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Indigenous art lights up Opera House

Badu Gili will celebrate the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia's First Nations culture.

The Sydney Opera House will come alive each night after sunset with new Indigenous art light show.

Seven wonders a huge cost

The Great Wall of China is 21,196 kilometres long.

Just how much would it cost to construct the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal if they were being built today?

Top places to see for free

Britain plundered all manner of items from the around the world. Many of them are now at the British Museum in London.

You can pay a fortune to travel around the world. Or you can pay nothing at all. Here are 10 places you'll never regret visiting that won't cost you a dime.

Jetstar reduces Taranaki flights

Jetstar is reducing the number of flights in and out of New Plymouth over the next four months.

The weekly number of flights to and from Auckland will drop from 40 to 28.

Ritzy cruise line to launch

Rendering of a Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection yacht. The cruise line is building three, 298-passenger yachts set to ...

Who says hotel companies can't dabble in cruising, too?

School holidays: Free, fun activities

Challenge your kids' perceptions these school holidays with unusual activities.

Off-the-radar adventures for kids up and down the country.

Rail trail contributes millions

The Waikino Station Cafe is a popular stop on the Hauraki Rail Trail.

The Hauraki Rail Trail has brought an estimated $39m return to the region.

Auckland food in 48 hours

Ponsonby Road is still a hot spot for eating and drinking.

Whether you’re an old hand or a newbie to the big smoke, Anna King Shahab’s guide to attaining bliss by mouth won’t disappoint.

Where to go if you're a hippie

Hippies are alive and well in 2017 (just in different guises).

Fifty years on from the Summer of Love, there are still plenty of places to peace out on holiday.

Nepal: it's about the little things

There are plenty of fried delights on Kathmandu's streets.

What should one do in Nepal, if they aren't trekking great distances?

World's highest train line planned

Trains in India will soon be running along the world's highest railway line.

India is adding the world's highest railway track to its infrastructure.

New island appears overnight video

Look what appeared overnight.

To the delight of travellers, there is a new wonder to explore in the US.

Passenger throws coins into jet for 'luck'

Airline staff examine a jet engine after a passenger was seen throwing coins into it.

A domestic flight in China was delayed when a passenger offered "blessings" of good luck by throwing coins into the jet's engine.

Why you won't get sick of travel

Travel is exciting when you first start out, and you'll never get sick of it.

OPINION: It truly is the greatest privilege and the most amazing experience you can have.

Most intricate paper plane ever

Luca Iaconi-Stewart says he’s “a crazy guy who loves aviation.”

Luca Iaconi-Stewart has spent years painstakingly designing and building a detailed model of a Boeing jet using just manilla folders.

Yes to zoo plan

It would cost about $15.7m to make the Hamilton Zoo Master Plan happen, councillors heard. But the money decisions come ...

A master plan for Hamilton Zoo gets the tick, but not the money to pay for it.

Bali dogs: Horror and hypocrisy stuff nation

The street dogs in Bali are crying out for attention, but most people just ignore them.

What's happening to the dogs in Bali is horrendous, but is it any worse than the way other animals are treated in NZ?

Obamas really love watersports

Is Obama is one more dad joke away from a cutting eye roll?

Barack, Michelle and their daughters were papped white water rafting in Bali.

Insider tip: Nicaragua

Ometepe Island is famous for its volcanoes.

Explore off-the-beaten-track jungles and relax on crystalline Caribbean beaches.

Budget airline wants stand-up flights

Italian company Aviointeriors' suggested 
 a 'standing seat' which has 23 inches of legroom, instead of the current ...

Forget legroom - the holy grail for low-cost airlines is packing passengers into standing chairs similar to bar stools.

Does London still feel safe?

Does London still feel like a safe place to visit as a tourist?

OPINION: After terror attacks and fire, I'd be lying if I said I felt as safe travelling to London as when I last visited in 2015.

Check-in with chainsaw

It's probably best to leave your chainsaw at home if you're flying with Jetstar. (File photo)

First he tried to get the saw on the plane, then he got kicked off the next flight for bad behaviour.

Airline sued over faith seat swap

The court told Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats for ultra-orthodox men.

Israeli airline can no longer ask women to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them.

Fan's 2000 Disneyland visits

"I love walking around taking pictures, talking with cast members and guests,'' says Reitz.

Jeff Reitz has been visiting the "happiest place on Earth" every day for 2000 days in a row.

Antarctic balance on thin ice

A whale breaches in icy waters around Antarctica.

Visiting Antarcitca, we take nothing, we leave nothing. But the actions of others are having a bit impact.

North Korea hols are torture porn

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses with participants during the 8th Congress of the Korean Children's Union.

OPINION: Tourism to North Korea isn't about engagement. What is there to enjoy in a gulag nation?

That's a wrap: full-on, four-day festival wraps

A competitor nears the top of Coronet Peak Ski Area as the sun rises, during the Skin to Summit event as part of the ...

Queenstown Winter Festival organisers have given the new four-day format a thumbs up.

Vintage Disneyland map sold video

Walt Disney's original 1953 Disneyland map is seen on display during a press preview for the upcoming auction "Walt ...

A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney's original ideas has sold at auction for over $970,00.

Taking kids to Disneyland

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Tourists taking 6 crays a day

Marlborough fisherman Larnce Wichman wants to limit the tourist crayfish catch in Kaikoura. (File photo)

Boatloads of visitors pulling up crayfish pots as part of the Kaikoura experience are pressuring the fishery.

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