Australia

World's best hot air balloon rides

World's best hot air balloon rides

Where to float serenely above beautiful landscapes, without the headaches of plane travel
World's best pizza not in Italy

World's best pizza not in Italy

Perbacco! An Australian chef takes top honors at the Pizza World Championships in Italy
Ocean search faces many challenges

Ocean search faces many challenges

The quest for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is taking place in an area about the size of Belgium -- one of the most inaccessible places on Earth
Tasmanian whiskey: On a top-shelf mission

Tasmanian whiskey: On a top-shelf mission

From the north side of this Aussie island to the south, distilleries are pouring some of the world's finest "liquid gold"
Proposal destinations: 10 best places to pop the question

Proposal destinations: 10 best places to pop the question

An increasing number of couples are saying "I will" on vacation. Here's what makes the perfect place to propose
New species of giant jellyfish discovered on beach

New species of giant jellyfish discovered on beach

Scientists still working to name five-foot jellyfish found on Tasmania. For now they're calling it "Big Snotty"
CNNGo in Brisbane: Beaches, art and lots of sunshine

CNNGo in Brisbane: Beaches, art and lots of sunshine

Taking pride in its sunny ease and creative edge, Brisbanites show CNNGo why they're proud to call Brisbane home
How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

By 2020, more than 200 million Chinese will go overseas, double the number that did in 2013
Facebooking tourist strolls off pier

Facebooking tourist strolls off pier

“Someone needs a digital detox.” “IKR!”
12 amazing underground tourist attractions

12 amazing underground tourist attractions

Including: a town that lives underground, a medieval salt mine full of statues and the original city of Seattle
Lonely Planet's top destinations for 2014

Lonely Planet's top destinations for 2014

Brazil, Antarctica and Scotland are the top three destinations to visit next year, according to the hot-off-the-press guidebook
More camels than koalas-- and 19 other Australia discoveries

More camels than koalas-- and 19 other Australia discoveries

Stereotypes begone! Here's the genuine Australia, beetroot on the burgers included
Kangaroo hops into Melbourne Airport

Kangaroo hops into Melbourne Airport

"Now people will think 'roos are everywhere in Australia," says one witness.
Monstrous, big-breasted 'Skywhale' takes to the skies in Canberra

Monstrous, big-breasted 'Skywhale' takes to the skies in Canberra

The Australian capital spends big on a mammalian symbol for city's centenary celebration
Could 12th-century Africans have visited Australia?

Could 12th-century Africans have visited Australia?

Coins from ancient African empire found on remote Aussie beach.
Australia splits hairs over Curly Dicks and Titswobbles

Australia splits hairs over Curly Dicks and Titswobbles

From Bong Bong to Lake Disappointment and Woolloomooloo, Australia is no stranger to odd place names
Incredible timelapse from Sydney light show

Incredible timelapse from Sydney light show

Vivid Sydney festival brightens up the Australian winter blues
Video: Emirates and Qantas team up

Video: Emirates and Qantas team up

CNN's John Defterios reports on a new alliance between the UAE and Australian airlines
Gallery: Vivid Sydney 2012 in full effect

Gallery: Vivid Sydney 2012 in full effect

Sydney's futuristic sound and music extravaganza embarks on another spectacularly illuminating run
Best business hotels 2012: The winners

Best business hotels 2012: The winners

Lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has picked its best business hotels of 2012. Which hotels made the grade?
iReport: Your photos from Australia's total solar eclipse

iReport: Your photos from Australia's total solar eclipse

Tens of thousands of tourists, scientists and amateur astronomers gathered Wednesday along Australia's northern tip to witness a rare total solar eclipse