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Pacific

The view over Obsidian vineyard.

New Zealand

The Boatshed, Waiheke Island: An island of tranquillity

Guy Wilkinson Guy Wilkinson trades a weekend in the city for the peace and quiet of an island getaway.

Tahiti

It's a paradise: So why is there no one here?

Huahine, French Polynesia

Craig Platt The trouble with paradise is everyone wants a piece of it. So why aren't the tourists hordes here?

Bargains

Deals of the week: Luxury Silk Road rail tour

Bar car on the Golden Eagle train.

Julietta Jameson Beyond Travel 's "Taste of the Silk Road" rail tour begins in Kazakhstan and travels through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan to Russia

New Zealand

Five extreme activities for wimps

Black water rafting inside the Waitomo Caves, New Zealand.

Bungy jumping not for you? Fear not, there are other 'extreme' activities you can do in New Zealand with a lower fear factor.

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Photos

The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

The Big Picture: Readers' travel photos July 6 2013

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Send one image of a special moment taken in the past two years (at least 1MB and 300dpi in JPEG form) to bigpicture@fairfax.com.au.

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Travellers Tips

Room Service

Hotels preach to the converted

Liberty Hotel.

Converted hotels are catching on, according to virtualtourist.com, which has released a list of the world's best hotels in buildings once used for other purposes.

Flight test

Flight test: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand safety announcement

Flight Test The safety video is as entertaining as it is informative and puts me in a good mood.

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Travel News

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

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DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

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