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City slickers, culture vultures and beach bums alike fall in love with Sydney.... more
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Sydney
City slickers, culture vultures and beach bums alike fall in love with Sydney. Hang ten at famed Bondi Beach or stroll the calmer sands of Coogee.  Cash burning a hole in your pocket? You’ll find great shopping in the Rocks district and along George and Pitt Streets. Climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge or take a skywalk on Sydney Tower for a 360-degree view of the city. But whatever you do, don’t leave town without cuddling the koalas in the Taronga Park Zoo—they’re ridiculously adorable.
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Staggering beauty and heart-pumping thrills await in the resort town of... more
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Queenstown
Staggering beauty and heart-pumping thrills await in the resort town of Queenstown, which is also known for its Hobbits—much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Queenstown for the kayaking, bungee jumping, jetboating, white-water rafting, hiking and skiing. More mild-mannered adventurers can take a quiet cruise through nearby Milford Sound, part of the Fjordland National Park World Heritage area, or sample South Island pinot noir from one of the region's 75 wineries.
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Lovely, laid-back Melbourne has something for everyone: family fare, local and... more
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Melbourne
Lovely, laid-back Melbourne has something for everyone: family fare, local and international art, haute boutiques, multicultural dining, Australian and Aboriginal history, spectator sports, and pulsing, swanky nightlife. Cruise on the free City Circle Tram loop to check out unique attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Healesville Sanctuary, which buzzes with local animal species.
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Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane is the hub of Queensland culture,... more
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Brisbane
Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane is the hub of Queensland culture, offering a peek at the past and a glimpse into the future. Visit the historic Windmill and Old Commissariat Store, built by convicts in 1828, or fast-forward to the present (and beyond) with a trip to the new Gallery of Modern Art. Mingle with locals atop Mount Coot-tha, cruise the Brisbane River to South Bank’s sandy beach on the City Cat and make sure to fill the cuteness quota at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, home to koalas and kangaroos. 
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Bubbling mineral springs and pools promise maximum relaxation in Rotorua, on New... more
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Rotorua
Bubbling mineral springs and pools promise maximum relaxation in Rotorua, on New Zealand's North Island. Therapeutic hot mud pools, dramatic geysers and a buried village are within easy reach of the city. What happens in the bubbling mud geysers of "Rotovegas"—the area at the top of Fenton Street—stays in Rotovegas. Once you've made the most of the mud, soar nearly 2,000 feet on the Skyline Gondola for views of Lake Rotorua, then zip back down to explore the lake by paddle steamer, fishing charter or WWII amphibious vehicle.
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Tuck into succulent five-star meals in Port Douglas, the culinary gem of... more
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Port Douglas
Tuck into succulent five-star meals in Port Douglas, the culinary gem of Queensland, or suck down a killer cocktail at a casually swanky lounge. A perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest at Daintree and the beaches at Cape Tribulation, this Queensland town has an out-of-this-world setting. Sunbathe on the golden sands of Four Mile Beach, then melt into perfect pampering at one of Port Douglas’ glorious day spas for the ultimate in relaxation. 
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This adrenaline-pumping city offers an abundance of skydiving, jetboating and... more
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Taupo
This adrenaline-pumping city offers an abundance of skydiving, jetboating and bungee jumping. Discover the marvels of Orakei Korako thermal park, featuring caves, hot springs and boiling mud pools. Gaze across Lake Taupo to see the spectacular volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park, and make sure to visit Huka Falls, one of the great watery wonders of New Zealand.
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Sample the beloved vintages of the Marlborough Wine Region in Blenheim, an... more
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Blenheim
Sample the beloved vintages of the Marlborough Wine Region in Blenheim, an agricultural town in the heart of New Zealand’s renowned wine hub. More than 20 wineries are just a hop, skip and a corkscrew away from Blenheim, where a stream of cafes and restaurants serve up tasty, artisan fare. One of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, Blenheim is the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers who love to soak up the sun while sipping the fruits of a vineyard’s labour.
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Nelson’s thriving arts and music scene has helped to establish it as a... more
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Nelson
Nelson’s thriving arts and music scene has helped to establish it as a destination for free spirits and art-lovers. Festivals, studios, galleries, craft markets… Every cranny of this South Island city seems to buzz with artistic energy. Lord of the Rings fans will flip for the Jens Hansen workshop in Trafalgar Square—Hansen is the goldsmith who designed the “precious” guarded by Frodo in the LOTR films.
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Perched on Australia’s southeastern coast, the lively city of Hobart is a unique... more
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Hobart
Perched on Australia’s southeastern coast, the lively city of Hobart is a unique mash-up of the 19th and 21st centuries. The waterfront cafes, restaurants and studios of Tasmania’s largest city are housed in centuries-old converted warehouses that overlook a harbour bustling with yachts and fishing boats. An active arts scene, vibrant nightlife and leisurely daytime pace add to the city’s charm.
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In this nation of tiny islands and indigenous villages, Port Vila is the... more
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Port Vila
In this nation of tiny islands and indigenous villages, Port Vila is the exception: a bustling port town with hotels, restaurants and markets to delight visitors and cruise ship passengers. The 150-foot-high Mele Cascades waterfall is the ideal place to refresh yourself in the South Pacific heat. For a glimpse of real Vanuatu culture and traditions, travelers say a trip to Ekasup Village is a must.
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Nestled in the fertile Hunter Valley, Cessnock’s wine region is one of the... more
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Cessnock
Nestled in the fertile Hunter Valley, Cessnock’s wine region is one of the oldest and most diverse in the world, making it a terrific destination for oenophiles. There are over 100 wineries in the area, and vineyard and cellar tours are among Cessnock’s most popular attractions. World-class golf courses, gourmet eateries, lush gardens and blissful spas round out the local appeal.
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The South Island town of Wanaka appeals to both adventure lovers and... more
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Wanaka
The South Island town of Wanaka appeals to both adventure lovers and relaxation-minded travellers. Situated on the crystal-clear waters of New Zealand's fourth-largest lake, just a short drive from Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka is an ideal spot to go fishing, hiking, skiing, wine-tasting or golfing. The city also hosts Warbirds Over Wanaka, the largest three-day air show in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Savusavu is pure paradise. Originally established as a port for trade ships, the... more
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Savusavu
Savusavu is pure paradise. Originally established as a port for trade ships, the Fijian town is now a fast-developing tourist hotspot. Unsurprising, given its idyllic charm. Sink into hot springs for a rejuvenating soak or tour a private pearl farm that cultivates thousands of the multicolored treasures. SCUBA with world-renowned divers or splash in the spray of a majestic waterfall. Downtown, explore the vibrant wares of the local farmer’s market, where locals are happy to chat about Fiji’s foods and traditions.
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The lush parks and golden beaches of Tauranga make it a popular destination for... more
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Tauranga
The lush parks and golden beaches of Tauranga make it a popular destination for outdoorsy folks and watersports lovers. Here on New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll find a variety of opportunities for surfing, white water rafting, kiteboarding, hiking and golfing. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming holes by Kaiate Falls, which cascade beautifully over the bluffs. Families might like to visit one of Tauranga’s amusement park, take a guided nature tour or swim with dolphins in the Bay of Plenty.
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Though still recovering from the earthquake of February 22, 2011, Christchurch... more
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Christchurch
Though still recovering from the earthquake of February 22, 2011, Christchurch abounds with arts, adventure, and optimism. It's the gateway to the beautiful Canterbury region, featuring dramatic vistas and adventure sports set against a backdrop of lofty peaks. In the central city, more and more attractions and businesses reopen to the public each day.
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If you long to explore New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands, Paihia makes a... more
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Paihia
If you long to explore New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands, Paihia makes a wonderful base. Known as “the Jewel of the Bay Islands,” this seaside town has golden beaches, lovely coastal walking trails and waterfalls, and a colorful population of local birds. Paihia also holds an important role in the country’s history. It was here, after a century of conflict between indigenous Maori tribes and Western settlers, that peace was finally made and the groundbreaking Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
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If you like Art Deco architecture, you must visit Napier. The town was... more
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Napier
If you like Art Deco architecture, you must visit Napier. The town was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1937, then completely rebuilt in gorgeous Art Deco style. A number of local wineries also offer tours and tastings.
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Luganville is the second largest city of Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation.... more
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Luganville
Luganville is the second largest city of Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation. There’s so much to explore here, whether it’s hiking amid the awesome beauty of Millennium Cave or an epic dive session at the shipwrecked SS President Coolidge. When it’s time to relax, take a dip in one of the area’s peaceful blue holes, sapphire pools of calm water.
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The seaside town of Russell is one of the most popular destinations in New... more
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Russell
The seaside town of Russell is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. The area teems with a mash-up of indigenous and European history, evident in its architecture and historic sites. Sail around the bay on a chartered yacht or iconic tall ship or explore the multiple personalities of The Gables 1847, which has served as a bakery, bordello and shelter for AWOL sailors on the lam.
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Rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the world's only mainland albatross... more
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Dunedin
Rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the world's only mainland albatross colony share residence in Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city. When you're not watching wildlife, this South Island Otago Coast town also boasts impressive historic architecture from its days as a gold-rush mecca. Visit the 1906 Flemish Renaissance railway station or the country's largest center of higher learning, which resembles Glasgow University, thanks to the area's early Scottish settlers.
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Perched on a lush peninsula at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach is a popular... more
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Airlie Beach
Perched on a lush peninsula at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach is a popular jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. The constant comings and goings of travellers make for a vibrant nightlife scene bursting with pubs and clubs. You’ll want to swim at the man-made lagoon, though, instead of one of the town beaches—their waters are full of stinging jellyfish.
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In the Maori language, Kaikoura means "meal of crayfish," a nod to the New... more
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Kaikoura
In the Maori language, Kaikoura means "meal of crayfish," a nod to the New Zealand township's seafood-rich origins. Remnants of those early days can be found at Fyffe House, the oldest surviving building, and Kaikoura Museum. Today, the South Island settlement provides an ideal base camp for observing the abundant offshore wildlife (sperm whales, dusky dolphins, orcas and fur seals) and dining on fresh local catch. Numerous galleries showcase the knitting, pottery and jewelry of area artisans.
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Botanical gardens, coastal walkways, golf courses peppered with sheep—what’s not... more
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New Plymouth
Botanical gardens, coastal walkways, golf courses peppered with sheep—what’s not to love about New Plymouth? The New Zealand city is an ideal spot for laid-back leisure. Explore the postcard perfect landscape of the beaches, parks and stone cottages. For more of a challenge, a climb up Paritutu Rock will leave you breathless but humbled by the surrounding beauty.
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Byron Bay's beaches are dotted with lighthouses and surrounded by bottlenose... more
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Byron Bay
Byron Bay's beaches are dotted with lighthouses and surrounded by bottlenose dolphins, rays, whales and sea turtles. This former New South Wales whaling station turned tourist town is still strongly influenced by its recent bohemian past, when hippie lifestyles flourished. Bongos and didgeridoos sound in parks, sarongs and dreadlocks are common, and vegetarian restaurants abound. Give in to the casual vibe and stroll between beaches and bars for a low-key and happy day.
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