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…

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Transport Yourself To Tokyo At This Immersive Pop-Up In Auckland

It's not hard to be obsessed with Tokyo. This city has a special place in our hearts, from its neon-lit alleyways to tasty street food…

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Mingle At The Museum And Find Romance At This One-Of-A-Kind Dating Event

This event has been postponed, we'll let you know of a new date as soon as we know.   It's a brand new year and after the…

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……

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An Epic Bottomless Frosé Bar Has Just Popped Up In Auckland

We're fresh into 2022 and summer's here with a bang, so how about we keep the summertime vibes strong with a return to the things we…

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…

Things To Do
The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2021

It’s official—New Year’s is happening. And while there wasn’t much of a lead up to the big banger this year,…

Things To Do
The Best Places To Go Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to be jolly and it’s also the season to get bucket-loads of strawberries and eat as many as your heart…

Things To Do
The Best Things To Do In New Zealand This December

We're counting down the days till when can get out and make the most of summer. Because after the year that was,…

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Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2021 To Jump In The Car For

Nothing has us feeling more festive than a completely over-the-top display of Christmas lights—yes, this is definitely a case of the…

Shopping
Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

Turns out COVID-19 isn’t the grinch that stole Christmas, and a whole lot of Christmas markets are coming to Tāmaki Makaurau…

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…

Things To Do
18 Of The Best Places To Have An Epic Christmas Party In Auckland

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. With freedom day upon us, we now have the…

Sustainability
8 Of The Best Places To Buy A Real Christmas Tree In Auckland For 2021

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time the familiar scent of pine filled your home once more—because we all…

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…

Hair & Beauty
The Best Hairdressers In Auckland For All Types Of Hair

Finding the hair salon of your dreams is much like falling in love: finding “the one” takes patience, trust and just a touch of…

News
Pickle Week Is Back For 2021 And These Top Eateries Are Slinging Epic Pickle Creations

Calling all pickle fans. In honour of International Pickle Day on November 14, eateries all around Auckland and the country will be…

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…

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…

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…

Things To Do
6 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks You Can Do In Auckland At Level 3

Now Aucklanders are permitted to spend more time outdoors recreationally it's the perfect time to head outdoors for 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
Your Ultimate Guide To Auckland’s Best Beaches

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
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…

Wellness
11 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 lipstick to help you…

Fitness
11 At Home Workouts From Top Local Personal Trainers To Try This Lockdown

As we settle into the new normal of snap lockdowns, more than a handful of us will be missing our trips to the gym and may also be…

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Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Has A New Post Lockdown Date

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come…

Fitness
The Best Running Tracks Around Auckland To Help You Clear Your Head

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine to get you out of the house when you start feeling a little cooped up. So why not reset…

Restaurants
Restaurant Month 2021’s Most Fun, Inventive And Excellent Value For Money Menus

Great food at a great price? That, my friend, is the way to an Aucklander’s heart. Restaurant Month is officially here for 2021,…

Things To Do
20 Museums In Auckland At Which To While Away An Afternoon

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

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…

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.…

News
Broadway Hit Musical ‘Wicked’ Has Announced A New Post-Lockdown Date So Grab Your Broomstick

We all know COVID has had a huge impact on the arts, so it just warms our cockles to see shows like multi-award-winning show The Lion King…

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The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Can’t wait for the hot and heady days of summer? Lucky for us, Culley’s is bringing the heat and the beats back to you next…

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Pinot Palooza 2021 Is Hitting Auckland This Friday So Nab One Of The Last Remaining Tickets

This is not a drill, everyone's fave wine fest—Pinot Palooza—is officially returning to the thirsty city of…

News
A New Boutique Cinema Complex Is Coming To Ponsonby And Yep, We’re Excited

Auckland crew listen up! In some hugely exciting news, it’s been revealed that Ponsonby is (finally) getting a cinema complex all of…

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Auckland’s Iconic Fried Chicken Festival Has A New Post-Lockdown Date

Prepare yourselves chook fans because the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival has a new post-lockdown date. That's…

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,…

Wellness
We Tried A Sound Bath In Auckland And This Is What Happened

We're halfway through the year and as always happens in winter our batteries are starting to run low. For many of us, now could be…

What's On
Takapuna Winter Lights Festival Is Finally Opening This Weekend

If you missed out on the light fest extravaganza LUMA in Queenstown this year then you’ll be stoked to hear that a dazzling free light…

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Street Eats, The Epic Multi-Level Foodie Fest Is Happening This Weekend

These days, the best kind of food comes straight from the streets. Whether it’s a cart, caravan or truck—these tiny, portable…

Things To Do
5 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Week

Get amongst some fun festivities this week.   Treat yourself to a good laugh at a comedy…

News
Aussie Streetwear Royalty Culture Kings Is Opening Its First NZ Store This Saturday

NZ’s streetwear scene is soon to gain infinitely more kudos with the announcement that cult Aussie retailer Culture Kings is opening…

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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…

Things To Do
50 Rainy Day Activities To Do In Auckland When It’s Gnarly Out

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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An Epic Raclette Pop Up Is Hitting Auckland This Bastille Celebration Week

Is there any better way to embrace the colder days than with shed loads of cheese? We think not. This winter, we’re in luck, as Le…

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…

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…

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…

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Embrace Winter With Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide, Snugs And Night Markets 2021

The snow gods heard your cry for alp. Take your mittens out of hibernation and pop on your warmest beanie because Auckland is getting a…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Top 10 Hidden Adventures Worth Grabbing Your Runners For

If you’re one of those folk who likes adventures but can’t be faffed travelling far and wide for them, Auckland is the best…

Things To Do
Max Out The Chilly Season With 8 Unmissable Winter Events

Throw on your puffer jacket and lace up those boots—winter is well and truly here and we’re ready to make it the best one yet.…

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…

Local Escapes
11 Best Auckland Hotels 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…

Sustainability
Yours Truly Is The New Pre-Loved Bridal Gown Store That Has Sustainability At Its Heart

Washing your hair with solid shampoo and taking your keep cup everywhere is a solid way to make sustainable changes, but it’s super…

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A Secret Piano Bar Is Coming To Auckland

Let’s be honest, we’re kinda terrible at keeping secrets here at Urban List. So, when we hear a rumour a hidden piano…

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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…

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…

Getting The Gig
Everybody Eats Founder Nick Loosley On His Mission To End Food Poverty In NZ

Nobody wants to waste food, but it inevitably ends up happening all across New Zealand. At the same time, food insecurity is a major concern…

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The Lion King Opens This Month So Nab Your Tickets While You Can

Travel may be off limits for now but with Disney’s multi-award winning show The Lion King coming to our shores, spending an…

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The Chocolate And Coffee Festival Is Back For 2021

Prep your bodies for a weekend of pure indulgence—The Chocolate And Coffee Festival is coming back to Auckland and this time…

Local Escapes
Waiheke’s Epic Winter Wine And Dine Deal Is Back For 2021 So Fire Up The Group Chat

Grab the gang (and your snuggliest coat) and head across the water to Waiheke Island aka home to some of Auckland's best wineries and…

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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…

Restaurants
What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday In Auckland

Queen's Birthday weekend has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are on the cards. While some places close…

News
Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away 10,000 Original Glazed Doughnuts This Friday

Is it a donut or doughnut? For the sake of this pun, we highly recommend that you don-ut miss the chance to claim your FREE doughnut this…

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Get Your Heart Pumping At This Epic Free Speaker Series Hitting New Zealand

What if we told you that you had a billion dollars to spend? Well, it’s your lucky day, because you already are a billionaire; of…

Auckland
6 Of The Best Escape Rooms In Auckland

Sick of being a passive bystander in a movie theatre? Perhaps it’s time to become the lead in your own story. Because a good night out…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick The Night Off In Style

Bargain bevvys, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after work wind down. It’s a ritual, a celebration,…

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8 Of The Best Documentaries You Can’t Afford To Miss At This Year’s Doc Edge Festival

This June get cosy at home or in a cinema and enjoy a film because New Zealand’s international documentary festival Doc Edge is back…

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Here’s Where To Watch The Rare Blood Supermoon In Auckland Tonight

It’s not everyday that a giant, cosmic entity lights up the sky with an intergalactic aura—completely kicking a regular full…

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Breaks N Brass Will Be Serving Up The Sickest Old School Hip Hop Beats At This Legendary Gig

Just imagine the scene if Snoop Dogg or Dr. Dre picked up a trumpet and smashed out some ol’ skool bangers. Well, New…

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Show Off Your Slick Moves At New Zealand’s Highest And Most Epic Silent Disco

There’s always that one friend that doesn’t vibe with your choice in music, isn’t there? Well, now you can dance to the…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Is Coming To New Zealand For A Fabulous Live Tour

Not since Priscilla has New Zealand and Australia seen something as bloody fabulous as RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under. Coming…

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Just Released: Free Hip Hop Event Jameson House of Rounds Has A New Date

Forget whatever you had planned for September 3rd, Galatos is the place to be. From 9pm the good vibes will be crankin’ and…

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…

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…

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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…

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A Three-Day Wine And Food Festival Is Coming To Waiheke This Weekend

Aucklanders… it’s time to unleash your inner wine connoisseur because The Waiheke Wine and Food Festival is back for 2021.…

Auckland
6 Of The Best Escape Rooms In Auckland

Sick of being a passive bystander in a movie theatre? Perhaps it’s time to become the lead in your own story. Because a good night out…

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Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2021 So Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

There’s a lot to love about Ponsonby. Top-notch boutiques and eateries as well as a constant parade of pocket-sized pups make this…

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The North Shore Mega Fun Carnival Is Packing Up This Weekend So Get Your Thrills While You Can

There’s nothing more exciting than when the carnival comes to town—the sweet smell of candy floss in the air, the buzz of…

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9 Rad Mother’s Day Ideas To Surprise Mum With In Auckland For 2021

We think you'll agree when we say that mums should be treated to nothing but the absolute best come Mother's Day, which if you…

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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…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Is Coming To A Screen Near You So Get Ready For The Adrenalin Rush

Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. The NZ tour, proudly hosted…

News
HAPPY PLACE, LA’s Immersive Exhibition Opens In Auckland Today

It’s been dubbed the world’s most Instagrammable exhibition—selling out stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston,…

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A Gluten Free, Vegan Doughnut-Making Workshop Is Here And You’ll Want To Book Stat

Gone are the days when not being able to eat gluten meant you were doomed to living a doughnut-less existence. Two years ago Charlie Mia…

Food & Drink
Where To Eat Out In Auckland On Anzac Monday 2021

This year Anzac Day falls on a Sunday, meaning that Monday 26 April is a public holiday (which we'll hereby refer to as 'Anzac…

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,…

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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,…

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Hot Sauce Festival Is Back For 2021

Aucklanders, forget being sad that summer is over because there's still a get a chance to catch some heat. The Hot Sauce…

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Van Gogh Alive Is Packing Up This Sunday 23 May

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal…