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Cruising

The Cruise Director: berthing pains

Sally Macmillan Is Sydney in danger of losing its celebrated status as Australia's most important cruise port?

New Zealand

Queenstown heli-skiing: The sexiest way to travel to the slopes

A helicopter will be on hand to deliver you from your luxury boat to the backcountry every day.

Craig Tansley Helicopters, perfect powder and luxury yachts await, writes Craig Tansley.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: here comes Cruise Week

Emerald Waterways supplied

Sally Macmillan The third National Cruise Week starts next Monday, with cruises worth $100,000 up for grabs.

Cruising

Cruising Fiordland: Sights and Sounds

The Persian Gardens with steam rooms.

Natasha Dragun Cruising Fiordland offers vistas and experiences land-based tourists can't match.

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Photo galleries

Mountain high: learning to ski in Queenstown

Skiing at the Remarkables, Queenstown

Coronet Peak and the Remarkables teach beginners to ski in a spectacular setting.

World's top 10 most thrilling experiences

6. RUNNING WITH THE BULLS, PAMPLONA, SPAIN. Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the event, running with the bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona has come to symbolize some kind of macho pinnacle. Bull runs start at 8am every day from 7 to 14 July.

Take a deep breath, get strapped in and feel the buzz in these heart-pounding experiences, as named by Lonely Planet.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

A scenic roll via ranges, rainforest and Rotorua

Tripologist We are travelling to New Zealand's North Island would appreciate a relaxing driving itinerary.

Tripologist

Leisurely spin of New Zealand's South Island

Tripologist My partner and I are planning two weeks on the South Island of New Zealand. Can you suggest a relaxing driving itinerary that allows us to stay a couple of days each in a few interesting places?

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Travel News

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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