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Christchurch

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort, Jaipur, India.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

New Zealand

Twenty reasons to visit Christchurch

Christchurch

The city of churches is now known more for powerful earthquakes, but Sue Bennett found a city well on the path to rebuilding.

New Zealand

All white on the night

Best in snow: Lake Tekapo and the Good Shepherd Church.

Ben Groundwater The weather gods are Ben Groundwater's companions on a visit to the Mackenzie region.

The Backpacker

'Yes, it's cancelled. Everything's cancelled'

The Backpacker It's one of those uncontrollable factors that leaves travellers at its mercy.

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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

Tips

A wide berth, but how long until we return?

Danger zones illustration. Illustration by Michael Mucci.

Jane E. Fraser As Queensland and New Zealand urge travellers to return, tourism bosses and experts reveal what a recovery will really take in disaster-hit regions.

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

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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