Cook Strait ferry hits wharf

ON THE WATER: Cook Strait ferry Aratere in Wellington Harbour.

19 min ago  Strong winds cause the Cook Strait ferry to move at its berth, causing damage and delays.

747's final flight

Woolongong bound: City of Canberra set a record in 1989 for flying non-stop from London to Sydney.

The final flight of the Qantas jumbo that once flew London-Sydney non-stop will be unusual - and challenging.

Top travel pics of the week gallery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28:  Fans enjoys the music during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Airline in fare bungle

A South African Airways Boeing 747 flies low as part of the celebrations of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and  New Zealand, Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Saturday, June 24, 1995. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

It looked like a steal: $96 for a round-trip business class ticket between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.

Mummified monk in statue video

Mummified monk found in Buddha statue

A Buddha statue that conceals the remains of a mummified monk is the centerpiece of this exhibition.

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Kiwi Traveller

The mistakes travellers keep making

TRAVEL MISTAKES: One in five need help on holidays, according to one insurer.

If you're getting stupidly drunk or riding around on a moped, you may wish to check the fine print.

Incredible history in Paris

Patrick Whatman moved from Wellington all the way to Paris' 11th Arrondissement.

Adventure capital of the world video

Kiwis are taking flight more often

news

Circus to stop elephant acts video

Elephants from the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus parade in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, in this file photo taken March 16, 2010. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will eliminate its elephant acts - long an integral part of the spectacle billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth" - by 2018 amid ongoing criticism by animal welfare activists, the circus' parent company said on March 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files    (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

Ringling Bros Circus will eliminate its elephant acts by 2018.

Record-breaking Qantas 747 final flight

The final flight of the Qantas jumbo that once flew London-Sydney non-stop will be unusual - and challenging.

South African Airways in fare bungle

Air NZ warned over insurance sales

travel troubles

Cook Strait ferry hits wharf

ON THE WATER: Cook Strait ferry Aratere in Wellington Harbour.

17 min ago  Strong winds cause the Cook Strait ferry to move at its berth, causing damage and delays.

Wind sees flight cancelled

3:35 PM  One flight to New Plymouth has been cancelled today due to high winds but the worst is over, airport manager Kevin Hill says.

Plane skids off runway in New York video

US Airways plane evacuated

nz

'Golden Mile' to promote food, wine

The Vines Village co-director Jeff Fulton sees a chance for keen cyclists to explore more of Rapaura and Renwick.

A new cycle trail on the outskirts of Blenheim will have wine lovers and foodies reaching for their lycra.

Working up a thirst

A South Island holiday also turned out to be a great beer journey.

Akaroa is a fishing village that thinks it's French (probably because it almost was).

Amazing weekend in Akaroa

Food, history, art, nature, and sexy inflections – you can savour them all on a visit to Akaroa.

pacific islands

10 things to do in the Cook Islands

TO THE ISLANDS: There's always plenty to do on these sun-soaked islands.

While the Cooks Islands are known for their weather, their culture and natural gems shine even on a rainy day.

This is not the Tour de France

Nothing beats being greeted like a star when you're hot, sweaty and covered in dirt on Papua New Guinea's main cycling route.

Morning sunlight on the beach at Manase, seen from a fale window.

Living on island time in Samoa

It’s not just the sights that make Samoa special. The happiness of its inhabitants are refreshment for body and soul.

australia

The rock that is fooling the tourists

Mount Connor or ‘‘Fool-uru’’ differs from Uluru in that it has a distinctive flat top with a separate top layer.

So many tourists mistake this other big rock in Central Australia it's been nicknamed 'Fool-uru'.

Sydney: Airbnb's Big Gay stay

Want to be part of the world’s biggest Mardi Gras parade? Airbnb has a big pink answer.

A SPIRITUAL THING: Visitors walk past as young monks offer prayers outside the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng city in central China's Henan province.

Shaolin Village planned for Australia

China's Shaolin Temple, is planning to build an Australian complex that includes a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course.

themes

Top travel photos of the week gallery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28:  Fans enjoys the music during the Future Music Festival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Photos: Inside Boeing's luxury private jet gallery

Take a look inside the Boeing 747 jumbo jet built for one VIP.

Magellanic penguins interact at the Punta Tombo fauna reservation in the southern Argentinian province of Chubut November 24, 2011. Hundreds of Magellanic penguins arrived in Chubut in September and stayed till their babies were born in November. REUTERS/Maxi Jonas (ARGENTINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

Top spots for animal lovers gallery video

Japan's cat island had a burst of publicity recently but there are plenty of places where cute-ish animals hang out.

europe

Hungary's village-for-rent is popular

OWN A VILLAGE: The small village of Megyer is up for rent, if that's your thing.

Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast.

Mummified monk found in Buddha statue video

A Buddha statue from China that conceals the remains of a monk who turned himself into a mummy almost a millennium ago is the centerpiece of an exhibition in Budapest.

An Arctic town in the limelight

Beginner's guide to the Canary Islands

uk and ireland

Skeleton horse erected in London

Gift Horse, the latest work of art to take its place on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, is pictured high above The National Gallery in London, England.

London's Trafalgar Square, full of tourists, pigeons and military monuments, has a new occupant.

'England's most boring city'

It's arguably the most boring, unfashionable city in England. But visiting is a revelation.

How this small town became part of world history

'You'll never look at a spoon the same way '

usa

Is the Las Vegas Strip too snooty?

SIN CITY: A new campaign is appealing to a crowd of likely Las Vegas Strip visitors that's less keen on nightclub bottle service or high-priced fine-dining.

Tear down your red velvet ropes, Las Vegas.

An insider's tips for New York

If you have two days and want to make the most of your time in the Big Apple, here's some tips.

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery

Happiest, most expensive place on Earth

canada & alaska

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

It's a stunning sight: Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place.

An unforgettable biking adventure

Why an abandoned railway line through the heart of this Canadian province makes for an unforgettable biking adventure.

A pork-lovers guide to Canada

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

asia

Holi: India's Festival of Colour kicks off gallery

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 4, 2015. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Holi is celebrated across India as a welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

Welcome to 'Cat Island' gallery video

An feline army rules this remote island, where the cats outnumber humans six to one.

Foodie heaven: Delicious food is abundant in Singapore, including Halal food.

Singapore noodles? There's no such thing

Would ask for french fries in France? No? So why would you ask for Singaporean noodles in the Lion City?

cruising

Secrets to saving on your bar tab

BOOZE CRUISE: A daily libation - or two - can run up a hefty bar tab by the end of your trip. So how do you save on your bar tab?

A daily libation - or two - can run up a hefty bar tab by the end of your trip. So how do you save on your bar tab?

Cruise lines expect 1m more passengers

Almost a million more people worldwide are expected to take cruises this year compare to last year.

I see your Elsa and raise you Darth Vader

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

snow

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

At 19,348 feet, Cotopaxi is Ecuador?s second-highest peak and one of the most active volcanoes in this mountainous country. Illustrates ECUADOR-PEAKS (category t), by Anne Farrar ? 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Anne Farrar.)

As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day floats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.

China's icy festival

China's spectacular ice festival has kicked off in style.

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

Cold at the top

Video

Plane skids off runway in New York

Delta Air Lines plane skids off runwayand crashes into a fence at LaGuardia Airport.

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