Longest roller coaster zip line

WILD RIDE: Three times the length of any tree-base zip line in the world: The Crazy Rider.

At one-kilometre long and 18-metres high, this is the world's longest roller coaster zip line.

'Nothing else like it'

Teens take world's scariest selfie

'Nothing else like it' video

'Nothing else like it in the world:' The planned Skyscraper.

Riders will be sent spiralling towards the ground at 104 kilometres per hour from 155 metres high.

Global snapshots gallery

A woman, dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, poses for tourists in Kyoto, western Japan.

Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

Mansion makes a real statement

BESPOKE TRAVEL: The Copper House in Queenstown will set you back $20,000 a night.

You can rent this new Queenstown mansion for $20,000 a night, minimum stay five nights.

What teens want from a holiday

SAFETY CHOICE: Zip-ling is safer than many other adventure sports.

Taking teens travelling need not be all worry and no fun for parents or children.

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beaches

Things to do in Fiji

NATADOLA BEACH: It's heralded as the island's best beach.

This island nation, with its clear waters and white beaches, is a Kiwi favourite.

Italy's best hidden beaches

Beyond Italy's famous shorelines, there are spectacular hidden beaches that you’ll have all to yourself.

A guide to island getaways

Buying an island

food

Qantas' bigger, fancier meals video

FANCY MEALS: Qantas has revamped its economy class dining options.

Wagyu beef in economy class? Qantas increases meal sizes and options with new menu.

11 unbelievable bars gallery

It's time to ditch your local dive bar.

Sauce of course: Preparing a pizza.

The pizza purists of Naples

Don't say cheese in the birthplace of a world culinary favourite.

family

What teens want from a holiday

SAFETY CHOICE: Zip-ling is safer than many other adventure sports.

Taking teens travelling need not be all worry and no fun for parents or children.

How to control kids on a plane

Here are some survival tips for when your little darling turns into a monster at 30,000 feet.

A view of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church (bottom) and the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur in Paris.

Paris with the kids

Believe it or not, Paris is a great city for kids.

budget

Perks and quirks

Luxury resorts aren't always worth the accompanying price tag.

Large resorts have plenty of perks but it pays to know what some of them are.

How to cope with a hostel dorm

Checking in after spending some time in hotels, it all felt a bit ... rough.

camping tent

It's not hard to be a happy camper

Camping is often touted as an inexpensive way to enjoy a holiday, but for novice campers there are some upfront costs to consider.

adventure

Longest roller coaster zip line

WILD RIDE: Three times the length of any tree-base zip line in the world: The Crazy Rider.

At one-kilometre long and 18-metres high, this is the world's longest roller coaster zip line.

The world's best walks gallery

You don't have to carry a tent to enjoy some of the best hikes in the world.

'Nothing else like it in the world:' The planned Skyscraper.

'Nothing else like it' video

Riders will be sent spiralling towards the ground at 104 kilometres per hour from 155 metres high.

luxury

Mansion makes a real statement

BESPOKE TRAVEL: The Copper House in Queenstown will set you back $20,000 a night.

You can rent this new Queenstown mansion for $20,000 a night, minimum stay five nights.

Shopping in a Paris palace

Only in Paris can you experience luxury shopping while taking in history and extravagant gardens.

WORLD'S BEST: Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania.

Aussie hotel named world's best

Tasmania's Saffire Freycinet has been named the best boutique hotel in the world.

short breaks

Holiday homes of the week

Dolphin Bay, Matapouri: High Peak.

Dreaming of a weekend escape? Here are our two holiday homes picks for this week... 

An elegant trip back in time

If money is no object, there's no beating this well-hidden historic lodge near Christchurch.

WIND BLOWN: Braving the elements on the Waiheke Island headland walk.

To the island

Island first-timer Michelle Duff discovers plenty of reasons to look forward to a return visit to Waiheke.

couples

Looking for Elizabeth Gallagher

CALLING ALL ELIZABETHS: Jordan Axani is offering a "fairly wicked trip" to a Canadian woman with his ex-girlfriend's name

Jilted Jordan Axani needs a new Elizabeth for his round the world trip. Is that you?

Keeping a relationship on track

A yearlong adventure has taught us more than we need to know about making a relationship work from the road.

UNLUCKY IN LOVE: After being dumped by his girlfriend, Jake took to eBay to find a companion for a romantic, luxury trip.

Lovelorn man auctions trip

Suddenly single Jake Dodridge has opened bidding for a woman to holiday in romantic Venice with him.