A walk on the wild side

There are a few things they tell you when you’re about to walk with lions.

Magic in the mountains

An action-packed getaway to Ruapehu district doesn't depend on snow - but it does help.

Fear haunts travellers

Horrified, Eliza Strauss thought she could see a fiery missile speeding towards her plane.

How old is too old on a bus?

I'm the tour's token creepy old man. Every tour has one, just the way every hostel dorm has one.

Where to get lucky at the snow

Chairlift dating, free drinks and week-long parties. World's best resorts for singles.

Would you sleep at IKEA?

Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free.

Winter is back!

Over 20,000 snow enthusiasts made it out to both Whakapapa and Turoa last weekend.

Overnight squalls delay ferries

Swells up to eight metres, and 50-knot winds in Cook Strait overnight delay four ferries.

BluesFest with the kids

This outstanding festival takes place when most of us at home are huddled by the fire.

Top 5 travel selfies

Selfies aren't new, but love them or loathe them, the craze is here to stay.

Unusual animal encounters


Chased by wildlife, mauled by monkeys or bitten by bugs, tell us your travelling animal tales.

A real-life catch me if you can

He was trying to show how easy it is to sneak onto a plane - but the beer got in the way.

NZ visitor numbers up

Almost 200,000 visitors arrived in New Zealand last month, a record for July.

Saving a nation

As Ebola rages on, we look back at the extremes one village took while battling a plague.

Airlines deny hidden fees

Jetstar is being accused of failing to tell passengers about extra fees in an Australian court.

A life less ordinary

Many years and 74 countries later, I can honestly say I that I have seen a little snippet of what the world offers.

Iceland evacuates tourists

Authorities have evacuated tourists amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.

Calm amid the chaos

It's known for its traffic, touts and tattoos, but families can chill out too.

Who should you travel with?

In my experience, you never truly know someone until you've travelled with them. 

Hello happiness. Hello panda.

As far as proposals for Australian tourism developments go, this one is next level.

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