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

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

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

Cathedral Cove Coromandel Peninsula

20.01.2018

9 of New Zealand’s Most Photogenic Places

When planning a trip to New Zealand the first thing you’ll probably pack before clothes, toiletries, sunscreen etc., is your camera. There’s no secret why, it’s a beautiful country. But the next step can often be a bit more challenging. Deciding where to go to take your awe-inspiring, liked-by-all, insta-famous snaps. To make this decisionRead more

Cruising the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand

12.12.2017

10 Fantastic Events & Activities This Summer

With the first week of summer under wraps, temperatures sitting in the mid to high 20’s, and school finishing up for the year, we have compiled this list of 10 fantastic things to do in New Zealand over the festive season – shining a light on the amazing events and wonderful activities on offer throughoutRead more

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

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

Lux Light Festival

05.05.2017

5 ideas for Mother’s Day in New Zealand

That’s right everyone – Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday 14 May so we hope this post isn’t the first time you’re starting to think about what to do! Just in case it is, we’ve pulled together a list of things you can do with your Mum this Mother’s Day in locations around NewRead more

A fairground ride at the Royal Easter Show in Auckland

04.04.2017

Things to do around New Zealand at Easter

With Easter fast approaching the schools due to break up for holidays in the next few days, it’s time to get planning some activities to keep them (and you!) entertained over the Easter break. Easter is a great time of year to get away and explore a new destination. Whilst we may be heading intoRead more

Wellington has some great mountain bilking trails

22.03.2017

Wellington – the great outdoors

This month is activity month at CPG Hotels and Wellington is an awesome place to get stuck into lots of exciting outdoor activities. From horse trekking to mountain biking to surfing, Wellington has it all. With summer almost over (*cries a little*) now is the time to make the most of the warm autumn daysRead more

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