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Drives in Pacific

The big easy: Coastal trips are perfect if you're not in a rush.

Australia

Ten great vrooms with a view

Your quick guide to the best drives on offer across the planet and closer to home.

New Zealand

Brooding beauty

David Whitley follows the Mangatoa Road into the great unknown to discover the secrets of the North Island's wild west.

New Zealand

Kiwis' 'insane' road rules a dice with death

New Zealand is been home to a bizarre road rule.

Kiwis fancy themselves as being ahead of the pack, but there is one area where New Zealand's "dare to be different" approach goes horribly wrong - on the roads.

Driving

World's greatest drives: take the long way home

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California.

John Borthwick finds some of the world's most spectacular scenery sitting by the side of the road.

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Photo galleries

World's greatest drives

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California.

The highway is a grand canvas, a drive-in screen for our own epics, especially on these five great excursions.

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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Map of Pacific

Travel News

Delta pilot on wrong taxiway unleashes fury on air-traffic control

Delta Airlines

ABBY PHILLIP 29 Jul | This story from one of the world’s busiest airport might be amusing if it weren’t just slightly horrifying.

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

LAURA WALTERS 4:31pm | Hundreds of Air New Zealand face third night in Hawaii after plane broke down.

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

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