Wellington
Wellington’s 7 Best Ice Cream And Gelato Stores You Need To Treat Yourself To

Summer is here which means one thing…ice cream, and lots of it. While plenty of the sweet stuff can be found in the Capital’s…

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
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…

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…

Local Escapes
8 Epic Auckland Waterfalls You Can Actually Visit

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there…

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,…

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…

What's On
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
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…

What's On
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…

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,…

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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…

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…

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…

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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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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

Christchurch
The Best Escape Rooms In Christchurch

We all love a challenge, especially when it's mixed with a bit of adrenaline. Escape rooms tap deep into your intellect and curiosity to…

Things To Do
Hobsonville’s Boujee Fairy Houses Are Lighting Up To Celebrate The Autumn Equinox This Weekend

As if we needed another reason to visit Hobsonville—what with nearby Catalina Bay with all its restaurants, bars, epic market and…

What's On
This Stacked Month-Long Eco Festival Shows Exactly Why West Is Best

Green does not mean boring, folks. And, proving they know what’s what when it comes to all things good, EcoFest West is returning to…

Things To Do
Round Up The Crew And Kick Back With This Exclusive Italian-Inspired Pop-Up Picnic

If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that we should take up any chance to get together and celebrate.  Lucky for us,…

News
Make A Beeline, Auckland’s Huge Plant Market Has Been Shifted To March

What better way to spend a beautiful summer’s day? Load up your boot on covetable botanical goodies at Auckland Plant Market happening…

What's On
Auckland’s Iconic Lantern Festival On The Waterfront Has Been Cancelled

New Year is possibly the best holiday in existence. There’s something incredibly freeing about the idea of a year ticking…

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…

What's On
5 Epic Acts You Need To See At Wellington’s Hottest New Arts Festival

Summer is cranking in the capital with festivals and events galore, and now there’s another reason to get out and about in the…

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…

Auckland
11 Of The Best Places For Stargazing In Auckland

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight… Aucklanders, while the South Island may be famous for its skies, we’re…

Wellington
50 Epic Free Things To Do In Wellington That Won’t Cost You A Penny

They say the best things in life are free and we couldn’t agree more. And while it may be hard to find a free lunch, having a good day…

Things To Do
Grab Your Togs, A Massive Inflatable Water Course Is Touring Auckland Beaches This Summer

After three epic seasons at Tauranga, Lake Karapiro and Auckland, Waterworld Waterpark is coming back on tour this summer and it’s…

Local Escapes
Take A Dip At 12 Of The Best City Beaches In Auckland

While it’s AMAAZING to get out of Auckland for a roadie, we also know that sometimes you’ve just gotta (or wanna) stay in town.…

News
Calling All LEGO Lovers, A Super-Sized LEGO Exhibition Is Now On

Aucklanders, you’re in for a treat. The Auckland museum is set to host the tallest LEGO brick model in all of the Southern Hemisphere…

Things To Do
10 Secret Spots In Auckland You Must Visit This Weekend

Psst you! Yes, you! It’s no secret Auckland is one awesome city full of equally awesome things to see and do. However, many of the…

Christchurch
These Are The Best Markets In Christchurch, Grab Your Reusable Bags

No weekend is complete without some market hopping. Christchurch is a city full of quality markets—from street food markets to those…

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…

News
Lace Up, The Epic Maungawhau/Mt Eden Summit Boardwalk Has Just Opened

With Auckland’s unique volcanic landscape there are lots of amazing summits from which to gaze upon the City Of Sails. One of our…

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…

Things To Do
6 Of The Best Mini Golf Courses In Auckland For You To Smash A Hole In One At

Although we may have reluctantly come to terms with the fact that we don’t possess the golfing prowess of Lydia Ko or Rory McIIroy, it…

What's On
Get Up Close And Personal With A Rare Turtle Before It’s Released Back Into The Wild

Currently preparing to take visitors is one cool creature, usually found hanging around Costa Rica and the Galápagos Islands. The…

Things To Do With Kids
50 Things To Do With Kids In Auckland

Ah…kids. They keep us young at heart. But let’s face it, they can be hard work, and sometimes you just need to get them out of…

What's On
Start Planning, Here’s How To Live Your Best Life In Iso This Easter Long Weekend

Easter this year is going to be very different for all of us, no long-weekend trips or visits from the Easter Bunny (or is…

Things To Do
Don’t Panic, Here’s Where To Take Dad This Father’s Day

Dads are the best. They offer constant life advice, level-headed wisdom and ridiculous dad jokes that we love to hate. Luckily for…

Activities & Itineraries
30 Of The Best 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,…

Things To Do With Kids
Auckland’s Best Indoor Activities For Kids

Auckland’s a great city and we love it to bits but sometimes we’d just like a break from the bloody rain. It’s hard to…

News
Where To Watch Donald Glover’s Guava Island This Weekend

April is music month at Urban List and we’ve got all of your music know-how covered. Every week we’ll be showcasing…

Add To Cart
These 8 Avocado-Themed Buys Are Ripe For Gifting

It's not the latest sneakers or neon tee we want stuffed in our Christmas stocking this year, we’re all still totally hung up on…

The Binge
Where To Play The Most Addictive Games From Your Childhood

It’s interesting watching parents lose their collective sh*t over Fortnite, as if gaming addiction was somehow a new phenomenon.…

What's On
Listen Up, ‘90s Kids | An OTT Nostalgic Pop-Up Is Headed To Auckland

Ain’t no doubt about it: the 90s were legitimately the best decade ever. We mean, what’s not to love about jamming the…

What's On
Ditch The Bach Because Auckland’s NYE Festival Is Back!

Auckland’s favourite New Year’s Eve festival, Wondergarden is back for round three and better than ever! With world-class…

What's On
The Culture Edit | All The Shows To Catch This August

It’s that time of the month, guys. We’re chucking on our top hats, polishing our opera glasses and getting some good ol’…

U:L By You
New Zealand Museums To Visit At Least Once

While the rest of the world might only view New Zealand as a tiny dot at the bottom of the globe, we’re pretty proud of our little…

What's On
Here’s How To Head Up The Sky Tower For Just A Gold Coin!

Come one come all because we have an absolute treat to share with you. Next Friday,  SKYCITY is giving everyone the chance to go…

Travel
The 8 Best Places To Go Whale Watching Around The World

If there’s one way to fill your precious and worldly time up, it’s by sighting animals in the wild. That’s right, nothing…

Markets & Food Events
The Vegan Festival You Need To Know About

Calling out to all the vegans! The ultimate vegan festival by Vegan Vibes is back for another year and it’s better than ever!…

Things To Do With Kids
Auckland’s Best Family Attractions

There’s no better time than family time! And, lucky for us, Auckland has a multitude of family attractions that both the…

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Auckland’s Getting An Epic Winter Warmer Vintage Market!

Vintage lovers, it's time to get excited because a winter warmer market is coming to town, just for you!  Get your toosh down to…

New Zealand
Where To Go Whale Watching In Auckland

Here in New Zealand we are lucky enough to live along the very path of our beautiful flippered friends. Yep, we’re talking about…

What's On
A Magical Giant Snow Dome Is Coming To Auckland!

Do you wanna build a snowman? Of course you do! Auckland, all of your childhood dreams are set to come true next month because we’re…

Things To Do With Kids
Auckland’s Best Kid-Friendly Cafes

If you're one of those people who hate on kids for causing a ruckus in cafés, you need to take a seat. We've all been there…

Things To Do
Where To Go Ice Skating In Auckland

So, what can you do to feel like you’re experiencing a true winter this year? With no frozen lakes to skate on this winter in…

What's On
Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide & Ice Bar 2018

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

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21 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This June 2018

We’re not sure if it’s the chilly nights or the gloomy days, but this month looks to be a boozy one—and we’re…

Things To Do With Kids
Dreams Do Come True! Auckland’s Getting A Disneyland

A dream is a wish your heart makes and, for the inner kid in all of us, our biggest wish is about to come true! That’s right, Auckland…

What's On
Psst! A Life-Sized LEGO® Exhibition Is Coming To Auckland!

Hold the phone guys—we have some news for you! A life-sized LEGO® exhibition is coming to Auckland, which will see some of…