Activities & Itineraries

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. 

What's On

17 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

It's that beautiful time again—hope you're ready for a delightfully hectic weekend.

Things To Do

Odyssey Sensory Maze

A brand new, multi-million dollar, totally immersive experience created by Hollywood…

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…

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…

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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

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…

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…

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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,…

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.

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…

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…

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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…

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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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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

New Zealand

Why You Need To Live It Up With A Summer Staycation This Year

Summer is here and good times are just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to switch off, uncover new places and…

Things To Do

Get Into The Festive Spirit This December At Commercial Bay’s Christmas Markets

So, you’ve put up the tree, locked in the menu for the big day, and sorted an outfit for the work party. Wondering what else to add to…

Things To Do

6 Fun Ways To Embrace Rugby World Cup When You’re Not A Fanatic

So if you don’t know your drop kick from your dropout, don’t worry, you can still get some skin in the game.

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…

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…

Things To Do

50 Things To Do With Friends In Auckland For The Ultimate Mate Date

Friends are great. Always there to listen and advise, help you pick out killer outfits and approve romantic partners.

Features

Level Up Your Kōrero, Here’s How To Get Behind Māori Language Week

This week, and every week henceforth, we encourage you to go beyond learning how to order your coffee in Māori in exchange for a free…

Local Escapes

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing |  Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

Explore the volcanic heart of the Tongariro National Park on an epic one-day tramping adventure.

Local Escapes

The Tongariro Northern Circuit | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Great Walk

Explore the volcanic heart of the Tongariro National Park on an epic three to four-day tramping adventure.

Things To Do

The Best Things To Do With Dad This Father’s Day In Auckland 2023

Father’s Day is just around the corner (3 September if you’re wondering) and while not all of us have a father we almost…

Australia

Everywhere To Eat, Play And Stay In Western Australia According To The Locals

We want to help you live the dream in WA, so we asked the passionate locals who call it home to share all their must-visit experiences…

Local Escapes

14 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In New Zealand

We’ve got the buzz on the best luxury hotels around the country, so you can be drinking champagne in a spa pool as soon as physically…

Food & Drink

Shake Up Your Cocktail Game With These 4 Refreshing Spring Recipes

When the mercury rises, post-hibernation spring soirées begin to sprout—and we're here for it. To celebrate, we've…

Markets & Food Events

Here’s Where To Find The Best Markets In Hamilton

There’s nothing better than strolling through a buzzing market with a coffee in-hand and a basket jam-packed with fresh produce and…

Things To Do

8 Epic Ways To Embrace The FIFA Women’s World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has kicked off in New Zealand. Held every four years, the event showcases talent from 32…

Things To Do

25 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin In 2023

Quirky urban cool, natural wonders, arty happenings and more than a few places to quench your thirst, Dunedin is full of contrasts and…

Local Escapes

The Best Parks In Auckland You Need To Explore, According To Local Rangers

Whether you want to enjoy a picnic alfresco, go for a walk, watch the sunrise or sunset or just get away from it all, here are the top…

Things To Do

Why You Need To Book A Gourmet Staycation Package At This Harbour View Hotel

Take yourself on a journey of unparalleled luxury and gastronomic delight. 

Things To Do

Devonport | The Best Things To Eat, Drink And Do In This Charming North Shore Village

Could Devonport be Auckland's most charming suburb? Its old-fashioned villas, picturesque gardens and character buildings are straight…

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The Best Matariki Public Holiday Events In Tāmaki Makaurau And Around Aotearoa In 2023

Matariki a.k.a. Māori New Year is just around the corner (Friday 14 July to be exact). A time of reflection and new beginnings,…

Fitness

10 Of The Best Volcanoes In Auckland To Climb

If you’re anything like us, your resolution to get fit may seem like an uphill battle—literally. But here in the City of Sails,…

Local Escapes

Great Barrier Island | The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide

Rid yourself of life's stresses at this tranquil oasis. 

Things To Do

Where To Go Ice Skating In Auckland

Want to experience a ‘true’ winter this year? Luckily you don’t have to venture far to experience the gleeful joy of…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch At Least Once In Your Life

Ōtautahi is an absolute gem of a city—there’s not a lot it doesn’t have. Beaches? Yes. Arts and culture? Absolutely.…

Things To Do

6 Ways To Level Up Your Run And Hit Your Stride In 2023

To make running even more of a breeze for you,  we’ve also put together a list of the best accessories to help take your…

Local Escapes

Queen Charlotte Track | Everything You Need To Know Before Exploring The Stunning Marlborough Sounds

The Queen Charlotte Track is a three-to-five-day tramping and mountain biking track that traverses the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Things To Do

Seize The Day With These 6 Epic Adventures In New Zealand This Season

There are few places more scenic than New Zealand’s rugged coastlines, crystal-clear lakes and luscious forests—and…

Things To Do

5 Of The Best Family-Friendly Experiences To Seek Out In Auckland

If you’ve got kids in tow, Wynyard Quarter has a multitude of experiences the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s scoping out…

Local Escapes

8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland When You Don’t Have A Car

You’ll be surprised at how far you can go without your own four wheels. Here's a list of trips from Auckland you can take when you…

Nelson

Discover The Best Things To Do In Nelson

A hub for arts and culture, Nelson isn’t short on delicious cafes, eateries and breweries either.

Things To Do

15 Of The Best Places For Animal Lovers To Visit In Auckland

If you’re in the mood for a little (or a lot of) amazing animal action, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 of the most amazing…

Things To Do

Fill Your Autumn Calendar With These Central Auckland Events

Did you think Auckland’s impressive lineup of events was winding down as we farewelled the summer sun? Turns out that was just the…

Food & Drink

Unlock The Essentials For An Incredible Auckland City Vacay

If you need a weekend escape, the most vibrant eateries, best experiences and luxury stays are all just a beat away in the heart of central…

Things To Do

12 Of The Best Things To Do In Tauranga

The Bay of Plenty boasts some of the best sun, sea and sand that New Zealand has to offer. Tucked away along the coveted coastline is…

New Zealand

10 New Zealand Natural Wonders To See At Least Once Before You Die

Let’s face it, us Kiwis are an intrepid bunch. We love travelling to the far corners of Mother Earth in search of beauty and…

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 being one of the best places to look at the Southern…

Things To Do

Fun Dates Only: Get Into The Valentine’s Vibe At This Epic Paint And Sip

Found: A cringe-free, wholesome and fun Valentine’s Day date idea they'll actually love. 

Things To Do

Why Hospo Workers Should Consider A Seachange To Perth

With the region booming, there are loads of killer hospo jobs on offer in this beautiful part of the world, too. Still not…

Things To Do

The 21 Best Auckland Tours To Take In 2023

We're spilling our secrets on all the best tours you need to get amongst to make the most of your time in Auckland. 

New Zealand

9 Ways To Give The Gift Of Experience This Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is officially on, and we've found the ultimate spot for all your gift giving this season. 

New Zealand

8 Adventures On Every Kiwi’s Wishlist To Gift This Christmas

Give your loved one an adventurous experience this Christmas. The thoughtful gesture allows them to try something new, create a new memory,…

Local Escapes

All The Best Things To Do In The Coromandel This Summer

We’ve rounded up all the best things to do in the Coromandel this summer. Consider it your summer bucket list.

TV & Movies

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

Between free bottomless popcorn, in-film snack deliveries and a Tarantino-approved space, we’ve found the very best of…

Food & Drink

Where To Find The Ice Cream Truck Slinging Free Magnums And Party Vibes This Month

With three new flavours to choose from, the Magnum crew have taken your favourite classic flavours and worked them, flipped them and…

Local Escapes

The Best Free Camping Spots In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Ready to get adventuring? Here are the best free camping spots in New Zealand.

Things To Do

8 Of New Zealand’s Finest Summer Destinations To Adventure To This Season

Celebrate New Zealand's playground of secluded beaches, vibrant festivals, rewarding hikes, and some of the world’s best vistas…

Local Escapes

Beautiful Road Trips To Take From Auckland This Long Weekend

What’s up, long weekend? Big thanks for gracing us with your presence—it’s been a while. There’s no better way…

Things To Do

12 Of The Best Things To Do In Hamilton

Dubbed The Tron, Hamilton is a vibrant city with countless experiences to uncover. From adventurous activities and epic eats to natural…

Things To Do

8 Best Date Ideas In Christchurch So You Can Turn Up The Heat

Whoever said romance was dead has obviously never visited Christchurch. From delightful pastries and gelato to share to gorgeous…

Local Escapes

6 Of The Best Walks In Christchurch

Everyone who’s anyone knows New Zealand will deliver when it comes to walking tracks and the heart of Canterbury is certainly no…

Queenstown

Hit The Slopes This Ski Season With Our Guide To Carving It Up In Queenstown

Whether you're a total novice or expert-level skier, Queenstown has you covered for an epic ski season. This winter wonderland…

Things To Do

The Best Bowling Alleys In Wellington For A Next-Level Night Out

Whether you’re planning the ultimate staff do, a creative girls' night out, or your little one’s birthday bash, bowling is a…

Food & Drink

11 Of The Best Auckland Restaurants To Visit In Winter, According To You

The chilly weather brings the perfect excuse to hunker down at Auckland’s vibrant restaurants, bars and eateries while seeking comfort…

Travel

Help Clean Up Our Oceans By Participating In This Sustainable Running Event

adidas is inviting runners of all levels to crush the kilometres to help end plastic waste in our oceans.  Going down on Sunday, 5…

Things To Do

Scope Out These Neon Art Installations Popping Up Around The Country And Win

There's nothing we love more than scoping out the latest creative displays. Plus, when it's paired with the chance to pick up epic…

Local Escapes

The Best Spots To See Autumn Leaves In Auckland

Is there anything more calming than falling leaves in autumn? Yes, they’re technically dead leafy corpses but they’re still…

Features

16 Awesome Things To Do During Earth Hour 2022

Each year, countries all around the world unite together for Earth Hour, one of the largest global movements where millions of people pledge…

New Zealand

Discover The Best Things To Do In The South Island This Season

Here are eight of the best things to do in the South Island this summer.

Features

Live The Good Life With Our Sustainable Summer Hosting Guide

If there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s the stacked social cal. And after this year, throwing on your party threads…

Things To Do

50 Rad Free Things To Do In Auckland

Sometimes things get a little tight…the washing machine breaks down the same week as the car does, and then the dog gets sick. And,…

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Glamping Spots Near Auckland To Kick Back At This Summer

Glamping has changed the camping game forever, and boy, are we thankful! With spots all around Auckland, you can be sure to catch a…

Local Escapes

Rotoroa Island | 12 Magical Things To Do At The Hauraki Gulf’s Newest Wildlife Sanctuary

If you haven’t heard of Rotoroa Island, you better catch up, stat, because you’re definitely missing out.

Local Escapes

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

We sought the help of some of our favourite travel bloggers to clue us in on the places that don’t get the love they deserve and boy,…

Homewares

Artweek 2021 | Everything You Need To See, Whatever The Alert Level

Artweek is just around the corner and 2020 marks a massive ten years for the week-long festival. Once again, it's time to…

Local Escapes

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

Grab your tent and round up your posse, we’ve found the very best camping spots in Auckland. 

Local Escapes

5 Of The Best Walks In Rotorua That Will Help You Reconnect With Nature

Discover some of the natural spots in Rotorua that are great to take a breath or two in and simply reconnect with nature and yourself. 

Local Escapes

9 Stunning Places You Had No Idea Were In New Zealand

It’s no secret that we live in the most beautiful country on earth. From our sweeping coastlines, rugged mountain ranges, ferny…

Local Escapes

Snow Machine, The Epic Destination Festival, Has Just Released Final Tickets

Calling all snow homies, holiday heroes, music-mad and just plain festy frothers – news just in, epic destination festival, Snow…

What's On

A Boozy Bottomless Brunch Party Dedicated To Lady Gaga Is Hitting Auckland This Winter

Are you gaga about a good bottomless brunch? Well then, how about brunch AND Lady Gaga?

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Intimate Subterranean Sessions Are Being Held In These WWII Tunnels For The First Time Ever

Interesting Places: The Subterranean Sessions is set to be an absolutely awesome series of musical matinee shows, as part of Elemental…

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These Epic Sensory Coffee Workshops Will Stir Your Inner Barista

We Kiwis absolutely love our coffee. In fact, NZ is one of the top coffee consumers globally. But how many of us actually know how to brew…

What's On

A Massive Morning Rave Is Coming To Auckland’s Town Hall This July

Ditch the booze and bust some moves at this epic morning rave. 

Things To Do With Kids

12 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This School Holidays July 2021

Calling all people with small ones in tow—winter school holidays (Saturday 10th-Sunday 25th July) are looking realll good this year…

New Zealand

Chill Out With 7 Must-Dos Every Kiwi Needs To Tick Off This Winter

Fact; winter is actually the best time to holiday in New Zealand. Hear us out: it’s the season for cosy cocktails by the fire,…

What's On

Darkfield Radio Is Back With A New Sinister And Immersive Audio Experience

From the team that gave you the creeps at the Federation Square’s mind-bending SEANCE shipping containers experience…

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…

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Dine Under The Stars In These Epic Igloos That Have Just Popped Up In Central Wellington

Ah, winter. That delightful season when jammies and slippers become a fashion statement, social outings become rarer than a blood supermoon,…

What's On

Make A Beeline For This Tasty Multi-Sensory Experience That’s Just Opened In The Viaduct

When it comes to delivering a multi-sensory retail experience, Comvita has raised the bar with the launch of the new Comvita Wellness Lab…

Local Escapes

Queenstown Transforms Into A Winter Wonderland In The First Major Snowfall Of 2021

Start digging out your gear, tuning your ski and snowboard and booking flights to Queenstown this winter because the NZ ski season starts…

What's On

MOTAT Is Lighting Up Matariki With A Next-Level Interactive Night Lights Event

Whether you love a good photo op or simply have an appreciation for the arts—the enchanting Night Lights at MOTAT will…

Christchurch

The Best Workouts In Christchurch To Pit Yourself Against

We’ve rounded up the best workouts in the Garden City for you to try out and get hooked on. Why not push yourself to a whole new level…

What's On

This Boujee Wellington Restaurant Has Just Reopened With An Epic Line Up Of High Teas

After taking some time out in 2020, the luxurious, two-hatted Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is back in full swing and ready to…

What's On

A Pop-Up Ice Rink Has Just Opened Right By Takapuna Beach

The nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air, so what better time than to check out this epic new pop-up ice rink right by…

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,…

What's On

A Sensational Whisky Masterclass Is Coming To Auckland For 5 Nights Only

To celebrate the launch of their latest Chita Single Grain Whisky, for five nights only, Tommy’s Champagne Parlour in Seafarers…

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A Week Long Festival Dedicated Entirely To Beer Is Coming To Auckland

We hear great things are brewing with each day bringing a new beer experience ranging from comedy nights to doughnuts and beer pairings. So,…

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Calling All Green Thumbs, A Massive Botanical Market Is Coming To Auckland

If one thing’s for sure, indoor plants sit in a very special place in our hearts these days. You know, those cute, spiky little cacti…

Features

Say Chur To Fresh Brews At This New Craft Beer Pop-Up Bar In The CBD

SkyCity has recently launched Fortune on Fed, a craft beer pop-up bar serving divine craft brews. Treat yourself to cheeses, cold cuts…

Things To Do

Explore 10 Epic Movie Locations You Had No Idea Were Filmed In Auckland

Without further ado, here’s our list of 10 epic movie locations around Auckland that made it onto the big screen.

Features

Raise Your Flutes, You Can Now Get Champagne Delivered To You On A Jet Ski

Official champagne partner G.H. Mumm is offering champagne delivery services both dockside and direct to your boat in the Hauraki Gulf. Soak…

Things To Do

Up Your ‘Gram Game At New Zealand’s 10 Most Beautiful Lavender Farms

The warmer weather is here, and that means it’s the season for lavender to bloom. Here are the best farms across New Zealand where you…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Summer Date Ideas To Try In Auckland

Whether you’re looking to impress a new date or want to inject some excitement into a long-term relationship, these 50 summer date…