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Pacific

Emerald Lakes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand.

New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing: The best day walk in New Zealand

Andrew Bain The North Island's extraordinary landscapes are constantly transforming, writes Andrew Bain.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Christmas cruises

photo:tim-mckenna.com.

Paul Gauguin cruise ship. Photograph supplied. SHD TRAVEL JULY 15 CRUISE.

Sally Macmillan Cruising around Australia during the Christmas holidays is becoming more popular.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Cycling the Danube

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

New Zealand

Shore excursion: New Zealand's TranzAlpine Express

Akaroa

Natasha Dragun Natasha Dragun swaps a ship for a train through some of New Zealand's most spectacular alpine countryside.

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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

Deals of the week: Germany romantic back roads

Germany's romantic back road to Vienna.

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Take an early bird 10 per cent off a romantic tour of Germany and Austria's back roads during 2015.

Traveller letters: Skytrax's fifth best airline a turkey

Customer service must not be one of Skytrax's judging criteria when it comes to judging the world's best airlines.

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

12:31pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

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