Melanie Key

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Alternative Queenstown

Queenstown in New Zealand is renowned internationally as an adventure tourism hotspot, but there are also less adrenaline-fuelled activities to be enjoyed amid beautiful Central Otago scenery. Once you've secured your collection of souvenir T-shirts and DVDs by bungy jumping, whitewater rafting and …

New Zealand

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Scuba Diving

Who invited you to Bali?

This summer, many of us are heading overseas. Australians are the world’s largest spenders on international travel on a per capita basis. In 2012, one in three of us headed overseas.<p>After New Zealand, the most popular destination is Indonesia, or rather Bali. Close to a million Australians will …

Island-hopping in Sydney Harbour

Sydney’s gobsmackingly gorgeous harbour needs no introduction. While the harbour hums with activity, its eight idyllic isles are surprisingly quiet. Mid-week, you may even have their million-dollar views all to yourself.<p>That’s not the case come New Year’s Eve, though. Five islands – Fort Denison, …

Australia

Outback Odyssey: The Great Barrier Reef

<b>This is the eighth article in Mark Skipworth's 'Outback Odyssey'.</b><p>Nose-proud, standing to attention, dazzling against the cloudless blue sky, the seaplane throttles up to carry us to our final top-that-if-you-can destination – the Great Barrier Reef, perhaps the world’s greatest natural wonder. …

Swimming with jellyfish: divers snorkle through clouds of jellies in Jellyfish Lake

It may look dangerous, but the millions of jellyfish in Palau's Eil Malk lake pose no threat to humans and swimming among them has even become a tourist attraction<p>A tropical lake where divers swim with jellyfish has become a top tourist attraction on the Pacific island of Eil Malk, in <b>Palau</b>.<p>Every …

The end of an Outback Odyssey

<b>This is the final article of Mark Skipworth's 'Outback Odyssey'</b><p>On the long homeward journey from Brisbane, time to ponder. We’ve seen off two oceans, one sea, 1,600 miles of continental interior and three states. Has our three-week trek across the “the real Australia” been a true adventure? After …

Safety Tips For Solo Travelers

I’ve written a lot about the joys of solo travel. Articles like “Mastering The Art Of Traveling Solo” and “How To Make Friends When Traveling Solo” …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Snorkelling

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

South America