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Great Outdoors in Pacific

Death is everywhere on the Kokoda Track, both in distant and recent history.

PNG

Death and sweat: this is no walk in the park

Jason Dowling It is Kokoda season - the key months when scores make the pilgrimage to PNG.

New Zealand

The roar of the wild

Queenstown

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater channels his inner Bear Grylls on a challenging survival trek in Queenstown.

World

Step into the line of fire

Volcano Hawaii

Louise Southerden lives dangerously on a series of tours for vulcanologists and other lovers of lava.

New Zealand

Boots are made for walking

Tongariro, New Zealand

David Whitley ventures skywards in the hunt for the best day walks across the ditch.

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Travellers Tips

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

Map of Pacific

Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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