Tracing the story of a nation along southern Australia's winding Murray River

More a meander than a mighty waterway, the Murray — Australia’s longest river — is home to monumental stories that have shaped a vast continent.

A culinary guide to Hawke's Bay, the heart of New Zealand's wine country

On the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the city of Napier and surrounding Hawke’s Bay region are synonymous with homegrown produce, from wine to figs and seafood.

New Zealand: Lava Affair

If you want to pinpoint the very heart of New Zealand — the largest, richest and arguably most beautiful of the Pacific islands — start by walking into one of the many volcanoes on the North Island, where you’ll discover mud pools within coiling vapours, wineries and a rich Maori history

My Life in Cities: Michael Palin

As part of National Geographic's Cities Special, the travelling Python talks about his fondness for Calcutta, the excitement of Istanbul – and the two British cities he’s called home.

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