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Kiwi Traveller

Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries range from the Angor Wat to the snowfields of Japan.

Unraveling Uzbekistan stuff nation

It has cities that were as well known as Paris and London, yet Mike O'Connor finds tourism is still in its infancy in Uzbekistan. 

Mistakes first-time travellers make

Business is booming


Bigger aircraft boosts numbers

An artist's impression of a new Queenstown Airport international terminal.

4:08 PM  Queenstown Airport is gearing up to break records this winter with another boost to flights.

Air New Zealand adds 787-9 to Fiji route

3:37 PM  Air NZ will fly its Dreamliner to Nadi next summer, adding 8000 seats, driving fares down.

Do commercial aircraft carry axes?

Is hacking an airplane easy?

travel troubles

Jetstar defends pricing

Jetstar may be in for a bumpy ride over 'opt-out' pricing.

3:16 PM  After 'warning' Air NZ, competition regulators investigate Jetstar over 'opt-out' pricing

Family forced to sit in vomit

This US airline told a family to sit in vomit or catch another flight.

Aboriginal passport refused video

Passenger 'stabs' snoring Santa


Banks Peninsula's luxury hideaway

The view from the Annandale homestead.

Heavenly views, fine food, luxury accommodation and a peninsula to roam is all part of the Annandale experience.

NZ's city of cool: More Banksy than Banks

This city has changed in more ways than one, embracing modernity and daring design.

Fly high in a Tiger Moth.

5 things to do in Gore

Oh please. Of course there are five things to do in Gore, NZ's official home of country music!

pacific islands

Air New Zealand adds 787-9 to Fiji route

The Pacific Islands will get its first Dreamliner service this summer when Air New Zealand begins flying its Boeing 787-9 between Auckland and Fiji.

3:37 PM  Air NZ will fly its Dreamliner to Nadi next summer, adding 8000 seats, driving fares down.

Slow-mo Samoa

It takes no time at all to slip into the easy pace of life in Samoa.

Angelfish in Fiji waters.

Switching to island time in Fiji

Having visited Fiji 21 times, Sheriden Rhodes knows how to make the most of the island paradise in just five days.


How to take great travel photos gallery

photo shooting on smartphone in tourist journey
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In these snap-happy times, great travel photography is rarer than ever.

Stop saying you've 'done' a country

There is always more to see, it's about embracing experience.

Air trafficking website Flightradar24 recorded the heart-shaped route.

Couple take heart-shaped flight

A pilot and his wife took a heart-shaped flight over the Mediterranean, leaving aviation enthusiasts more than a little puzzled.


20 reasons to visit Uluru

A 5 hour time exposure of the stars in over Uluru,Central Australia.

The Red Centre offers awe-inspiring nature, as well as a wealth of cultural, astronomical and gastronomical experiences.

Valley of vines

Take a stately, chauffeured tour for a revealing introduction to Australia's premier wine region.

Inside the van.

Tasmania campervan road trip

MONA, wine and handcuffs make for an adults-only road trip.


The Rome you'd never experience solo

The Colosseum in Rome.

Is it best to take a group tour or to be an independent traveller?

Twenty reasons to visit Rome

The eternal city dazzles with history, food and fashion. Here are its 20 highlights.

At Anzac Cove

GoT fans flock to 'Westeros'

uk and ireland

Visit Game of Thrones sets

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Larrybane.

Game of Thrones has not only transformed television, it has also helped invigorate the areas where it is set.

Finding mysteries and spies in London

If you can't find your cup of tea in London, you're just not looking.

Stout and about in Ireland

Dive into 'virtual Barrier Reef' video


The US' most popular city is...

Aerial View of Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida

It's not San Fran. Not even New York. Its pull is all about fantasy ...

Grunge ground zero: Two decades on

Two decades on from the grunge revolution Seattle - the home of Sub Pop and Kurt Cobain - offers plenty more than its place in rock history.

Perfect breakfast, offensive name

A whale of a time in San Diego

canada & alaska

The best place to watch grizzly bears

Grizzly bear watching.

At the confluence of two streams, one glacial green, the other silver grey, it's salmon carnage.

Top 6 Alaskan wilderness lodges

Cosy, remote bases from which to explore vast forests and superb wildlife.

Living on the edge

Try Niagara without the Viagra


The bizarrest airport souvenir

One of Toto's famous Washlet models, which the company hopes to use in an aiport gallery to win over foreign buyers.

New 'toilet gallery' in Tokyo airport hopes to impress tourists enough that they'll want to buy a high-tech Japanese loo.

Land of golden pagodas

In just two years, tourists have completely transformed south-east Asia's hottest destination.

A pilgrim waits at the entrance to Mizdakahan, Karakalpakstan. The sign reads:  "The spirit of our ancestors will be always in peace".

Unraveling Uzbekistan stuff nation

It has cities that were as well known as Paris and London, yet Mike O'Connor finds tourism is still in its infancy in Uzbekistan. 


Grading the first 'smartship' gallery

The new cruiser Quantum of the Seas at the dry dock in Papenburg, Germany.

Some people think it’s the future of cruising. Others aren’t so sure.

A guide to Cruising in 2015

There’s never been a better year than 2015 to experience an ocean or river cruise (or maybe even both)

2 Queens dock in Auckland

Following historic footprints


Cruising in the land of polar bears

BIG DOGS: Open water in the ice makes seal hunting much harder.

Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

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

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery


Aboriginal passport refused

A man returning home from NZ says he was "hassled" when he tried enter Australia on an Aboriginal passport.

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