Australia-Pacific

This short film follows a pod of whales as they play and glide through the waters off the coast of Maui

What do you do after surviving a near-death experience? Visit a dying natural wonder, of course. After his husband suffers a stroke at the age of 40, our writer plans the trip of a lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef—and discovers new meaning in the term "last-chance tourism."

From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves

New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.

Despite some lackluster conditions in 2019, skiers Manu Barnard and Hunter Paull put together this awesome edit, 'Tempo'

The stunning Paparoa Track is the country’s first new Great Walk to be completed in 25 years, and is unlike any to come before it. Our reporter scored a spot on opening day.

An expat travel writer who spent the past five years exploring the two countries reveals her 12 favorite down under trips

The rarely visited national park is home to tropical beaches, pristine coral reefs, some untapped surf, and not much else. Matt Skenazy went exploring and found a few good waves and a lot of mysterious South Seas mojo.

Belgian photographer Johan Lolos spent a full year in New Zealand, posting pictures of his adventures on his Instagram account, @lebackpacker, working for the Lake Wanaka tourism department, and establishing a life where he gets paid to post. Here are his top shots from his year in New Zealand.

Bikes and boards loaded on the VW Kombi Camper

Australia's Greater Blue Mountains offer an unforgettable view just four hours from Sydney

Last September, a trekking company's guided trip through the wilds of Papua New Guinea was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters, killing two on the spot and injuring many more. The motive appeared to be robbery, but Carl Hoffman knew something else was at work—ancient tribal patterns of violence that, he knew, would inevitably be avenged

Saint Bathans' Blue Lake

A fascination with a cartoon animal and a Class V river lured her to the empty wilderness of Tasmania. Turns out the raw side of Down Under offers an amazing number of pristine places to camp, surf, hike, mountain bike, and kayak. Stephanie Pearson goes all in.

When the Great Recession hit, young people found a million different ways to cope with their battered job prospects. Alex and Nick Kleeman found the best way, scraping together enough cash to buy a 32-foot sailboat, then plunging into the Pacific for the adventure of their lives. So what if they didn’t know how to sail?

The helicopter ride to a luxury resort was undeniably sweet. But for Peter Heller, the greatest thing about New Zealand’s South Island was kayaking down a surly river with an old paddling buddy, in a country that’s still unbelievably pristine.

Our summer is the perfect time to migrate south to New Zealand, where July means trekking-perfect temperatures and no crowds

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