Travel

Stunning resort on the Aitutaki lagoon is on sale for £17 million

Fancy quitting your job, packing it all in, and moving to a stunning island? Do you also happen to have a spare £17 million? If the answer to both questions is yes, you’re in luck. If the answer to one or both of those questions is no, we’re sorry. The Aitutaki Private Island resort, located on Akitua Island and sitting […]

Bathurst: Winter‘s gold rush

Bathurst is more than petrol-head heaven, writes Simone Ziaziaris. There are not many towns where you can bunk in the room of a schoolmaster, eat pizzas at the alter of a church or sip on a couple of old fashions in a heritage chambers building. In Bathurst you can. The town changes colour like a chameleon. Its leaves turn in […]

Three for the kids: Perth

This Western Australian city has wildlife and adventures galore. 1 ROTTNEST ISLAND Just 90-minutes by boat from Perth‘s Barrack St Jetty, is a fun family-friendly day out. The kids will love the friendly quokkas roaming the island — the little marsupials are used to humans so will get really close. Manmade family attractions include the Just 4 Fun inflatable water […]

Napier: So many ways to relax

Hawke‘s Bay‘s wine hub provides an idyllic getaway, writes Eveline Harvey. You know it‘s been a grand day when the difficult decision you‘re facing is whether to stay in your possie overlooking the vineyards with a glass of Mission Estate cuvee, or to partake in some light exercise in the form of a cycle along Napier‘s waterfront. That we opted […]

Five destinations should be on your list

Looking beyond winter, these five destinations should be on your list for the rest of the year, writes Amy Wei. Holiday dreams are made of neon-lit city scooter rides, the smell of pizzerias on cobbled streets and skyline views of soaring minarets. If you‘re itching to indulge your wanderlust in the second half of the year, I recommend you check […]

Camino Trail: Legendary holidays

All Blacks coaching great Sir Graham Henry is about to take on a challenge of a different kind — Spain‘s Camino Trail — and you can walk alongside him. He tells Stephanie Holmes about the charity expedition and some of his favourite travel memories. What appealed to you about the Camino Trail? Both my wife, Raewyn, and I enjoy walking […]

Great pyramids and other must see sites which are sure to disappoint

They say those who can‘t handle disappointment should never meet your heroes. The same goes for ticking the great sites on the holiday bucket list. The Pyramids of Giza for example; they appear in the minds eye, oblique and mysterious shrouded in sand at the end of a journey of a lifetime. You‘ve seen them in movies and the carefully […]