The little railway that could!

Over summer, as we hit the highways only to sit in those inevitable traffic jams, one can’t help but wonder whether there’s a better...

The Old Ghost Road…add it to your bucket list

Local tramper MAX RAWNSLEY has covered most of New Zealand’s well known trails but his recent encounter with the South Island’s The Old Ghost...

Thumbs up for city sojourn

Holiday escapes generally take Aucklanders well beyond their home city but over the festive period, HELEN PERRY, with husband in tow, spent two nights...

Safe, not sorry…

Life is full of risks – insurance can help protect against them. Do you buy travel insurance when travelling overseas? If not, you risk financial...

Bellarine beauties

Countries renowned for their wine can often boast more than one successful growing region. Australia is no exception. As in other parts of this vast...

Stylish Ibis embraces past era

Melbourne abounds with examples of its Victorian past and The Victoria Hotel (now an Ibis Styles property) is very much a reminder of days...

Send me back to Noosaville!

No prizes for guessing why the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, was so named – yes, you’re so right, for most of the year it basks in warm sunny weather.

Japan for all seasons

Japan has lured many adventurers to its shores since Marco Polo introduced this fascinating country to the world in the 13th century. However, until...

Tricky Rotorua gallery in the frame

Rotorua’s tourist attractions are well known to most New Zealanders but when SARAH ELLIS visited the thermal city recently she and her family discovered...

Fiona’s one for the birds

EastLife editor, HELEN PERRY well remembers idyllic picnic days on Motuihe Island during the ’50’s and 60’s. A Hauraki Gulf gem, with beaches either...
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