Local Escapes
8 Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trips To Take This Summer

 As everyone knows it's about the journey, not the destination, so a 2021 road trip is definitely a great way to support…

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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…

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8 Ways To Upgrade The Classic Kiwi Summer

Raise your hand if you’re sick of the same old things; the same four walls, the same people (sorry flatties), the same beach, the same…

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The Best Lavender Farms In New Zealand Where You Can Feed Your Soul

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

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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…

Travel
10 Reasons Why Fiji Should Be Your Next International Holiday

Since our international borders shut in early 2020, Aussies and Kiwis have dreamed of their next overseas holiday. Well, it’s time to…

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The Coromandel’s 8 Best Camping Grounds So You Can Get Back To Basics

Walking barefoot, listening to the sounds of nature, running around outside, reading a good book, cooking on a BBQ, playing a game of cards…

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Queenstown’s Best Airbnbs For An Epic Alpine Getaway

Ahhh Queenstown, if there’s one place in the world that’ll make you want to quit your day job and relocate, there’s a 99%…

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10 Of The Best Camping Grounds Within Driving Distance Of Auckland

Despite the lockdowns we've endured recently we’re pretty lucky in our nook on this little old island, aren’t we…

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The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation In New Zealand

Let's face it our furry friends are like family to us, after all, they're not called 'mans best friend' for nothing.…

Travel Tips
11 Zero Waste Travel Hacks You Need To Know About

The term zero waste has been on the upward trend for a while now, but it’s one that we hope will stick around for the long haul. When…

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…

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11 Of The Best Beach House Airbnbs In NZ For Your Next Seaside Escape

There's a reason we all long for a beachside vacation when the day-to-day gets too stressful. It's pretty much the…

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…

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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…

Pacific
Everything You Need To Know About Fiji And Why It’s The Most Peaceful Place On Earth

An archipelago made up of 333 islands, Fiji is a tropical oasis situated in the heart of the South Pacific. Home to blue-jewelled water and…

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Queenstown’s 12 Best Hotels

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…

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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…

New Zealand
Discover NZ’s Very Own Grand Canyon And 16 Other Destinations This Summer

Please ensure to adhere to COVID-19 Alert Level regulations and restrictions for your local area. While international travel…

Local Escapes
7 Of The Most Stunning Scenic Drives Around Wellington

Jumping in your car, blasting the tunes and taking in some epic scenery can be soothing for the soul. From craggy coastlines to lush forests…

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The Coromandel’s 9 Best Beaches And Where To Find Them

Turquoise waters, rugged cliffs, native flora and laid-back towns—The Coromandel is pretty much paradise. And with more than 400km of…

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Auckland’s 22 Best Airbnbs In 2021, Whatever Your Budget

Auckland has some of the best Airbnbs around and we’re semi-obsessed (let’s be real, head-over-heels in love) with…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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10 Of The Best Airbnbs With Outdoor Baths And Hot Tubs In NZ

Overseas getaways may be on the back burner, but one thing COVID has taught us is that we do staycations extremely well, and with such…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Lil Red Is The Hidden Spot That’s Just Popped Up In Queenstown For The Winter Season

Queenstown has a new pop-up on its culinary menu and we’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that this cosy restaurant will extend its…

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,…

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10 Of The Best Cosy Cabins In New Zealand To Hibernate In This Winter

You’re halfway through the year and that calls for a well-deserved break. But winter means all you want to do is snuggle in bed. But,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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10 Of The Best Tiny Homes On Airbnb New Zealand So You Can Downsize Your Getaway

With big, extravagant holidays out of the question, the word on the street is this—the future of holidays are tiny. The Tiny Home…

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
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,…

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…

New Zealand
New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Gaze upon the natural wonder of a waterfall and you can't help but get lost. But how many have you seen in Aotearoa?  From the top…

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…

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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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10 Of The Most Weird And Wonderful Places To Stay In New Zealand

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but New Zealand is a stunning specimen of a country. It’s an adventure haven, a romantic wonderland,…

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…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Restaurants For Vegans In Hawke’s Bay

It’s not always straightforward being vegan. When you’re not cooking at home, it can be tricky to find somewhere that will cater…

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…

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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…

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This Epic Dome Tent High In The Taupo Hills Is Your Next Glamping Getaway

Winter is coming, but don't worry it doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up at home, no siree. In fact, this time of year means…

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Wellington’s Best Hotels And Accommodation You Should Stay At In 2022

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

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9 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

Local Escapes
9 Epic New Zealand Escapes Every Kiwi Should Do At Least Once

COVID may have put those overseas getaways on the backburner but as New Zealanders, we are constantly surrounded by such immense beauty that…

Europe
Italy Just Announced When It’s Opening Its Borders, So Cue The Wanderlust

Remember the days when we could all plan European holidays with wild abandon? When a simple Google search for Cinque Terre would fill you…

Travel
10 Of The Most Wishlisted Aussie Airbnbs To Make Your Next Trip The Best Yet

Travel is back, baby, and boy are we excited. The long-awaited bubble between Australia and New Zealand is here which is great news for…

Australia
How To Spend The Ultimate Weekend In Sydney

Oh, Sydney, you gorgeous gal, you. From the glittering sublimity of the Sydney Harbour to the new or iconic dining spots that blow our taste…

Pacific
The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide To The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands is a glorious collection of islands in the South Pacific renowned for its snorkelling, scuba diving and island time. Made…

News
The Cook Islands Quarantine-Free Travel Bubble Is Opening This Month

Who doesn’t like starting autumn with a little good news? Yesterday, Prime Minister Jacida Ardern and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark…

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…

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,…

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…

Bars & Pubs
11 Of The Best Urban Bars In Hawke’s Bay

When it comes to whipping up mouth-watering kai and creating world-class wine, Hawke’s Bay definitely deserves a standing ovation.…

Wellington
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Wellington In 2021

New Zealand's cool capital is known for its huge food scene. We may be a teeeeny bit biased, but we reckon it's got some of the best…

Things To Do
Hit The Road, Here’s Why Waikato Is The Ultimate Getaway Destination For Aucklanders

Located a stone’s throw from Auckland, the Mighty Waikato is a vibrant region brimming with countless experiences to uncover. From…

Auckland
Soak Up A Change Of Scenery With A Well-Deserved Auckland Weekend Escape

Got the itch for a getaway? Auckland is a thrilling region that offers the opportunity for endless adventures. From serene nature and…

Local Escapes
The Best Places To Honeymoon In New Zealand

Your wedding day is quite possibly the most special and exciting day of your life. You get to lock in forever with your loved one, eat all…

Travel
From Snorkelling To Sunsets, Here’s How To Nail A Dreamy Fijian Escape

With the cooler months on the horizon and the hope of opening borders keeping us going, you're not alone if you’ve found yourself…

Travel
Get Back To Nature And Recharge With A Well-Deserved And Idyllic Holiday In Tasmania

After the wild and challenging year that was 2020, it’s fair to say we're seeking destinations in 2021 to immerse ourselves in…

Travel
Hit Cruise Control On 10 Of The Most Beautiful Road Trips To Take In Tasmania

Every route is a scenic route when road-tripping through Tasmania. Think country roads winding through mountain ranges, ancient forests,…

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…

Travel
4 Gourmet Adventures Every Food Lover Needs To Tick Off In Tasmania

Australia’s smallest state is known as the Apple Isle but—as any good foodie will know—Tasmania has far more than…

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…

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…

Travel
Unplug And Recharge, Here’s Why Tasmania Strikes The Perfect Balance

Whether you’re after a slow, healing holiday or exhilarating adrenaline experiences — or perhaps a mixture of the two —…

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
6 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Waitangi As An Adult

Let’s be honest, on a scale of February public holiday to history buff expert, how much do you actually know about the Tiriti o…

Local Escapes
15 Epic Things To Do In Waiheke That Aren’t Drinking Wine

Don’t get us wrong—we love wine as much as the next person, and with Waiheke's famed vineyards scattered all over the…

Travel
Reconnect With Nature And See Tassie From A New Perspective With These Active Adventures

After the tumultuous year that was 2020, it’s no wonder that we’re doing holidays differently. We’re placing newfound…

New Zealand
Look Up, Here Are The Best Places for Stargazing In New Zealand

There’s no doubt about it, New Zealand is a stargazing destination. It's blessed with clear night skies and next to no light…

Travel
Here’s Why Tasmania Needs To Be Your Next Overseas Getaway

Living through the tumult of 2020 has given us all a newfound appreciation for nature, authentic experiences and wide-open spaces. Make this…

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…

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…

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,…

Local Escapes
Escape And Recharge At One Of Auckland’s 11 Best Hidden Baches

After being stuck inside for much of the year it's no surprise we're emerging from our collective cocoons with a strong sense…

Local Escapes
9 Of The Best Accommodation In Raglan That You Need To Book Into, Stat

With some of the best surf in Aotearoa, a colourful township filled with boutique shops and art galleries, and vibrant cafes and…

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…

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…