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Havelock to trial new i-Site

Craig Usmar and Yanyan Li own the Havelock Info Centre along with the Havelock Town Cafe and Takeaway. An i-Site will be launched in the town in October. Usmar and Li  are pictured with their son, Ryan Usmar, 18-months.

Tourists looking for recommendations and advice will be able to stop by an i-Site in Havelock from October. 

The Tongariro Crossing: A world of its own

The mountains of the Central Plateau also host a network of walking trails through ever-changing landscapes

West Coast's two-wheeled tourists gallery

Humorous sign boasts Marlborough's selling points

australia

Narrow escape in the rainforest

One of six rainforest pavillions at Narrows Escape in Queensland.

You'll feel like you're staying in your very own tree house.

Positioned to last

Quality and sophistication give this inner-city Brisbane hotel an edge over its hipster peers.

The loggerhead turtle is the most endangered turtle that nests in Australia.

Gentle creatures on the far side

Magical encounters await the aquatic adventurer on Western Australia's Coral Coast.

pacific islands

Lending a helping hand

Even the shyest of the children became immersed in the fun.

Vinaka Fiji is a charitable trust through which visitors to the Yasawa Islands can give back to the community during their tropical holiday.

Living history

Breathtaking beauty plus a fascinating past adds up to a memorable family holiday.

Flowers and ink

Meeting the locals at Niue's show day

uk and ireland

Fly my pretties

Falconer Conal Dixson with one of his charges.

Reginald is giving me the evil eye. The hulking 24-year-old hawk glares at me from his perch.

Inside the world's best hotel

What is it like staying at the hotel voted the best on the planet? We found out.

Welcome to 'Dismaland'

Rediscovering horse riding in Ireland gallery

europe

Misfiring cork grounds jet

A cork that misfired mid-air was bad news for EasyJet passengers on a flight between Britain and Turkey.

A flight from Britain to Turkey had to be grounded after a misfiring champagne cork brought down oxygen masks. 

Ahoy, birthday on board

In a fantasy worthy of Game of Thrones, it's time for a party on the high seas.

'Massive orgy of tomatoes and people' gallery

How salt made Salzburg

hawaii

Thinking big on the Big Island

Turtles love the black sand of Punalu'u Beach.

From volcanoes to manta rays, the Big Island of Hawai'i is a diverse and fascinating spot to visit.

Get a taste of Old Hawaii

Not keen on a pre-packaged Waikiki tour? Head to Oahu's North Shore.

How to stop creating little monsters on holidays

One stop relaxation shop

usa

Highway to heaven

The secluded Pfeiffer Beach beach has huge rock formations that lie just offshore. Photo: 123rf

Driving the rugged stretch of the Californian coast known as Big Sur is a road trip to remember.

The 20 things you must do in New York

From hip bars and iconic hotels to soaring skyscrapers, here's why the Big Apple is the coolest place to visit.

Sleep in a van in New York

New Orleans reborn

canada & alaska

Watch: Cute bear rolls down hill video

A playful grizzly bear has been filmed rolling down a hill in Denali National Park, much to the tourists' delight.

Playful grizzy bear repeatedly rolls down hill in Alaska's Denali National Park.

A naturally occurring slip 'n slide video

There are no lines for this naturally forming waterslide in Canada. Plus, it finishes in a jaw-dropping 10.6-metre drop.

Built on a foundation of straw

Vancouver: 5 places off the beaten track

south america

50 shades of clay at erotic museum

Parque del Amor in Miraflores, Lima.

They say sex sells. But sometimes it just gets you into trouble, if the attendant following me is anything to go by.

The Inca Festival of the Sun

One of the busiest days in Cusco's tourist calendar is a jostling mass of humanity and a riot of colour and pageantry.

Building Brazil's capital

How to humiliate yourself overseas

asia

Put Mongolia on your bucket list

Beautiful views can be found at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, which is one of the most scenic lakes in Mongolia.

Huge distances. Broad vistas. Big skies. Bright stars. That's what you'll find in Mongolia.

In search of Borneo's smallest creatures

In search of the 'small five' in the remote reaches of Borneo, an island struggling to preserve its rich biodiversity.

20 reasons to visit Myanmar gallery

Monkey business

africa

Connecting with mountain gorillas

Emmanuel Harerimana, a guide/ranger at Volcanoes Park in Rwanda (L). A baby mountain gorilla (R).

"Silverbacks are mighty. They're the kings of the jungle."

The North Rim in every shade of red

These are sights you do not forget, no need for a smartphone or GoPro.

Wild times in the lap of luxury

Marooned in Madagascar

middle east

Inside the museum that hates America

An Iranian cleric walks past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran.

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

The Sultan and me

Under the ever-watchful gaze of Sultan Qaboos, Sharon Stephenson enjoys a slice of Arabian authenticity in Oman.

This is no ordinary cafe

A calm perch above Jerusalem

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