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Sydney’s Taronga Zoo may be heartwrenchingly beautiful overlooking Sydney Harbour and Adelaide’s new zoo ain’t bad either, but what if you and the family want to get closer to the animals than sneaking a peek into an enclosure? Try these destinations for size:   NSW South Coast:...

Hobbyco is where boys (and far too many men in business suits), ogle everything from Scalextric to Lego to model aeroplanes, trains and automobiles. Modern children receive many more toys than required in a childhood, some more devastating to human ears than others. The word toy...

Jet boating on Sydney Harbour. Kids loved it. Me? Not so much, writes Alex Brooks for Daily Telegraph's Best Weekend section. "Does anyone have any neck, shoulder or back injuries?" the nice young man with lip piercings asked me as he collected our tickets. Red is a...

A mother and baby dolphin break the water's surface in perfect unison while the largest dolphin has a shredded fin and my kids christen him "Nigel No Fin", the perfect buddy for Carol the old boat, writes Alex Brooks for the Daily Telegraph's Best Weekend...

Projected images of teensy tiny tyrannosaurs running around Circular Quay are on the walls of the entry walk into the exhibition, exploding the myth of tyrannosaurs as big, nostrilly giants with girlie arms and scary teeth, writes Alex Brooks for Daily Telegraph's Best Weekend section. Jackson,...

IMAX is cinematic sensory overload -- the screen is wider and higher than the human eye's field of view, delivering what some may call an "immersive" movie experience, writes Alex Brooks for Daily Telegraph's Best Weekend section. A silver eye-shaped tower with IMAX emblazoned across it...