Airline's all-you-can-fly service

This service takes jet-setting to a whole new level.

17 min ago  It has been described as the "Netflix of airlines" and "Uber of the air".

How to maximise annual leave

With Easter and Anzac Day falling so close together, Kiwis can have 12 days off for just five days.

9:39 AM  With Easter and Anzac Day falling so close together, Kiwis can have 12 days off for just five days.

Famous in NZ: Puzzling World

Puzzling World in Wanaka really messes with your head.

Enter the world-first outdoor 3D Maze with towers, overbridges and underpasses.

The world according to Henrik

Henrik says it's possible to have a good experience anywhere, even in war-ravaged countries like Republic of Congo.

Henrik Jeppesen visited every country before he was 28. Now he's working through the territories.

Inside mysterious Bhutan

A black-necked crane.

Migratory birds hold a special place in the culture of the Phobjikha Valley.

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Melbourne on a plate

Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne.

Grant Smithies gets to Melbourne cold and hungry, leaves sunburnt and satisfied.

There's an app for that

A smartphone loaded with apps is as essential as your passport.

Josh Martin recommends the best travel tech to travel with.

Extra fliers 'stood in aisles'

Pakistan International Airlines has been rocked by multiple scandals in recent years.

Pakistan International Airlines flight was reportedly overloaded with passengers carrying handwritten tickets.

A study in contrasts

An aerial shot of New Caledonia's capital, Noumea.

From raucous farming fairs to catamaran cruises in a tropical paradise, it's easy to fall in love with New Caledonia.

Call to levy cruisers for health hub video

A $5 levy on all cruise ship passengers visiting Akaroa is being proposed to help pay for the new Akaroa Health Hub.

Cruise ship passengers asked to help pick up Banks Peninsula health hub tab.

Cruise ship Artania in port

Artania Captain Jarle Flatebo says professional pilots and tugboats meant there were no problems sailing into Port Taranaki.

More than 800 German speaking tourist cruised around Taranaki on Sunday, saw the sights, took photos and enjoyed what the region had to offer.

Insider Tip: Japan

Japanese macaques warm themselves in the onsens.

It's a place where vending machines dispense everything from flowers to lobster.

5 days in San Francisco

Ten thousand people bike across the Golden Gate Bridge on a good summer's day.

Apart from the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, is there anything else to do?

Eight tips for getting cheap rental cars

Renting a nice set of wheels doesn’t have to be an expensive ordeal, as long as you wise up to the tricks of the car ...

Navigating the tricky car rental industry can be enough to drive anyone around the bend.

Expat tales: Austin power

Cycle or paddle across Ladybird Lake.

Aucklander Helen Bailey loves the tacos and outdoor activities in Austin, Texas.

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Kiwi Traveller

How to maximise your annual leave

With Easter and Anzac Day falling so close together, Kiwis can have 12 days off for just five days.

9:39 AM  With Easter and Anzac Day falling so close together, Kiwis can have 12 days off for just five days.

Insider Tip: Japan

It's a place where vending machines dispense everything from flowers to lobster.

5 days in San Francisco

Expat tales: Austin power

nz

Cruise ship Artania in port

Artania Captain Jarle Flatebo says professional pilots and tugboats meant there were no problems sailing into Port Taranaki.

More than 800 German speaking tourist cruised around Taranaki on Sunday, saw the sights, took photos and enjoyed what the region had to offer.

Weekender: Camping Lake Taupo

The view from Motutere Bay Holiday Camp is so beautiful, staying there is almost a life-changing experience.

Puzzling World in Wanaka really messes with your head.

World famous in NZ: Puzzling World

This attraction's best-known feature is the world-first outdoor 3D Maze with towers, overbridges and underpasses to add to the challenge.

Australia

Melbourne on a plate

Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne.

Grant Smithies heads to Melbourne cold and hungry and comes back sunburnt and satisfied.

Town's massive watermelon fight video

Ravaged, skiied on and smashed: How playing with fruit became more profitable than selling them.

Iconic Australia: Even on its famous beaches, Australia can feel worlds apart.

10 least 'Aussie' places in Australia

From European architecture to Asian cuisine, these places are worlds apart from the Australia we know.

pacific islands

A study in contrasts

An aerial shot of New Caledonia's capital, Noumea.

From raucous farming fairs to catamaran cruises in a tropical paradise, it's easy to fall in love with New Caledonia.

A to Z of Yasawa Islands

A guide to cruising Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands.

Swimming alongside these gentle giants is an indescribable feeling.

Eye contact with a humpback stuff nation video

OPINION: Swimming with these gentle giants is true bliss in Tonga.

cruising

Call to levy cruisers for health hub video

A $5 levy on all cruise ship passengers visiting Akaroa is being proposed to help pay for the new Akaroa Health Hub.

Cruise ship passengers asked to help pick up Banks Peninsula health hub tab.

The Artania arrives

"We're flat-out like a lizard drinking preparing for them."

Artania Captain Jarle Flatebo says professional pilots and tugboats meant there were no problems sailing into Port Taranaki.

Cruise ship Artania in port

More than 800 German speaking tourist cruised around Taranaki on Sunday, saw the sights, took photos and enjoyed what the region had to offer.

south america

What to pack for South America video

When visiting this amazing continent it's not about what to bring, but rather what to ditch.

When visiting this amazing continent it's not about what to bring, but rather what to ditch.

Where Mother Nature painted a rainbow video

It might look pretty, but the trek to this mountain 5000m above sea level is not for the faint-heated.

Island at the end of the Earth

The beach where Brazil locals go

middle east

Life in the City of the Dead

Contemporary art is bringing life and colour into the once-drab necropolis.

Contemporary art is bringing life and colour into the once-drab necropolis.

Sailing the Nile stuff nation

No trip to Egypt is complete without a cruise. On the Nile, life never stops.

Hitchhiking through Iran at 70 video

3-minute guide to Doha

europe

Carnivals poke fun at Trump

A carnival float featuring an effigy of US President Donald Trump pictured in Mainz, Germany. Political satire is a ...

Trump as an elephant, Trump as a schoolboy: There's one political figure taken centre stage in Europe's parades.

World's most remote location video

Translated as "suspended in air", the stone spires of Meteora give "getting away from it all" a new meaning.

Hotspot of the week: Venice

Italy's 9000-year-old city

uk and ireland

A fairytale wagon hideaway

Escape to the countryside for a gypsy-style holiday in north Cornwall.

You can live like a Hobbit in this unique gypsy wagon home.

London's ancient past goes on show video

Skeletons from the 1665 Great Plague have been uncovered after Crossrail tunnel digs.

Pretty, crazy 'Outside In' house

Doggies' day out on the bus video

usa

Hotspot: New Orleans

A Member of the Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club parades down St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana .

The city rocks all year but its legendary Mardi Gras pumps up the volume.

'Fire' spews from waterfall video

It's an optical illusion that only occurs briefly every year, where flowing water glows like lava.

I would walk 2650 miles

Huge place with huge personality

canada & alaska

Welcome to Who-ville, Alaska

Visible for miles around, Goose Creek Tower has become a tourist attraction. The base is a typical small log cabin, with ...

Built without a blueprint, this 56-metre tall house looks like something from a Dr Seuss book

What you need to know about Canadians

They don't like to be mistaken for Americans and they love ice-hockey.

Canada's northern national parks

Where to get close to polar bears

asia

Inside mysterious Bhutan's sacred rituals

A black-necked crane.

The migratory birds hold a special place in the hearts and culture of the people of the Phobjikha Valley.

World's weird (but cute) species

Covered in light orange spots and dark rings, its beady eyes pop creepily from its circular form.

A girl holds a candle lit paper lantern as she floats it on the river during 71st anniversary activities, commemorating ...

Hiroshima's children of the atom video

Your society demonised, culture usurped, city wiped out... it's little wonder there's an identity crisis.

luxury

Hotel's over-the-top luxury amenities

Before sinking into a butler-drawn bath at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour in Miami, guests can choose from 10 bath salts.

After your butler-drawn bath, ask the room service robot for keys to the Porsche... and don't forget the GoPro.

Shopping heaven on your doorstep

Madrid's ritzy Salamanca district is home to one of the most expensive streets in Spain.

The sport of kings

Hotels for people with too much cash

budget

Airline's $90 US to Europe flights video

Budget travellers rejoice, the era of cheap flights is officially upon us.

Budget travellers rejoice, the era of cheap travel is officially upon us.

10 travel experiences for $10

Don't dismiss your spare change - bargains are to be found everywhere.

Travel the world on $27 a day

Save $50k, travel to 50 countries

beaches

No top beaches for Taranaki, but why? video

Fitzroy Beach may be one of the most popular in New Plymouth, but the rest of the world hasn't realised how awesome it ...

It's Lonely Planet's #2 region but Taranaki has no beach in country's top 10. How can this be?

Auckland's top islands

For a slice of island paradise, you need only venture into Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Mt Maunganui beach is New Zealand's best beach in the eyes of TripAdvisor.

NZ's top 10 beaches named

The Kiwis and tourists have spoken... and there's one sandy spot we can't get enough of.

food

Melbourne on a plate

Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne.

Grant Smithies heads to Melbourne cold and hungry and comes back sunburnt and satisfied.

Takeaways a family affair

Local chippie review: Taupiri Takeaways may be small, but it's built up a reputation for great fish and chips.

Can you tell I'm a fan? Munching on scones by the water's edge.

Searching for NZ's best scone

From the sweet to savoury, cheese to chocolate, Liz Carlson devours cakes in the name of research.

adventure

The world according to Henrik

Henrik says it's possible to have a good experience anywhere, even in war-ravaged countries like Republic of Congo.

Henrik Jeppesen visited every country in the world before his 28th birthday and is now working through the territories.

Skyscraper climbers touch top video

Security tightened at London's second tallest building after daredevils climb it to its pointed tip.

Pilots: The new social media stars

I was hunted by wolves

family

'I can see her smiling'

John Misky aboard a traditional waka or canoe. The Porirua man plans to build his own canoe to pay tribute to his ...

In 2003, he promised to build his grandmother a waka, now he's honouring that pledge.

Sleepy NZ town comes of age

Omakau, Central Otago, sat dormant for a long time - but the secret's out now.

What every family holiday needs

When's best to visit Venice?

Video

Call to levy cruisers for health hub

Cruise ship passengers asked to help pick up Banks Peninsula health hub tab.

news

Airline launches all-you-can-fly service

This service takes jet-setting to a whole new level.

19 min ago  It has been described as the "Netflix of airlines" and "Uber of the air".

Eight tips for getting cheap rental cars

Navigating the tricky car rental industry can be enough to drive anyone around the bend.

What's our best hidden beach?

DoC's $60 park fee idea video

troubles

Extra fliers 'stood in aisles'

Pakistan International Airlines has been rocked by multiple scandals in recent years.

Pakistan International Airlines flight was reportedly overloaded with passengers carrying handwritten tickets.

Boss fans' airport stranding

Bruce Springsteen fans arrived at Napier and Palmerston North airports to find Jetstar flight was canned.

Planes' hairy landings in storm video

'This is not Trump's America' video

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