• News

    Queenstown's Alpine Music and Skiing Festival Snow Machine Has Unveiled Its Packed 2024 Lineup

    This year, you'll be partying in frosty surroundings with Peking Duk, The Rubens, Angus & Julia Stone, Bag Raiders and Cub Sport.

  • News

    The Ten Best Day Spas in Auckland

    Treat yourself to a full-body scrub, a coconut milk bath or a luxurious buccal facial that literally fights gravity at these Auckland spas.

  • News

    The Six Best Swimming Holes in Auckland

    Cool off at an inner-city waterfall, a North Shore hidden gem or a crystal lake surrounded by mega sand dunes at these Auckland swimming spots.

  • News

    Auckland's Myers Park Has Had a Makeover: What's New in the Inner-City Slice of Paradise

    With art installations, 300 native trees and revamped gardens, you'll forget you're in the middle of the CBD.

  • News

    The New Zealand Leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Has Been Postponed Until January 2024

    While Red Bull Cliff Diving will not go ahead in November, Aotearoa is not missing out on the exhilarating competition all together.

Latest Guides
  • News

    The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Is Splashing Into New Zealand for the First Time in November

    Aucklanders will have the chance to watch the world's best divers launch themselves off a 27-metre platform into the Waitematā Harbour.

  • News

    Picture Time: Westfield Is Bringing Back Its Adorable Pet Photo Shoots with Santa This Christmas

    Dogs, cats and even rabbits can get into the festive spirit — and you'll score a cute snap for your wall.

  • News

    Now Open: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Has Installed Two New Hydroslides Just in Time for Summer

    After 25 years, the site's green and beige slides have been replaced — and there's one option for thrillseekers and another for folks looking to relax.

  • News

    Treat Yourself to the Ultimate Staycation with a Five-Course Chef Experience and Luxury Superette Suite at SO/

    Is there any better way to spend the weekend than with food, fashion and luxury accommodation?

  • News

    Skiing, Partying, Tunes and Bungee Jumping: Why Queenstown's Snow Machine Is a Must-Attend Fest

    It may seem like just another festival on the surface, but repeat customers know this five-day blowout is so much more than that.

Latest Places
  • Bar

    Nanny's Eatery

    492 New North Road, Auckland

    With one of the largest rum selections in the city and only 400 metres from Eden Park, this dog-friendly spot is bringing a little spice to Kingsland.

  • Restaurant

    The Fox

    85/87 Customs Street West , Auckland CBD

    Be transported overseas at this venue which pays homage to the Queen's England.

  • Restaurant

    Donnie Taco

    Hannah's Laneway, Wellington

    A spicy new venture from the team who brought you Golding's and Leeds Street Bakery.

  • Restaurant

    kingi

    29 Galway Street, Auckland

    This new all-day eatery is the latest opening from the team behind Orphans Kitchen and Daily Bread.

  • Restaurant

    Mr. Morris

    Corner Of Galway And Commerce Streets, Auckland

    This newcomer arrives three years after chef Michael Meredith closed his much-loved Mount Eden restaurant.

  • Restaurant

    Huami

    87 Federal Street, Auckland City

    You're truly spoiled for choice at this contemporary Chinese restaurant on Federal Street.

  • Restaurant

    Ghost Street

    27 Galway Street, Auckland

    You'll find this new Chinese restaurant down two flights of stairs in the Britomart precinct.

  • Bar

    Our Land Is Alive

    83 Symonds Street, Auckland

    At this opening inside Cordis Auckland you can sip on blue agave from Golden Bay, spiced rum from the Bay of Islands and vodka from Cardrona.

  • Restaurant

    Parade

    250 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

    The project from the team behind Newmarket's Mutual Friends specialises in stuffed pretzels and smash burgers.

  • Restaurant

    East

    63-67 Nelson Street, Auckland

    Find this Asian-inspired vegetarian restaurant on the ground floor of Auckland's new Sudima Hotel.

  • News

    The Best Ways to Celebrate Your Dad This Father's Day (or Any Day)

    Let's be real — your dad doesn't want another pair of socks.

  • News

    Eyes to the Sky: A Super Blue Moon (and 2023's Largest Full Moon) Will Be Visible Down Under This Week

    August's last full moon is both a supermoon and a blue moon — because it'll be at the the closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, and it's the second full moon this month.

  • News

    Alpine Music Fest Snow Machine Is Returning to Japan in 2024 If You Need an Excuse for a Ski Trip

    Pair live tunes with skiing, snowboarding and après ski on your next trip to Japan.

  • News

    Attention Snow Fiends: Mt Ruapehu Got a Snow Dump So Big That Some Ski Fields Are Opening Early

    A powerful winter storm has covered the mountain in snow just ahead of some major openings.

  • News

    Nine Culinary Experiences to Book on Your European Summer Holiday

    Eat and drink your way through Europe this summer with help from the local experts.

  • News

    Auckland Has Been Named One of the World's Most Liveable Cities for 2023

    In a list topped by Vienna, Auckland shared tenth place with Osaka in Japan.

Latest Events
  • Event

    Inside Out 2

    Thursday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Amy Poehler still brings joy in this nine-years-later sequel to one of Pixar's best films, which proves as emotionally intelligent as its predecessor.

  • Event

    The Watchers

    Thursday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    With this intriguing gothic-tinged horror film, Ishana Night Shyamalan makes her feature directorial debut and lives up to her surname.

  • Event

    The Taste of Things

    Thursday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    This Oscar-shortlisted, Cannes Best Director-winning French delight simmers up a 19th-century romance between a cook and a gourmand.

  • News

    Three Fancy New Hotels to Check Out If You're Looking for a Chic Weekend in Melbourne

    Looking for a luxe weekend away in Melbourne? You’re in luck with these three new openings.

  • News

    Nature's Wonderland: A Definitive Guide For a Spectacular Trip to Australia's Coral Coast

    Whether you're looking to dive into Western Australia's pristine underwater worlds or explore desert landscapes, this spectacular stretch of the state is a true winner.

  • Feature

    Pristine Waters and Wine Country: We Chat to The Vista's Julia Ashwood About Her Three-Day Journey in the Margaret River Region

    From world-class wineries and six-course meals to sunrise paddleboarding and beachside beers, hear the highs (and more highs) of this nature-soaked adventurous trip.

  • News

    Nine of the Best Walks in and Around Auckland for 2024

    Make your way up a volcanic summit, head west to see black sand dunes and track around the country's largest marine restoration project.

  • News

    Perth Is Another Step Closer to Boasting the Southern Hemisphere's Largest Surf Park

    Sprawling across 5.8 hectares, Aventuur's $100-million Perth Surf Park will feature 25 different types of waves — and a beach club.

  • News

    A Whirlwind Guide to Tokyo

    Whether you want to fill your Japanese days with eating, exploring or shopping, this guide to Tokyo will get you started.

  • News

    How to Spend 48 Hours in the Seaside City of Wellington

    Next time you visit Wellington, follow this guide to find the top places to eat, drink, dance and see some local art.

  • News

    Stay of the Week: Woodland Cabin at Logan Brae Retreats

    A plunge pool perched above a sweeping vista, wildlife wandering freely, luxe furnishings and expert styling: everything is special here.

  • News

    Stay of the Week: Jackalope Hotel

    Take in views of the surrounding vineyard from your private terrace, the fine dining restaurant or the 30-metre infinity pool.

  • News

    The Best Summer Day Trips Out of Wellington

    Wine regions, pest-free islands and wild beaches are only a short trek away.

  • News

    K' Road Is Hosting a Streetwide Anti-Valentine's Party of Poetry, Comedy, Burlesque and Food

    For one night only, Karangahape Road is throwing a party dedicated to love and all its messiness.

  • News

    Start Planning a Ski Trip: Queenstown's Alpine Music Fest Snow Machine Has Dropped Its 2023 Lineup

    Art vs Science, Hayden James, Hilltop Hoods, The Jungle Giants, Peking Duk and more will hit the stage amid skiing, snowboarding and après ski events.

  • News

    Five Scenic Spots to Watch the Sun Go Down in Auckland

    Head to one of these scenic spots when the forecast promises clear skies and dreamy colours.

  • Feature

    Auckland Summer Guide 2022-2023

    Everyone's favourite season of the year has arrived, and we're here to help you make it your best summer ever.

  • News

    The Impressive Geminids Meteor Shower Is Peaking in New Zealand's Night Skies This Week

    The spectacular starry event only happens once a year — and it'll be at its peak overnight between December 14 and 15.

  • News

    This 340-Acre Patch of Farmland North of Auckland Is Being Turned Into a Giant Festival Venue

    The land boasts native bush and fresh water sources, and new permanent infrastructure includes toilets, showers and a giant main stage.

  • News

    The Five Best Beaches for Learning to Surf Around Auckland

    Whether you're a first timer or looking to brush up on the basics, nab a lesson or two at one of these popular surf beaches.

  • News

    A Huge International Exhibition Exploring the Secrets of Stonehenge Arrives in Auckland This Month

    After two decades of intense excavations the secrets of Stonehenge are finally being unravelled — and coming to a giant new exhibition at Auckland Museum.

  • News

    Enter 'Barbara': Another 66-Million-Year-Old T-Rex Is Joining Peter in a World First at Auckland Museum

    At 11.7 metres long and 3.4m high, Barbara is one of only three pregnant female T-Rex ever on record — and she's coming to Aotearoa.

  • News

    A Month-Long Christmas Extravaganza Is Taking Over Auckland's Central City Throughout December

    Grinches are unwelcome at this four-week-long festive celebration with performances, food trucks and epic visual experiences.

  • News

    A Blood Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible Down Under on Tuesday Night

    The moon will be fully immersed in shadow for 85 minutes — and it's the last total lunar eclipse that'll be visible in Australia and NZ until 2025.

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