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Paul Gauguin cruise ship.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Christmas cruises

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.

New Zealand

Mount Cook heli-skiing: Time for a soft landing

HELIPRO TOURS

Craig Tansley A helicopter rises above the top shelf in New Zealand's Southern Alps, writes Craig Tansley.

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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

Chinese airlines ordered to cut flights for 'high frequency exercises'

China Southern Airline.

9:22am | Chinese airlines have been told to cut flights amid "high frequency exercises", CCTV reported.

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

22 Jul | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

22 Jul | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

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