Features - Asia


Few cities have wild beauty on their doorstep, but Auckland’s magnificent harbour, volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, and steep rainforest ranges provide the perfect urban escape.


In May, Qatar Airways begins flying into the capital of South Australia: Adelaide.  Max Anderson recommends escaping to the beautiful Adelaide Hills for a weekend of high-country living.

Articles - Asia


Right on Sydney’s doorstep, the Blue Mountains – actually an eroded plateau of rugged valleys – provide World Heritage wilderness that contrasts with historic village charm.

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The Indonesian island of Lombok is often overshadowed by its neighbour, Bali. But for a low-key version, this is the place to go.

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weekend away - Jaipur

As the intense heat and monsoon rains of the summer months subside, October is the perfect month to visit the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan’s magical state capital.

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weekend away - Istanbul

Istanbul’s elite have idled away their summers in the city’s seaside villages for five centuries. Tristan Rutherford hops between them on a bespoke Bosphorus ferry tour.

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weekend away - Serene Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

Kamalaya holistic wellness retreat at the quiet end of Koh Samui in Thailand is a wonderful sanctuary where you can do as much or as little as you want.

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weekend away - Bali

Bali’s busy south has its attractions – hip eateries, cosmopolitan hotels – but travellers seeking to uncover the island’s best treasures need only head just an hour or two further afield.

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weekend away - North Luzon

The northern half of the Philippines' largest island offers a range of rewarding getaways: from island hopping and laid-back surf resorts to one of the country's most historically rich towns.

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weekend away - Izu Peninsula (Tokyo)

The rugged and forested Izu Peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean southwest of Tokyo, providing a seaside and country escape rich in history, tradition, and coastal scenery.

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