Least Kiwi parts of New Zealand

This could be New Zealand, or anywhere.

New Zealand's multiculturalism and varied landscapes means you can see the world without your passport.

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.

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.

Searching for NZ's best scone

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

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

Readers' best travel photos

"We took a walk around Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I happened to stop and saw ...

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DoC's $60 park fee idea video

DoC is considering entry fees for national parks including Aoraki Mount Cook.

Could NZ follow South America's example of charging locals to access tracks and double hut fees for tourists?

What about Taranaki? 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?

Hiroshima's children of atom video

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

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

New Titanic taking shape

The New Titanic is designed to resemble the original as closely as possible.

The replica cruise will let you experience what felt like onboard the Titanic as it sank.

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.

10 least 'Aussie' places

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

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

Boss fans' airport stranding

A cancelled Jetstar flight left some Hawke's Bay concert goers worried they may not get to see him perform in Auckland.

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

The Artania arrives

The 1200 passenger Artania will arrive on Sunday flooding the town with German-speaking tourists.

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

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Cruising to success

Jim and Eve Murphy, left, Gail Littin and Damian O'Connor from Pukekohe Travel.

Pukekohe Travel sails away with two major Australasian cruise industry awards.

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Readers' best travel photos

"We took a walk around Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I happened to stop and saw ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

There's an app for that

Josh Martin recommends the best travel tech to travel with.

Unspoken etiquette of air travel

Surviving the world's longest flight video

nz

The parts of NZ that don't feel Kiwi

This could be New Zealand, or anywhere.

New Zealand's multiculturalism and varied landscapes means you can see the world without your passport.

No top beaches for Taranaki, but why? video

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

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.

Australia

10 least 'Aussie' places in Australia

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

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

Coolest bus stop ever?

The boring bus wait is a thing of the past at this "reclaimed" 1970s-themed bus stop in Melbourne.

According to organisers, attendees ate more than 800 melons and smashed another 1100.

Town's massive watermelon fight video

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

pacific islands

Eye contact with a humpback stuff nation video

Swimming alongside these gentle giants is an indescribable feeling.

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

Summer lesson: 'Learn to exploit foreigners'

As cool rain swept across Auckland and Peter Thiel's residential status fuelled angst among what passes for our intelligentsia, I sweated through a few days on Efate's southern shores.

Blue Lagoon's private island, Nanuya Lailai, in Fiji.

A to Z of Yasawa Islands

A guide to cruising Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands.

cruising

The Artania arrives

The 1200 passenger Artania will arrive on Sunday flooding the town with German-speaking tourists.

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

Cruising to success

Pukekohe Travel sails away with two major Australasian cruise industry awards.

The New Titanic is designed to resemble the original as closely as possible.

New Titanic taking shape

The replica cruise will let you experience what felt like onboard the Titanic as it sank.

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

Hiroshima's children of the atom video

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

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

The real reasons Japan is hot

Here are 10 reasons why everyone's going crazy for Japan...

The ocellate river stingray.

World's weird (but cute) species

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

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

Searching for NZ's best scone

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

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

Unmissable Welly food experiences

French flair, coffee, chocolate, wine and laneway dining - there's something for all.

Jacqui Winchcombe believes good drainage is one of the secrets to good-quality chips.

Takeaways a family affair

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

adventure

Skyscraper climbers touch top video

Footage appears to show a daredevil touching the pointed tip of London's second tallest building.

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

Pilots: The new social media stars

From snaps at the flight deck to far-flung destinations, everyone wants a peak inside the pilot life.

I was hunted by wolves

Pedaling in paradise video

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

DoC's $60 park fee idea

Could NZ follow South America's example of charging locals to access tracks and double hut fees for tourists?

news

DoC's $60 park fee idea video

DoC is considering entry fees for national parks including Aoraki Mount Cook.

Could NZ follow South America's example of charging locals to access tracks and double hut fees for tourists?

Airline's $90 US to Europe flights video

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

Cook's 'star navigator' remembered

Southern riders give race a miss

troubles

Boss fans' airport stranding

A cancelled Jetstar flight left some Hawke's Bay concert goers worried they may not get to see him perform in Auckland.

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

Planes' hairy landings in storm video

As Doris embarked on its destructive path across Britain, pilots battled 145kmh winds to land and take-off.

'This is not Trump's America' video

Qatar Airways staff sacked

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