The world’s ugliest (but most compelling) tourist attractions

For every swoon and snap garnered by the Taj Mahal and Niagara Falls, there’s a less attractive tourist site failing to get the recognition it deserves. Ben Groundwater rounds-up eight not-so-pretty places requiring a second look…

Five ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

Avoid the crowds to truly appreciate Australia’s stunning reef, says Jessica Teas. Here are five different ways to explore the area's vibrant and colourful marine life

Ten of the best wild swims

From secluded Icelandic pools to underground swimming holes in Mexico, Kate Rew, director of the Outdoor Swimming Society, picks her ultimate spots for wild swimming

60 second interview: Gilles Peterson

The DJ and tastemaker has propelled many artist's careers. Now you can listen to Gilles Peterson on British Airways flights with his Worldwide Mixtape, a carefully curated blend of music from all over the world

Australia’s best vegetarian restaurants

Adelaide-based chef and TV presenter Simon Bryant continues Meat Free Week by picking his favourite vegetarian restaurants in Australia

Melbourne: the most ‘slidable’ city in the world?

With a 400m urban water slide about to grace the streets of Melbourne, Tim Hulse discovers how Australia is taking a novel approach to cooling off in summer

14 innovative city design features

What will the super-efficient city of the future look like? Ianthe Butt tracks down some of the world's best urban developments so far

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

Five of the best restaurants in Melbourne, chosen by chefs

Every city has its ‘must visit' restaurants — but where do the most critical foodies, chefs themselves, choose to dine? Four of Australasia's finest chefs pick their favourites. By Joe Warwick

The Winter Sun Q&A

Want a sunshine break but can't face planning it? Start right here with the help of our expert panel. From lazy beach breaks to trekking sun-drenched mountains, they have it covered