Dunedin, a mecca for street art

Natalia Rak's mural Love is in the Air.

Over the past few years, the Dunedin street art scene has exploded.

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Most expensive Australian hotel

The 500 room hotel is designed to attract a high-spending clientele.

When rates only start at $1600, you expect every aspect of the experience to be flawless.

Why 747s have that hump video

The space shuttle Endeavour, carried piggyback atop a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, lands at at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Boeing likes big bumps and you cannot lie, it's the most unusual aircraft to fly.

Most Instagrammed places gallery

How many of the top 9 places have you been to?

You haven't actually arrived somewhere until you've geotagged yourself there.

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The GC's $600m theme park video

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says the new park will not compete with other theme parks in the area.

People still want man-made fun: Mayor welcomes Chinese entertainment company's big plans.

Full of beans in Bali

Bali Pulina Plantation has picturesque views.

Is it taking experiential tourism too far when you pay top dollar for the world's most expensive toddy cat coffee?

Hard or soft luggage? 

There's trend towards hard-sided luggage - and away from more compromising, soft-sided luggage. What's behind it?

Is hard luggage uncivil or stylish?  Here's what you should know about your choice. It involves air rage.

All safe after fire at new Sofitel

Firefighters remained at the scene on Saturday morning.

Fire at luxury hotel contained to restaurant but guests evacuated as precaution.

Cruise's $55m fine for pollution

Princess Cruises has been fined $US40 million for ocean pollution.

A well-known cruise liner has admitted polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up.

When in Rome

Visit Rome in September for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.

 Filled with ancient design and artistic heritage, Rome has a remarkable sense of tradition and culture.

Witnessing Cuba's historic moment video

The caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro pass along a highway on the way to the eastern city of Santiago, in ...

They came for salsa music and mojitos and ended up beholding the death of a leader.

Rarest types of plane crashes video

Rescue crew work in the wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.

No fuel on board: Less than 1 per cent of accidents on record were blamed on low fuel.

A cob cottage for all

Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin in the historic Cob Cottage at Riverlands, outside Blenheim.

One of Marlborough's oldest buildings is set to become available for public use again.

Death Valley in the fast lane

A view across the salt flats in Badwater Basin, California.

One muscle car, one teenager and one dad go cruising California's Death Valley.

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World's toughest border control

Some are unfriendly, and some are downright scary. Beware of customs and immigration officials.

When in Rome

Travel agent vs booking yourself

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Dunedin, a mecca for street art

Natalia Rak's mural Love is in the Air.

Over the past few years, the Dunedin street art scene has exploded.

A cob cottage for all

One of Marlborough's oldest buildings is set to become available for public use again.

Logan Dodds spent six months exploring the Hibiscus Coast and East Coast Bays to put together the video.

'Auckland, the best place on earth' video

Local board pays former tradie cum internet star $15,000 to promote the places he grew up exploring.

news

Why 747s have that giant hump video

The space shuttle Endeavour, carried piggyback atop a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, lands at at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Boeing likes big bumps and you cannot lie, it's the most unusual aircraft to fly.

Rarest types of plane crashes video

No fuel on board: Less than 1 per cent of accidents on record were blamed on low fuel.

World's most photographed places gallery

Hard or soft luggage?

travel troubles

Cruise's $55m fine for pollution

Princess Cruises has been fined $US40 million for ocean pollution.

A well-known cruise liner has admitted polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up.

Offer to striking pilots video

Lufthansa makes another offer to its pilots in the hope of ending a strike that has cancelled 4500 flights.

Lufthansa cancels 890 flights

Air NZ plane turns back

south america

My encounter with Planet Earth's snakes video

A video of an iguana fighting off serpents has gripped the world and I know exactly how that poor guy feels.

A video of an iguana fighting off serpents has gripped the world and I know exactly how that poor guy feels.

DiCaprio's island resort revealed

Drawing inspiration from Belize's ancient Mayan ruins, this eco-friendly resort will also heal the island.

Four days to Machu Picchu

South America on a Shoestring

middle east

'BREAKING! This is real news' gallery

It started with the "fake news" reports that actor Jeff Goldblum had fallen 60 metres to his death at Kauri Cliffs.

OPINION: This year, truth is stranger than the fake news. So can you tell the difference? Try our quiz.

Shiny Dubai from the sky

Dubai is obsessed with large and shiny and what better way to see it then from the air.

Dead Sea brings laughter and pain

Petra is rose-red and awe inspiring

pacific islands

Tonga trip teaches technique

Jess Erb, 24, is headed to Tonga as part of a Unitec programme.

A love for animals has led a vet to a unique learning programme.

Sheer luxury on Laucala

Caviar, horse riding, even a submarine - it's all included on this exclusive Fijian island.

The lobby, bar and restaurant complex overlook the pool and ocean beyond.

Samoa's newest luxury resort

An artificial island just outside of Apia is home to Samoa's newest vacation spot.

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Australia’s most expensive hotel opens

The 500 room hotel is designed to attract a high-spending clientele.

When rates only start at $1600, you expect every aspect of the experience to be flawless.

Top 7 Aussie spots for 2017

Add some of these little-known, and some popular, gems to your travel bucket list.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says the new park will not compete with other theme parks in the area.

Gold Coast's $600m theme park video

People still want man-made fun: Mayor welcomes Chinese entertainment company's big plans.

europe

Gothic ice dome rises

A gothic-style ice dome is seen at the mountain resort of Hrebienok in Slovakia.

Fifteen sculptors worked for weeks to shape 90 tonnes of ice into a gothic-style dome in the mountains of Slovakia.

Klosters: Skiing with the royals

Stunning scenery, easy to get to, and a big favourite with the Windsors.

Linz: Unloved but lovely

White rainbow a wonder

uk and ireland

Mystery houseboat washes ashore

The make-shift boat with a note inside was relatively intact after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

This make-shift boat with a note inside was intact after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

London's best new restaurants

These hot new eateries focus on just one item - and they do it well.

Why this is the world's best hotel

Why Chinese tourists love this town

usa

Death Valley in the fast lane

A view across the salt flats in Badwater Basin, California.

One muscle car, one teenager and one dad go cruising California's Death Valley.

Sharyn Casey's celeb spotting 101

Opinion: Here's how to guarantee your brush with fame in the most famous town in the world.

Reasons to visit Palm Springs

5 unique places to stay in NYC

canada & alaska

Where to get close to polar bears

Polar bear swimming in the Beaufort Sea on the northern coast of Alaska.

You can be mere metres from the fierce animals and they are as oblivious as cows grazing in a field.

Tourist sights worth braving crowds for video

For every gorgeous shot of a world wonder there's another of a massive tourist crowd.

Holiday alternatives to America

The world's most scenic railway ride

asia

Full of beans in Bali

Bali Pulina Plantation has picturesque views.

Is it taking experiential tourism too far when you pay top dollar for the world's most expensive toddy cat coffee?

More to Indonesia than Bali

Next time you visit Bali, spread your wings and explore Java.

The spa-themed amusement park will feature rollercoasters filled with hot spring water

Japan’s bizarre hot-tub rollercoaster

A proposed spa-themed amusement park will allow visitors soak in hot pools while riding on rollercoasters.

cruising

Giant of the sea's new home

A record size water tube attraction is part of the largest water park in the Carnival fleet.

Carnival Vista joins new ships that are taking up residence in Florida after an inaugural summer in Europe.

Full steam ahead for cruise season

Cruise ships are expected to inject valuable tourism dollars into quake-affected regions.

Rain, quake or shine

Quakes don't deter cruise passengers video

snow

Kiwi's North Korea ski adventure

Sam Smoothy and film producer Will Lascelles, at the Korean demilitarised zone.

Kiwi freeskier Sam Smoothy shows what it's like to hit the slopes at Masikryong Ski Resort.

Man who paints ski trail maps

He's been dubbed "the Michelangelo of snow" for his hand-painted guides to the slopes.

Southern skifield numbers rise

Brexit keeps Brits off ski slopes

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Australia’s most expensive hotel opens

The 500 room hotel is designed to attract a high-spending clientele.

When rates only start at $1600, you expect every aspect of the experience to be flawless.

Most bizarre travel accessory yet video

With pockets for your passport, cash and credit cards, the Travel Bra is strangely practical.

Choose child friendly activities.

5 tips for travelling with young kids

This expert mum spent 6 months travelling full-time with a preschooler and a toddler - while pregnant.

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What do you do if your next holiday destination is plastered all across the 6pm news? Bail or go?

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