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…

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

Christmas shopping is no easy feat. All too often, you find yourself perusing store after store looking for something they don’t…

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

If recent viral videos have taught us anything, it’s that a fresh remix slaps—and that’s true for mash-ups of the…

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

Camping is the quintessential Kiwi pastime, and nothing beats camping in some of New Zealand's most picturesque spots. Well, there is…

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

The longer evenings and warmer weather have us counting down until summer and the promise of adventures around our beautiful country. New…

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…

Local Escapes
7 Of The Best Camping Grounds Around Tauranga

The pohutukawas are blooming, the days are getting longer and soon the cicadas will come. Summer is almost here folks and for us Kiwis that…

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…

Travel
5 Must-Do Indulgent Experiences in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Everywhere I turned in Fiji's Yasawa Islands there was an opportunity for relaxation and indulgence. From hammock-dotted white-sand…

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…

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

Māori Language Week—a whole week dedicated to celebrating te reo by incorporating more into our everyday lives. Although these…

Local Escapes
Great Barrier Island | The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide

If you're looking to escape the big city and rid yourself of life's stresses then we know just the place. Pack your bags and head to…

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 Ōtautahi Christchurch. Not only does the Garden City live up to its name with…

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…

Things To Do
The 22 Best Auckland Tours To Take In 2022

With so much to be discovered in Auckland and so little time, it can be a wee bit overwhelming to know where to start. From scenic beaches…

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…

Things To Do
51 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter

Hello darkness, our old friend. The days are shorter and the temperature has plummeted but it’s not all bad news. Whether you’re…

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…

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 ticks all…

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 mates' night out, or a birthday bash to remember, bowling is a…

What's On
The Best Matariki Public Holiday Events In Tāmaki Makaurau And Around Aotearoa In 2022

2022 marks the first year that Matariki, the Māori New Year, has been officially recognised as a public holiday (Friday 24 June to be…

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…

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 the first…

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
19 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. It gets you moving, raises your heart rate, and there are some…

Local Escapes
The Best Spots To See Autumn Leaves In Auckland

Non-deciduous? Uh-uh. We don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives. Give us falling leaves any day. After all, is there…

Local Escapes
The Best Pet-Friendly Camping In New Zealand For That Last-Minute Getaway

Like tacos and Tuesdays, and gin and tonic, New Zealanders and camping are a classic combo. When the urge hits, dust off the tent, load up…

Planet
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…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore In 2022

One of the best things about Auckland is the fact that writing a list of the best beaches within a region is absolutely possible. We tend to…

Local Escapes
The Best Parks In Auckland You Need To Explore In 2022, According To Local Rangers

If the pandemic years have taught us anything it’s that wide, open spaces are to be prized and cherished above all else and here in…

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…

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

A freestanding and almost symmetrical mountain standing at 2518 metres above sea level, Mount Taranaki is awe-inspiring. The dormant…

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

New Zealand’s South Island is like something out of a Disney movie with its incredible natural landscapes. And with the weather on…

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch In 2022

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
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.…

Local Escapes
14 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In New Zealand

Our very own backyard is chock-full of stunning scenery, culinary delights, and fabulous hotels, and there’s never been a better time…

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
8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland You Need To Tick Off In 2022

No matter how great the City of Sails is, there’s always the impulse to hop in the car and head out of Auckland on a road trip……

Sustainability
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

Battling with guy ropes, losing pegs and trying to figure out where you should even position the damn thing makes tenting not a walk in the…

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. The newest wildlife…

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…

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

Lockdown hasn't stopped Artweek, and the annual festival celebrating local artists and art is back from 5 to 14 November to enliven…

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…

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

Rotorua may be home to adventures and thrills such as the luge, jet boat rides and that giant human-sized hamster ball aka the zorb, but it…

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 Machine…

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? While she may not be literally present, The Lula Inn…

What's On
Intimate Subterranean Sessions Are Being Held In These WWII Tunnels For The First Time Ever

Who said Waiheke Island is just for wine lovers? Picture this, descending underground for an intimate session of only upto 50 people,…

What's On
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

If you haven’t yet experienced the epicness of a morning rave then there is no time like the present. Ditch the booze and bust some…

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 last year's socially-distanced event DOUBLES (not to mention the scary as hell shipping…

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…

What's On
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 their new Comvita Wellness Lab…

Local Escapes
LUMA Southern Light Project Is Coming To Queenstown Next Weekend So Wrap Up Warm

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

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
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 be…

Christchurch
The Best Workouts In Christchurch To Pit Yourself Against

There’s nothing better than that post-workout glow, especially from a workout that’s really kicked ass. Keep your sessions fresh…

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

Call us old-fashioned but nothing tops the chart like a glass of whisky to start or wind up an evening. And when it comes to fine whisky,…

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…

What's On
A Week Long Festival Dedicated Entirely To Beer Is Coming To Auckland

Hosted by the uptown bottle shop and bar The Fridge & Flagon, this eight-day beer festival is going to be a treat for all the hopheads…

What's On
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…

News
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. Coming to you with the flavours of…

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

Auckland is home to countless big screen productions. While many of them are filmed in secure lots away from prying eyes, there are a number…

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

Feeling nauti? Pull on your fanciest threads because we’ve found one more reason to head downtown and get in on the America’s…

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

With its bright purple colour and distinctive floral aroma, lavender is a favourite flower for many. And while it may be known to repel…

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…

Things To Do
Gear Up For Eats, Beats And Fashion At This Carnival-Themed Event Going Down This Month

There are few things we love more than a healthy dose of retail therapy, but when a day of shopping is paired with live tunes, epic eats and…

Things To Do
Forget Colouring Books, This Is The New Mindfulness Hobby To Get Around In 2021

If you’ve never been into colouring books and puzzles seem far too mundane, or you could never stay consistent with journaling, we may…

Local Escapes
Pack Your Bags, Here’s How To Spend A Thrilling 48 Hours In Taupo

We know it’s a tough gig at the moment, not being able to jet off on holiday to a tropical island in the Pacific or do your OE in…

Things To Do
Challenge Your Mates To A Game Of Giant Shuffleboard At This Leafy Rooftop Bar

It’s the end of the week and if you’re looking forward to a few cheeky bevs to wind down with you’re certainly not alone.…

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,…

Things To Do
6 Epic Caves In And Around Auckland You Will Want To Visit Immediately

Today we’re talking caves. These mysterious underground caverns are home to many fun things: glow-worms, stalagmites and stalactites,…

Things To Do
50 Epic Outdoor Adventures Around Auckland To Have This Summer

Guess what, people?! Summer is here and there’s a heck of a lot to be excited about. We’re talking glowing skin, sun-kissed…

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.…

Things To Do
12 Of The Best Things To Do In Tauranga To Tick Off Your List

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…

News
Try This Epic Coastal Track In The Waitakere Ranges This Weekend

Picture this—you put your phone on airplane mode, grab your shoes and backpack and head out to the wild to explore the lush ranges. Is…

Wellington
8 Best Camp Sites Around Wellington For You To Connect With Nature

Summer is in full swing and what better time to break out of the confines of the city for a few days. Score a refreshing hit of nature and…

Things To Do
7 Amazing Spots To Take Your Breath Away This Weekend

Lacking inspiration for what to do on the weekend? We understand your pain and that’s why we are here—to give you the…

Local Escapes
Buckle Up In This Eco Friendly EV And Get Off-Road To Explore Glenorchy

If you’re planning a Queenstown getaway, make it a memorable one by heading out to Glenorchy and exploring the impressive scenery in…

Food & Drink
4 Ways To Host An Anything-But-Basic Home Brunch

If there’s one thing we want to keep from 2020, it’s cooking and entertaining at home. Not only is it a cost-effective way to…

Dunedin
10 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin After Dark

The Dunedin night-scene is a unique blend of artsy happenings, cosy bars, unusual entertainment and close encounters with nature. Not a…

Things To Do
Get Your Glam On With This Champagne-Filled Event Hitting Auckland On Saturday

Are you a fan of alcohol and music? Well, who isn’t? Possibly the world's most famous alcohol company, Moet & Chandon, are…

New Zealand
Here Are The 10 Best Places To Stay In The Coromandel So Pack Your Bags

The Coromandel Peninsula, home to some of the country’s most idyllic beaches, native flora and relaxed seaside towns, is the ideal…

Local Escapes
Get Your Heart Pumping With 5 Mountainous Adventures To Take This Weekend

Us Aucklanders love lacing up our hiking shoes and climbing things. And, let’s be honest, it’d be rude not to in a country as…

Things To Do
These Are The 5 Best Waiheke Festival Walks You Need To Sign Up For, Stat

Waiheke Island has a special place in the hearts of Aucklanders—it is the perfect escape from the city and its incredible beauty is…

Wellington
Hit The Road With These 5 Experiences For A Truly Sustainable Day Out In Wellington

One of the better things to come out COVID-19 was the collective push towards supporting local Kiwi-owned businesses. Of course we then also…

News
Look Up, A Rare Blue Moon Will Light Up The Sky This Halloween For The First Time In 19 Years

2020 has been a peculiar year. In March, Uranus started leaking gas (literally), a bird called the Aldabra rail re-evolved itself back into…

Things To Do
Make Like A Tourist And Seek Out 6 Of Auckland’s Best Hidden Experiences

Like many countries around the world, New Zealand relies heavily on its normally-bustling tourism industry. While we and the world…

Local Escapes
Max Out The Weekend With The 10 Best Places To Visit In Auckland

Auckland’s not a big place but there’s still so much to see and do here that it can be overwhelming. We’ve taken it upon…