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Staying at the Hotel Chatham, Rēkohu, Chatham Island

Elisabeth Easther checks into the Hotel Chatham, Rēkohu, Chatham Island.How to get there: Fly Air Chathams from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.Check-in experience: Faultless and friendly, immediately we felt like family, in a good way.The rooms: From lavish suites to single…

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Staying at Taumeasina Island Resort, Apia, Samoa

Peter de Graaf stays at Taumeasina Island Resort, Apia, Samoa.Getting there: Taumeasina Island is about five minutes by taxi or shuttle from downtown Apia and 45 minutes from Faleolo International Airport.Check-in experience: When did you ever experience a bad welcome…

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Ask Away: Explore by rail at your own pace

In July, during the New Zealand university holidays, we would like to tour all the cantons of Switzerland, or the same in France visiting the western regions. We have no desire to be running from one venue to the next…

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Moreton Island: Depths to the dunes in a day

Olivia Fairhurst has the perfect summer’s day snorkelling and tobogganing island-style in Queensland.As the catamaran ferry glides through the ocean, a strip of land comes into view. Thirty eight kilometres of Moreton Island to be exact. Throughout the 90-minute journey…

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Qantas to offer direct service to Uluru from Darwin

Shaving hours off journey times for inbound Asian and European travellers, Qantas’ new twice-weekly 737-800 year-round service between Darwin International Airport and Uluru commenced today.The new service links the Northern Territory’s capital with its, and perhaps Australia’s, most iconic attraction…

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Stewart Island: For the raw rugged up

A three-day school holiday family trek on Stewart Island is the way to go for Ben Taylor.As usual, the school holidays arrive too quickly. Many families pack their togs and head north to warmer climes. However, we parsimonious contrarians pack…

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