The long, less winding road

New road markings were painted on this section of SH1, near Tirohanga, hours before the traffic arrived.

5:43 PM  "The reopened highway wasn't the old road repaired, this was brand new road." 

Luxury jet's NYE 'air cruise'

The social lounge.

This flight from Sydney is possible the most luxurious way to bring in the new year.

'Poles of Inaccessibility'

Papunya, Northern Territory, the closest town to Australia's Pole of Inaccessibility.

These are the places furthest from the coast on any continent. The world's truly difficult-to-reach places.

Luxury down the back

Etihad is bringing a touch of luxury to economy class, for a price.

If you've ever looked with envy at passengers in the pointy end, this is for you.

Private islands you can rent

Brother Island in El Nido, Philippines.

You don't have to be a billionaire to have free reign of your own private island for a bit.

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'Poles of Inaccessibility'

Papunya, Northern Territory, the closest town to Australia's Pole of Inaccessibility.

These are the places furthest from the coast on any continent. The world's truly difficult-to-reach places.

Luxury down the back

Etihad is bringing a touch of luxury to economy class, for a price.

If you've ever looked with envy at passengers in the pointy end, this is for you.

Private islands you can rent

Brother Island in El Nido, Philippines.

You don't have to be a billionaire to have free reign of your own private island for a bit.

Inside the real Japan video

Okunoin Cemetery is part of an ancient pilgrimage path.

Eerie cemeteries, sacred islands, abandoned cities and medieval villages. Japan has it all.

The Clooney's inflight notes

Amal and George Clooney decided on "normal" names for their kids.

Because as we all know ... flying with kids is never easy.

A380 draws Christmas tree

The pilot even took the time to trace out the little baubles on the tree.

The pilot even took the time to trace out the little baubles on the tree.

Best nature photos of 2017 video

Photograph by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. A male orangutan peers ...

A photo of an orangutan takes out top prize at 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.

Our favourite NZ beaches gallery video

Orokawa Scenic Reserve (Bay).

The good weather has come early and we look at some of the best places to get your tan and summer swim.

Life after 'Blue Planet II'... gallery

A chameleon sitting on stick in Madagascar.

From the rainforest to the desert, every landscape is worth exploring.

Iconic church's protection funding approved

Lake Tekapo's Church Of The Good Shepard is bening fenced off to protect it and the surrounding from increased tourist ...

Funding approved to protect Tekapō's iconic church pushes tourism grants to Mackenzie district past $1.3m in the past 12 months.

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Uzbekistan: 'Beautifully nutty'

Locals with their gold-capped teeth.

The Kiwi mum and daughter on an odyssey to the rarely-travelled Asian country.

My first 'orphan's Christmas'

The thought of spending December 25 in the cell-like bedroom of the frigid London flat I shared with four others was too much.

Aussie road trip

Insider tip: Sri Lanka

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Is this goat the G.O.A.T? video

Boing the goat loves his boat ride out to collect the mail from the Pelorus Mailboat.

What do you call a mail goat? Boing.

Automated motel a NZ-first

Check in, stay, then check out, without seeing a soul.

The entrance to Cave Stream is a short walk from the carpark off State Highway 73. The hour-long walk is a great ...

Underground adventure near Chch

Escape the heat of summer and delve into one of Canterbury's most accessible caves.

Australia

Aussie road trip

Noosa: An essential pit stop on any East Coast road trip.

How do I plot the perfect East Coast itinerary? Email us at travel@stuff.co.nz and we can help.

The many faces of Melbourne

Capital of Cool, Hipster Heartland and Foodie Focal Point are just a few titles Melbourne could lay claim to.

The Tiwi Islanders have their own language and their own traditions and beliefs.

10 bucket list experiences in Australia

If it's adventure you crave – a big, exciting adventure, the sort that will take weeks to experience – then our cuzzies to the west can help.

pacific islands

Island hopping in the Solomons

Fatboys Resort at Gizo.

To cruise through a Solomon lagoon is to disrupt a still life.

Hooked on fish in Raro

On holiday in Rarotonga, Denise Irvine goes with the catch of the day.

Sharks and rays in Moorea. FFX-travel

Moorea - French Polynesia's little heart

A taste of the outer islands, just 30 minutes from Tahiti.

cruising

Australia's most unusual natural wonder

Up close experience of the Horizontal Waterfalls on boat tour with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Cruising an ocean phenomenon on the Kimberley coastline.

Where will you cruise to next?

Transport yourself to exotic destinations like Shanghai and the Amazon River - on a cruise.

Cruising past a fishing village in Norway with Aurora Expeditions

Cruises that are cheaper than land

There are some destinations where cruising can provide better value than a do-it-yourself visit.

south america

Where Christmas starts in October

The nightly lighting ceremony at Natal Luz de Gramado draws crowds into the streets in the heart of the city.

Imagine a Christmas of the most traditional, Hallmark sort, translated into Portuguese and stretched out over 81 days.

Immersed in Guatemala's Mayan history

I couldn't help wondering how it was possible for such an advanced civilisation to have disappeared so suddenly?

It's not all about Evita

Dolphins, alligators and tribes

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Flying among the skyscrapers video

Two people ride the world's longest urban zip line with a speed of up to 80 kilometres per hour.

One of the world's longest zip lines has opened up high above Dubai.

The gem in Abu Dhabi's desert video

A literal walk down memory lane, sculptural nudity and a two-headed, 8500-year-old statue make Abu Dhabi's Louvre a sight to behold.

A red and rocky road to Petra

Art museum rises in the desert video

europe

Most underrated destinations in Spain

Los Alcazares in the Spanish region of Murcia is a great spot for an aquatic adventure.

Spain is the third most visited country in the world, but there's more to Espanya than Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.

'Disneyland of Italian food'

A giant food theme park has opened in one of Italy's culinary capitals.

48 hours in Bergen, Norway

Hot spot: Neustift im Stubaital

uk and ireland

Charting the rise of ABBA

ABBA shot to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.

New UK exhibit showcases the Swedish pop band's rise to fame in the 1970s.

Most luxurious way to see Ireland

Hop on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian train for a taste of the best from the Emerald Isle.

London's vintage shopping stuff nation

Hot spot: Ottery St Mary

usa

48 hours in New York gallery video

Go beyond Manhattan to find the real New York.

Manhattan? Nah, Brooklyn, Harlem and beyond are where it's at.

A Memphis of many moods

If you love music there's plenty to see and do at the birth place of rock'n'roll.

Santa Monica, under the radar

Health stars in Hollywood video

canada & alaska

Hotspot of the week: Niagara Falls

A partially frozen Niagara Falls during sub freezing temperatures in Ontario.

North America's famous falls are extra spectacular during Ontario's winter lights festival.

Can you go over the Falls and survive?

At speeds of 109km/h, it sounds like the roaring fires of hell: an unmatchable fury as the water pounds into the Niagara River at the bottom.

The world's worst waxworks gallery

Visiting Alaska for the first time

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Eerie cemeteries, abandoned cities video

Okunoin Cemetery is part of an ancient pilgrimage path.

Eerie cemeteries, sacred islands, abandoned cities and medieval villages. Japan has it all.

Insider tip: Sri Lanka

I'm a beach lover with a penchant for culture, wildlife and good food. Sri Lanka delivered that.

Locals with their gold-capped teeth.

Uzbekistan: 'Beautifully nutty'

The Kiwi mum and daughter on an odyssey to the rarely-travelled Asian country.

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Private islands you can rent

Brother Island in El Nido, Philippines.

You don't have to be a billionaire to have free reign of your own private island for a bit.

Luxury jet offers NYE 'air cruise'

This flight from Sydney is possible the most luxurious way to bring in the new year.

Luxury down the back, for a price

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Luxury down the back, for a price

Etihad is bringing a touch of luxury to economy class, for a price.

If you've ever looked with envy at passengers in the pointy end, this is for you.

The next generation of hostels

Meeting millennials' need for affordable "experiences" is big business and hotel chains are getting in on the act.

Finding 'mistake' bargain airfares

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beaches

Private islands you can rent

Brother Island in El Nido, Philippines.

You don't have to be a billionaire to have free reign of your own private island for a bit.

This is possibly NZ's best day trip gallery video

This is easily a contender for the best day trip we have to offer. But not many Kiwis know about it.

Orokawa Scenic Reserve (Bay).

Our favourite New Zealand beaches gallery video

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Thai street-food gets Michelin star

Raan Jay Fai on the pans.

A street food restaurant run by a 70-year-old Thai woman has won a Michelin star.

Fake restaurant London's best

A garden shed that serves no food - with fake reviews it became London's top restaurant.

Nothing beats a late evening meal by the fire at Olivers in Central Otago.

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The furthest points from anywhere

Papunya, Northern Territory, the closest town to Australia's Pole of Inaccessibility.

These are the places furthest from the coast on any continent. The world's truly difficult-to-reach places.

Eerie cemeteries, abandoned cities video

Eerie cemeteries, sacred islands, abandoned cities and medieval villages. Japan has it all.

Life after 'Blue Planet II'... gallery

Uzbekistan: 'Beautifully nutty'

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George and Amal leave inflight notes

Amal and George Clooney decided on "normal" names for their kids.

Because as we all know ... flying with kids is never easy.

Where Christmas starts in October

Imagine a Christmas of the most traditional, Hallmark sort, translated into Portuguese and stretched out over 81 days.

Ibiza - not just a party island

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Is this goat the G.O.A.T?

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The long, less winding road

New road markings were painted on this section of SH1, near Tirohanga, hours before the traffic arrived.

5:43 PM  "The reopened highway wasn't the old road repaired, this was brand new road." 

$15m spending on tourism "basics"

Wastewater treatment and toilets have accounted for a decent chunk of $15m in grants to keep tourists happy.

A380 draws Christmas tree

Welcome, with reopen arms

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Iconic church's protection funding approved

Lake Tekapo's Church Of The Good Shepard is bening fenced off to protect it and the surrounding from increased tourist ...

Funding approved to protect Tekapō's iconic church pushes tourism grants to Mackenzie district past $1.3m in the past 12 months.

Fence to shepherd visitors from iconic church video

Construction of a temporary fence to protect an iconic tourist hot spot in the Mackenzie is under way.

Coffee causes flight diversion

Breastfeeding mum kicked off plane video

G Adventures and The Jane Goodall Institute have collaborated to offer a collection of 20 wildlife-focused tours bringing to life Goodall's fervent belief that "connecting with nature and having a respect for animals is really important for the well being of our human spirit."

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