Australasia & Pacific

Thumbs up: hitchhiker's guide to New Zealand

After a French hitchhiker reportedly flew into a rage after four days stuck on a South Island roadside without a lift, Simon Calder says all you really need to hitch in NZ is a good book

The man who built Sydney

From fraudster to darling of Governor Macquarie, Francis Greenway left a lasting mark on the city

48 hours in Perth

No longer a remote outpost, Western Australia's sun-soaked capital buzzes with creativity and it's about to come into bloom