Our number one road


State Highway 1 is New Zealand's main artery, and a rich source of the country's stories.

A necessary retreat

The Manawatu Standard

I have always loved the bush that clads the hills above the Kapiti coastline.

Treated like royalty

Leisa Tyler visits a 15th-century Montenegrin village that has been transformed into a resort.

NZ the best place for solo travel

Editors at travel magazine rate New Zealand the best country for solo, independent travelers.

Passenger ejected over doodles

The Age

A Melbourne man was hauled off a domestic flight after doodling satirically about the current terrorism threat.

Eight magnificent rivers to travel

Here are eight magnificent cruises that demonstrate the variety and adventure of river cruising's brave new world.

Family holidays: Ten things dads want to do

When planning a family holiday, don't forget about dad. Here are 10 things he'll love to do on your break.

Bet on glamour in Macau

CRAIG PLATT - Fairfax Media

On the other side of the Pacific ocean sits China's answer to Las Vegas, Macau.

Dirndls for Oktoberfest

Lufthansa flight attendants put on traditional costumes to mark Oktoberfest.

Fans mob Friends cafe

Fans are flocking to Central Perk pop-up coffeehouse, but not for the coffee, which is "pretty terrible".

Time travel on Pullman Rails


Your berth has been turned down, your shoes shined, your nightcap delivered by the porter. Now drift to sleep to the rocking of the train.

Serenity and the city

It's hard to leave this lush Japanese hideout, but it's left us feeling relaxed and invigorated.

The world's tiniest countries

They may be small, but here's why you should visit the smallest countries in the world.

Politicians kicked off plane

Angry passengers have forced two politicians off a plane accusing them of causing a two-hour delay.

Riverside makeover

An unbeatable riverside setting is just one of the attractions of a smartly revitalised Brisbane hotel.

Wellington in Vogue: 'coolest city'

Coffee, art and shopping. It's official: Wellington is the coolest little city in the world.

Biker on ride of his life

The odometer ticked over 22,436 miles on Rhys Lawrey's Triumph Tiger 800XC motorbike as he rode into Nelson.

Unborn baby's bucket list


"Most families wait until their baby is born to start making memories". The Haleys didn't have that luxury.

Laments and long lines

Thousands of passengers have faced long lines and slept overnight on couches.

Airbus' quirky patent

After filing a patent for the bicycle-like seat, Airbus has made another quirky patent filing.

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