers some 135,000 square miles in total.

Isolation island: a portrait of remote St Helena as its airport opens to travellers

What does a new flight route mean for one of the world's remotest islands? Some 1,200 miles from the Angolan coast, St Helena — rather surprisingly — has never been short of visitors, from Napoleon to Naturalist Charles Darwin and novelist William Thackeray.

City life: Brisbane

Home to the blue Banksy, helicopter pub crawls and a flourishing live music scene, Brisbane is shaking off its reputation as a mere gateway to the tropics

Queensland: What lies beneath

Deep under the wide, dry plains of Northern Queensland lies a dazzling haul of gold, sapphires, opals and dinosaur fossils. So grab your pickaxe, choose your spot and get digging

Queensland: The age of the dinosaur

Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum of enormous ambition, with an entrance that's little short of monumental.

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