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Visa Wellington on a Plate takes over the city

07.07.2017

Visa Wellington on a Plate – a culinary delight

If you’re looking for something to do in August, might we suggest a little weekend jaunt down to Wellington (or longer if you can spare the time!). From the 11-27 August, the Visa Wellington on a Plate event will once again be taking over the city for two weeks. This winter extravaganza features over 100Read more

Snowplanet Auckland

07.07.2017

Our top 5 things to do in Auckland this winter will make you get out of the house

That’s right people – there is life outside of the warmth of your house and just because winter is now in full swing in New Zealand doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still get out and explore. New Zealand is about so much more than relaxing on the beach on a warm summer’s day and Auckland isRead more

Larnach Castle covered in snow in winter

05.07.2017

What to do in Dunedin this winter – our top 10

Dunedin is an amazing place to visit any time of the year. From the surfing in the summer to the beautiful colours of the gardens in the autumn to the snow covered ground in the winter. We absolutely love Dunedin in the winter months. It’s pretty cold down here but there is so much toRead more

The world's highest commercially rafter waterfawll

29.06.2017

Rotorua – the adventure capital of the North Island

Whilst it might have a way to go to catch Queenstown as the adventure capital of New Zealand (and possibly the world!), there is still plenty going on in Rotorua for the thrill-seekers out there. Whether it’s bungy jumping, zorbing, white water rafting or maybe something a bit different like the Shweeb, Rotorua has aRead more

Local food and wine are the order of the day at Toast Martinborough

27.06.2017

Exploring the Wairarapa

The next time you’re down in Wellington and maybe looking to get out of the city for a day, look no further than the Wairarapa. This region has embraced wine and food in a big way and is a great place to head to sample some of New Zealand’s finest regional produce. From a gentleRead more

Matariki (Pleiades star cluster)

08.06.2017

Matariki 2017 – the Maori New Year

Matariki signifies the Maori New Year and is the Maori name for a small cluster of stars known as the Pleiades that become visible during the winter months. The Maori New Year is a significant time in the calendar, a time for connecting with and giving thanks to the land, sea and sky and isRead more

British and Irish Lions Scrum By_Kiwi_Flickr_Kiwi_Flickr's_photo on FlickrCC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

31.05.2017

The British and Irish Lions are here!

In case you have been living under a rock, Saturday marks the start of one of the most anticipated sporting events in New Zealand – the British and Irish Lions tour. It’s been 12 long years since the Lions were last in New Zealand and they will be itching to make a better impression thisRead more

Secure a Spot Logo - $2 parking in Auckland CBD

16.05.2017

$2 Parking in Auckland CBD – sign me up!

Whether you are planning a weekend away or just a trip into the city to grab a bite to eat, parking can be a bit of a nightmare and it can get pretty expensive. If you are heading to the city after 5pm on weeknights or on the weekend, we’ve got a bit of goodRead more

12.05.2017

The Queen City Gets A Grander Windsor

The glamour of the Art Deco era, when travelling in style meant monogrammed trunks, well-cut suits and dressing for dinner with fabulous gowns and jewels, has inspired Auckland’s latest five-star boutique hotel. Already occupying a much-loved heritage building in Auckland’s international retail precinct, the Hotel Grand Windsor is set to relaunch as a boutique five-starRead more

The Rotorua Night Market is held every Thursday night

11.05.2017

Rotorua Night Market

If you are staying at one of our two Rotorua hotels, then a trip to the Rotorua Night Market should be on your trip itinerary. Held every Thursday night (weather permitting), the Rotorua Night Market is one of Rotorua’s great local markets. Held In the heart of Tutanekai Street – Rotorua’s ‘Eat Street’, the marketRead more

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