Sydney faces 'catastrophic' fire threat

Two Australian states are bracing for a day of "catastrophic" risk as firefighters battle over 100 deadly active bushfires that have produced clouds of smoke seen as far away as New Zealand.

World's best boutique hotels for 2019

Its name literally means treasure, so it seems fitting that Bali's Awarta Nusa Dua Luxury Villas & Spa has been recognized as a gem of a boutique hotel.

Crowds surge to Uluru on eve of climbing ban

If you ban it, they will come. That was the case at Uluru, the sacred red rock in Australia's Northern Territory, where tourists flocked to make a final ascent before a permanent ban on climbing came into force.