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25 ways to save on New Zealand travel

Exploring the Land of the Long White Cloud doesn't come cheap. An expensive long-haul flight is the first big chomp out of any travel budget.Exploring the Land of the Long White Cloud doesn't come cheap. An expensive long-haul flight is the first big chomp out of any travel budget.


Travel photo of the day: Rugged New Zealand

Melissa Wydogen captured this view of Mitre Peak on the South Island of New Zealand.Melissa Wydogen captured this view of Mitre Peak on the South Island of New Zealand.


Today's photo: Aerial view of White Island volcano

Sara Sylvester took this photo of New Zealand's White Island in early February.Sara Sylvester took this photo of New Zealand's White Island in early February.


The best of Australia — on a budget, mate

If you like going your own way, there are grand places with fewer crowds, lower cost, plus a genuine Aussie sense of adventure.If you like going your own way, there are grand places with fewer crowds, lower cost, plus a genuine Aussie sense of adventure.


Photo of the day: Cathedral lights up for Christmas

Today's travel photo of the day comes from Sydney, Australia. The scene portrayed on the facade of the cathedral is part of a light show called Today's travel photo of the day comes from Sydney, Australia. The scene portrayed on the facade of the cathedral is part of a light show called "Nights of Christmas."


Thrills aplenty on New Zealand's Stewart Island

Stewart Island, off the south coast of New Zealand, is just 67 square miles and has only 300 to 400 year-round residents, most around the township of Oban, pictured here. The Jurassic Park-like island features a combination of fossilized and lush rainforests and clear, pristine bays.


Queensland fights a storm of tourist cancellations

Hostel owner Robert Smith poses at the roof-top garden at the Jackaroo Hostel in Sydney's Kings Cross on Friday. Guests have extended their stays, sometimes for weeks, because of changes in plans for Queensland trips. The hostel has been turning away up to 15 guests a day, Smith said. Queensland is fighting to regain tourism after suffering deadly flooding and a huge cyclone. Dream holiday destination Queensland has a new nightmare. The floodwaters have receded, the cyclone's fury is long spent — the welcome mat is out again. But tourists are staying away in droves.


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