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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.

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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…

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.

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18 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

It's our favourite part of the week—its end. 

Restaurants

Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings Of 2024 You Need To Know About

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…

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…

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…

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.

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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. 

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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.

Pacific

12 Of The Best Resorts In Fiji

It's time to melt your stress away.

Pacific

The Best Things To Do In Fiji For Any Type Of Traveller In 2024

Life’s always better sipping a cocktail from a coconut while basking in the Fijian sun.

What's On

The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2023

2023 is almost done and dusted. Only one question remains—where will you be when the new year dawns?

Food & Drink

What’s Open In Auckland On Boxing Day, New Year’s Day And Summer Holidays

Whether you’re diving into the mad scramble that is Boxing Day sales, you’re after a top tier refuel mid beach day, or…

Local Escapes

The Best Airbnbs In Auckland, Whatever Your Budget

Auckland has some of the best Airbnbs around and we’re semi-obsessed (let’s be real, head-over-heels in love) with…

Local Escapes

9 Of The Best Beaches In The Coromandel

Turquoise waters, rugged cliffs, native flora and laid-back towns—The Coromandel is pretty much paradise. And with more than 400km of…

Local Escapes

13 Of The Best Places To Stay In Lake Tekapo From Hotels And Motels To Airbnbs

The gateway to some of the best stargazing in Aotearoa and the world, Lake Tekapo is one helluva holiday destination.

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Restaurants And Cafes In Rotorua

Rotorua is a foodie haven, from boujee fine dining to delectable cheap eats spotlighting local and international cuisines.  

Food & Drink

The Best Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants And Cafes In Auckland

Forget everything you thought you knew about vegan and vegetarian food. Far from its can-o’-chickpea origins, vegan fare is now…

Restaurants

The Best Korean Restaurants In Auckland

While Korean food may not be on your radar, it totally should be. If you love big, bold flavours, an abundance of free side-dishes and are…

Fashion

The Best Christmas Decorations In NZ To Deck Your Tree Out In 2023

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year and our fave part of the festivities is hands-down decorating the tree. That said,…

Shopping

Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

We love a good market, especially one with the word 'Christmas' attached! So hop in the car, crank up the Bublé (your…

Local Escapes

New Zealand’s 10 Best Hidden Beaches And Where To Find Them

While it’s not hard to find a great beach, Urban List has done a little more exploring to discover these secret gems. 

Local Escapes

The 10 Best New Zealand Great Walks You Need To Try

New Zealand is one heck of a b-e-a-utiful place and as its people, it would be downright rude not to explore it. 

Local Escapes

Epic North Island Experiences You Need To Tick Off

With summer on the horizon, there's never been a better time for us to explore our beautiful country. We've put together a…

Gifts

The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2023

Shop our selection of the best Christmas gift ideas this side of the North Pole.

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The Best Christmas Lights To See In Auckland 2023

Nothing has us feeling more festive than a completely over-the-top display of Christmas lights—this is definitely a case of the more…

Local Escapes

Auckland’s Top 10 Hidden Adventures Worth Grabbing Your Runners For

If you’re one of those folk who likes adventures but can’t be faffed travelling far and wide for them, Auckland is the best…

Food & Drink

The Best High Teas In Auckland, 2024 Edition

What better way to treat yourself than enjoying one of Auckland’s best high teas? Let’s face it, it’s nice to feel that…

Food & Drink

Where To Eat In Auckland On Christmas Day 2023 So You Don’t Have To Cook

Christmas Day should be about relaxing and spending time with your loved ones, right? So this year, why not ditch the home-based…

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Camping Grounds Within Driving Distance Of Auckland

Load up the roadie snacks and delve into the best camping spots within driving distance from Auckland to add your hit list this summer…

Food & Drink

12 Of The Best Fish And Chips In Auckland To Get Hooked On

Fish and chips. They’re pretty much our national tucker. Here are our picks for the best fish and chips shops in Auckland.

Features

Here’s Where To Buy The Best Real Christmas Trees In Auckland This Year

To make things easy for you, we’ve created this list of the best places to buy your Christmas tree this year—now you have no…

Food & Drink

The Best Artisanal Gins In NZ So You Can Level Up Your G&T Game

20 New Zealand-made gins that will turn your typical G&T on its head.

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 & Travel

The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation In New Zealand

We think it's about time our four-legged friends got to enjoy our weekend escapes too. 

TV & Movies

30 Of The Best Movies On Netflix NZ To Stream In 2023

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…

New Zealand

11 Of The Most Haunted Places In New Zealand

Sage sticks at the ready. We’ve done some digging and conjured up some of Aotearoa’s scariest stories.

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Book Now

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

Bars & Pubs

The 10 Best Sports Bars In Auckland So You Can Catch The Big Game In Style

Sport is basically a religion here in Aotearoa, and meeting your mates to share a drink and yell sports-themed profanities is a rite of…

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…

Food & Drink

What’s Open This Labour Day In Auckland

There's nothing quite as good as a long weekend, and this one is no exception. With the weather warming up, there's no need to head…

Local Escapes

14 Of The Best Accommodation In Raglan That You Need To Book Into, Stat

We’ve found accommodation options to suit all travellers and holiday goers—from eco-lodges to luxury retreats and apartments…

Features

11 Of The Most Haunted Spots In Auckland To Get Spooked At

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is home to some seriously spooky spots. 

Food & Drink

The Best Wynyard Quarter Restaurants, Cafes And Bars

With its top-notch eateries and unrivalled views of the Waitematā Harbour, Wynyard Quarter is one of Tāmaki Makaurau…

What's On

14 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This October

It’s not too late to rally the troops, or just yourself, to raise a bit of cashola for this totally worthy and far-too-close-to-home…

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9 Of The Best Florists In Tauranga For Magnificent Blooms

Who doesn’t like getting surprised with a bunch of blooms? They’re pretty, smell delightful, and make you feel…

Things To Do

The Best Gold Coast Beaches For Sun-Soaked Days

If there's one thing Gold Coast has no shortage of, it's endless stretches of white sandy shores. Let us guide you to the best…

Local Escapes

9 Of The Best New Plymouth Hotels To Check In At

From renowned luxury chains to characterful boutique abodes, we scoured the local hotel scene to find a range of gems worthy of your…

Food & Drink

Newmarket’s Best Restaurants And Cafes You Need To Try, Stat

From Peruvian tacos and schnitzels the size of your face, to perfect coffee and cocktails in bongs (for reals!), this suburb certainly has…

Local Escapes

Mount Taranaki | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

Get your boots on, carbohydrates packed and bring a positive headspace because you’ll need it—here’s everything you need…

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Cafes In New Plymouth For A Banging Brunch

Here are the best cafes in New Plymouth, for brunch and beyond. 

Things To Do

11 Of The Best Things To Do In New Plymouth

A town in the shadow of an incredible picture-perfect volcano, and with a mix of art and adventure on offer, New Plymouth makes for a great…

Things To Do

17 Of The Best Things To Do In Invercargill

Invercargill may get a bad rap but once you start exploring this southern extreme of New Zealand, you soon realise just how much there…

Food & Drink

12 Of The Best Restaurants In New Plymouth And Where To Find Them

Between scaling Mt Taranaki and hitting the mountain bike tracks around Lake Mangamahoe, surfing up a storm or soaking up the art,…