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18 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

The weather may be downright wild at the moment but your weekend’s coming in hot.

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…

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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…

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…


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…


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.

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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…


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…


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…


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…

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…


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…

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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…


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…

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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…


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…

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.

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,…


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 the…


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. 

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

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…


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…


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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…

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.

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…

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

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

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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…

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Hotels In Queenstown

Whether you’re heading to QT for a ski getaway or to dance the night away with your pals, we’ve done the research and found the…

Food & Drink

The Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland Right Now

We’ve looked high and low and we’ve scouted the best places to eat if you’re gluten free—because there’s no…


Afterpay Day New Zealand 2024: The Best Deals To Shop This March

The first Afterpay Day sale of 2024 officially kicks off in New Zealand on Thursday 14 March. Shop the best deals on fashion, beauty, and…

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Beach House Airbnbs In NZ For Your Next Seaside Escape

We all know that NZ boasts some seriously gorgeous beaches, not to mention some stunning Airbnbs that sit right by the…

Food & Drink

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants And Bars In Auckland

Show your pup some love and reward them for being a good boy or girl at these dog-loving establishments.


Holly Bennett: What To Do When An Industry Of Representatives Isn’t Representative

It's widely accepted that representation matters; that diversity of thought is to be celebrated and that greater understanding can help…

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Camping Grounds In Northland

Camping is as much a part of Kiwi culture as remembering to blow on the pie. Whether you’re camping in a tent, campervan or…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels And Places To Stay In Dunedin

A petite city full of the eclectic and interesting, Dunedin practically owns the term ‘boutique’. The gorgeous, retrofitted…

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Boutique Hotels And Airbnbs In Wanaka

Whether you’re in town to hike, ski, wine taste, or golf, here are 12 boutique accommodation options to level up your stay in…

Local Escapes

The Most Dog-Friendly Beaches In Auckland

Who loves the salt, sand and sea more than us humans? Our furry best friends of course. That's why we've got to get them out and…

Local Escapes

The Best Accommodation In Taupo From Hotels And Motels To Airbnbs

If you're looking for the best accommodation options in the wonderful town of Taupō, look no further.

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…

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. 

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

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…

Things To Do

The Best Museums In Auckland To Visit This Year (Updated 2024)

If you’re curious about, well, everything, get yourself along to one of Auckland’s incredible museums, stat. From impressive…

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.

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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…


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.

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…


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…


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. 

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…


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.


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…

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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

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

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…

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.


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…