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10 Last-Minute Escapes From Auckland To Book This Easter Long Weekend 2024

The ultimate long weekend of all the long weekends is coming up, and it is thanks to our very favourite chocolate-centred…

Food & Drink

The Feed | The New Zealand Food News You Need To Know

Roll up, roll up. It’s time for this week’s New Zealand food news. Hot off the press (or should we say, toastie…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels In Auckland To Check Into In 2024

From boutique to boujee to five-star luxury we've scoured town for la crème de la crème, so without further ado,…

Bakeries & Delis

Auckland’s Best Hot Cross Buns For Easter 2024

Chocolate may get most of the attention at Easter, but it isn't the only treat we're coveting once the season for bunnies, eggs and…

Pacific

20 Fiji Restaurants You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

 From fresh to fried for the gods. Whatever you're in the mood for, Fiji's got you.

Bars & Pubs

Auckland’s Best Quiz Nights To Test Your Mettle

Grab a pie and a pint, put your thinking cap on, and get ready to show off your obscure knowledge. Who knows? You might even come out on…

Food & Drink

8 Of The Best Wineries And Vineyards To Sample In Martinborough

We've rounded up the best wineries in New Zealand's beloved wine region, Martinborough, so you can sip on top-notch vino all day…

Travel

Ardo Is Townsville’s Stunning New Luxury Hotel With A Rooftop Infinity Pool

Ardo is Townsville’s first luxury hotel and since opening in December 2023, has garnered national attention as it redefines North…

Travel

Check Out The City Of Angels From Above At These 13 Los Angeles Rooftop Bars

While Melbourne might be best known for its laneway bar culture, in Los Angeles some of the coolest hangouts are hidden sky high.

North America

The Best Things To Do In New York City (2024 Edition)

New York City is coined “The City That Never Sleeps” for a reason.

Travel

10 Of The Best Things To Do In London

Everything you’ve heard is true: the pavements heave, the pubs swell, and the queues might just make you faint. 

TV & Movies

38 Of The Best Shows On Netflix NZ Right Now

We all know the hunt for the next Netflix binge never ends. To make your search a little easier, we've rounded up a…

Food & Drink

The Best Cafes In Christchurch To Tick Off In 2024

Turns out The Garden City isn’t just about botanicals—it’s also one helluva foodie scene.

What's On

What’s On In Christchurch In 2024

Whether you love getting amongst the arts or prefer to eat your way around town, Ōtautahi’s got something for you. Here are the…

Cafes

The Best Cafes In Melbourne For 2024

Melbourne/Naarm is home to some of the best cafes in the world—the standard we set is replicated all over, it's no surprise…

Travel

The Best Bagels In New York To Devour In 2024

Bagels are a classic Big Apple staple. While you can probably find a bagel on the menu of every corner deli, here are our top favourite…

North America

New York’s Best Restaurants You Need To Book A Table At (2024 Edition)

Craving pasta? Burgers? Chinese? No matter what your cuisine preferences are, you’re guaranteed to find it there, which makes it the…

Restaurants

The Best Thai Restaurants In Auckland For 2024

From table-bending BYO banquets to Pad Thai in your pjs, we've got you covered with our pick of the best Thai restaurants in Auckland.

Travel

The Best London Hotels To Book In 2024

From luxury to budget, we have them all.

TV & Movies

21 Of The Best Shows And Movies On Apple TV+ To Watch

In our humble opinion, there is no such thing as having too many streaming services, so if you’re tossing up whether you need Apple…

Things To Do

The Best Swimming Pools In Auckland To Have A Dip At This Summer

Summer has officially started which pretty much means three things: ice cream, cocktails and swimming.

Pacific

12 Of The Best Resorts In Fiji

It's time to melt your stress away.

Food & Drink

The Best Ice Cream And Gelato Shops In Auckland, 2024 Edition

I scream, you scream... well, you know how it goes. Whether it's fresh and fruity or rich and chocolatey, in a cone, on a stick or in a…

Beauty

The Best Skincare Brands In NZ To Know In 2024

Skincare is everywhere—these are the brands that actually work and the hero products that made them famous. 

Food & Drink

17 Of The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick Your Night Off For Less

Bargain bevvies, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after-work wind-down.

Restaurants

The Most Romantic Restaurants In Auckland To Impress Your Date At

If you’re looking to woo someone special, celebrate a milestone or perhaps even pop a special question, our handpicked list of the…

Restaurants

15 Of The Best Restaurants In Hamilton To Eat Your Way Around

Whatever the occasion or vibe, Kirikiriroa Hamilton’s buzzing restaurant scene has it all. Whether you’re after a…

Features

How Kiwi Luggage Brand Honest Wolf Is Breathing New Life Into Wool

Sophie and Sam Hurley dreamt up Honest Wolf after searching for a niche in the market they could cater to using their farm’s…

Beauty

12 New Beauty Products To Shop This Month

Welcome to the most fabulous corner of the internet—Urban List's destination for the picks of the beauty crop. We've found…

Food & Drink

Where To Wine, Dine And Treat Your Lover In Auckland This Valentine’s Day

Hello lovers, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so if you haven’t made plans yet, you'd better hustle.

What's On

The Best Auckland Pride Festival Events You Can’t Miss In 2024

Here are all the events not to miss at this year's Auckland Pride Festival. 

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The Best Flower Delivery And Florists In Auckland Right Now

There simply isn’t an occasion that doesn’t call for a beautiful bunch of flowers. 

TV & Movies

20 Crime Shows On Netflix You Should Have Watched By Now

If there’s one genre we simply can’t get enough of when it comes to a solid binge-sesh, it’s crime. There’s just…

Local Escapes

6 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Waitangi As An Adult

Cue the roadie, it's time to broaden your knowledge of our hītōria (history).

Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants In Christchurch To Eat Your Way Around In 2024

So you're looking for somewhere to eat in Ōtautahi Christchurch? The Garden City is enough lucky to have so many choice restaurants…

Entertainment

22 Of The Best Books To Read In 2024

Whether you’re a life-long bookworm or you’ve never quite gotten into reading, now is the perfect time to fall in love with…

Travel

10 Of The Most Beautiful Road Trips To Take In Tasmania

Every route is a scenic route when road tripping through Tasmania, so there’s a lot to get excited about. So pack your bags and…

Travel

11 London Restaurants You Need To Book A Table At In 2024

London is a veritable revolving door of imaginative restaurateurs with deep pockets.

Asia

The Best Bali Hotels To Book In 2024

If you’re keen for a getaway that absolutely throttles you in humidity so that pool dips every hour are a must and where hospitality…

Travel

15 Of The Best Airbnbs In New York City (2024 Edition)

From terraces, to romantic pads and upstate treasures, we’ve drooled over some of the most incredible views and designs around the…

Food & Drink

Where To Eat In Auckland This Waitangi Day 2024

If you’re sticking around Tāmaki Makaurau this Waitangi Day—Tuesday 6 February to be exact—you’ll be…

Gifts

20 Of The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas To Upgrade Your Lover’s Life

Upgrade everything from picnic dates to love-making with these great gifts.

Entertainment

Neon NZ’s Very Best Shows To Binge In 2024

Home to some of the best series from HBO Max, Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, FX and BBC content you can now work your way through the likes…

Local Escapes

21 Stunning Walks In Auckland To Take At Least Once

Walking is one of the best ways to make the most of the City of Sails. So grab some sturdy shoes, make use of the kauri dieback wash…

Local Escapes

The Best Accommodation In Martinborough From Hotels And Motels To Airbnbs

We've rounded up the best accommodation in New Zealand's beloved wine region, Martinborough, so you can sample the vino in…

Things To Do

The Best Places For Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to soak up those gorgeous summer vibes while plundering your local strawberry patch for bucket-loads of strawberries,…

Local Escapes

8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland You Need To Tick Off In 2024

Here are eight epic day trips from Auckland for you to tick off one by one.

Everything That’s Open This Auckland Anniversary Day 2024

Here are Tāmaki Makaurau’s best cafes, restaurants and bars that are open on Auckland Anniversary Day 2024.

Pets

The First Timer’s Guide To Being A Pawesome Pet Parent

You've been thinking about getting your own fur baby for months, years even and finally made the big decision to do it—we’re…

Health + Wellness

The Best Hairdressers In Auckland For All Types Of Hair

​Auckland is a mecca for hair salons and when it comes to choosing “the one”, selecting a hairdresser to entrust with your…

What's On

Sip Champagne And Speciality Cocktails At This Pickleball Popup Coming To The Viaduct

Piper-Heidsieck is throwing its support behind the Australian Open by hosting a sip-and-play pop-up at M Social in Auckland's…

Things To Do

Paint The Town Yellow | Everywhere To Eat, Stay And Play On Your Coldplay Tour

As the stage lights up for Coldplay's electrifying 2024 tour, we're here to orchestrate your offstage adventures with all the best…

Food & Drink

Take A Walk With Kiwi Chef Kia Kanuta And Uncover His Favourite Places To Eat In Auckland

Need a hand navigating your local eats? We’ve teamed up with BNZ to ask local chef Kia Kanuta about his holy grail…

Local Escapes

7 Of The Best Camping Grounds In And Around Tauranga

From turquoise-hued waters to secluded beaches and lakes where you can try your luck at fishing, here are our picks of the best camping…

Local Escapes

The Best Gold Coast Accommodation To Book In 2024

From modern beachside villas to luxe hinterland glamping to sweet Airbnb cottages, here's the ultimate list of the Gold Coast’s…

Pets

8 Dog-Friendly Walks In Auckland To Tick Off This Summer

Grab your sunnies, slap on some sunscreen and make your pup’s day with one of these dog-friendly walks in Auckland.

Restaurants

50 Of The Best Restaurants In Wellington To Tick Off In 2024

New Zealand's cool capital is known for it’s huge food scene. We may be a teeeeny bit biased, but we reckon it's got some of…

Local Escapes

8 Airbnbs With Breathtaking Swimming Pools To Book In Auckland

We’ve scoured around for the Airbnbs with the prettiest pools in all the land (Auck-land that is) so you can feel like an absolute…

Local Escapes

16 Of The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold.

Local Escapes

The Most Romantic Getaways In Auckland To Book In 2024

Does your romance feel a little less shiny than you’d like it to be? Maybe life’s so hectic right now that you’re…

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Coromandel Restaurants And Cafes That Should Be On Your List

Here are the best cafes and restaurants to wrap your mouth around in The Coromandel.

Things To Do

How To Spend The Perfect Weekend In Auckland, According To Our Editor

Hello, holiday season! If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to some much-needed R&R, a decent dose of…

Food & Drink

The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

Ahhh brunch, the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch we just can’t get enough of, which is lucky because the brunch game is strong in…

Restaurants

The Best Indian Restaurants In Auckland Right Now

From creamy kormas and crispy pakora to dry fire-breathing curries and fluffy biryani, here are the best Indian restaurants in…

Pets

8 Of The Best Pet Friendly Luxury Stays In Auckland

Whether you’re travelling to Auckland for business or pleasure, or simply in need of a staycation–here are all the places you…

Bars & Pubs

16 Of The Best Bars In Ponsonby Right Now

From hidden speakeasies to bright and breezy spots with gorgeous courtyards to boot these are the best bars in Ponsonby.

Local Escapes

The Best Sunflower Farms In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Sunflower season is short but sweet and while there might not be an abundance of sunflower farms in Aotearoa, there are five magical spots…

Travel

Your Luxury Guide To Discovering Townsville In 2024

Pristine immaculate coastline, endless lingering sunshine and bountiful local produce—Townsville has become a marvel of North…

Food & Drink

Sundays Is Queenstown’s Epic New Eatery And Drink(ery) Housed In An Historic Church

Enter, Queenstown’s newest hospitality destination SUNDAYS, a character-filled eatery and drink(ery) in a stunning church building…

Pets

6 Purrfect Cat Cafes Around New Zealand To Get Your Feline Fix

If you’re looking to squash that nervous energy this year we’ve compiled five cat cafes around New Zealand so you can catch up…

Bars & Pubs

Auckland’s Best Rooftop Bars To Watch Day Turn To Night

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

Asia

Bali’s Best Restaurants To Book In 2024

Those that have been to Bali enough will know that the foodie scene here has absolutely skyrocketed over the last few years.

Cafes

The Best Breakfasts In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2024

Fear not, breakfast-lover—you’re about to have the ultimate list of the best breakfasts in Auckland right at your fingertips.

Local Escapes

26 Of Melbourne’s Best Boutique Hotels For 2024

To be honest, we’re always looking for an excuse for a staycay in one of Melbourne’s best hotels. Birthday? Book a…

Food & Drink

25 Of The Absolute Best Gold Coast Restaurants In 2024

There’s no denying the Gold Coast of 2024 is a foodie’s paradise. But finding the right restaurant to suit that special…

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Places To Stay In Invercargill, Bluff And Beyond In Southland

Live it up in a flash as pad or get a bit rustic with it, here are 12 of the best stays in Invercargill.

Local Escapes

Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore This Summer

One of the best things about Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is the fact that writing a list of the best beaches within a region is absolutely…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland

While Aucklanders may be the brunt of jokes for those south of the Bombay Hills, we think living in the City of Sails is pretty damn rad.

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown And Glenorchy

We’ve done the research and know the must-visit restaurants in QT, so read on for the best restaurants in Queenstown.

Restaurants

50 Of The Best Restaurants In Auckland To Try Right Now

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

Restaurants

The Best Japanese Restaurants In Auckland | 2024 Edition

We love Japanese food an awful lot here at the Urban List. And who’s to blame us? From sushi to sashimi to sake, Japanese cuisine…

Features

From Firefighting AR Glasses To An AI Buddy For Seniors, This Design Award Is Changing The World

VR tech to restore the feeling of lost limbs and exercise therapy that employs AI—we’re living in the future, baby—and…

Pet Services

10 Of The Best Dog Groomers In Auckland To Get Your Pooch In Tip Top Shape

We’ve made it a little easier for you and rounded up a list of some of Auckland's best dog groomers, to take care of your…

Features

How Paris And Henry Mitchell-Temple Fuel Their Creativity Every Day

How do the pair find time to inject subtle luxury into their jam-packed schedules as parents and sustainably conscious empire-starters?

Things To Do

What’s On In Wellington In 2024

Arts and culture capital of Aotearoa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara is packed with an epic lineup of things to do.

Pets

The Best Pet-Friendly Camping In New Zealand For That Last-Minute Getaway

There are some excellent pet-friendly campgrounds scattered around New Zealand that are happy to welcome both you and your furry ones.

Travel

20 Of The Best Airbnbs In New Zealand For 2024

From rolling valleys to dense native forest and cliffs overlooking black sand beaches, we've found the most jaw-dropping spots across…

Asia

Tokyo Day Trips To Take If You’re Up For A Real Adventure In 2024

Tokyo is a city that keeps you coming back for more with so much to do.

Asia

The Best Things To Do In Tokyo For Every Type Of Traveller

As the vibrant capital of Japan, Tokyo pulsates with an energy that is truly unparalleled.

Asia

The Best Tokyo Restaurants You Need To Try In 2024

Maybe you’d prefer fluffy clouds of kakigori melting in your mouth or a succulent piece of tonkatsu.

Asia

The Best Tokyo Hotels For Your Next Japan Getaway

Whether you're eyeing Ginza's stylish streets or Asakusa's old-world charm, a perfect Tokyo hotel is waiting for you.