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Active in 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.

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.

Fiji

The fear factors

ziplining fiji

Ben Groundwater The sharks are friendly, they're Fijian. Right? Ben Groundwater goes adventuring.

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.

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Photo galleries

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.

World's 10 greatest cycling routes

Upturned bike on beach, Cuba

The best places to explore by bicycle: Lonely Planet names the world's 10 best cycling routes.

Map of Pacific

Travel News

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

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LAWRENCE MONEY 11:48pm | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 3:33pm | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

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