New Zealand

The coast with the most: Where to sample wine, spirits and seafood in Kaikōura

After recovering from the devastating earthquake, Kaikōura is keen to welcome visitors back. Whether you’re looking for bucket-list experiences at sea, tucking into fresh seafood like its famed crayfish, visiting vineyards and breweries or exploring a modern township full of shopping, dining and rich scenery, Kaikōura will reward your curiosity.

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A local’s guide to Wanaka: where to eat, drink and explore

The ultimate guide of where to eat, drink and shop in Wanaka.

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A wine-lover’s road trip: 10 fantastic wineries to visit in New Zealand

Rediscover New Zealand’s wine cred with a visit to some of the country’s top cellar doors.

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Luxury awaits: The most stunning boutique hotels, villas and lodges in New Zealand

Dotted around the country, from the balmy beaches of Northland to the lush rainforests of Milford Sound, these boutique accommodations capture the spirit of a laidback New Zealand holiday. 

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Celebrate 20 years of Lord of the Rings with the ultimate tour around New Zealand

This year marks 20 years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, a movie that kickstarted a global phenomenon and put New Zealand’s stunning landscapes on the map. 

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Auckland’s inner-city oasis, The Hotel Britomart celebrates its first birthday

In the short space of a year, The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s award-winning eco hotel, has quickly established itself as one of the country’s most innovative and desirable luxury stays. 

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Blessed by nature: Discover the best of Gisborne food and drink

Its sunny climate makes Gisborne a world-class location for wine. Yet its other blessings include iconic Kiwi food and places to explore aplenty.

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These stunning hideaways have been voted the best Airbnbs in New Zealand

The winners have been announced in Airbnb New Zealand’s inaugural Host Awards. 

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10 unique luxury experiences around New Zealand

Enjoy world-class hospitality, incredible comfort and unforgettable experiences at these iconic destinations.

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Paradise found: Uncovering the rich food story of Central Otago

Amongst the unsurpassed beauty of Central Otago, you will truly experience all the seasons. From the orchard-filled valleys and rocky high country ranges down south in Roxburgh and Ranfurly’s sweeping plains in the east, to the gorgeous lakeside town of Cromwell and the ancient gorges and rivers that meander through Alexandra and Clyde, you’ll want to stay forever.

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13 of the best adrenaline-filled activities in New Zealand

Whether it’s on land, sea or air, it’s time to get your motor running with these incredible adrenaline-filled adventures.

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The Bay of Islands: a backyard paradise

That Pacific islands getaway is closer than you think. Few Kiwis realise it, but you can visit 140 of them with a 50-minute flight from Auckland.

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Top picks for Queenstown Adventure Week

To provide some inspiration for Queenstown Adventure Week from 12-19 March, The Rees Hotel’s Luxury Residence Curator Richard Arnold has supplied the concierge team’s top picks for adventurous activities.

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Discover world-class cuisine in the heart of Marlborough

World-famous for sauvignon blanc, there’s much more to the top of the South Island. Think gourmet food, gorgeous scenery and relaxing in romantic bays.

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A long weekend in New Plymouth

From its white-snow peak to black-sand beaches, cool city cafes to jungle-green bush on lost highways, Taranaki guarantees to surprise at every bend in the road.

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Cardrona – smarter at 40

  They say life begins at 40, and for Cardrona Alpine Resort, entering its fourth decade in 2020, there is […]

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Exploring the beaches of Northland, NZ

New Zealand’s Northland is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country – if not the world.

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A Night at Auckland’s Hippest Hotel: SO/ Auckland

We head to SO/Auckland to discover the city’s hippest boutique hotel.

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There is Something New Under the Sun in Gisborne

First place to see the summer sun, Tairāwhiti Gisborne captures the best of New Zealand in one region. Here’s why it should be first choice for a summer getaway.

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Pure Luxury: The InterContinental Wellington

MiNDFOOD checks into the InterContinental Wellington for a grand weekend

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A Fairytale Cruise in Queenstown

It was like something from a fairytale, standing on the bow of the 1912 vintage steamer TSS Earnslaw, as the moonlight danced across Lake Wakatipu and the bright lights of Queenstown twinkled in the distance.

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The top five Instagrammed locations in New Zealand in 2019

New Zealand has a global reputation for breathtaking landscapes and scenery, so from Milford Sound to Taupo, it’s no surprise which locations have been shared around the world the most.

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28 of New Zealand’s best craft beers

New Zealand craft brewers are set to win even more fans after taking 28 of the Top 30 spots in the New World Beer & Cider Awards announced earlier this year. Here’s a look at 28 of New Zealand’s best craft beers on the market currently.

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5 of the best restaurants in Queenstown

You’ll be spoilt for choice when dining out in Queenstown, with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. With so much on offer, it’s difficult to offer a definitive list of the best restaurants in Queenstown – but this guide is a starting point.

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