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Marlborough: Day tripper

The Wither Hills are home to a range of different walks, each offering a slightly different view of the Marlborough landscape

Marlborough offers an abundance of easy walks just waiting to be explored - here's a few favourites.

Freedom campers fight back

Council says its freedom camping enforcement officers have faced a tirade of threatening behaviour.

Sting out of the tail

Chance to touch history

australia

Exclusive resort an escape from reality

Orpheus Island is a tropical island dream.

The posh Orpheus Island Resort in Australia only lets in a maximum of 28 guests at a time.

Don't risk it: Rock pool warning video

It's an iconic Sydney selfie spot, but tourists are being being actively encouraged not to go.

The lighthouse works automatically but the caretakers have plenty else to do.

Six months on a deserted island

Rent free, this is the ultimate couple's getaway - if you can handle isolation and no Facebook.

pacific islands

Things that will surprise about Fiji video

Swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, beautiful coral and fish filled lagoons, Fiji really is ...

Fiji time is a thing, you'll say Bula a lot and machete wielding men are no threat.

Magical French Polynesia

There's more to French Polynesia than honeymoons and beaches.

Five-star answer to mass tourism

Samoa, a vibrant jewel video

uk and ireland

Thousands gather at Stonehenge

Druids, pagans and revellers gather in the centre of Stonehenge hoping to see the sun rise.

More than five thousand pagans, druids and revellers celebrate the winter solstice.

Girl offers to replace Big Ben's chimes video

When Phoebe heard Big Ben would fall silent due to repairs she offered to replace its "bongs".

What Christmas is like in London

Cities set for a tourism surge

europe

$1.1b opera house a sight to behold

Architects Herzog & de Meuron called the Elbphilharmonie concert hall a city in itself.

Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie hall, which evokes a ship floating on water, opens to majestic fanfare in Germany.

Ice-skating above underwater prison video

Daredevil ice-skates over an old Soviet prison submerged in a frozen lake in breathtaking footage.

The Buddhists vs the billionaire

Snow falls on famous landmarks gallery video

hawaii

Obama's island dream

Lanikai Beach in Kailua - the holiday destination of choice for the Obamas.

Take a look at the Hawaiian paradise where POTUS spent his last holiday as president.

Local bites in Hawaii

Don't underestimate the gastronomic scene in Hawaii.

Love locks 'unsightly litter'

Snorkelling with green sea turtles

usa

Disneyland to add Fastpass fee

Disneyland's announcement attracted mixed responses by fans.

Want to redeem a Fastpass to beat the queues? There's now a $14 fee for this feature on the app.

48 hours in Portland

Portland may sit seemingly lost in the American North West but it's forged its own identity and it's a load of fun.

Eating a way into real LA video

Enjoying an active lifestyle in Boston

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

south america

A trip into Peru's past

Young children, dressed in bright, bold colours, play on the outskirts of the village of Chinchero in Peru's Maras plateau.

From its Inca ruins to its farmers and traders, Peru is a country embracing its rich history.

Ticking Cuba off the bucket list

Rice and beans, beans and rice. Oh, and a mojito on the side. All for around $5.

Welcome to the other California

Frights, mites & lights in the Amazon

asia

When all of China goes on holiday video

Passengers wait to board a train at a railway station during the Chinese Lunar New Year travel rush in Jiujiang.

Billions of people will take planes, trains and automobiles during the world's largest human migration.

Muggles, grab your passports

Get out your wands, and your passports, for a culinary experience that will transport fans to the Wizarding World.

Why I backpacked with 6-year-old

China's spectacular 24-bend road

africa

Snow falls in Sahara Desert

A satellite image of the snow in North Africa on December 19, 2016.

"Everyone was stunned," amateur photographer captures rare and beautiful sight.

Farewell from Ghana

Former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott reflects on an adventurous year in her final column from Ghana..

Down the Zambezi to where the wild things are

The hotel pool everyone wants to photograph

middle east

Grab a selfie...in Aleppo video

Tourists pose for a picture at the entrance of the Carlton Hotel.

Tourists already returning to war-torn Syrian city despite the ongoing fighting.

Backpackers' day trip to frontline

They've been called "terror tourists" and "naive" but these Irish backpackers want to help.

First SeaWorld without orcas

World record for Emirates' floral A380 video

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