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Trans-Tasman Cities are Calling

Auckland, Queenstown and Wellington offer unmissable urban adventures every bit as thrilling as New Zealand’s show-stopping scenery.

 
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Only in New Zealand

Make the most of the travel bubble and explore these trans-Tasman discoveries unique to New Zealand, by Elspeth Callender.

Our Stories

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Best of New Zealand's Bay of Islands

Trans-Tasman travel is back on and North Island's stunning subtropical enclave looks more inviting than ever.

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Rotorua – Valley of Legend

This geothermal wonder lies at New Zealand's cultural heart, writes Gary Walsh.
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New Zealand's Top Natural Wonders

Escape to cinematic landscapes you'll only find in New Zealand.
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3 Essential Outback Experiences

Head on out to explore Australia's heart and soul on these must-do adventures.
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Top Secrets of the Kimberley and the NT

Fall for the Kimberley and Northern Territory’s hidden cascades in outback landscapes – all in your own backyard.
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Kimberley Coast - under the Radar

All along this coastline are lesser-known attractions that will wow even the most seasoned traveller, writes Dan F. Stapleton.
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The Best of the West

8 great reasons to make Western Australia your next getaway.
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Meet Margaret River's First 'Bean to Bar' Chocolate Maker

Head beyond Margaret River's cellar doors for the secrets of creating award-winning chocolate.
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A Taste of Tasmania

In this local slice of paradise, the Apple Isle serves up a dining experience to remember.
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Tasmania's Wildlife Wonders

Discovery why Tasmania's east coast town of Bicheno is a wildlife haven, by Andrew Bain.
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Explore Port Arthur's Convict Past

No visit to Tasmania is complete without seeing Port Arthur, a heritage site with a haunting history.
Bridestowe Lavender Farm in Tasmania

Australia on Your Doorstep

From Queensland to Tasmania and beyond, learn where you can holiday next.
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A New Zealand Great Escape

See New Zealand by rail. From coast to mountains, these 7 rail journeys explore the Land of the Long White Cloud.
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Aboard New Zealand's Most Beautiful Rail Journeys

From north to south, Gary Walsh explores the best of New Zealand by train.
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Rail Adventures Reimagined for 2021 and Beyond

Safe, sustainable and so convenient, what more could you want from your next holiday?
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Make Tracks on Scotland's Great Rail Journeys

Discover some of the most beautiful scenery, train journeys and the Jacobite steam train, in Scotland.
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Inside Travelmarvel's New European River Cruise Ships

Take a look inside Travelmarvel’s sparkling new river ships, set to debut on Europe’s rivers in 2021.
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Wines of the Danube Table

Here's where to taste your way through some of the Danube's finest wine regions.
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The Douro's Sweet Spot

Discover the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.
 
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Portugal's Amazing Azulejos

As Portuguese as custard tarts, this art form is a feast but for the eyes! Writes Brian Johnston.
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Life along the Mekong

Explore life along the Mekong River via Cambodia and Vietnam where local traditions thrive, from silk weaving to coconut candy creations.
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On Vietnam and Cambodia's Spice Trail

Explore these deliciously diverse Asian cuisines, writes Lucy Jones.
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Cultural Connections on a Mekong River Cruise

Experience an authentic slice of Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong. 
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Discovering Sapa in Vietnam

Step back in time in Vietnam’s hillside town of Sapa – home to local hilltribes and surrounded by emerald terraced rice fields.
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Japanese Onsen Bathing Rituals

How to immerse yourself in Japan's onsen culture, by Brian Johnston
Field of Light installation Ayers Rock, Northern Territory

Travel Trends Taking off for 2021

Explore where 2021 travel is calling.
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Outdoor Adventure in Canada's Rockies

How living the high life takes on a new meaning in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.
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The Canadian Rockies Road

The Icefields Parkway traverses peaks and glaciers via Banff and Jasper national parks – a Canadian Rockies journey beyond all expectation.
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Why We Love a White Christmas in Canada

Canada’s winter wonderland is certainly something to celebrate, writes Katrina Lobley.
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5 Top Local Travel Experiences

We lift the lid on making meaningful travel connections.
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5 of the Best Relaxing Retreats

We invite you to bliss out in some of the world’s most unexpected destinations.
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6 of the Best Ways to Meet the Locals

Welcome to a home-cooked meal in Peru. See resident grizzlies on a Canadian river safari. Explore more through these local encounters.
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5 Ways to Stay Longer

From Scotland to South America, the Baltics to Canada, extend your stay to experience more of your favourite destinations.
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Lake Nakuru's Animal Attraction

It's not just flamingos that flock to Lake Nakuru, one of Kenya's finest wildlife parks, writes Ute Junker.
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African Etosha Salt Pan Safari

Find out how Africa’s largest salt pan is home to some of the best wildlife viewing in Namibia.
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Travelmarvel – Our Story

Learn why Travelmarvel is best placed to help Australians rediscover their own ‘backyard’.
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Why 'Travel is calling.'

Vanesa Russack, GM Marketing & Digital, explains the story behind our 'Travel is calling.' concept.