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Aerial view of the Tahiti Intercontinental Hotel. Photo: Tahiti Intercontinental Hotel

Four star luxury in a South Pacific paradise

“Tahiti”. For westerners the name conjures up visions of swaying palm trees, golden sand, sparkling blue lagoons and colours as ...
The Aranui 5 approaches the narrow Vaipaee inlet on Ua Huka, Marquesas Islands.

Six majestic Marquesas Islands – a different way to cruise

We are standing on a raised stone platform, once the home of a chief, looking down at a pit. “Some ...
The Aranui 5 passenger/cargo ship unloading at the dock in Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands.

The Aranui 5 cargo/passenger ship

In the nineteen-fifties the Chinese-Tahitian Wong family started a shipping company operating the Aranui, a freighter sailing to the islands ...
Scene from the spectacular Badu Gili light show projected onto the Bennelong Restaurant sails at the Sydney Opera House. The scenes represent indigenous Australian mythology, flora and fauna.

Badu Gili – spectacular show lights up Sydney Opera House sails

Sydney's iconic Opera House is instantly recognisable and more than 8 million people visit it each year, for performances, tours, ...
Poster for 'An Evening of Opera Highlights', the Anna Netrebko concert at the Sydney Opera House, 24 October 2017.

An evening of opera highlights – Anna Netrebko concert in Sydney

Anna Netrebko is the best soprano in the world, the reigning prima donna of the 21st Century. She has been ...