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…

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
12 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown In 2021

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
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
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
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
First Base’s Free Vintage Après Ski Soirée Hits Queenstown This Weekend

Winter is coming, and that means ski party season is too. So, dust off your boots and grab your warmest jackets, because things are about to…

Local Escapes
Explore Queenstown’s Best Bars And Restaurants With This Incredible Urban Wine Walk

Everyone’s favourite booze-filled journey, the classic pub crawl, has had a grape new transformation. Following successful events in…

New Zealand
A Rookie’s Guide To Planning Your First Queenstown Ski Trip

Snow lovers assemble, we’ve curated your perfect Queenstown ski day. Within easy reach you’ll find luxurious resorts, pristine…

New Zealand
Indulge In 10 Days Of Wild Luxury On This Exclusive South Island Holiday

Dreaming of a wanderlust-inducing holiday around the South Island but can’t be bothered to do the legwork? We’ve got your…

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…

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…

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
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
Snowboxx NZ Have Just Announced A Stacked Line Up For Their Massive Alpine Party This September

We’ve got an epic announcement that will be music to your ears—literally! Europe's largest winter festival, Snowboxx, is…

Sustainability
Recycle Boutique Has Gone Online So You Can Now Scout That Coveted Piece From Home

Time to let op-shop fever set in. Whether you could easily lose a day browsing pre-loved goodies, or you’ve come across some of the…

New Zealand
Grab Your Carabiners, Here’s Where To Find New Zealand’s Best Canyoning Spots

If you’re on constant lookout for new adventure and enjoy a healthy dose of adrenaline in your bloodstream, then canyoning is a…

What's On
New Zealand’s Best Festivals For You To Clear Your Calendar For

It’s time to get yourself amped up for the most wonderful time of the year. We’re talkin’ New Zealand’s summer…

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…

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…

News
Rosé Sangrias At The Ready, An Epic Mexican Bottomless Brunch Is Coming To Queenstown

We’re all well acquainted with the bottomless brunch concept—it’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch but it is 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…

Queenstown
6 Rad Queenstown Adventure Activities To Tick Off Your Adrenaline Bucket List

Queenstown is synonymous with adrenaline—it has not only forged an enduring reputation as a world leader in adventure tourism but has…

News
Dig Out That Gym Gear And Train For Free All This Week Across NZ

Round up your exercise crew because our friends over at Snap fitness are throwing open their doors this week to let you work up a sweat for…

News
Find Out The Latest News On COVID Restrictions In Auckland And The Rest Of NZ

Stay up to date with our live list of the latest updates of restrictions around Auckland and New Zealand. Information is via…

What's On
7 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

ICYMI, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might already be acutely aware of breast cancer, because chances are you know someone…

Local Escapes
Uncover Hidden Gems On This Bucket-List Worthy Retreat To Wanaka

In New Zealand we’re absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to gram-worthy trips that will make all your mates back home jealous.…

Things To Do
Take A Seat, This Mind-Bending Audio Experience Will Make You Question Reality

If you’re keen for a good spook and don’t want any spoilers, just head for Darkfield Radio, grab a partner and book your…

Queenstown
Margo’s Is The Hot New Mexican Joint You Need To Check Out In Queenstown

Raise your salt-rimmed glasses, the hottest new Mexican joint has just opened up in New Zealand’s staycation hot-spot, Queenstown.…

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…

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,…

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…

News
Get In Quick, There Are Still Flights Available Around NZ for Just $21

Our PM Jacinda Ardern encouraged us to check out our backyard when we moved into alert level three, and with many people taking advantage of…

News
Learn What The New Alert Levels Mean For New Zealand This Week

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the country is being moved up to alert level 4 as of midnight on the 25 March 2020 as…

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…

Bars & Pubs
10 Of The Best Bars In Queenstown You Need To Hit Up For An Epic Night Out

People come from all over to experience Queenstown’s jaw-dropping scenery and host of adventurous activities. From traditional…

Activities & Itineraries
Seize The Day With 12 Of The Very Best Things To Do In Otago

Take your mum, pals, bff, best boo, nan, whoever’s got the inclination for adventure to get outta town, hop in the car and trail…

Queenstown
Eat Your Way Around Queenstown With This Delicious Belt-Loosening Tour

If you love to eat, you might already be aware of the progressive dinner concept. All the rage throughout New Zealand, progressive dinners…

News
Get Inked By A Celebrity Tattooist And Support A Good Cause While You’re About It

Fancy getting inked? Why not do it for a good cause at Ink Me at QT. Oh, and did we mention celebrity tattooist Lauren Winzer? She’ll…

New Zealand
Pack Your Bags, Here Are The Best Places To Stay In Queenstown

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…

News
Watch These Daredevils Shred The Pow At The Ultimate Freeride Event

Queenstown is New Zealand’s ultimate adventure capital, especially in the colder months when the mountains turn white and talented…

What's On
Get Ready, Here’s The Winter Event You Won’t Want To Miss

If there’s one thing we just love here at Urban List, it’s a glass of champers—the only drink you can justifiably enjoy at…

Queenstown
Drop Everything, A Champagne Festival Is Happening In Queenstown This Weekend

It’s time to raise a flute to winter, at none other than the most iconic wintertime destination in the country. This year’s…

Things To Do
Get Amped, NZ’s First Ice-Cream Themed Hotel Room Is Coming to Queenstown

With the ski season in full swing and fresh powder falling on the peaks on the reg, there’s another reason to put Queenstown on your…

Things To Do
Drift Into Winter With The Ultimate Alpine Driving Challenge

Fed up of the daily grind—crawling bumper to bumper to get to work and the same sorry routine all the way home? Yearning to put your…

What's On
Clear Your Calendars, Here’s Your Guide To NZ’s Most Epic Summer Festivals

Looking for a little inspiration to get you through the last of these cold, dark, wintery days? Well, it’s time to get yourself amped…

Cafes
Here’s Where To Find The Best Coffee In Queenstown

The year-round, adrenaline-fuelled Queenstown has beautiful views as far as the eye can see. It’s undoubtedly New Zealand’s…