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…

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…

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

As we fast approach the halfway mark of 2021 (how?), it’s absolutely time you treated yourself a little. And what’s better than…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Our neighbour New Zealand is absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to gram-worthy trips that will make all your mates back home…

New Zealand
Hit The Road, Here’s Everything To Do In The Coromandel This Summer

There’s no summer like a Coromandel summer—truth. The special New Zealand peninsula is a playground of beautiful beaches,…

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

Let’s face it, border closures aren’t the only thing stopping us from going on holidays at the moment—there’s also…

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…

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

Foodie wanderlusters take note, just an hour outside of Queenstown you’ll find Wanaka, a picturesque lakeside town boasting some of…

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

Travel might be off the cards for a while, but it doesn't mean we can't start planning our next dream getaway, and while we're…

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…

New Zealand
Get Ready To Feast At 9 Of New Plymouth’s Best Restaurants

Home to one of one of Aotearoa’s most beautiful and towering mountains—Mount Taranaki—art galleries and black-sand…

New Zealand
Take To The Sky At One Of New Zealand’s Best Parasailing Spots

What better way to get a glimpse of the world-famous New Zealand scenic landscape than a bird’s eye view from your very own…

Nelson
Nelson Accommodation | 6 Of The Best Places To Stay For You To Catch Some Z’s

As a holiday destination, Nelson knows how to turn it on. Whether you’re into eating and drinking your way around town, keen for a bit…

New Zealand
Keep It Under Your Hat, Here’s Where To Find New Zealand’s 7 Best Hidden Beaches

New Zealand has no shortage of spectacular coastlines. In fact, our country has 15,000 kilometres of coastline—making it the ninth…

Nelson
Discover The Best Things To Do In Nelson

Nelson has an undeniably relaxed vibe about it. Situated on the beautiful eastern shores of Tasman Bay, the second-oldest settled city in…

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
Grab Your Board, Here’s Where To Find New Zealand’s Best Surfing 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
Pack Your Bags, Here Are 8 Of The Best Things To Do In The Beautiful Bay Of Islands

If you’re after a summer of sun, sea, sailing, sightseeing, spectacular sights—okay you get the picture—then New…

Bars & Pubs
Find Your Perfect Tipple At One Of The Best Bars In Wellington

When Welly has a good day, there’s nothing better than making the most of it and having a drink in the sun.  When Welly has a bad…

New Zealand
Eat Your Way Around 7 Of The Most Drool-Worthy Restaurants In The Bay Of Islands

Located in New Zealand's North Island, the tropical paradise of the Bay of Islands is known for its fresh, locally sourced produce,…

New Zealand
Hot Spot | 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…

New Zealand
Pinkies Up, We’ve Found The Best Wineries On Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is well-known for being one of the best islands in the world due to its pristine beaches and—of…

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…

New Zealand
Forks At The Ready, Here’s Where To Find Rotorua’s Best Restaurants

We all know that Rotorua is the place to go for both adventure and relaxation. From the bubbling mud pools to relaxing at the Polynesian…

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 the…

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.…

New Zealand
10 Amazing Things To Do In Rotorua

You may recognise Rotorua for its unique sulfur scent, but beyond this is a lakeside town bursting with things to eat, see and do.…

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 a…

Travel
All The Reasons You Need To Visit Queenstown This Winter

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

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. For both tourists and locals, it has a spectacular vista and there are…

New Zealand
10 New Zealand Winter Festivals To Plan For Now

Just because the long, hot days of summer are behind us for the year, doesn’t mean we’ve also lost the…

Travel
12 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin

There's no doubt that New Zealand's Dunedin is filled with world-class art, fashion and eateries. And don’t forget the…

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, it is also one of the best places in the world to…

New Zealand
10 Absolute Must-Do’s In New Plymouth

Situated on the West Coast, towards the bottom of the North Island is New Plymouth. Known for its surf, sun and art, it lies in the shadow…

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 us Aussies have a bit of a thing for New Zealand. From the 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

UPDATE: 10 October 2018 The Eskimo Dance concert has been cancelled and will no longer be touring in Australia and New Zealand. …

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

There’s something about a magical island getaway, isn’t there? The feeling of escaping it all and just chillin’. And how…

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

It’s a known fact among all New Zealanders and Australians that Queenstown is the go-to destination for the winter time to hit up the…

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. You can’t just sit in your hotel room binge-watching Netflix!…

New Zealand
World’s Best Dog Friendly Hotels

It’s a classic phrase found embroidered on just about everything across the Internet, but lets repeat the One True Edict just in…

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

There’s a reason travellers are constantly flocking to New Zealand to tick us off the mighty backpacking bucket list. New…

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

It’s a new year, and that means a clean slate. This year could be anything, guys. We know you’re already strategically planning…

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

Summer, you beauty! Stoked that you’re here. As lovely as your beloved city may be during the warmer months, there’s something…

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

Today we’re talkin’ adrenaline. When it comes to the wild things in life, you can choose to be a delicate flower with a habit…

Travel
48 Hours In Queenstown

We love Queenstown in springtime. We love Queenstown in the fall. We love Queenstown in the winter when it’s the best place to be in…