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Pacific

New Zealand

Natural high

Rachael Oakes-Ash gets the first seven-day treatment from New Zealand's new intensive hiking and health retreat and lives to breathe another day, just.

New Zealand

Dishing up great views

Andrew Taylor The stunning landscapes and impressive accommodation of Queenstown are matched by its superb cuisine, writes Andrew Taylor.

Cruising

Please rock the boat

Brigid Delaney discovers what happens when the likes of the Village People, Marcia Hines and Leo Sayer are all at sea.

Gourmet travel

Dine-in delights: the world's best hotel restaurants

Las Balsas

Ute Junker When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.

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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

Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

Terminal 1, Manila International Airport

10:10am | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

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

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

17 Apr | 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

17 Apr | Expert used by CNN for MH370 coverage sacked for 'shaming Canadians' with his dress sense.

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