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Nelson

6 Of The Best Nelson Hotels For A Good Night’s Sleep

Planning a trip to Nelson but don’t know where to stay? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some of the…

Local Escapes

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

Though long viewed as a luxury destination—cue over indulgence and splashing of cash—Waiheke is literally awash in great…

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…

Local Escapes

7 Of The Best Camping Spots Around Nelson

Camping and summer is like wine and cheese—you can’t have one without the other. With all of its lakes, beaches and walks, the…

Travel

6 Reasons You Need To Book A Winter Vacay To New Zealand

With a massive NZ sale going on right now at Flight Centre, there’s no excuse not to get your diaries out and start organising your…

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 being one of the best places to look at the Southern…

New Zealand

15 Bucket List New Zealand Experiences You Need to Check Off

When the news dropped that the Australia and New Zealand travel bubble had finally opened, there were squeals of excitement, happy tears and…

Travel

Now You Can Spend The Night In Hobbiton At This One-Of-A-Kind Airbnb

Ever wanted to live like a Hobbit? Here's your chance.

Features

Win One Of 40 Holidays To Celebrate Flight Centre’s 40th Birthday

It’s Flight Centre’s 40th birthday and they want to celebrate by shouting 40 holidays. 

New Zealand

7 Stunning Southern Adventures To Add To Your New Zealand Bucket List

There's unparalleled magic that comes with exploring New Zealand's South Island region. You'll find a pocket of wonder around…

Things To Do

50 Epic Free Things To Do In Wellington That Won’t Cost You A Cent In 2022

Whether you’re feeling a bit cash-strapped in the lead up to payday or just love a freebie, Wellington has oodles of fun-tastic things…

New Zealand

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

We're talking luxurious resorts, pristine winter powder and indulgent eats.

Australia

Enjoy 10 Days Of Wild Luxury On This Exclusive Spring/Summer New Zealand Vaycay

Looking for the ultimate, all-inclusive New Zealand holiday package for Spring 21/Summer22? Book this exclusive 10-day New Zealand holiday…

Local Escapes

Book The Staycation Of Your Dreams With QT’s 72-Hour Flash Sale

The legends at QT, aka the boutique hotel of our dreams, are throwing a truly epic flash sale. For the next 72 hours only, you can score a…

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

The warmer weather is here, and that means it’s the season for lavender to bloom. Here are the best farms across New Zealand where you…

New Zealand

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

Get ready to take your stargazing up a notch with the best places to stargaze in New Zealand. 

New Zealand

8 Stunning New Zealand Lakes You Need To Visit At Least Once

Whether it’s the reflection lakes of Wanaka or the emerald green waters that crater the Tongariro Crossing, Aotearoa is home to some…

Travel

Book An Entire Floor At The QT For The Ultimate Party With DJs, VIP Drinks And A Pop-Up Bar

It’s something that’s usually reserved for the rich and famous, but now, you too can achieve baller status by renting out an…

Australia

Escape To Australia and New Zealand’s Most ‘Grammable Spots With This Sweet Sale

If your inner wanderlust-bug is begging you to book in that overdue holiday, then we have good news for you and your wallet. The legends at…

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…

New Zealand

5 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In The Bay Of Islands For You To Dig Your Toes In The Sand

Beach please, if there’s one thing Kiwis know how to do well it’s the sun, surf and sand. Luckily just north of Auckland…

New Zealand

Uncover Hidden Gems On This Bucket-List Worthy Retreat To New Zealand’s South Island

Because we know 2020 has been the year of cancelled holidays, we've teamed up with the legends at Intrepid Travel to put together…

Local Escapes

Pack The Dog Toys, This Luxe Hotel Is Now Offering Puppy-Friendly Stays

QT Hotels & Resorts know we don't want to leave our pets behind on holidays—so they're letting you bring them with…

Food & Drink

Prepare To Drool | We’ve Found The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Wanaka

Everything from juicy burgers to hoppy craft brews, unique local wines and breathtaking fine dining.

New Zealand

Feed Your Wanderlust With These Magical Virtual Travel Escapes Around New Zealand

The internet is a wonderful thing because along with memes, TikToks and UberEats, it also gives us the ability to travel anywhere in the…

Travel

9 Ways To Travel And Make A Difference At The Same Time

The beauty of travel is that it can be whatever you want it to be. A rustic weekend camping in the bush or boutique hotels and spa days in…

Travel

Here’s How To Change Your Flights For Free If You Need To Postpone A Trip

COVID-19 is quite literally taking over the world and if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who had planned to travel in the next…

Travel

Pack Your Bags, Here’s Where You Should Be Travelling To Every Month Of The Year

If you’ve ever found yourself in Bali during school holidays or hoiking your suitcase up 100-year-old staircases in Europe during a…

New Zealand

Everything To Eat, See And Experience In Waiheke

Just a short ferry-ride out of Auckland, is a magnificent island called Waiheke. Technically, it’s part of Auckland, but… it…

Travel

Chomp Your Way Through The Best Food Festivals Around The World

We all know that eating like a local is key to a good holiday, but why limit yourself to a single restaurant at each meal when you can taste…

Travel

Fill Up The Tank, These Are 10 Of The Best Road Trips In The World

​Sometimes it’s nice to give up the gas guzzler for a big city holiday, but if you’re the kind who likes to explore beyond…

Travel

Where To Find The Most Epic Slopes In New Zealand

If you think you’ll get snow board (soz) of drizzly city life this winter, there’s only one thing you should be…

Travel

Unwind At One Of New Zealand’s 9 Best Retreats

There are times in life when you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and treat your body and mind to a little TLC.

Travel

8 Of The Best Bike Tours Around The World

Forget being chauffeured around a new city, luxe as it might sound, or spending your holiday underground on the train, never truly finding…

Wellington

14 Of The Best Free Things To Do In Wellington

Wellington, we love you, but let’s face it – you’re not exactly cheap. Don’t get us wrong, we love splashing out on…

Travel

All The Reasons You Need To Visit Queenstown This Winter

Guys, we’ve stumble total winter wonderland. If you love skiing (and/or snowboarding), Queenstown is where you need to be this winter.…

New Zealand

Urban List New Zealand Launches Today

If you love New Zealand as much as we do, then come closer because we have some seriously exciting news for you: from today Urban List is…

Travel

8 Dreamy Vineyards You Need To Visit In Otago

New Zealand is renowned worldwide for its picturesque natural beauty, and the Otago wine region does more than its fair share in maintaining…

New Zealand

This Dreamy Food Festival Is The Perfect Excuse For A Holiday

Hand in your annual leave now, a dreamy food festival is hitting the Sunshine Coast and it’s the perfect excuse for your next luxury…

Travel

Discover The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold.

New Zealand

10 New Zealand Winter Festivals To Plan For Now

Winter festivals are just as magical and memorable as summer ones which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best across New Zealand.

Travel

12 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin

There's no doubt that Dunedin is filled with world-class art, fashion and eateries.

New Zealand

8 Towns Near Auckland To Visit This Weekend

Roadies: you’ve gotta love ‘em. New Zealand is home to hundreds of towns with their own unique thing going on and, guess what?…

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 being one of the best places to look at the Southern…

New Zealand

10 Absolute Must-Do’s In New Plymouth

As well as the many walks and cycle trails, there’s surf in one direction and snowboarding and skiing in the next, it’s a mecca…

New Zealand

Here’s Where To Find Spectacular New Zealand Geothermal Spots

New Zealand truly is an amazing spot for hot springs due to a mass amount of volcanic activity, especially in the Taupo and Rotorua regions.…

Travel

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…

Markets & Food Events

All Of The New Zealand Food And Wine Festivals To Look Forward To In 2019

Wine and food. Food and wine. The most iconic of duos and undeniably next-level in New Zealand. Every year, our country celebrates its…

Australia

Win Yourself An Anything But Ordinary Travel Experience

Twenty five words. That's how many words it takes to get yourself a once in a lifetime travel opportunity in a seriously unique…

Music

Get Grimy At Music Festival Eskimo Dance

Grime institution Eskimo Dance has just announced they’ll be hitting our side of the globe and we are ready.

New Zealand

Island Night Kayaking Is Now A Thing And We’re Feeling All Illuminated About It

Did someone say illuminated night kayaking on Moreton Island? Let's get on it. 

New Zealand

Europe’s Biggest Winter Festival Is Coming To New Zealand!

Europe’s biggest winter festival Snowboxx will take over Queenstown for a full week of slopeside parties and world-class acts!

New Zealand

15 Signs You Need A Mid-Year Holiday

It’s already mid-year people. We know, we know—it feels like only yesterday we set our out of offices for the Christmas break…

New Zealand

Don’t Miss This Epic Light Festival!

As winter creeps closer and the days get shorter, we could all do with a little brightening up. And we’ve just received word of a…

New Zealand

Sculpture Gardens & Cocktail Tours | Where To Get Cultured This Year

A holiday wouldn’t be a holiday without a decent dose of culture. We mean, you can’t just sit in your hotel room binge-watching…

New Zealand

5 Breathtaking Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Let’s be honest, Bali is sooo 2017. There’s another island getaway calling your name this year. Picture this: towering…

New Zealand

10 Things You Need To Do In New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand’s North Island is like one big playground, filled with places to swim, things to eat, mountains to climb, and adventures…

New Zealand

Your Must-Have Holiday Adventure (Based On Your Fave Emoji)

Your favourite emoji (aka the window into your soul), can tell us a heck of a lot about you. In fact, these teeny tiny graphics are all you…

New Zealand

Epic Places To Go Backpacking In New Zealand

New Zealand has got it all. Amazing landscapes? Exhilarating activities? The friendliest people you’ve ever met? Check, check, check!…

New Zealand

Hidden Laneways & Craft Bevvies | Where To Get Cultured This Weekend

If you’re anything like us, any getaway must (must!) involve delicious food and drink alongside a decent dose of culture. Luckily,…

New Zealand

We’ve Found The Ultimate Vacay For Every Foodie

Let’s hear it for Auckland—she’s the food and wine haven that has been whetting our appetite for years with local and…

Europe

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

Crack open your diary and make room for one of these epic trips in 2018

New Zealand

Grab Your Board, Here’s Where To Find New Zealand’s Best Surf Spots

Equal parts sun, salt and sand, it’s no wonder surfing is a favourite Kiwi pastime. There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as…

New Zealand

7 Last-Minute Summer Escapes

Because a trip across the ditch might be exactly what you need. 

New Zealand

The Magical Nature Escape That’s Closer Than You Think

Do you ever feel you just want to get away from it all? Take a load off and breathe in the fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of the…

New Zealand

We’ve Found An Insta ‘Buddy’ For Hire Who’ll Snap Your Trip For You!

We’ve all been there: scrolling through Instagram and coming across travel picture after perfectly staged travel picture from our more…

Local Escapes

How To Holiday Twice A Year On $80k

Holidays are often seen as a luxury. And we get it, we really do—those things are expensive. But, here at The Urban List we are super…

Travel

25 Hacks For Travelling Solo By People Who Have Actually Done It

So, you’re thinking doing a spot of solo travel. Excellent idea! As someone who’s spent most of the year as a globetrotting…

New Zealand

The Insanely Beautiful Holiday Destination You Need To Visit

If there’s anyone who deserves a holiday, it’s you. But there’s no need to chew through your annual leave and jet off to…

Travel

The Thrill-Seeker’s Guide To New Zealand

From the classic bungy and jet boat combo to rafting, sky diving and zorbing, here are 10 of the most extreme activities you can do in New…

Travel

48 Hours In Queenstown

From braving it on the bungy to eating epic burgers and discovering some seriously world-class vino, here’s how you should spend 48…