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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

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

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DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

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