TRAVEL: Tokyo is a chaotic city of firsts

IT WAS my first time in Japan, first time seeing Japanese cherry blossoms, and my first time visiting a hedgehog cafe.

Brisbane has an avenue to rival the world's most glamorous

Enjoy the nightlife in James St at New Farm during James Street Up Late on March 30.

Move over Champs-Elysees and Orchard Rd, James St has evolved

City of festivals, fine food and cricket

Discover the city of churches

Lumix GH5: Is this the Lord of the compact video Rigs?

New Zealand provided plenty of great locations to test out Panasonic's Lumix GH5.

Panasonic launches flagship camera in Lord of the Rings territory

Azar takes group of women to 10 highest peaks in country

Alyssa Azar above the clouds on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Alyssa Azar continues to inspire women from around the world

11 things we learnt about P&O cruises from Travel Guides

Travel snobs Janetta and Kevin during the South Pacific cruise. Picture: Channel 9

The tricks you won't read in the brochure...

A Mexico trip will make friends turquoise with envy

QLD140317MAYA1: The Riviera Maya area in Mexico has much to offer if you move outside the usual tourist areas.  This "Portal Maya" sculpture is on Playa Del Carmen's main Caribbean beach.

Get off the beaten tourist track in Mexico

Leave your diet at home: Los Angeles' best burgers

Father's Office Burger. Source: Instagram

WARNING: Don't read this story unless you're happy to get hungry

Bali earthquake: Magnitude 6.4 tremor strikes tourist haven

A STRONG earthquake has struck Bali, shaking the resort island about 26km south of Denpasar.

Wondering why the Big Pineapple is white?

The Big Pineapple is being painted.

Motorists noticing something different about fruity icon

Queenslanders! How we can pump $1 billion into the state

'Britt and Albie Firley from the Gold Coast love to holiday at Bulcock Beach, Caloundra with daughters Summa 4 and Eva 2.

It's time to help your fellow Queenslander

Tourist in Bali "kidnapped" and scammed out of $2000

An Indonesian man offering a surfboard for rent to foreign tourists at a beach in Kuta, Bali

“They drove him into a property where they locked the gate."

GHOST TOWN: 'It’s so eerie being there' at Dreamworld

NO RUSH: Dreamworld has been left a ghost town as seen here in the 'Gold Rush' area.

Local woman recalls 'eerie' Dreamworld experience on stalled ride

Lifesaver for a day: One-of-a-kind Coast tour

The Mooloolaba Surf Club is launching a new tour of the club and beach that educates visitors about life a as surf lifesaver. Getaway is filming a segment about the tour with presenter Charli Robinson.

'Lifesaver for a day' tour of Coast surf club attracts TV appearance

Longreach is a welcome oasis

SETTING OUT: Passengers rode inside the coach while the well-heeled rode up top in the open air.

Longreach is a welcome surprise

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Game of Thrones landmark destroyed

Maltese landmark destroyed by storm.

Malta's iconic Azure Window rock formation collapses in storm.

Turkish Airlines adds a touch of magic

Magician lends his talents to Turkish Airlines safety video.

A new safety video gets some help from visual magician Zach King.

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

Floating Apartment on Great Barrier Reef

Floating apartment on the Great Barrier Reef.

Airbnb are offering a chance to live right on the reef.

Bollywood Theme Park

Bollywood Screenshot

The world's biggest theme park is set to expand. Here's some of what will be there.

Chapman in Lyon

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman talks us through the best parts of this French gem.

Virgin Airlines new Kids Class

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids.

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids. Check your dates before you...

Wander Victoria ad is a little offbeat

The latest enticement to visit Victoria takes a slow and strange approach

The latest enticement to visit Victoria takes a slow and strange approach

Queenstown shot on new Lumix GH5

The Lumix GH5 put to the test in New Zealand.

The Lord of the Rings put areas around Queenstown, New Zealand on the map. It was...

Mexico on show

QLD140317MAYA2: The Riviera Maya area in Mexico has much to offer if you move outside the usual tourist areas. The Mayan ruins at Tulum are perched on a cliff above the Caribbean.

Get off the beaten track for the best of Mexico.

Dunedin's Otago Museum Tropical Forest

The entrance to the Otago Museum

The Butterfly enclosure in the Otago museum is a popular part of their Discovery...

Get in the swim in Dunedin

Surfers get ready to take on the waves at St Clair beach in Dunedin.

From the Moana Pool, to the beach at St Clair, there's plenty of places to get wet...

Cadbury World in Dunedin

Cadbury World is located in the centre of Dunedin, New Zealand, at the Cadbury factory site. The visitor centre is a colourful and educational environment with chocolate-themed displays where you can learn about the history of Cadbury and chocolate through the ages. The Cadbury Tour is a must-do while in Dunedinjust look for the purple silo or follow the scent of chocolaty goodness drifting over the city.

Take a tour of the Cadbury Factory in the heart of Dunedin where every step has...