Oceania

Staying at the Martinborough Hotel

Ashleigh Collis checks into the Martinborough Hotel.Getting there: Coming to Martinborough from Horowhenua my GPS led me through Akatarawa Road. In hindsight I would avoid travelling this broken, narr…

Australia: Discover Lord Howe Island

Dive in and unleash your inner explorer, says Deborah Dickson-Smith.Ever dreamed of being an explorer and discovering a new world? Ever wondered whether there are new worlds left to discover?If your a…

Readers share their camping nightmares

Readers share their tales of woe under canvas — from tornadoes to tiger sharks.It was May 2015; me, my wife and our son (then 2) camped at the base of Mt Maunganui (in the beachside holiday park…

Wanaka: Spending time in a scenic town

Spending 48 hours in scenic town with a head cold isn’t so bad, Susan Strongman reports.Through the crosshairs of a .300 Magnum, he traced the outline of his neighbour, who sunned himself on a l…

Broome: The pearl fishers

Broome, the gateway to Western Australia’s Kimberley region, has had a tough past, writes Judy Bailey.‘I want to take you to the cemetery,” my guide says enthusiastically. Not your u…