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The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas

When it comes to advent calendars, why should the kids have all the fun? Well, they don't, as it turns out—because a growing…

Local Escapes
9 Of The Best Accommodation In Raglan That You Need To Book Into, Stat

With some of the best surf in Aotearoa, a colourful township filled with boutique shops and art galleries, and vibrant cafes and…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s 10 Best Fish And Chips To Get Hooked On, According To You

Fish and chips. They’re pretty much our national tucker. If your passionate votes are anything to go by, we’re sure this list…

Food & Drink
The Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland Right Now

Ten years ago no one knew what the word gluten even meant. These days more and more people are discovering they're gluten or wheat…

Food & Drink
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Wellington To Dine At In 2022

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

Local Escapes
The Best Romantic Getaways In Auckland For You And Your Squeeze

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…

Wellness
18 Of The Best Low Cost Therapy Providers In Auckland

As much as Covergirl would have us believe life is all easy breezy beautiful, sometimes you need more than make-up to help you navigate…

Markets & Food Events
The Best Markets In Auckland And Where To Find Them

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

Local Escapes
10 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Stay At In 2022

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

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Pies In Auckland, As Chosen By You

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…

Travel
11 Of The Best Tiny Homes In New Zealand To Book For A Weekend Escape

The Tiny Home movement has taken the world (and our hearts) by storm with the idea of living with less as more, and we reckon the same…

Wellness
The Best Hot Yoga Studios In Auckland For You To Heat Up At

Feeling enticed by the neverending benefits of yoga, but not quite sure how to transition from a high-intensity HIIT workout to a slow,…

Bars & Pubs
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. That’s right, we are talking…

Food & Drink
Parnell’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes And Where To Find Them

For a night out feeling fancy, a sweet pick-me-up or a tasty bite to get you through your day, Parnell won’t disappoint as…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Fried Chicken Joints In Auckland, As Chosen By You

If we could only eat one dish for the rest of our lives, there's a good chance it'd be fried chicken. Crispy on the outside, juicy…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Mac ‘N’ Cheese Dishes In Auckland, As Chosen By You

Carbs and dairy, you’re pretty much soul mates. And there really is no combination more drool-worthy than an oozy serving of good…

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Hot Chocolates In Auckland, According To You

No cool day is complete without our buddy hot chocolate. A comforting cuppa will warm you from the inside out on the coldest of…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Banoffee Pies In Auckland, As Chosen By You

It’s a love story that’s stood the test of time: banana and impossibly moreish caramel. Taking all shapes, forms and textures…

Bakeries & Delis
Auckland’s 10 Best Hot Cross Buns, As Chosen By You

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

Food & Drink
Where To Load Up On Auckland’s 10 Best Schnitzels, According To You

There's something about the humble schnitzel that never fails to satisfy. Perhaps it's the crispy golden crumb on the outside or the…

Local Escapes
16 Of The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold. For both tourists and locals, it has a spectacular vista and there are…

New Zealand
Pinkies Up, We’ve Found The Best Wineries On Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is well-known for being one of the best islands in the world due to its pristine beaches and—of…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Bed Linen In NZ To Keep You Cool In Summer And All Year Round In 2022

We all know how important good sleep is, just like we know how important quality bed linen is for obtaining that sleep nirvana.…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Absolute Best Cookies In Auckland, According To You

As far as baked treats go, cookies are king. And we don't discriminate, with room in our hearts (and tummies!) for cookies of all shapes…

Things To Do
50 Epic Things To Do In Auckland In 2022

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.…

Things To Do
20 Of The Best Museums In Auckland To Visit In 2022

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

Local Escapes
Auckland’s 22 Best Airbnbs In 2022, 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…

Europe
Drool Your Way Around 10 Of The Best Cafes In Copenhagen

It’s no secret that it’s super expensive to eat out in Copenhagen–but oh so worth it! So, we've done you a solid…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Pancakes In Auckland To Stick A Fork Into, According To You

Whoever came up with this cunning way of eating cake for breakfast (or any other meal, for that matter), we thank you for your service to…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s 10 Absolute Best Dumplings, According To You

Ask an Aucklander what their favourite food is and chances are dumplings will rank pretty high—and we can’t get enough of these…

Local Escapes
The Best Beaches In New Zealand According To 9 Kiwi Ice Cream Legends

The holidays are nearly here and summer’s so close we can almost taste it… it’s also the season for eating as much ice…

Hair & Beauty
10 Of The Best Barbershops In Auckland For The Ultimate Post-Lockdown Cut

A haircut can really make or break a man. If it’s a beard trim we’re talking about, it’s even more essential to get your…

Sustainability
12 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,…

Local Escapes
The Most Underrated Places In New Zealand According To 10 Top Kiwi Travel Bloggers

As New Zealanders, we know better than anyone that we live in an absolutely stunning country. Our closed borders have given us the…

Restaurants
10 Of The Best Vegan Restaurants In Auckland As Chosen By You

Good for you and for the planet, plant-based cuisine is more accessible and delicious than ever before. What was once a desperate struggle…

Food & Drink
Where To Find The Tastiest Level 3 Takeaways In Auckland

Whether it's a big ol' bowl of dumplings, a decent coffee and a slice of cake, or a juicy burger with all the trimmings, we're…

Things To Do
The Best Hidden Picnic Spots In Auckland For Discreet Al Fresco Dining

It’s hard to spark romance when you’re picnicking with every other human in Tāmaki Makaurau, especially when your…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Burgers In Auckland As Chosen By You

There’s just nothing better than devouring a really good burger. It’s salty, it’s satisfying, it’s what hungry…

Local Escapes
11 Of The Best Campgrounds In Auckland For You To Pitch A Tent At

Ah, camping. There’s nothing quite like fleeing the city for a bit and getting up close and personal with nature—or as much as a…

Food & Drink
10 Of Auckland’s Best Ice Cream And Gelato Shops As Chosen By You

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…

Local Escapes
Queenstown’s 12 Best Hotels

Deciding where to stay when you’re on holiday isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Where will you rest your weary head after a…

Local Escapes
7 Of The Most Stunning Scenic Drives Around Wellington

Jumping in your car, blasting the tunes and taking in some epic scenery can be soothing for the soul. From craggy coastlines to lush forests…

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Picnic Spots In Auckland To Bubble Up At

Spring is in the air and Aucklanders now have permission to start heading outdoors for recreation after what feels like years stuck at…

Bakeries & Delis
9 Of The Best Bakeries In Wellington That Will Deliver Baked Goods To Your Door

Turns out, even another lockdown couldn’t stop Wellington from keeping its residents well fed with delicious treats. With the…

Fitness
12 of The Best Running Tracks In Wellington

Keeping moving and getting outdoors are essential parts of staying healthy both in and out of the Covid-19 lockdown. With so…

Wellness
The Best Online Pharmacies That Deliver Direct To Your Door Anywhere In NZ

So we’re locked down and you’re pretty confident you have all you need. But what’s this? The repeat prescription you got…

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

We all know Newmarket as an incredible shopping destination, but what about its many epic eateries? From Peruvian tacos and schnitzels the…

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

Us Kiwis have become quite the café connoisseurs. Our love affair with oat milk lattes and Instagrammable acai bowls is…

Sustainability
12 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,…

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown To Add To Your Dining Bucket List

When it comes to eating out, Queenstown’s constantly evolving gastronomy scene is one to watch, and of course, enjoy. Whether…

Local Escapes
7 Rad Things To Do At Night In Queenstown

The sun may be setting, but things are just kicking off in Queenstown. As soon as the day turns to night, the city lights up with…

Local Escapes
10 Of The Best Cosy Cabins In New Zealand To Hibernate In This Winter

You’re halfway through the year and that calls for a well-deserved break, preferably one with a big cosy bed to snuggle into, and…

Food & Drink
Drink Up With The Best Artisanal Rums From New Zealand And Around The Globe

Yo Ho, Ho! (and a bottle of rum). Rum has come a long way from being just a pirate’s tipple, to one of the most beloved spirits…

Bars & Pubs
Party Venues In Auckland That Are Actually Good

Whether you’re planning a big birthday or a special shindig, only the best will do. Because we’re about nothing but the…

Restaurants
Where To Eat In Auckland On A Sunday Night

Sunday, a.k.a. the most anti-social night of the week. The only thing worse than staying in on Sunday is being lumped with the…

Local Escapes
17 Of The Best Hot Pools In New Zealand For You To Bliss Out At

Given Aotearoa is perched on the Pacific Ring Of Fire it's no wonder we love our hot water. And while we're blessed to have so many…

Food & Drink
The 8 Best American Food Joints In Auckland You’ll Need To Loosen Your Belt For

Y’all can’t deny that American food has wriggled its soul and belly-filling way into our Kiwi lives. From low ‘n slow…

Wellness
The Best Spa Treatments In Auckland To Treat Yourself To

When the going, along with your skin and back muscles, gets tough, there’s only one thing to do: a spa day. Sometimes all the sheet…

Homewares & Interiors
The Lushest Places To Nab Indoor Plants In Auckland

Fun fact: Having pot plants around your home can benefit your breathing, increase your immunity, deter illness, and boost your overall…

Art & Design
The Best Tattoo Studios In Auckland To Get Inked At

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 Best Hotels In Auckland For You To Live Your Most Luxurious Life

Let’s face it, when you’re taking a break, where you stay can make or break your holiday. And, when it comes to the City of…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Birria Taco Joints In Auckland

If the words ‘Birria Tacos’ have piqued your interest, you’re not alone. The juicy tacos have been making…

Food & Drink
9 Of New Zealand’s Best Artisanal Gins

There's no denying gin's time in the sun isn't going anywhere. No longer destined for your grandma’s top shelf, this…

New Zealand
New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Gaze upon the natural wonder of a waterfall and you can't help but get lost. But how many have you seen in Aotearoa?  From the top…

Local Escapes
7 Of The Best Scenic Drives In Queenstown

Fortunately for us, scenic drives are plentiful in this part of the world. As well as views for Africa, we’re graced with plenty to do…

Dunedin
The Best Restaurants In Dunedin For You To Eat Your Way Around

Dunedin has long been known as the home of the humble cheese roll, a delicacy that oozes cheesy oniony goodness and is best served with…

Restaurants
The Best Restaurants And Cafes In West Auckland

We all know Auckland has a fantastic range of cafés and restaurants, but not all the great eateries are based in Auckland’s CBD…

Local Escapes
10 Of 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 romantic wonderland,…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best Vegetarian Pizza For You To Load Up On

Mmmmmm pizza. A hug in carb form, it’s pretty hard to mess up but some do it better than all the rest, especially when it comes to…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Restaurants For Vegans In Hawke’s Bay

It’s not always straightforward being vegan. When you’re not cooking at home, it can be tricky to find somewhere that will cater…

New Zealand
Everything You Need To Know About New Zealand’s Southern Lights

New Zealand is renowned for its stunning scenery, natural beauty, wondrous escapes. And, it is also one of the best places in the world to…

Local Escapes
9 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington

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

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Find The Best High Tea In Auckland

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…

Local Escapes
9 Epic New Zealand Escapes Every Kiwi Should Do At Least Once

COVID may have put those overseas getaways on the backburner but as New Zealanders, we are constantly surrounded by such immense beauty that…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best Basque Cheesecakes For You To Hunt Down

It's official: Basque cheesecake is definitely having a moment here in Auckland. If you haven't been introduced to this insanely…

Restaurants
The Best Degustation Feeds In Auckland

Ah, the mighty degustation. Not only is it a chance to sample the crème de la crème of a restaurant’s dishes, it’s…

Travel
10 Of The Most Wishlisted Aussie Airbnbs To Make Your Next Trip The Best Yet

Travel is back, baby, and boy are we excited. The long-awaited bubble between Australia and New Zealand is here which is great news for…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Health Food Stores To Help You Live Your Best Life

Three-thirty-itis got you feeling like you need a little somethin’ somethin’? Spending up large at the vending machine? Instead…

Restaurants
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Auckland In 2021

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

Things To Do
6 Stunning Spots To Watch The Sunset In Auckland

Let’s be honest, Mother Nature is one amazing lady. She’s the mastermind behind some of life’s finest things: beaches,…

Wellness
10 Of The Best Float Tanks In New Zealand

With constant noise and distraction creeping into our daily lives, disconnecting is a pretty big ask. For those who can’t bear the…

TV & Movies
Auckland’s Best Boutique Cinemas To Elevate Your Big Screen Experience

Nothing warms the soul like a night at the cinema. Nestling in for a couple of hours of uninterupped cosiness, stuffing snacks in your…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland In 2021

When it comes to finding somewhere decent to drink, us Aucklanders have it pretty damn good. From sunny rooftop terraces to moody basement…

Christchurch
The Best Escape Rooms In Christchurch

We all love a challenge, especially when it's mixed with a bit of adrenaline. Escape rooms tap deep into your intellect and curiosity to…

Food & Drink
12 Of Auckland’s Best Waffle Dishes

Waffles are one of those magical foods that can be eaten any time, anywhere (just ask Eleven, right Stranger Things fans?). Whether…

Local Escapes
The Best Places To Honeymoon In New Zealand

Your wedding day is quite possibly the most special and exciting day of your life. You get to lock in forever with your loved one, eat all…

Sustainability
9 Of The Best Sustainable Hair Salons In Auckland To Help You Make Greener Choices

Looking good is all about feeling good, don’t you think? Stepping out of a salon with freshly coiffed tresses is easily one of the…

Things To Do
Throw Out A Line At 12 Of The Best Fishing Spots In Auckland

With a multitude of species, from sprats to kingfish and everything in between, Auckland’s watery playground is perfect for getting…

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Summer Date Ideas To Try In Auckland

Dating in summer is all about spending time in the great outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and indulging in activities limited to the warmer…

U:L By You
Grab A Slice, These Are Auckland’s Absolute Best Pizza Joints

Put down that kale smoothie and get your loose pants on. Despite what most of our news feeds may suggest, there's a reason why the…

Things To Do
8 Gorgeous Gardens You Need To Visit In And Around Auckland

Aucklanders! We are surrounded by beauty, and what is more beautiful that the sweet scent of flowers? Luckily for us, there are an abundance…

Restaurants
The Best Italian Restaurants In Auckland You’ll Need To Unbuckle Your Belt For

La Bella Italia! Sophia Loren once famously said ‘Everything you see I owe to pasta’ and we at Urban List couldn’t…

New Zealand
Look Up, Here Are The Best Places for Stargazing In New Zealand

There’s no doubt about it, New Zealand is a stargazing destination. It's blessed with clear night skies and next to no light…

Auckland
7 Of The Best Picnic Spots In Auckland For You To While Away Your Afternoon

Nothing beats good food and breathtaking views, so why not combine the two and head out for a picnic. We've taken the hard…

Nelson
8 Of The Best Cafés In Nelson To Help You Start Your Day Right

A city’s café culture can give real insight into the kind of place it is. From sophisticated joints, to the more eccentric…

New Zealand
8 Stunning New Zealand Lakes You Need To Visit At Least Once

When we think lakes, we think campfires, still waters and a sense a serenity. Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder of the beautiful…

Tauranga
6 Of The Best Ice Cream Joints In Mount Maunganui You Need To Scoop Your Way Around

One of life’s greatest pleasures is enjoying an ice cream. Whether you’re a refreshing lemon sorbet, a creamy hokey pokey or a…

Queenstown
Queenstown’s 7 Coolest Camping Grounds Worth Packing Your Bags For

With a few more sunshine-laden weeks on the horizon in the adventure capital, there’s really no better time than now to pack your bags…

New Zealand
Venture Off The Beaten Track With 5 Of The Best Day Walks In The Abel Tasman

It’s no secret that the Abel Tasman is a piece of paradise. You can’t get much better than panoramic golden beaches with balmy,…

Wellington
8 Of The Best Walks And Hikes In Wellington To Challenge Your Fitness

Wellington is a notoriously hilly city. Many daily commuters and students tackle steep inclines along their route to work and university.…