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India has 'living bridges' that get stronger as trees grow

Check out India's "living bridges".

Check out India's "living bridges".

Virtual vacation: take a stunning drone tour of the Pompeii ruins

Take a stunning drone tour of the Pompeii ruins.

Take a stunning drone tour of the Pompeii ruins.

Hit the Mud Quad Biking

Join World Nomads’ Jabari Smith as he gets rough and muddy in Queenstown, New Zealand, on a wicked quad biking, off-road adventure in search of an adrenalin rush with epic views.

Join World Nomads’ Jabari Smith as he gets rough and muddy in Queenstown, New Zealand, on a wicked quad biking, off-road adventure in search of an adrenalin rush with epic views.

Why the West Coast should be on your bucket list

From roaring waterfalls to stunning coastal walks, Brook Sabin and Radha Engling discover a West Coast that's a step back into a Jurassic New Zealand.

From roaring waterfalls to stunning coastal walks, Brook Sabin and Radha Engling discover a West Coast that's a step back into a Jurassic New Zealand.

Mountain carting in Cardrona

Move over luge: mountain carting down ski tracks is the coolest thing you can do this summer.

Move over luge: mountain carting down ski tracks is the coolest thing you can do this summer.

The best travel inventions to come out of Rotorua

Yes, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland - but it's also home to some of New Zealand's best travel inventions. So, we took them for a test drive.

Yes, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland - but it's also home to some of New Zealand's best travel inventions. So, we took them for a test drive.

Inside NZ's hidden mountain hot springs

Tucked among the snow-capped Southern Alps is a hot spring heaven that won't remain off the radar for long.

Tucked among the snow-capped Southern Alps is a hot spring heaven that won't remain off the radar for long.

The Squeeze', Orakei Korako: New Zealand's secret hot waterfall

It's hidden in a geothermal valley - but you have to squeeze through a narrow crevice to get there.

It's hidden in a geothermal valley - but you have to squeeze through a narrow crevice to get there.

Rail trail journey by e-bike

Middle-age cyclist Danette Buchan recalls a three-day journey on an e-bike along some of the rail trails in Central Otago.

Middle-age cyclist Danette Buchan recalls a three-day journey on an e-bike along some of the rail trails in Central Otago.

Slipper Island: Rent NZ’s private island paradise

A group of friends can rent their very own luxury private island right here in New Zealand for less than the cost of an Auckland hotel. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling go exploring Slipper Island.

A group of friends can rent their very own luxury private island right here in New Zealand for less than the cost of an Auckland hotel. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling go exploring Slipper Island.

Hotel Unveils Luxury Quarantine Package Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Swiss hotelier Le Bijou has unveiled a luxury quarantine package for those wanting to shelter from the coronavirus outbreak in style.

Swiss hotelier Le Bijou has unveiled a luxury quarantine package for those wanting to shelter from the coronavirus outbreak in style.

This Natural Bridge Is 200 Million Years Old

There’s a natural bridge in Alabama that’s about 200 million years old.

There’s a natural bridge in Alabama that’s about 200 million years old.

Canterbury's hidden escape

Pigeon Bay is home to one of the most luxurious escapes in NZ.

Pigeon Bay is home to one of the most luxurious escapes in NZ.

Heritage Queenstown

48 hours in Queenstown is plenty of time to relax, enjoy good food, and see some sights.

48 hours in Queenstown is plenty of time to relax, enjoy good food, and see some sights.

Tauranga is a foodie haven

Move over Melbourne. Forget Wellington. Foodies, there is a new kid on the block: Tauranga.

Move over Melbourne. Forget Wellington. Foodies, there is a new kid on the block: Tauranga.

New Zealand's first floating glamping

New Zealand's first floating glamping is a romantic escape in the Far North, complete with your own tiny island for a picnic hideaway.

New Zealand's first floating glamping is a romantic escape in the Far North, complete with your own tiny island for a picnic hideaway.

Virtual Vacation: This Idyllic Island May Be The Perfect Place To Social Distance

Wish you could socially distance somewhere other than where you’re at?

Wish you could socially distance somewhere other than where you’re at?

Why every Kiwi needs to visit Stewart Island

There are 33 times more kiwis (the bird) than Kiwis (the people) on this island.

There are 33 times more kiwis (the bird) than Kiwis (the people) on this island.

Would you dare try the human washing machine?

It's called boom netting and we think it's the coolest thing you've never heard of - would you give the human washing machine a go?

It's called boom netting and we think it's the coolest thing you've never heard of - would you give the human washing machine a go?

Coromandel bliss: Inside a tiny bush house escape

We've all heard of tiny houses, but how about a tiny holiday in one? We head to the Coromandel to test out the newly-opened Serenity Retreat

We've all heard of tiny houses, but how about a tiny holiday in one? We head to the Coromandel to test out the newly-opened Serenity Retreat

Hot spring heaven: where to warm up this winter

We live in a geothermal wonderland, so make the most of it with a trip to one of our top six places to warm up to this winter.

We live in a geothermal wonderland, so make the most of it with a trip to one of our top six places to warm up to this winter.

New Zealand's most romantic spots

After a sneaky romantic retreat? We've pulled together our favourite NZ escapes.

After a sneaky romantic retreat? We've pulled together our favourite NZ escapes.

Tekapo: New Zealand's most beautiful view

New Zealand has countless places of beauty, but can it get any better than stargazing in the Southern Alps while lying in a hot spring?

New Zealand has countless places of beauty, but can it get any better than stargazing in the Southern Alps while lying in a hot spring?

New Zealand's most magical flight is half price

Milford Sound Scenic Flights: the best four hours of my life and a trip that every Kiwi should do.

Milford Sound Scenic Flights: the best four hours of my life and a trip that every Kiwi should do.

Inside the South Island’s new glamping village

Tawanui Farm Glamping: This has got to be ground-zero of zen; there is nothing to do here but relax.

Tawanui Farm Glamping: This has got to be ground-zero of zen; there is nothing to do here but relax.

Glamping with the birds: NZ's new tree hut hideaway

These small bush huts near Mangawhai village have been lovingly restored after years of neglect. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling stay for the weekend.

These small bush huts near Mangawhai village have been lovingly restored after years of neglect. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling stay for the weekend.

NZ's most romantic escapes

NZ's most romantic escapes

NZ's most romantic escapes

The most beautiful beach in the world v NZ beaches

We head to the most beautiful beach in the world to see how it compares to what we have in New Zealand.

We head to the most beautiful beach in the world to see how it compares to what we have in New Zealand.

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown: NZ's most incredible flight

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers.

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers.

Iceland invites you to 'let it out'

People feeling stressed by lockdown are being invited to let out their frustrations by recording a scream to be played at a speaker in a remote location in Iceland. The invitation comes from Visit Iceland, who have set up a website at which peopl...

People feeling stressed by lockdown are being invited to let out their frustrations by recording a scream to be played at a speaker in a remote location in Iceland. The invitation comes from Visit Iceland, who have set up a website at which peopl...

Queenstown: Best things to do on a budget

Queenstown on a budget: we track down the best things to do that won’t break the bank.

Queenstown on a budget: we track down the best things to do that won’t break the bank.

Landmark church on the Awhitu Peninsula for sale

This spectacular landmark on the Awhitu Peninsula is listed for sale for $495,000.

This spectacular landmark on the Awhitu Peninsula is listed for sale for $495,000.

Dunedin's coast: New Zealand’s little slice of Bali full of wildlife

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we explore the most underrated stretch of New Zealand.

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we explore the most underrated stretch of New Zealand.

A Christchurch weekend

Stuff journalist Marine Lourens visited some of Christchurch's best attractions over 48 hours.

Stuff journalist Marine Lourens visited some of Christchurch's best attractions over 48 hours.

Coronet Peak night skiing: Largest crowd in years as evening skiing opens in Queenstown

Queenstown’s night skiing opened with the largest crowd in years, as hopes fade of a Tasman bubble coming to the rescue.

Queenstown’s night skiing opened with the largest crowd in years, as hopes fade of a Tasman bubble coming to the rescue.

Akaroa: Swimming with dolphins

Banks Peninsula has a new glamping retreat where you can spend the weekend soaking in a hot tub

Banks Peninsula has a new glamping retreat where you can spend the weekend soaking in a hot tub

Is this NZ's best glamping escape?

This two-day escape has it all: hot tubs, a tree hut, cliff top baths, massages, food, wine, and chocolate - could it be New Zealand's best glamping escape?

This two-day escape has it all: hot tubs, a tree hut, cliff top baths, massages, food, wine, and chocolate - could it be New Zealand's best glamping escape?

A hidden gem in Coromandel

A hidden waterfall near Pauanui is a popular swimming spot for a select few.

A hidden waterfall near Pauanui is a popular swimming spot for a select few.

Serving Up Brighter Futures

World Nomads visits one of their Footprints charity partners Friends-International; a social enterprise giving vulnerable young people in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar a valuable lifeline that helps them build confidence, knowledge and skills.

World Nomads visits one of their Footprints charity partners Friends-International; a social enterprise giving vulnerable young people in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar a valuable lifeline that helps them build confidence, knowledge and skills.

Taranaki, New Zealand: A peek inside a goblin forest

We take a peek inside the secret Goblin Forest on the slopes of Mt Taranaki, complete with a naturally formed rock slide.

We take a peek inside the secret Goblin Forest on the slopes of Mt Taranaki, complete with a naturally formed rock slide.

Pacific skateboarding

A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.

A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.

Sightseeing in Teheran

DW video blogger Steve Hanisch presents the most important sights in the Iranian capital, from the Golestan Palast to the Azadi Tower to the Grand Bazaar.

DW video blogger Steve Hanisch presents the most important sights in the Iranian capital, from the Golestan Palast to the Azadi Tower to the Grand Bazaar.

Tekapo Springs: Stargaze in hot spring hammocks

Imagine watching the Milky Way on an underwater hot spring hammock in the mountains.

Imagine watching the Milky Way on an underwater hot spring hammock in the mountains.

Okia Reserve, Dunedin: The Great Pyramids of Aotearoa

Was someone hallucinating when they told me about pyramids in New Zealand? Turns out, it’s true. And they are millions of years old.

Was someone hallucinating when they told me about pyramids in New Zealand? Turns out, it’s true. And they are millions of years old.

Hanmer Springs: Would you dare ride New Zealand's largest and steepest slide?

New Zealand’s largest and steepest slide has opened in Hanmer Springs. We take it for a test ride.

New Zealand’s largest and steepest slide has opened in Hanmer Springs. We take it for a test ride.

Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruhl

The rococo castles Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Bruhl are among the most important palace buildings of the 18th century. Let us show you the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a drone's perspective.

The rococo castles Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Bruhl are among the most important palace buildings of the 18th century. Let us show you the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a drone's perspective.

Hidden in New Zealand: Inside the world's largest sea cave

The waters teem with snapper and kingfish in the Poor Knights Islands.

The waters teem with snapper and kingfish in the Poor Knights Islands.

Rere Rockslide, Gisborne: The most free fun you can have in New Zealand

What happens when the least coordinated person you know tests the viral sensation that is the Rere Rockslide.

What happens when the least coordinated person you know tests the viral sensation that is the Rere Rockslide.

Gisborne: New Zealand's most underrated holiday spot

Here are seven reasons to put the East Cape on your new year bucket list.

Here are seven reasons to put the East Cape on your new year bucket list.

Experience one of New Zealand’s pristine private islands

Pepin Island is quite literally Middle Earth, and it’s very close to the centre of New Zealand.

Pepin Island is quite literally Middle Earth, and it’s very close to the centre of New Zealand.

Top 10 Travel Trends for 2021

Are you on-trend for 2021?

Are you on-trend for 2021?

Spa boating in the South Island

At an overwater resort deep in the South Island, you'll find Spartacus - the Spa Boat. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling checked it out.

At an overwater resort deep in the South Island, you'll find Spartacus - the Spa Boat. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling checked it out.

New Plymouth: NZ's city of amazing free activities

It's not often that you'll find the best things do in a region are free - but in Taranaki, nine out of ten of the top-rated tourist attractions don't cost a cent.

It's not often that you'll find the best things do in a region are free - but in Taranaki, nine out of ten of the top-rated tourist attractions don't cost a cent.

Best things to do in New Zealand for under $100

From monster scooters to New Zealand's highest parasail, you can have some serious fun for under a hundred.

From monster scooters to New Zealand's highest parasail, you can have some serious fun for under a hundred.

Dealing with Germs On Airplanes

During a pandemic, and in general, there are a few precautions to take when flying to avoid germs.

During a pandemic, and in general, there are a few precautions to take when flying to avoid germs.

15 Summer Activities to Do With Your Family

COVID-19 may make it feel like summer has been cancelled this year.

COVID-19 may make it feel like summer has been cancelled this year.

Inside New Zealands's secret underground hotel

The Donkey Bay Inn is nestled on its own beach near Russell, 3.5 hours north of Auckland.

The Donkey Bay Inn is nestled on its own beach near Russell, 3.5 hours north of Auckland.

Hydro Attack: $99 shark rides hit New Zealand

It's a cross between a fighter jet and torpedo - that looks like a shark - and this Queenstown ride has been discounted to encourage more Kiwis to travel.

It's a cross between a fighter jet and torpedo - that looks like a shark - and this Queenstown ride has been discounted to encourage more Kiwis to travel.

NZ's best region for a road trip?

After we come down alert levels, we're likely to see road trips surge in popularity.

After we come down alert levels, we're likely to see road trips surge in popularity.

Hawke's Bay: The ultimate Kiwi wine weekend

Wake up among the vines, and the day just gets better from there.

Wake up among the vines, and the day just gets better from there.

Gisborne: New Zealand's amazing stingray encounter

These wild stingrays love a bit of affection, and even give you a stingray ‘kiss’ back.

These wild stingrays love a bit of affection, and even give you a stingray ‘kiss’ back.

Milford Sound without the crowds

We could have a once in a generation opportunity to see this mighty glacier-carved fiord without foreign tourists.

We could have a once in a generation opportunity to see this mighty glacier-carved fiord without foreign tourists.

Fly by Wire: The Kiwi rocket ride

Hidden in the hills of Kāpiti is a Kiwi invention that will see you take the controls of your own aircraft that reaches 80km/h.

Hidden in the hills of Kāpiti is a Kiwi invention that will see you take the controls of your own aircraft that reaches 80km/h.

Sleep in NZ’s secret tree castle

Hidden in native bush is a three-storey fairytale you can rent for the night.

Hidden in native bush is a three-storey fairytale you can rent for the night.

Isolated bliss: New Zealand's secret mountain pods

These little cabins for couples transform into private cinemas.

These little cabins for couples transform into private cinemas.

NZ's best secret backyard escapes

We've scoured the country, from Northland to Otago, for some of our best backyard secrets.

We've scoured the country, from Northland to Otago, for some of our best backyard secrets.

The 10 wonders of Taupō

The region is even home to the highest cafe in New Zealand.

The region is even home to the highest cafe in New Zealand.

Haast: A journey to New Zealand's most remote town

This West Coast destination is home to some of our most remarkable landscapes.

This West Coast destination is home to some of our most remarkable landscapes.

Hawke's Bay: NZ's little slice of the Mediterranean

Can't get to Europe? Try this Kiwi destination instead when we're allowed to travel again.

Can't get to Europe? Try this Kiwi destination instead when we're allowed to travel again.

Tekapo: The New Zealand treasure without tourists

A million tourists were expected this year; now it sits empty.

A million tourists were expected this year; now it sits empty.

Hidden in New Zealand: A magical boot hotel

After a few wines, a South Island couple decided they'd build a giant boot hotel. Now, you can stay in this fairytale retreat.

After a few wines, a South Island couple decided they'd build a giant boot hotel. Now, you can stay in this fairytale retreat.

Sky Waka, Mt Ruapehu: A journey to NZ's highest cafe

Drink hot chocolate above the clouds, staring at some of our most awe-inspiring mountains.

Drink hot chocolate above the clouds, staring at some of our most awe-inspiring mountains.

Inside New Zealand's hidden cave hotels

From Waikato to the Bay of Islands, we reveal three subterranean secret spots you can escape to.

From Waikato to the Bay of Islands, we reveal three subterranean secret spots you can escape to.

Gisborne: New Zealand's most underrated region

Here's an unexpected place for your post-lockdown travel list.

Here's an unexpected place for your post-lockdown travel list.

New Zealand's rare treasures

New Zealand treasures to visit before it's too late.

New Zealand treasures to visit before it's too late.

New Zealand's secret glowworm city

Deep underground on the West Coast, you'll float through a secret city glowing blue.

Deep underground on the West Coast, you'll float through a secret city glowing blue.

Marlborough: South Island's most underrated region

When it comes to beauty and affordability, Marlborough rises above the rest.

When it comes to beauty and affordability, Marlborough rises above the rest.

Haast, West Coast: New Zealand's hidden wonder of the world

It's a glimpse into how the world looked 200 million years ago.

It's a glimpse into how the world looked 200 million years ago.

Poor Knights Islands: New Zealand's secret tropical island

Want to have a tropical island escape without leaving New Zealand? Try this...

Want to have a tropical island escape without leaving New Zealand? Try this...

New Zealand's best hot springs for winter

Let's hope by winter we're able to move around the country.

Let's hope by winter we're able to move around the country.

New Zealand's best glamping escapes

From luxury caves to star domes, here are the best glamping retreats around the country.

From luxury caves to star domes, here are the best glamping retreats around the country.

Canterbury’s tiny-chateau escape

A new glamping retreat has all the little luxury touches, like a spa bath and three fires to keep you toasty.

A new glamping retreat has all the little luxury touches, like a spa bath and three fires to keep you toasty.

New Zealand’s secret cave escape

The Cave at Crab Cove is an adults-only romantic escape in the Far North.

The Cave at Crab Cove is an adults-only romantic escape in the Far North.

NZ's secret adults-only hobbit hideaway

Could this fairytale adults-only hobbit hideaway be New Zealand's most romantic escape?

Could this fairytale adults-only hobbit hideaway be New Zealand's most romantic escape?

Art by Air: NZ's coolest art tour

Imagine taking off in a helicopter for a private tour of the Gibbs sculpture farm, before landing at a vineyard for lunch, and touring New Zealand's funkiest open-air art gallery. This is art, in serious style.

Imagine taking off in a helicopter for a private tour of the Gibbs sculpture farm, before landing at a vineyard for lunch, and touring New Zealand's funkiest open-air art gallery. This is art, in serious style.

Motueka: New Zealand’s small-town doughnut capital of New Zealand

How about a cheeseburger doughnut? Or an R18 “Naughty Snickers” with bourbon salted caramel? One small New Zealand town is going crazy over doughnuts.

How about a cheeseburger doughnut? Or an R18 “Naughty Snickers” with bourbon salted caramel? One small New Zealand town is going crazy over doughnuts.

Emotional visit to scene of life threatening fall

Royce Southen visits Wrights Hill gun emplacements for the first time since a life threatening fall in the 1950's.

Royce Southen visits Wrights Hill gun emplacements for the first time since a life threatening fall in the 1950's.

Meet New Zealand's dolphin dogs

An Akaroa dolphin tour uses dolphin dogs to help find one of the world's rarest dolphins.

An Akaroa dolphin tour uses dolphin dogs to help find one of the world's rarest dolphins.

'World's best' scenic flight for just $99

​​​​​​​A South Island airline is so keen for Kiwis to see the mountains up close, it’s offering the "world's best" scenic flight for $99.

​​​​​​​A South Island airline is so keen for Kiwis to see the mountains up close, it’s offering the "world's best" scenic flight for $99.

Some Countries Are Reopening For Travel

As many countries around the world start to eases their lockdowns and stay at home orders, others are starting to reopen for travel.

As many countries around the world start to eases their lockdowns and stay at home orders, others are starting to reopen for travel.

'Dr. Beach' Lists the 10 Best Beaches in America

Florida International University's Stephen P. Leatherman has revealed his annual rankings of America's best beaches.

Florida International University's Stephen P. Leatherman has revealed his annual rankings of America's best beaches.

Back your backyard: The Squeeze, Rotorua

This adventure is called The Squeeze, and it has the perfect mix of adventure, excitement, and relaxation.

This adventure is called The Squeeze, and it has the perfect mix of adventure, excitement, and relaxation.

Taranaki: New Zealand's region of free fun

While we're all isolating, we want to keep showing you our great country. It's not often the best things to do in a region are free.

While we're all isolating, we want to keep showing you our great country. It's not often the best things to do in a region are free.

Franz Josef Glacier: National treasure empties of foreign tourists

Foreign tourists make up 86 per cent of visitors to Franz Josef glacier: but not anymore.

Foreign tourists make up 86 per cent of visitors to Franz Josef glacier: but not anymore.

Land of hope: Cuddling koalas on Kangaroo Island

Australia's version of the Galapagos Islands was badly burned in recent bushfires, but Brook Sabin and Radha Engling discover why Kiwis should still head there.

Australia's version of the Galapagos Islands was badly burned in recent bushfires, but Brook Sabin and Radha Engling discover why Kiwis should still head there.

The best free fun you can have in New Zealand

For the next 18 months, NZ could be our main playground. Lucky then there's so much to do here.

For the next 18 months, NZ could be our main playground. Lucky then there's so much to do here.

Frying Pan Lake: New Zealand's giant hidden hot spring

It's the largest hot spring in the world - yet most Kiwis don't know about it.

It's the largest hot spring in the world - yet most Kiwis don't know about it.

Railbiking: a NZ first in Gisborne

A world-first design sees two push bikes fused together on a rail line, with a steel chassis holding them in place

A world-first design sees two push bikes fused together on a rail line, with a steel chassis holding them in place

Boom netting: New Zealand's human washing machine

When it's safe to travel again, boom netting is crazy Kiwi fun.

When it's safe to travel again, boom netting is crazy Kiwi fun.

Kiwi twins Amber and Serena's extreme survival experience in South Africa

The sisters spent 21 days naked in the African wilderness with just a machete and bow and arrow.

The sisters spent 21 days naked in the African wilderness with just a machete and bow and arrow.

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