Australia & Pacific

Reef encounter

Reef encounter

She’s a beauty — no wonder the Great Barrier Reef tops so many travellers’ bucket lists.But is the view from below as ‘great’ as it used to be? Andrew Eames takes the plunge

The wonders of Oz

The wonders of Oz

White-sand beaches, outback adventures, rainforests, koala and kangaroo hotspots, and that opera house… discover all this and a lot more with our essential guide to Australia

The locals’ guide to Auckland

The locals’ guide to Auckland

From a buzzing foodie scene to great shopping and exciting outdoor adventures and sights, New Zealand’s capital city has much to offer

The locals’ guide to Melbourne

The locals’ guide to Melbourne

Hip, cultured and creative, Victoria’s state capital delivers a uniquely different experience around every street corner. We get the inside track

The locals’ guide to Sydney

The locals’ guide to Sydney

One of the world’s unmissable destinations, we get the lowdown on the Harbour City from three well-heeled locals

On the whale trail in Australia

On the whale trail in Australia

The east coast of Australia comes alive during the annual migration of humpback whales every April to November. Here are the prime viewing spots…