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Do you look forward to flying? The 14 signs that you’re a plane nerd

For plane nerds, the flight is the holiday. The plane is the resort. This is the stuff you look forward to, far more than the actual destination. Photo: Alamy Most of
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Six vaccinated travellers test positive to COVID in hotel quarantine

Six overseas travellers who reported they were fully vaccinated have tested positive for COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine, authorities have revealed. The numbers were released in this week’s NSW Health
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Plans to make New Zealand capital a Maori language city by 2040

Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum. Photo: WellingtonNZ There’s an ill wind and it’s blowing us clear across Wellington’s Whairepo Lagoon. “Tokihi!” roars our crew master, his
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Border closures costing Australia billions

International border closures are forecast to cost the nation at least $17bn due to the botched vaccine rollout – but the damage bill could climb frighteningly higher. The cost to
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Best places to eat in Wellington, New Zealand

Best places to eat in Wellington, New Zealand

Hippopotamus Restaurant.  Jiwon Do is the executive chef of QT Wellington. He has won multiple awards in New Zealand and Korea and trained as World Skills Olympic in Culinary Arts player,
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Water spouts form in incredible Port Macquarie storm event

It could be the start of an apocalyptic movie … or it could be Port Macquarie having a freak storm pass through. NSW coastal towns were treated to an incredible
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China photos show tourists crammed on the Great Wall

China photos show tourists crammed on the Great Wall

The world may still be in the grips of a global pandemic, but some countries appear more 2019 than ever before. Over the Labor Day holiday in China, new images
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The heart of hippy Byron Bay is an odd, but peaceful, attraction

Crystal Castle’s main drawcard is its Shambhala Gardens, tucked into spectacular hinterland folds of hills.  I’m willing to bet that most people these days have a yellow aura billowing upwards
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New Zealand temporarily pauses travel bubble with WA after new cases

Officials at the New Zealand Ministry of Health have put an immediate pause on flights from Western Australia after new positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Perth. A worker in
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Australia’s longest running wellness retreat

Eden Health Retreat, Currumbin Valley. Photo: Eden Health Retreat Nestled at the end of Currumbin Valley, just north of the NSW border, Eden Health Retreat feels like a well-kept secret cocooned
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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

If you’re afraid of heights, a visit to this bridge will likely remain off your bucket list. Now officially the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, 516 metre long bridge is
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Where history and modernity meet

The changing face of the city is chronicled at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.  Ballarat may just be the gold standard when it comes to fusing history and modernity, as
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Travel loophole letting people come to Australia from India

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has placed a pause on all flights from India, but there is still a sneaky loophole travellers from the COVID-19-ravaged nation can use to get into
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The overlooked Victorian town hiding one of the world’s most precious commodities

You are entering ‘The Dtrives’ at Seppelt. Photo: Seppelt/Facebook You could be forgiven for barreling down the Western Highway from Melbourne to Adelaide without stopping. Using small towns as nothing more
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Qld launches 30,000 holiday vouchers to boost tourism sector

The Queensland government has launched the latest round of its holiday dollars campaign to boost the embattled tourism sector. The draw to win one of 30,000 vouchers to the value
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Geelong, Victoria, travel guide and things to do: Nine highlights

Eastern Beach on the edge of Geelong’s CBD. Photo: Visit Victoria THE ONE MUSEUM Here’s a good start, for once there was a view that Geelong only started thanks to gold
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Victorian plane passengers waiting for tests 5 days after flying with infected traveller

Passengers on a flight from Perth to Melbourne that transported a COVID-infected man are still waiting to be tested for the virus almost a week after touching down. All passengers
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Visiting the stone giants of Tongariki

Volcanic crater, Rapa Nui. Photo: Explora It’s 8am and in the pitch-black before dawn, I’m scootering around desolate roads, dodging giant potholes and keeping a watchful eye out for the shadowy
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‘Secret’ reason an air hostess greets everyone boarding plane

A US air hostess has revealed what crew members are really doing when they greet passengers on the way to their seats – as apparently, they’re doing more than welcoming
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Tips on how to have the perfect NZ holiday

No matter what your tastes, there’s a holiday in New Zealand that’s perfect for you. Photo: Alamy When Australia inflated its first full travel bubble this week it made the best
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