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Kiwi ingenuity could change backpacking

Design student Taylor Burn's "All Weather Day Pack", modelled by his friend Willem Van Buskirk, has been nominated for a national design award.

A New Zealander has created a revolutionary backpack jacket that could save you space while travelling.

Helping out on the trip of a lifetime

Marie Weavers could have booked her family a trip to Disneyland.

Miss Universe finalist shares travel tips

Kiwi plumber's '15 seconds of fame'


Top travel photos of the week gallery

Who Shot Thebarman from the Chris Waller stable walks through the shallow waters during a trackwork session at Altona Beach in Melbourne.

9:39 AM  Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Love is in the air for Emirates video

Emirates Airlines have shown their true love for travel when one of their aircraft's created a love-heart in the clouds.

Jetstar takes off for Raro

Weird and wacky aircraft designs

travel troubles

Cancellation causes 'chaos' at Auckland Airport

Passengers of a cancelled Malaysia Airlines flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur are frustrated with the lack of information from airline staff.

10:53 AM  Auckland Airport staff say technical difficulties are at fault for the cancelled Air Malaysia flight.

Flight makes terrifying low landing video

10:43 AM  A passenger jet came within metres of onlookers and cars before grazing an airport fence.

Watch: Tourists tumble off bridge video

Anger aboard cruise over port stop


He's had enough of 'paradise'

A section of the Takaka Hill road.

10:14 AM  Life in a South Island town was 'boring as hell' - or boring as heaven?

WoW brings the crowds

WoW is helping boost Wellington's growing tourism market while fitting in with the capital's creative scene.

Film-maker Sam Stratton says his timelapse shows an insight into the different parts of the city.

Watch: A 'changing city'

A timelapse video of Auckland has captured the changing nature of the city.

pacific islands

Vanuatu welcomes tourists back after cyclone

Denise Tatangis and her children in Mere Sau-wia, Nguna Island. Tatangis wants to offer homestay accommodation as another source of income.

200 days after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu is welcoming tourists.

How culture created paradise

It's not just blue water and stunning scenery that makes this South Pacific destination so amazing.

Mark and Nancy Gilbert enjoy whale-spotting in Rarotonga.

Ambassador has a whale of a time video

The US ambassador is working on his diplomatic relations with the whales.


How do you feed 2700 guests? video

The Diamond Princess boasts a total of four swimming pools and eight whirlpool spas.

Imagine 27,000 eggs, 12,000 napkins and a 1200-strong crew speaking 46 different languages.

Airline class comparison

Want to know whether you should fly economy or first class to Europe? One travel writer tries them all.

Despite tight security rules, passengers can still ask for a tour of the cockpit.

Secrets airlines don't want you to know

They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question, and this rings especially true on flights.

south america

Rio's historical hotspot

Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

For most visitors to Rio de Janeiro, and even for many residents, the city's historic downtown is a blur,

Tourism's 'next big thing'

This poor country does not feature on many travellers' 'must visit' lists. But that's about to change.

Are tourists harming Mexico's sharks? video

Los Cabos bounces back

middle east

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

It's all go at the Aquaventure waterpark.

Dubai is full of great activities for children. Here's a quick guide to 20 of the best.

The museum that hates America

A tour through this ghostly place unearths the sins of what is now known as the "US den of espionage".

The Sultan and me

This is no ordinary cafe


Five things to do in Sydney

Wallabies player Henry Speight has committed he will play sevens rugby in 2016.

From golden beaches to delectable foodie delights, Sydney really does have it all.

'Would you like Belinda naked?'

Looking for a travel photographic workshop with a difference? This could be for you.

A new video has been released showing what the upgrade to Sydney's Circular Quay will look like.

The changing face of Sydney video

It might look like Sydney's iconic harbour, but not as you know it.


Iceland mesmerising from the air video

Iceland is breathtaking from land and air.

Beautiful drone footage shows stunning Iceland from the air.

Now that's crazy golf! video

Anyone who thinks golf is boring, might change their mind after watching this video.

Don't look down! video

Top tips for a Lisbon trip

uk and ireland

London's 'got talent' on tube train video

London tube passengers enjoy a mass sing-a-long to the Bill Withers hit, Lean on Me.

10:33 AM  Don't make eye contact - it's an unwritten rule when travelling on the London tube.

'Every pub has a pet drunk'

During a recent trip to England, an American tourist made some observations, and the internet loves it.

Tourist attraction to 'warzone'

Xmas dinner at Hogwarts, anyone?


Are you going to San Francisco?

A new United Airlines service starts flying between San Francisco and Auckland in July.

Airfares are set to fall as Air New Zealand loses its monopoly on flights NZ to the USA.

Fright Night: Creepy hotels

Things to do in Deadwood when you're dead include shooting whiskey and basking in pale blue light.

Finding the real Nashville

Seven reasons to visit Sin City

canada & alaska

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

The Rocky Mountaineers winds its way through Canada's magnificent landscape.

"In the event of an emergency, please remain seated, stop screaming and follow our instructions."

More of Canada for less

Too often travellers ignore Canada at their own cost.

The city that loves winter

Tallest mountain in US gets shorter


Aloha bro: Meet the 'Maorish' people of Sydney

Marae-style stage where performers reportedly came out in "brownface".

A Chinese museum may have forgotten to do some fact-checking.

Scared of heights? Don't look down

A suspension bridge made of glass has had its grand unveiling in China.

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A first timer's guide to Bali

Yes, Kuta is as bad as you've heard. But it's not the real Bali.


How do you feed 2700 guests? video

The Diamond Princess boasts a total of four swimming pools and eight whirlpool spas.

Imagine 27,000 eggs, 12,000 napkins and a 1200-strong crew speaking 46 different languages.

Glass-bottom boat for Sounds

Two wildlife trusts in Marlborough want to create a "floating classroom" in the Sounds

'Record' cruise season kicks off

Surprise stop kicks off cruise season


Skiers seek thrills during blizzard video

A lot of digging was needed to free cars parked in the car park at Whakapapa on Sunday.

Booze, ice bars, adult card games - what to do when you can't ski.

The city that loves winter

It is said by some that Ottawa is the world's second coldest national capital, following only Ulan Bator, of Mongolia.

Blizzards continue at Whakapapa video

Bumper ski season


Flight makes terrifying low landing

A passenger jet came within metres of onlookers and cars before grazing an airport fence.

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