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15 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.

What's On

What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And This Year 2024

Auckland is pulling out all the stops this month. Here’s what’s on in Auckland this week, this month, and this…

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 press) are…

Things To Do

Auckland’s Best Independent Bookstores And Where To Find Them

If you’re anything like us, you know that one of life’s greatest pleasures is trawling through a bookstore to discover your next…

Pets

4 Wallet-Friendly Must-Haves For Your Pets This Winter

It’s getting chilly out there, and while we pile on the layers, we often forget our furry friends need the same care when it…

Food & Drink

19 Of The Best Pies In Auckland Right Now

As Kiwis, a love of pies is practically in our DNA. These hearty pastries have been keeping us fuelled for generations and are the perfect…

Pacific

A Thrill-Seeker’s Guide To Spending 72 Hours In Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Psst, we’ll let you in on a secret—heaven is a place on earth. From mainland Fiji, a scenic two-hour boat ride will take you to…

Travel

Craving A Tropical Island Escape This Winter? Check Out These Epic Fiji Deals

Dig out your swimmers and wrangle your travel buddy, because we’ve done the digging and found a bunch of truly epic travel packages to…

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This Kiwi Brand’s Fresh Winter Range Will Take You From Morning Meeting To Mountain Hike

The crew at Kathmandu have dropped a new range just in time for winter, with a whole slew of gear designed to keep…

Pacific

5 Culinary Experiences You Need To Try In Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

A secluded collection of islands stretching across the western side of Fiji, the enchanting Yasawa Islands have a reputation for…

Wellness

Auckland’s Best Day Spas For Peak Relaxation

We all deserve a bit of relaxation time now and again, let’s face it. Tired? Needing a pick-me-up? Feel like treating…

Restaurants

Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings Of 2024 You Need To Know About (July Edition)

We live for new openings (especially the kind that involves food) and know you do, too. Fortunately, Auckland is the city that just keeps on…

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.

Wellness

16 Of The Best Dog Parks In Auckland And Where To Find Them

It’s a well-known fact that we here at Urban List love our pooches and so we’ve rounded up some of Auckland’s best…

Cafes

The Best Dog-Friendly Cafes In Auckland For The Ultimate Pooch Date

They say that dogs are like their owners—who’s to say your pooch isn’t also partial to a low-fat puppaccino and a catchup…

Pets

Everything You Need To Know About Your First Year As A Pet Parent

Whether it’s a new puppy and kitten or you’re rescuing an older pet from your local adoption centre—the first year of pet…

Beauty

12 Holy Grail New Beauty Items to Shop This Weekend

In the season known to wreak havoc on your skin and beauty rituals, it’s all about working smarter, not harder. Here are the…

Pets

The Best Dog Walkers In Auckland For A Happy Pooch

So it not your doggo’s first rodeo when it comes to walkies. But there are walkies and then there are walkies, if you catch our drift.

Pets

The Best New Zealand Made Dog Treats For Rewarding Good Pups

When your doggo’s done the mahi, they ought to get the treats. But not just any treats, your canine’s deserving of only the…

Pets

The Best Dog And Puppy Training Spots In Auckland

It’s hard enough making sense of this dog-eat-dog world as a human, let alone as a four-legged floof. Here are the best dog…

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The Best Dog Accessories You Can Buy In New Zealand

Dogs don’t ask for much and that’s all the more reason to treat them to the finer things in life.

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

QT Queenstown’s Champagne Parlour Is Popping Off

QT Queenstown has given us yet another excellent excuse for a cheeky getaway, and it’s Champagne-soaked. Pop a bottle, The…

Recipes

Level Up Your Recipe Repertoire With These Carnivore Dishes From The Tattooed Butcher

Nan used to say "your butcher knows best" so we’ve called on the best on Aotearoa—literally.

Restaurants

The Best Restaurants In Auckland Right Now (Updated 2024)

At Urban List, we've spent a lot of time thinking about what makes the difference between a good restaurant and Tāmaki Makaurau…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels In Auckland To Check Into In 2024

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

Restaurants

50 Of The Best Cheap Eats In Auckland

Whether payday is a distant memory or you simply don’t want to spend your life savings on a meal, don’t go running for those…

Things To Do With Kids

50 Of The Best Things To Do With Kids In Auckland This Winter (2024 Edition)

From animal parks and art galleries to ice cream crawls and escape rooms, consider it your one-way ticket to never hearing the words…

Pets

10 Dog Adoption Centres In Auckland Where You Can Find Your New Best Friend

We've compiled a list of the top places to adopt a dog in Auckland so you can be part of the solution.

Fitness

Auckland’s Best Running Clubs To Join In 2024

As the adage goes, if the zombie apocalypse comes after leg day, the ‘fittest’ will be the first ones to go. That said, when…

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.

Food & Drink

7 Of The Best Hand-Pulled Noodles In Auckland

Whether you slurp them in soups or chew with chilli oil, we’ve rounded up the best hand-pulled noodle spots in Auckland so you can…

Food & Drink

The Best High Tea In Auckland, 2024 Edition

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, a special occasion, or you just want to spoil someone (and yourself), high tea in Auckland is…

Food & Drink

The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now (July 2024 Edition)

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…

Food & Drink

The Best Burger Joints In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2024

There’s really nothing better than smashing back a good burger. It’s salty, it’s satisfying, and it’s what hungry…

Things To Do

52 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter (2024 Edition)

Here are 52 things to do in Auckland this winter that will (almost) distract you from missing summer.

Food & Drink

Where To Sip On The Best Hot Chocolates In Auckland This Winter

Nothing cheers us up more on a cold Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland day (any day, to be fair) than wrapping our mitts around a mug of hot…

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.

Cafes

This Local Brekkie Spot Has A New Menu—Featuring A Hearty Meatball Sammie

You’ve inevitably stumbled into this friendly neighbourhood cafe at some stage of your life, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee…

Food & Drink

The Best Coffee Shops In Auckland To Get Caffeinated At In 2024

Whether you’re in the mood for a slow sit-down and sip, or a takeaway coffee to accompany you on your daily errands,…

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. 

Travel

Light Up The Night | Everywhere To Eat, Stay And Play On Your Vivid Vacay

See Sydney in a brand new light this year with our guide to the best spots to eat, stay, and play on your Vivid adventure.

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Rainy Day Activities To Do In Auckland When It’s Gnarly Out In 2024

Auckland weather is a true ode to the power of Mother Nature who seems to have a soft spot for constantly dealing us the meteorological…

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Day Walks And Hikes In The Abel Tasman For Venturing Off The Beaten Track

Since jetting off to the tropics isn't even an option this summer, why not take some time to wander through the Abel Tasman and explore…

Food & Drink

This Unique Culinary Experience Will Have You Dining In Complete Darkness

Want to challenge your taste buds? Read on as we shine a spotlight on dining in the dark. 

Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants In Invercargill And Bluff For A Real Taste Of The South

It’s handy to have a healthy appetite when you try out Invercargill’s restaurants, as down south the portions are generous…

Travel

10 Of The Most Beautiful Road Trips To Take In Tasmania This Winter

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…

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The Best Engagement Rings In NZ To Secure A Yes

Popping that pretty question can be a nerve-racking time—we get that. What should be a piece of cake, however, is picking out that…

Auckland

This Hidden Bar Is Hosting An Immersive Month-Long Whisky Party With Banging Cocktails

Those in the know frequent Auckland CBD’s best-kept secret: Panacea. The intimate cocktail kitchen can be stumbled upon up an…

Features

Vicki Young: Why It Took Me 10 Years To Travel… For Plum Sauce

Some Kiwis do their initiation into adulthood and go on a “gap year,” aka the big OE. For me, I didn’t exactly get that…

Food & Drink

BurgerFuel Just Dropped An Epic New Mushroom Burger Dubbed The Shroom Shroom

Famed for its plant-based options, BurgerFuel is delivering even more plant-based goodness with its latest creation dubbed…

Things To Do

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

Don’t get us wrong, we love a night in with Netflix but it just doesn’t compare to seeing movies on the silver screen, a bucket…

TV & Movies

40 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 at Urban List have rounded…

Things To Do

5 Of The Best Go Karting Tracks In Auckland

Swooning for a hooning? Feel the need for speed? Careen around the race track and leave your mates in the dust at one of Tāmaki…

Activities & Itineraries

Here’s All Of The Incredible Open Air Māori Art To Check Out In Tāmaki Makaurau In 2024

Commissioned by Auckland Transport, pockets of Māori mahi toi (art) are woven through the city centre. What starts as a functional…

Travel

41 Of The Best Romantic Getaways Around Australia For That Mid-Year Escape

From jaw-dropping outback retreats to island escapes, get all swept up in each other’s irresistibleness at one of our top picks for…

What's On

Everything You Need To Devour At Eat Drink Love Ponsonby 2024

We love wining and dining in Ponsonby at the best of times—but throw in some one-off creations, tasting menus, and special…

Local Escapes

The Best Airbnbs With Fireplaces In New Zealand

From tiny huts in the forest to a luxurious private retreat and accommodation in an actual boot, Aotearoa has an abundance of cosy winter…

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Mother’s Day Gifts: Thoughtful Gifts For Every Type Of Mum

Find the perfect Mother's Day gift for the most important woman in your life. Our hand-picked selection of unique and thoughtful gifts…

Local Escapes

LUMA Southern Light Project Is Coming Back To Queenstown This King’s Birthday Long Weekend

Forget what you know about the Southern Lights. Aurora Australis? Please…we have something much more exciting for you! Come…

Food & Drink

6 Gin Cocktail Recipes Inspired By NZ’s Vibrant Arts Scene

We've teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to inspire you to get out of your G&T comfort zone and stir a bit more creatively. 

Auckland

Where To Eat, Drink, Shop And Explore At Ponsonby Central

Ponsonby Central has long been renowned as a vibrant precinct. Its eclectic restaurants and bars serve up everything from…

What's On

The Best Things To Do With Mum This Mother’s Day In Auckland 2024

If there’s one day that can trigger the battle of the high teas it’s Mother’s Day, and this year is no exception.

TV & Movies

30 Of The Best Movies On Netflix NZ Right Now 2024

Buttering up the popcorn and firing up Netflix has got to be our favourite thing ever. If you’re anything like us we know you…

Club Culture | The New Wave Of Club-Goers Revelling In The Resurgence Of IRL Connection

Once a word that would herald images of dusty rec halls, ‘clubs’—In the glow-up of all glow-ups—have somehow become…

Local Escapes

The Best Airbnbs In Christchurch For 2024

There’s loads to do in the Garden City so if you haven’t visited before, or even if you have, it should be right up there on…

Food & Drink

9 Unrivalled Brisbane Dining Experiences All Foodies Must Try

​If your go-to food hit list is dwindling as you've eaten through your home city, Brisbane's pumping restaurant scene's…

Travel

Brisbane Bound? 7 Romantic Experiences To Enjoy With Your Squeeze On An Autumn Getaway

There are endless reasons to visit the sparkling shores of Brisbane—with so many amazing new bar and restaurant openings, to their…

Food & Drink

Get Out Of Auckland, 8 Restaurants Across Aotearoa Worth Travelling For In 2024

There’s certainly no shortage of mouth-watering restaurants outside of Auckland, and this poses a delicious problem: where do you eat…

Food & Drink

The Best Ponsonby Restaurants You Need To Check Out In 2024

When it comes to Ponsonby restaurants, it's a literal smorgasbord—the hardest part about eating out here is narrowing down…

What's On

Secure Tickets For These Unmissable Black Ferns Matches At Wallet-Friendly Prices

At long last, women’s sport is taking centre stage and we are here. for. it. As we head into the cooler months, all eyes are on our…

Health + Wellness

From Run Club To Race Day, A Kiwi’s Journey To The London Marathon

Run clubs are gaining popularity and for good reason. Fitspo is dead—and real, authentic, cool breeze, crisp air, blood pumping,…

Christchurch

Where To Find The Best Cheap Eats In Christchurch For 2024

If there’s anything better than great food, it’s great food that’s cheap. On those nights when the fridge is empty and the…

Features

The Best Tattoo Studios In Auckland To Get Inked At, 2024 Edition

Tattoos are a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and tribute and as the world’s most tattooed nation, it's no…

Local Escapes

The Most Weird And Wonderful Places To Stay In New Zealand

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but New Zealand is a stunning specimen of a country. It’s an adventure haven, a…

Features

11 Of The Best Op Shops In Auckland Where You Can Find Second-Hand Gold

If Macklemore taught us anything during his brief but incontestable reign over the radio, it’s that thrift shopping—correction,…

Food & Drink

The Best Cafes In Ponsonby Right Now

From chic patisseries and pretty pink ice cream parlours to boujee burger joints, Ponsonby's got it all.

Restaurants

The Best Italian Restaurants In Auckland For 2024

Dive into Urban List's top picks for the best Italian restaurants in Auckland.

Features

11 Second-Hand Furniture Stores In Auckland Where You Can Pick Up Pre-Loved Gems

Give your space a budget and eco-friendly revamp with some of the best second-hand furniture stores in Auckland.

Restaurants

33 Of The Best Restaurants In Dunedin

A bijou city it may be, but Ōtepoti Dunedin knows how to punch above its weight when it comes to culinary genius per capita.

TV & Movies

25 Of The Best Shows And Movies On Apple TV+ To Watch This Month

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

25 Rad Workshops In Auckland Where You Can Learn A New Skill

A bunch of workshops have popped up all over Auckland with every kind of class imaginable.

Pets

7 Of The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation In Auckland

Who says the little luxuries in life are hooman-only territory?  

Markets & Food Events

The Best Markets In Auckland For 2024

There is something ultra-relaxing about markets. Maybe it’s the fact that you can slowly peruse the stalls without needing to rush…

Travel

These Sky High Rooftop Bars Are The Perfect Spots To Catch The Iconic Hollywood Sign

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

Local Escapes

7 Of The Best Airbnbs In Tauranga And Mount Maunganui

With its proximity to Mauao, Tauranga is great for a weekend escape or a longer vacay.

Travel

Cameras At The Ready—Here’s 8 Of The Best LA Hot Spots For A Star-Sighting

Known for its sprawling mansions, thriving entertainment industry and palm-studded streets, Los Angeles is a natural celebrity…

Food & Drink

What’s Open In Auckland This Easter Long Weekend

Easter is upon us and a long weekend of resting and feasting awaits. Take this holiday as a chance to go out to get your wine and dine on…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels In Christchurch

As the gateway to the South Island, Ōtautahi Christchurch attracts visitors of all types and it's not hard to see…

What's On

It’s Official: Fred again.. Is Coming To Auckland

Fred again.. has arrived in New Zealand—here's what we know.

Things To Do

Onehunga | The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Things To Do In This Rad Auckland Suburb

It's official—Onehunga is one of Auckland's most hip albeit underrated suburbs. Studded with historic buildings and delightful…