Gold Coast turns on a family theme

The Gold Coast isn't often associated with family relaxation, but it can be. If you are over the theme parks there are other options.

Travel trends of 2017

Relax and spa concept. Woman with a flower in hair relaxing in a pool at Krabi, Thailand.

If you're combing work with pleasure you are right on trend

The calming side of the life in tents

Family camping.

The magic of a family camping trip with the kids

TRAVEL: A South African bedroom with a view

The Blue Train traverses some of the best of Mother Nature in South Africa and, top right, The Blue Train.

Take a rail journey across Africa

TRAVEL: The joys of a cold Christmas

A winter view of Novodevichy convent in Moscow, Russia

The lead-up to Christmas in a cold country is joyful

'I know just the place' campaign to grow Qld tourism

The Maheno wreck on Fraser Island.

The campaign is about promoting Queensland's unique attractions.

Always giving thanks

A SIGHT TO BEHOLD: A group of Balinese carry elaborate and colourful offerings on their way to a special temple ceremony.

Get a glimpse of a magical culture

'Embarrasingly good': $90m blitz to lure tourists to Gladstone

GLADSTONE is set for a "good couple of years” on the tourism front.

20,000 new jobs by 2020 the hope of new tourism campaign

Bulcock Beach, Caloundra.

New campaign hopes to generate 20,000 new tourism jobs by 2020

Dreamworld reopening still in limbo after safety audits

The Thunder Rapids Ride at Dreamworld.

Closure costing theme park $300,000 a day

Tourist's body dissolved in boiling hot springs

One of the thousands of hot springs in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Photo by Flickr user m01229.

Tourist fell into spring trying to check its temperature

Would you support a zip line at Lennox Headland?

John Wallington and Peter Collocott have proposed a three-platform zip line extending from the top of Lennox Headland to the north end of Boulder Beach.

Entrepreneurs think up zippy strategy to boost Ballina Shire tourism

Dam earns region millions as visitors spend big

Somerset Dam.

Somerset Dam which attracted 45,000 visitors last year.

Plan to turn natural resources into booming industry

POTENTIAL: Blackstone Hill is an informal recreation area where jogging, walking and mountain bike riding are all popular. The council says the are would be ideal for a zip line, or similiar, to take advantage of the elevation and unique views of the city.

Council hopes to have doubled the revenue created through tourism

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

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

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.

Virgin Airlines new Kids Class

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids.

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids. Check your dates before you...

Wander Victoria ad is a little offbeat

The latest enticement to visit Victoria takes a slow and strange approach

The latest enticement to visit Victoria takes a slow and strange approach

Qantas safety video

A new safety video from Qantas featuring ordinary Australians in beautiful locations

A new safety video from Qantas featuring ordinary Australians in beautiful...

Brisbane photography tour

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

We put Nikon's new D3400 to the test during a photography tour of Brisbane.

Panama in pictures

Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Leaping dolphins and a beach of starfish await travellers to this island...

Company recovers after cyclone

The Tanna Coffee outlet at Port Vila, Vanuatu, was once the first Catholic church on the island.

A Vanuatu coffee company is slowly expanding following Cyclone Pam.

Brisbane: some great things to do with the kids

Dinosaurs are proving a hit with kids at the Queensland Museum.

Brisbane offers plenty of fun activities for the kids: dinosaurs, the big wheel...

Whale watching and dolphin feeding on Moreton Island

Tangalooma Island Resort offers whale watching and dolphin feeding.

Whale watching and dolphin feeding with Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton...