A man mountain biking in Rotorua

01.11.2018

13 free things to do in Rotorua!

Rotorua is an awesome hotspot for things to do with a wide range of adventure, cultural and geothermal attractions. Everyone knows it’s a tourist destination and many also assume that means paying above and beyond to experience the best things there. But that isn’t the whole truth by any stretch of the imagination. As aRead more

Le Cafe in Picton

17.09.2018

Top 5 places to eat out in Picton

When staying at the Picton Yacht Club Hotel you’ll have the privilege to enjoy a meal at the Chartroom, the hotel’s beautiful restaurant that specialises in international cuisine using the fresh local produce and seasonal ingredients. You’re perfectly welcome to enjoy all your meals at the Chartroom Restaurant and is something we’re confident you wouldn’tRead more

Hello Friends and Allies restaurant Greenlane

13.08.2018

5 great places to eat near Greenlane

When staying at the Greenlane Suites guests enjoy the beautiful leafy suburb surroundings, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the great things about Greenlane is there are also plenty of attractions and amenities nearby, including some fantastic restaurants covering a variety of international cuisines. We’ve put together this list ofRead more

Zealandia - things to do in Wellington

08.08.2018

Things to do in Wellington: Our Top 10 attractions!

The nation’s capital is a fantastic hub of a culture and a place where things happen. It’s probably due to the fact that nothing can stay still in the Windy City, literally. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to fun things to do and places to visit in Wellington and many of themRead more

Flat Stream Viaduct on the Taieri Gorge Railway Line, Dunedin

01.08.2018

What to do in Dunedin – our Top 10 picks!

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. With a city that absolutely jam-packed with things to do, we thought we’d put together a list of our favourites,Read more

Matariki (Pleiades star cluster)

14.06.2018

Matariki 2018 – 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. Each year, events take place all across New Zealand to celebrate Matariki and this year, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is supporting the Matariki Festival Picton byRead more

Hobbiton in Matamata

21.05.2018

10 fantastic day trips from Auckland!

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of over 1 million people from a diverse mix of cultures with the city offering plenty of things to see and do. In saying this, New Zealand is one of those countries that’s great to explore and Auckland makes a great base for doing so withRead more

The 2018 Saint Clair Half Marathon - Marlborough

10.04.2018

The 2018 Saint Clair Vineyard Half

Always had a marathon on your bucket list but never felt quite ready for it physically or mentally? How about an option that is half the distance, set against an amazing backdrop, raises money for a good cause and is a great amount of fun? Sound a bit more like you? Then look no furtherRead more

Tom Cruise was again back in New Zealand for the filming of Mission Impossible

26.03.2018

8 of the Best Movie Locations in New Zealand

New Zealand’s scenery is some of the most breath-taking in the world, a fact that hasn’t been missed by Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. A large number of films have been shot here with Hollywood keen to take advantage of our natural beauty and cinematic surroundings. If you’re a movie-buff, there’s nothing more fun than seeing theseRead more

Wharariki Beach near Nelson. Photo credit: Chris Gin

07.03.2018

10 Best Beaches in New Zealand you need to discover

New Zealand is known as ‘The land of the long white cloud’ but it could just as easily be known as ‘The land of awesome beaches’ with 15,000km of coastline to boast. Suffice to say, you’ll have plenty to choose from but below are some of the best to prioritise during your stay! Gillespie BeachRead more

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