Plane makes unexpected landing in Coffs Harbour

A PLANE was diverted to Coffs Harbour and resulted in 170 passengers catching a bus to the Gold Coast.

Woman stocks library to fulfil husband's dream

Jennifer McDaniel in the new library.

Late husband's love of books lives on

The ultimate squeeze

Ashley Seiler and Megan Sheehan's troopy in Lonquimay.

How do two people live in a troopy for a year?

The best way to do Margaret River

Tasting wine at Rosily winery in the Margaret River region in Western Australia.

All the very best this Western Australian gem has to offer

Hotel where each suite is worth $10 million

Helena Bay Lodge in New Zealand has been judged best newly opened hotel by Luxury Travel Intelligence.

The property cost $50 million with just

Caravanning on the coast better than Bali?

TRAVELLERS: The Prosser's and Hardwick's are just two of the families that have contributed to the massive 26% increase in caravaning and camping holidays.

Statistics show a huge increase in caravaning holidays.

Do we have the most powerful passport?

Australian passport.Photo Cas Garvey / Daily Mercury

Our passport is not as powerful as we would like to believe

Worst passengers: Are you one of these monsters?

Oh great, this guy is on my flight

This is why politicians fly first class.

Noosa revels in 30% tourism revenue boost

HOW a strategic decision four years ago has led to a massive boost in Noosa's tourism revenues.

Dreamworld is no 'ghost town' as crowds return

Dreamworld is no ghost town say readers.

WE reported prices were slashed but still the crowds didn't come

Two flights for the price of one

There are more than 15,000 airfares on sale across 18 routes

Central Qld gold mine set for start in 2017

BIG PICTURE: Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) aerial view of the Mount Morgan mine site.

$85m project includes 110 local jobs during construction phase

Tourists rank local island in Australia's top three

This is Lady Elliot Island, where five jobs are up for grabs.

POPULAR LOCAL island ranked in Australia's top three by tourists.

So how much do tourists spend on the Coffs Coast?

Tourism Research Australia has broken down the typical expenditures made by domestic and overseas tourists while holidaying on the Coffs Coast.

Tourism Research Australia details visitor spending on Coffs Coast

Yamba Family Leisure Centre open

Yamba Bowling Club CEO Phil Boughton in front of the four new ten-pin bowling lanes opened at the Yamba Bowling Club.

$3M family leisure centre opens for business

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.

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...

Roothy's crew follows the old Ghan railway

It could have been a culture shock when we left town on the Old Ghan track.

Tea plantation tour

Our tea master shows us how to hold a Chinese tea cup. Photo Megan Mackander / Sunshine Coast Daily

Megan Mackander explores the Guilin Tea Research Institute in southern China

Spectacular Patagonia, Chile

Images from Patagonia, Chile: Tour guide Stephanie Araya on the Patagon excursion.

Patagonia, Chile offers some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Images:...

'Moses' on the mountain in Patagonia

Turner Wilson, of Brownfield, Maine in Patagonia, Chile.

Turner Wilson, 63, and his partner Cheri Perry powered through snow to get to the...