Slice of paradise - yours for $356m

Halawa Valley in Eastern Molokai.

A vast swathe of this Hawaiian island is up for grabs, but there's a catch.

Quiz: New Zealand airports

The picturesque Queenstown Airport.

Keeping it local with our latest travel quiz as we look at airports here in NZ.

10 best culinary adventures

A chef extracts a seed from the exotic pacay fruit at Gustu restaurant in La Paz, Bolivia.

Did you know the world's oldest winery is in Armenia? Visit it, and 9 other amazing foodie trips.

Bali volcano: Safe to travel? video

There is a 12km exclusion zone around Mount Agung.

The Indonesian island "is still open", but Kiwi travellers are advised to register with SafeTravel.

Weird and bizarre Palm Springs

Galleta Meadows sculpture garden in California.

The area around the US city is known for being a bit offbeat, here's 7 of the strangest things you'll see.

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The hotel with prison bars

Rob Hoogerwerf is the project leader at the former Bijlmerbajes prison.

It may not be to everyone's taste but you can now stay in a former notorious Dutch prison.

World famous: Larnach Castle

Dunedin's Larnach Castle's exterior.

Larnach Castle is one of Otago Peninsula's gems.

Luxury subs for global elite

Ocean Submarine's personal subs can take their owners on all kinds of adventures in big-money comfort.

Three companies are in a race to corner the market in luxury personal submarines.

Ghan puts it in perspective

The Ghan is named for Australia's early camel drivers, who were believed to be from Afghanistan.

The beauty of the Ghan Expedition is that it puts everything in perspective.

Croatia with young ones video

Lazing around the MedSailors catamaran, the best of the boats.

We just scraped in, months from our expiry date for MedSailors.

Room review: Victoria Hotel

The bedroom is decked out in modern colours in the Executive Suite at The Victoria Hotel in Dunedin.

The space is comfy and modern, but the location is prime.

Why are airports so awful?

It's all those painful little things you have to do that tick you off at airports.

OPINION: It's all those painful little things you have to do that tick you off at airports.

Wind disrupts Wellington flights

Anyone flying to or from Wellington Airport on Monday night is advised to check their flight information. (File photo)

Several flights out of the capital have been cancelled or delayed.

Eruption fears spark Bali exodus

A view of Mt Agung on September 24 in Karangasem regency, on the tourist island of Bali, Indonesia. There are fears it ...

Over 35,000 people flee menacing Indonesian volcano, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

From ridicule to Riversdale

Spectators watching a surf carnival at Riversdale in the early 1960s.

One man's dream led to a holiday spot now enjoyed by generations.

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Kiwi Traveller

Wilderness on your doorstep

Miranda switched from PR girl to baker after her move to New Zealand.

Glaswegian Miranda Gulland loves the carefree, she'll-be-right Kiwi attitude of living in Wellington.

Room review: Victoria Hotel,Dunedin

The space is comfy and modern, but the location is prime.

Travel to learn and stay well

Smugshot: Readers' travel photos

nz

From ridicule to Riversdale

Spectators watching a surf carnival at Riversdale in the early 1960s.

One man's dream led to a holiday spot now enjoyed by generations.

Room review: Victoria Hotel,Dunedin

The space is comfy and modern, but the location is prime.

Larnach Castle was New Zealand's only castle until Riverstone Castle, near Oamaru, opened earlier this year. Today, the ...

World famous in NZ: Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Larnach Castle is one of Otago Peninsula's gems.

Australia

A reminder of your place in the world

The Ghan is named for Australia's early camel drivers, who were believed to be from Afghanistan.

The beauty of the Ghan Expedition is that it puts everything in perspective.

Australia's new great walk

No poisonous snakes or spiders, no ticks, no leeches, no stinging nettles. Welcome to 45km of pure spectacle.

An artists impression of the outdoor area.

The world's first sand hostel

Ever wanted to spend the night in a sand castle? Now you can, but you've got to win a spot first.

pacific islands

How to do a cheap island holiday

Kayaking, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Looking to escape winter? It's just a four-hour flight away, and there's sunny beaches to lie on.

Kingdom of Tonga: Island paradise

Beach? Check. Hammock? Check. Coconut tree shoreline? Check. Vava'u - the picture storybook.

The Yasawas have something for everyone, from backpackers to those looking for luxury.

Fiji off the beaten track

I've been to Denarau Island and loved it. Where next?

cruising

Luxury submarines for global elite

Ocean Submarine's personal subs can take their owners on all kinds of adventures in big-money comfort.

Three companies are in a race to corner the market in luxury personal submarines.

Irma's bittersweet travel bonus

Cruise ships didn't plan to visit, but Hurricane Irma changed the plans for thousands of passengers exploring the Caribbean.

Lyon is known for its commanding Renaissance and Roman architecture but it has a softer, more creative side.

If these painted walls could talk

Like the passageways that are woven through the city, there is more to Lyon than meets the eye.

south america

Rio's original rock star hotel

The Cipriani Restaurant at the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel.

Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel offers pure opulence and has been a haven for the stars for years.

Casa Palopo: Guatemalan jewel

"By the time we landed on the property's windswept helipad at the lake's edge, I was smitten."

Irma hits Branson's island

The cave which swallows you up video

middle east

Petra, beyond the facade video

The Treasury. Ancient city of Petra carved out of the rock, Jordan.

The breathtaking and spine-tingling moment everyone gets at this ancient city in Jordan.

A region of storied ruins

Cyrus and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their mark here.

Kiwis don't need visas for Qatar

Couchsurfing in Iran stuff nation

europe

The hotel with prison bars

Rob Hoogerwerf is the project leader at the former Bijlmerbajes prison.

It may not be to everyone's taste but you can now stay in a former notorious Dutch prison.

Sailing Croatia with the young ones video

We just scraped in, months from our expiry date for MedSailors.

Hot Spot of the week: Binissalem

The last unspoiled Greek island

uk and ireland

The walk that changed my life stuff nation

The start of the 309km journey.

Walking 309km seems like a good idea from the couch. In reality, it's a lot tougher - but richly rewarding.

Scotland: Hogwarts Express magic

A ride through the Scottish Highlands on the real-life Hogwarts Express was a bit of a bucket-list item.

Disorder makes a great museum

A helping hand for Kiwis on their big OE

usa

Weird and wonderful Palm Springs

Galleta Meadows sculpture garden in California.

The area around the US city is known for being a bit offbeat, here's 7 of the strangest things you'll see there.

US eyes dark sky reserve

As 80 percent of North Americans live in areas where light pollution blots out the night sky, a tiny town is hoping to stay in the dark.

From Christchurch to San Diego

Going budget at top US resort

canada & alaska

The shop dividing a tourist town

High Expedition Co opened in mid-May.

The Alaskan town of Talkeetna is known for its quirkiness, but a new store selling pot is causing a rift.

A bright shining idea

They're building pathways in all sorts of places in South Taranaki.

Kiwi confronts wild Canadian bear gallery

Going wild in Alberta, Canada

asia

Malaysia's rainforest for rookies

The treetop canopy walk at The Habitat, Penang Hill.

Most tropical jungle experiences involve hikes, mud, mosquitoes and hideous discomfort. Not this one.

Floor food at Festival of Dead

Cambodia's two-week tribute to the dead is a spine-tingling mix of spirituality and celebration.

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is one of the biggest overwater hotels in the world.

Bucket list dream: Cheap overwater resort video

There's a way to tick this bucket list item off your list - without breaking the bank.

luxury

Luxury submarines for global elite

Ocean Submarine's personal subs can take their owners on all kinds of adventures in big-money comfort.

Three companies are in a race to corner the market in luxury personal submarines.

Rio's original rock star hotel

Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel offers pure opulence and has been a haven for the stars for years.

The hotel room that changed history

Paradise playground

budget

Bucket list dream: Cheap overwater resort video

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is one of the biggest overwater hotels in the world.

There's a way to tick this bucket list item off your list - without breaking the bank.

How to do a cheap island holiday

Looking to escape winter? It's just a four-hour flight away, and there's sunny beaches to lie on.

Avoid these hidden charges in Europe

Going budget at top US resort

beaches

The world's first sand hostel

An artists impression of the outdoor area.

Ever wanted to spend the night in a sand castle? Now you can, but you've got to win a spot first.

Kingdom of Tonga: Island paradise

Beach? Check. Hammock? Check. Coconut tree shoreline? Check. Vava'u - the picture storybook.

Kayaking, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

How to do a cheap island holiday

Looking to escape winter? It's just a four-hour flight away, and there's sunny beaches to lie on.

food

10 best culinary adventures

A chef extracts a seed from the exotic pacay fruit at Gustu restaurant in La Paz, Bolivia.

Did you know the world's oldest winery is in Armenia? Visit it, and 9 other amazing foodie trips.

'Donut disturb' room deal video

US resort raises the room service bar in the sweetest way possible with monster glazed doughnut.

Visitors reach for the one of the first mugs of beer during the opening day of the 183rd Oktoberfest in Munich.

Drinking around the world gallery

When you're travelling, drinking can be a full experience. The people, venue, and culture are all represented.

adventure

The world's first sand hostel

An artists impression of the outdoor area.

Ever wanted to spend the night in a sand castle? Now you can, but you've got to win a spot first.

Going with the flow in Nicaragua

Yoga-surfing retreats, immense jungles and beaches separated by volcanic rock, Nicaragua can be a relaxed getaway or an unparalleled adventure.

Swimming with manta rays

Hang-gliding comes to Cromwell

family

Flying with kids

The price of travelling with children keeps going up. (file photo)

Travelling with children is often accompanied by anxiety and added stress, but there are a few things that can make flying with kids a bit more bearable.

Taking just one kid on holiday

OPINION: Family vacations are great, but if you really want to bond, you need some one-on-one time.

Testing airline's child-free zone

Flying with kids: A survival guide

Video

Eruption fears spark Bali exodus

Over 35,000 people flee menacing Indonesian volcano, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

news

Quiz: New Zealand airports

The picturesque Queenstown Airport.

Keeping it local with our latest travel quiz as we look at airports here in NZ.

Bali volcano: Is it safe to travel? video

The Indonesian island "is still open", but Kiwi travellers are advised to register with SafeTravel.

Bali 'safe' despite volcano risk

Trek almost turns tragic

troubles

Wind disrupts Wellington flights

Anyone flying to or from Wellington Airport on Monday night is advised to check their flight information. (File photo)

7:04 PM  Several flights out of the capital have been cancelled or delayed.

Eruption fears spark Bali exodus

Over 35,000 people flee menacing Indonesian volcano, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

Power outage hits Sydney Airport

Hotel bans airline for bad behaviour

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