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World Famous in NZ: Franz Josef Glacier

Guide Tim leading the way.

Visit the Franz Josef Glacier, an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, while you still can.

Slice of heaven on Kapiti Coast

The whole point of Atahuri is to kick back: take off your watch, chill, be fed, watered and spoiled.

Track upgrade gets green light

NZ's best glacial experience


Secret beach voted Australia's best

Cossies Beach, Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

It's official: Australia's best beach is …drum roll… probably nowhere you've ever been.

Gold Coast's $600m theme park video

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

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

Australia’s most expensive hotel opens

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

pacific islands

Enjoy a Pacific holiday with baby

Yes, babies and tropical holidays do mix...

It may not be the cocktail you had in mind, but there are ways to make it work.

Finding Niue's sweet soul

Who needs beaches when you have bees like these?

Tonga trip teaches technique

Samoa's newest luxury resort

uk and ireland

Why tourists love this small village

A resident of the English village took this photo from her window.

Mystery solved: Why the world's weirdest attractions includes a sleepy English suburb.

Pub decorated with 90 Christmas trees

With 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 lights, this pub is the perfect place to get your merry on.

Mystery houseboat washes ashore

London's best new restaurants


Prague's Christmas markets

Prague's Old Town Square at the 2016 Christmas market. In the Czech Republic Christmas markets, traditionally sell ...

Prague's traditional Christmas markets offer honey liquor, marzipan potatoes, chocolate, and above all, mulled wine.

Life in a Beaujolais chateau

Keira Richardson of Wellington is helping other young people see the world, from a 16th century chateau in the French wine-growing region of Beaujolais.

Kiwi lives the dream in French village stuff nation

Iceland eruptions bring tourism boom video


Local bites in Hawaii

Bookshelves in The Study at the Modern rotate to reveal a bar.

Don't underestimate the gastronomic scene in Hawaii.

Love locks 'unsightly litter'

Affection for love locks locations has grown phenomenally in recent years, but state officials in Hawaii have become the latest to demand their removal.

Snorkelling with green sea turtles

Tourists find Hawaii's hidden gem video


Three minute guide to Crested Butte

First run of the day in Crested Butte.

Brian Johnston discovers just down the road from Aspen, Crested Butte offers something for everyone - from beginners to advanced skiers after a challenge.

On board world's biggest cruise ship video

Cruise rookie Fred Woodcock spends two memorable days on the biggest cruise ship in the world, and is wowed.

Death Valley in the fast lane

Sharyn Casey's celeb spotting 101

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

First-timer's guide to Cuba

A Cuban woman, in traditional colonial costume, with a famous Cuban cigar in Old Havana

Cuba's many charms will seduce even the most world-weary party animal history buff or nature lover. 

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.

DiCaprio's island resort revealed

Four days to Machu Picchu


Hong Kong: An alternative guide

Scratch the surface and you'll see a whole new side of Hong Kong, beyond the skyscrapers and neon.

Look beyond the tourist favourites, and you'll find there's still plenty to discover in this vibrant city.

'Hotel of Doom' may open its doors

Lights on inside North Korea's unfinished Ryugyong Hotel fuel rumours the skyscraper is being revived.

Full of beans in Bali

Japan’s bizarre hot-tub rollercoaster


Farewell from Ghana

Former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott and her partner John in Accra.

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

Following the Zambezi River down to see the wildlife around Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba.

The hotel pool everyone wants to photograph

'Crashing witch' illustrates news threat

middle east

World record for Emirates' floral A380 video

Emirates and Dubai Miracle Garden build world’s largest floral installation in shape of an Emirates A380.

The world's largest passenger plane is covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.

'BREAKING! This is real news' gallery

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

Shiny Dubai from the sky

Dead Sea brings laughter and pain

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