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…

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…

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
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…

Things To Do
50 Epic 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.…

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…

Fitness
The 10 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,…

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…

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…

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…

Local Escapes
The Best Romantic Getaways Around 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…

What's On
The Best Matariki Events In Auckland And Beyond In 2021

Matariki, the Māori new year, is a time for reflection, new beginnings and yes, celebration! Auckland always knows how to put on a good…

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…

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,…

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…

Planet
Celebrate Earth Day With These 10 Green Activities

More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in…

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,…

Local Escapes
The Best Spots To See Autumn Leaves In And Around 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…

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.…

Tauranga
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
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
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…

U:L By You
Grab Your Togs, Here’s 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…

Wellington
The Best Escape Rooms In Wellington For You To Freak Out At

Escape rooms: We’ve all seen them advertised, but unless you’ve participated in one, you’re probably a little curious as…

Hamilton
Dive Into The Best Things To Do In Hamilton

Dubbed The Tron, Hamilton is a unique city of natural wonders and adventurous activities. South of Auckland, it is the largest city in the…

Entertainment
Clear The Table, Adult’s LEGO Is Officially Here So Consider Your Weekend Gone

One of the many things COVID-19 has taught us is that we’re suckers for a board game or puzzle with mates. Basically anything that…

Local Escapes
5 Adventures You Need To Tick Off Along New Zealand’s Wild West Coast

You might not see any cowboys or trigger happy gunslingers in this wild west, but we can assure you the West Coast of the South Island has…

Local Escapes
7 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland When You Don’t Have A Car

No car? No problem! Whether it’s the fact that nobody wants to be the designated driver or you just simply don’t have a car but…

Queenstown
Get Loved Up With The Most Romantic Things To Do In Queenstown

With so many awesome Queenstown restaurants and bars at your fingertips, planning a romantic evening or weekend should be easy. Queenstown,…

Wellington
Look Up At The 8 Best Places To Stargaze In Wellington

For many of us city-slickers, the night skies are slightly under-whelming thanks to light pollution. But if you get the chance to head out…

Local Escapes
Explore Your Own Backyard With The South Island’s Best Tourist Attractions

COVID-19 may have meant goodbye to this year's Euro trip, but now is the perfect time for us to explore our own beautiful…

Planet
Listen Up, Here’s How To Celebrate World Oceans Day From Home

There’s no denying it, 2020 has been one rollercoaster of a year. With the bush fires, COVID-19 and long overdue international outrage…

Local Escapes
Drop Everything, Here’s How You Can Score A Free* Weekend On Waiheke This June

Fancy going overseas? Don’t we all. While international travel might be off the cards for a little while longer, here’s your…

Wellness
Where To Adopt A Dog In Auckland And Save A Life Today

They’ve got a problem: homelessness. You’ve got a problem: doglessness. But together you can get rid of the less and turn it…

Local Escapes
Hit The Road And Discover 7 Iconic Movie Locations You Didn’t Know Were In NZ

New Zealand is literally the most beautiful place on earth, and our “clean, green” image is one of the few reasons (cc: tax…

Local Escapes
Get Planning, Here’s Everything You Need To Know Before Hiking Mount Taranaki

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

Activities & Itineraries
Mark The Date, A Massive Meteor Shower Is Hitting Skies This Wednesday

Last week, the sky treated us to a super moon in ultra HD, and this week we’ll be treated to a meteor shower that’s coming in…

What's On
Look Up, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Tonight’s Supermoon

Take a break from one of the many live-streams most likely up on your screen right now, because tonight, our skies will be graced by the…

Things To Do
Stay Connected To Who And What You Love With Our Daily Insta Inspo

There’s no denying it, times are weird, tough and if we’re being completely honest, a little emotional. But if the recent world…

News
Take A Contiki Tour From Your Couch With This Epic New Movie Club

Just because you can't Contiki right now, doesn't mean you can't have a party. Stay at home and join in their new Movie…

Things To Do
Get Productive With These 7 Useful Ways To Kill Quarantine Boredom

While it might not feel like it, there are plenty of things you can be doing to take up some of the ample time you are faced with while self…

Fitness
Lace Up Your Sneakers, Here Are 9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Queenstown

Whether you’re in self-isolation, putting physical distancing into practice or need something to take your mind off things, you…

Auckland
Seek Out These 5 Epic Beaches That Are Totally Worth The Car Trip

Make the most of your weekend and hit the open road to check out some of the best beaches within driving range of Auckland. All you need now…

Things To Do
Rise And Brine With This Step By Step Guide On How To Pickle

While we all love a quick supermarket run to stock up on life’s essentials (pickles), it’s actually way easier to pickle your…

Entertainment
Here’s How You Can Make History In This Female-Only Gaming Comp

Gamer girls, gather round—this one’s for you. Brisbane-based company XP Esports is set to host this year’s first…

Things To Do
Hit The Road, Here Are The 7 Most Epic Things To Do In Raglan

A small town on New Zealand’s rugged west coast in the North Island, Raglan is known for its black sand beaches, laid-back locals and…

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
Take To The Sky At One Of New Zealand’s Best Parasailing Spots

What better way to get a glimpse of the world-famous New Zealand scenic landscape than a bird’s eye view from your very own…

Things To Do
Lock And Load At Auckland’s Best Paintball

Adrenaline junkies, listen up! We’ve got just the list for you. Test your stealth, aim, and courage with a ‘friendly’ game…

Hamilton
Woo Your Lover With These 9 Hamilton Summer Dates

Things are heating up in Hamilton—and we’re not just talking about the weather. Summer dates are all about spending time in the…

What's On
Celebrate Waitangi Day With 10 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Thursday

It's been 180 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and we think that's worth celebrating! The national day of New…

New Zealand
Your Ultimate Guide To Auckland’s Stunning Hauraki Gulf

Auckland is one of the few cities where you can jump on a boat and be on and be on an island withing 30 minutes. This close proximity…

Nelson
Discover The Best Things To Do In Nelson

Nelson has an undeniably relaxed vibe about it. Situated on the beautiful eastern shores of Tasman Bay, the second-oldest settled city in…