Flights from the Gold Coast to Vietnam for $129

IT’S tipped to be the next big thing for Australian travellers, Vietnam is set to become as popular as Bali and Thailand and airlines are jumping on board.

Longreach is a welcome oasis

SETTING OUT: Passengers rode inside the coach while the well-heeled rode up top in the open air.

Longreach is a welcome surprise

Qantas to ditch aircraft window shutters

The shutterless windows in the Boeing 787.

Window shutters are the source of much annoyance on planes

Dunedin's the one for family fun

Fun on the slides at Moana Pool in Dunedin.

Dunedin's fun family attractions offer plenty

Exploring quake city

New Regent St, in the Christchurch central business district, shows no signs of damage from the 2011 earthquake and has become a vibrant meeting place for residents and the city's visitors.

How do residents feel, six years after Christchurch disaster?

The beautiful capital city that we don't want to see

Perth has fallen out of favour with Aussie travellers.

When it comes to taking a holiday at home, you’re a bit of a dud.

A perfect base to explore from, right on the beach

A FOODIE'S PARADISE: Hastings St is renowned all around the globe for its variety of dining options.

How to make the most of your stay in Noosa

3200 jobs: Epic $950m project north of Bundy wins approval

A PLANNED $950 million mega-resort north of Bundaberg has achieved a major project milestone with another approval under its belt.

One shell of a tourist hook

TOURIST ATTRACTION: Visitors to Mon Repos get to experience the wonder of loggerhead turtles laying their eggs.

More visitors than ever expected to visit our turtles this season

Mackay buoyed with sugar, mining and tourism on the rise

Canegrowers chairman Paul Schembri on his sugar farm north of Mackay.

IT BORE the mining downturn like no other region in Australia

Chat about the Rose

BIGGENDEN ROSE: Council will consult with residents on what to do with the rose next Monday.

Council and community meet to discuss the Biggenden Rose Sculpture.

Australian tourism's changing face

Holiday makers were the main tourists who visited Australia in 2016.

Asian countries now Australia's main tourist source

WATCH: Elephant flings tourist into air in Thailand

A tourist finds out the hard way about trying to wash an elephant.

Woman washing elephant with a sponge in a river

FIRST LOOK: See inside Bargara's first five-star offering

FIVE-STAR: Shane and Pascaline Emms will offer team building and wellness programs at Zen Beach Retreat at Bargara.

Retreat to offer corporate team building and relaxation programs

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

Pink Manta Ray Found

World's only known pink Manta Ray.

Clouseau is the only known pink Manta Ray in the world.

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

Star Time Lapse

NIGHT SKY: The stars over the Kolan River on the 25th June 2016. Photo: contributed

A short video of the stars over the Kolan river in time lapse on the 25th June...

Floating Apartment on Great Barrier Reef

Floating apartment on the Great Barrier Reef.

Airbnb are offering a chance to live right on the reef.

Bollywood Theme Park

Bollywood Screenshot

The world's biggest theme park is set to expand. Here's some of what will be there.

Chapman in Lyon

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman talks us through the best parts of this French gem.

Dunedin's Otago Museum Tropical Forest

The entrance to the Otago Museum

The Butterfly enclosure in the Otago museum is a popular part of their Discovery...

Get in the swim in Dunedin

Surfers get ready to take on the waves at St Clair beach in Dunedin.

From the Moana Pool, to the beach at St Clair, there's plenty of places to get wet...

Cadbury World in Dunedin

Cadbury World is located in the centre of Dunedin, New Zealand, at the Cadbury factory site. The visitor centre is a colourful and educational environment with chocolate-themed displays where you can learn about the history of Cadbury and chocolate through the ages. The Cadbury Tour is a must-do while in Dunedinjust look for the purple silo or follow the scent of chocolaty goodness drifting over the city.

Take a tour of the Cadbury Factory in the heart of Dunedin where every step has...

Dunedin's Blue Penguins

Blue penguins come ashore on the Otago Peninsula.

Take a look at the cutest tourist attraction - Dunedin's blue penguins as they...

Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Larnach Castle in Dunedin.

Take a walk through Dunedin's historic Larnach Castle, fully restored and open to...