Flat Stream Viaduct on the Taieri Gorge Railway Line, Dunedin


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)


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

Larnach Castle covered in snow in winter


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


Taieri Gorge Railway – a classic Kiwi railway journey

New Zealand is known for a lot of amazing things but its railways are not usually up there on the list. We don’t have a prolific railway network here in New Zealand however the ones we do have are pretty amazing.  There are three major routes that most people have heard of: the Northern ExplorerRead more

The Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event is one of the biggest free events in the country


Where to get your Christmas fix!

With Christmas just over one month away, it’s that time of year when towns and cities across the country start to get into the festive spirit with their Santa Parades, Christmas Markets and more. If you’re staying with us in one of our hotels in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Picton or Dunedin over the coming weeks,Read more

The Fortune Theatre, Dunedin


Fortune Theatre – an Otago legend

If you are looking for a genuine and authentic theatre experience, the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin is New Zealand’s southern-most theatre and the only one to be found in Otago and Southland. Situated in the beautiful and historic Trinity Methodist Church building which dates back to 1869, the Theatre was established in 1974 and movedRead more

Still from the Grease Arena Spectacular


Grease Arena Spectacular comes to Dunedin!

That’s right everyone. The Grease Arena Spectacular is coming to Dunedin and it’s going to be awesome! The More FM Arena is going to be transformed for this three night musical extravaganza and you can still be a part of it! Tickets are still on sale and it promises to be a night you won’tRead more


Cadbury Chocolate Carnival, 16-22 July – Dunedin

Coming up at the end of July is the annual Cadbury Chocolate Carnival in Dunedin and it is an event not to be missed, especially if you are a chocoholic! The week long carnival will celebrate all things chocolatey and brings a series of irresistible chocolate events including chocolate tours, chocolate decorating, chocolate painting andRead more


The All Blacks vs Wales – Steinlager Series 2016

This weekend sees the start of the Steinlager Series where the New Zealand All Blacks will take on Wales in a three match series. The opening test is on the 11 June at Eden Park, Auckland and whilst tickets may have sold out for the game, there is still time to book your accommodation atRead more

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