new zealand

Tourism

‘Wear-on luggage’: Kiwi dodges excess baggage fees with 7kg travel jacket

This hero from New Zealand may have just come up with a solution for the one thing every traveller dreads: excess baggage charges.

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Wholesalers

Globus and Cosmos break sales record with release of 2022 local trips

Get in quick, folks! One trip had already sold half of its departures within two days of its release!

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Destinations

Tourism New Zealand calls for kiwi emoji, cleverly creates a “workaround”

New Zealand’s official tourism body said it felt a bit left out on World Emoji Day this year, so it took matters into its own hands.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel pause to lift for some states next week

If all goes to plan, Aussies from some states will be allowed to cross the ditch soon, while the rest will remain in the naughty corner.

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Destinations

NZ suspends entire trans-Tasman bubble, as states and territories introduce new border restrictions

The latest COVID-19 outbreaks across Australia are causing some serious border chaos both domestically and internationally.

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Aviation

Former pilot convicted for endangering tourists in NZ with “severely damaged” plane

We don’t know much about plane maintenance, but we reckon having a damaged propeller can’t be good.

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Destinations

WA, South Australia and New Zealand shut out NSW travellers

Sydney’s COVID situation is starting to get dicey, with some very tight restrictions coming into play both near and far.

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Travel Agents

Reimbursement scheme for Kiwi travel agents extended by six months

Wondering how agents across the ditch are being supported by the NZ government? Here’s your answer.

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Destinations

Europe to reopen its borders to US travellers with or without COVID vaccination

While ScoMo has doubled down on Australia’s hard border stance, the EU has reportedly added six new countries to its list of desired travellers.

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Destinations

Victoria to remove 25km travel limit as part of eased restrictions

Light is slowly appearing at the end of what has turned out to be a very long tunnel for Victorians.

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Destinations

Multi-million-dollar cannabis bunker found under Kiwi tourist hotspot ‘Cowboy Paradise’

This story has everything: a Wild-West-style town, a rogue cowboy figure and a super-secret underground bunker full of weed.

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Destinations

PM says trans-Pacific travel bubble “a real possibility”

Do you have money on Singapore being the next country Aussies can travel to? Well, your bet’s starting to look a little risky.

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