Qantas lifts security to help fight against threat of IS

QANTAS has increased security for some flights amid fears IS jihadists could return to Australia or carry out an airborne act of terror.

Teens on holiday caught up in sexual assault nightmare

Savk Hotel

Hotel staff claimed the group of teens were "looking for group sex"

Cruise control: The Gold Coast by cruise boat

Surfers Paradise beach on Queensland's Gold Coast and, right, QT's Bazaar Restaurant; Elvis impersonator Jay Dupuis performs.

The Gold Coast can be as laid back as you want it

$24M Mackay wave pool project: The big reveal

Councillor Ross Gee says his idea for a wave pool in Mackay would be a "tourist mega magnet".

'Get barrelled behind the Great Barrier Reef'

EXCLUSIVE: $583M island resort construction plan released

An Artist's impression of the Spa Resort.

Island off Mackay given work start date

Family tossed off flight after toddler kicked seat

Couple furious after airline threw them off flight

Great Barrier Reef: new pics show what it's really like

FULL OF LIFE: A visitor with red Cat Adventures enjoying a positive reef expreience post TC Debbie.

Social media posts and news coverage beating up cyclone's impact

The Coast 'glamping' holiday park declared best in Australia

TOP RESORT: Rivershore Resort at Diddillibah is rated the best of the BIG4 holiday parks in Australia. Pictured are the resort's safari tents.

A SUNSHINE Coast 'glamping' hub has become a tourist favourite

First baby whale sighted near Tangalooma Island Resort

Humpback whales off the coast of Brunswick Heads during their annual migration north.

Tangalooma Island Resort staff saw it's first newborn calf of the 2017 season by...

Migaloo Follows Tourist Boat

Migaloo was spotted off Port Macquarie. Picture: Ella Heensy/Port Jet Cruise Adventures

Credit: Ella Heeney and Port Jet Cruise Adventures via Storyful.

Tips for cheaper flights

qantas flight Coffs harbour.qantas bombardier q400. 09 June 2016.

Save on air fares

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

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.

Check out these gems in the hinterland

Double rainbow shines after some rain in Bangalow

A drive holiday through the Byron Bay hinterland uncovers gems

Discover the reef in luxury

Crabs and other wildlife are abundant on Sudbury Cay off Sudbury Reef.

Cruise the Great Barrier Reef