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New Zealand

The Boatshed, Waiheke Island: An island of tranquillity

Guy Wilkinson Guy Wilkinson trades a weekend in the city for the peace and quiet of an island getaway.


It's a paradise: So why is there no one here?

Huahine, French Polynesia

Craig Platt The trouble with paradise is everyone wants a piece of it. So why aren't the tourists hordes here?


Deals of the week: Luxury Silk Road rail tour

Bar car on the Golden Eagle train.

Julietta Jameson Beyond Travel 's "Taste of the Silk Road" rail tour begins in Kazakhstan and travels through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan to Russia

New Zealand

Five extreme activities for wimps

Black water rafting inside the Waitomo Caves, New Zealand.

Bungy jumping not for you? Fear not, there are other 'extreme' activities you can do in New Zealand with a lower fear factor.

New Zealand

Choice chully bun, bro: How to speak Kiwi

New Zealand fans

Ben Groundwater The truth is, we secretly love Kiwis. Only trouble is, we can't understand what they're saying.

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How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

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

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.

New Zealand

Ready, willing and Abel

A little rain doesn't deter Michael Gebicki from exploring a national park by sea kayak.

Travel Insider

Hassle-free: Why New Zealand flights should be classed ‘domestic’





Jane E Fraser New Zealand is closer to the eastern states than Perth, but security procedures turn what should be a simple trip into a hassle.

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South Pacific

Beyond Fiji: the other Pacific paradises you must visit

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Craig Tansley From New Caledonia to French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands to Samoa, there are more holiday destinations to discover in the south Pacific beyond Aussies' beloved Fiji, writes Craig Tansley.

New Zealand

Re-invention the key to buzzing Christchurch's success

Mark Chipperfield Dynamic Christchurch has new hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants.

New Zealand

Meet some of the region's other 'locals'

Mark Chipperfield Feel the exhilaration of getting close to whales, dolphins, seals and penguins in Akaroa and Kaikoura.

New Zealand

Immerse yourself in adventure sports


Mark Chipperfield Get a taste for adventure or simply gaze at the stars in Aoraki Mount Cook-Mackenzie.

New Zealand

Food and wine the world raves about


Mark Chipperfield Treat yourself to the superb dishes and cellars while gazing at splendid mountain views.

New Zealand

Journey through spectacular natural scenery

KiwiRail's Coastal Pacific service winds its way along the Kaikoura coast line.

Mark Chipperfield Take to the road, the rails or bicycle tracks for nature's finest show on earth.

New Zealand

Dishing up great views

Andrew Taylor The stunning landscapes and impressive accommodation of Queenstown are matched by its superb cuisine, writes Andrew Taylor.

The Tripologist: where can I take my child?

The Tripologist I am a single mother with a five-year-old child and want to travel somewhere for two weeks.


World's 15 best places to watch the sun rise and set


Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Quick trips

Make it snappy


The quick getaway is travel’s equivalent of the energy bar. It’s bite-sized, it restores, relaxes, revitalises and sends you back home with clear eyes and an improved heartbeat.


Get going: dreams can come true

BELINDA JACKSON Lie back on Daydream Island and save $180 on a four-night stay until April 30.