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Helena Bay Lodge On Hot List 2017

Helena Bay Lodge On Hot List 2017

Helena Bay Lodge in Northland, New Zealand has been cited on Condé Nast Traveler’s Best New Hotels List 2017. The magazine’s editors “vetted hundreds of recently…

Sleep Under the Stars in PurePods

Sleep Under the Stars in PurePods

PurePods are four free-standing glass houses set in open clearing on private farm land in the South Island. There’s no carpet, curtains, or traditional ceiling (it’s made of glass), and…

Why Filmmaker Niki Caro Travels

Why Filmmaker Niki Caro Travels

Notions of “home” and “away” get blurry when you’re a citizen of the world. So what does it mean to travel? For Niki Caro, Wellington-born writer and the director of soon-to-be-released The Zookeeper’s Wife,…

Why Martinborough, New Zealand, Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

Why Martinborough, New Zealand, Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

Erin Florio, a “homesick Kiwi”, explains why everyone should be sipping their way through Martinborough in an article for Condé Nast Traveler. She remembers family trips to the South Wairarapa District in…

Homesick Kiwis Can Now Call a Hotline

Homesick Kiwis Can Now Call a Hotline

With Travel Insurance Direct homesick New Zealanders can now call a hotline (+64-9930-3377), where they are greeted with a joyful New Zealand accent and can hear the familiar sounds of their homeland, writes Jordi…

Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three New Zealand cities have been ranked in the Top 20 of Condé Nast Traveller’s annual World’s Friendliest Cities ranking. Queenstown has been ranked the fourth, Auckland the 15th friendliest and Wellington 17th friendliest…

The World’s Clearest Waters

The World’s Clearest Waters

New Zealand’s Lake Pukaki has been listed #3 in a ranking of the world’s clearest waters published by Conde Nast Traveler. Lake Pukaki is the “largest of three near-parallel alpine lakes on New…

New Zealand’s South Island Sees Tourism Boom Thanks to Instagram

New Zealand’s South Island Sees Tourism Boom Thanks to Instagram

“New Zealand’s South Island is an Instagrammer’s paradise, where no filters are necessary”, writes Laura Dannen Redman for  Condé Nast Traveler. In 2015 New Zealand’s South Island saw a boom in tourism, which…

Best Italian Wines New Zealand Made

Best Italian Wines New Zealand Made

You don’t have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. According to Condé Nast Traveler, some of the finest Italian wine is made right here in New Zealand. When it comes…

Koekohe Beach and Slope Point Listed as Strange But Most Sublime Places

Koekohe Beach and Slope Point Listed as Strange But Most Sublime Places

Koekohe Beach and Slope Point on New Zealand’s South Island have been included in Conde Nast Traveller’s list ‘The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also The Most Sublime)’. Koekohe Beach with its famous…

Waiheke Ranked Fourth Best Island

Waiheke Ranked Fourth Best Island

Waiheke has been ranked the fourth best island in the world outside of the U.S in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. “A mix of Nantucket and Sonoma, with New Zealand charm,…

New Zealand’s Valley of the Trolls

New Zealand’s Valley of the Trolls

“On a hike across New Zealand’s Southern Alps, we find the kind of beauty fit for myths and legends”, writes Laura Dannen Redman in an article on Condé Nast Traveler. “We had sweat and…

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

Queenstown has been ranked as third friendliest city in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘The 2015 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World’ ranking. Auckland has been ranked ninth friendliest city. Queenstown is “the birthplace of adventure…

Auckland Ties with Melbourne for World’s Friendliest City

Auckland Ties with Melbourne for World’s Friendliest City

It’s great to be a tourist down under, with travellers naming New Zealand and Australia among the best vacation destinations – the cities of Auckland and Melbourne are the friendliest in the world. Kiwis and…

Condé Nast Editor Plans Your 12-Day Tour

Condé Nast Editor Plans Your 12-Day Tour

New Zealand – “where the island of Waiheke offers great food and even better wine”, features in the latest issue of Condé Nast Traveler as a 12-day “Editor’s Itinerary”. The tour covers both islands, with…

As If You Needed Another Reason to Go Down Under

As If You Needed Another Reason to Go Down Under

Waiheke Island’s “stylish hotel” Oyster Inn has its own selection of fashionable Waihetian beach accessories available on site at their shop; souvenirs worth the trip to New Zealand, according to Condé Nast Traveler. “We’ve always…

Get Off the Beaten Track

Get Off the Beaten Track

New Zealand travel specialist for Condé Nast Traveler, South Island-based Jean-Michel Jefferson, offers video tips for trips throughout the country and insights into recent tourism trends. “We’re seeing much more family and multigenerational travel,”…

Joyfully Optimistic

Joyfully Optimistic

“New Zealand is an otherworldly mash-up of climates, geologies, adventures, and luxuries. (Oh, the things you can do!)”, writes Condé Nast Traveler’s Susan Hack, who “tries it all in the Southern Hemisphere’s hot zone”,…

Cliff-Top Perfection

Cliff-Top Perfection

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs has been named the No. 1 Lodge in Australia and Pacific Nations on the 2012 Gold List, ‘The World’s Best Places to Stay’ selected by the readers of Condé Nast…

Repositioning Long-Haul Travel

Repositioning Long-Haul Travel

Air New Zealand’s “innovative” Skycouch Economy seat has won the Aviation category in Condé Nast Traveller’s 211 Innovation and Design Awards trumping new First Class A38 cabin designs entered by…

Outsider Made Happy

Outsider Made Happy

New Zealand-raised Louise Chunn, Psychologies magazine’s new editor, “is an outsider who made it” according to the Guardian’s Stephen Brook. After stints at, among others, Elle, the Guardian, Vogue, InStyle and Good…

Travellers’ Top Spots

Travellers’ Top Spots

New Zealand took second place after Italy in a Condé Nast Traveler readers’ poll for best destination in the world. Each country was given a mark out of 100, with Italy scoring 95.55 and…

Spare Time For Fine Wine

Spare Time For Fine Wine

“I imagined this is how it was in Napa in the thirties – an intimate winemaking community that the world hadn’t yet discovered,” writes Chang-Rae Lee as he tours through Central Otago. Lee takes…

Pursuits of Happiness

Pursuits of Happiness

“Beyond the wild, raw landscapes, another New Zealand beckons: one of sophisticated restaurants, silvery olive groves, and the most lush, grape-heavy vineyards this side of Bordeaux” writes Condé Nast writer Chang-rae Lee, who spent…

Promise Kept in Bay of Islands

Promise Kept in Bay of Islands

Conde Nast Traveler‘s November edition includes a piece on “the most beautiful place on earth”: the Bay of Islands. UK writer Colin McCabe tells of finally fulfilling a 10-year-old promise to his son, by taking him…

Four of the Best

Four of the Best

Four NZ luxury establishments made the coveted Condé Nast Traveller Gold List for 2007. Huka Lodge (Taupo) and Blanket Bay (Otago) featured in the Best for Rooms and Best for Food categories respectively, while Kauri Cliffs…

Destination Cool

Destination Cool

An influential UK poll has named NZ the “world’s coolest destination.” Project “CoolBrands” (widely regarded as a “cool factor” barometer), defines “brands that have become extremely desirable among many style leaders and influencers, and have a…

Aotearoa: The People’s Choice

Aotearoa: The People’s Choice

NZ has been voted the best country in the world and overall winner of the 2005 Condé Nast Traveller Awards in the UK. “The result is gratifying not just because of the win, but because the…

Regal Eagle Leads the Best

Regal Eagle Leads the Best

Eagles’s Nest, Bay of Islands, was named NZ’s ‘Number 1 Leading Resort’ at the 11th annual World Travel Awards in Barbados. The luxury homestead has already been voted one of the Top New Hotels in the World…

Still the Place to Be

Still the Place to Be

NZ is the world’s third most desirable holiday destination, according to  Condé Nast Traveller‘s annual Readers’ Awards. Australia, Thailand, Singapore, and Italy complete the top five.

Road-tripping in Style

Road-tripping in Style

Condé Nast writer takes a “wholly enchanting” tour of the North Island behind the wheel of a BMW 745Li – dubbed the All Black “in honour of New Zealand’s brutal and beloved national rugby team.” Highlights on…

Glisten Like a Pearl …

Glisten Like a Pearl …

NZ locales and services scored points with international tourists in the annual Condé Nast Readers Choice Awards, the most prestigious and comprehensive poll of its kind. Christchurch and Queenstown ranked highly on the friendliness test, with 90.5 and…

NZ Condé Nast Hot Spots

NZ Condé Nast Hot Spots

US Conde Nast Traveler’s influential “hot list” names the Auckland Hilton, Eagle’s Nest in the Bay of Islands, and the lodge at Kauri Cliffs as the premier places to stay in NZ. Auckland’s 

Edge People of Middle Earth

Edge People of Middle Earth

“, for all its knockout grandeur, is but the trailer, the preview of the country. NZ doesn’t need to be digitally enhanced. It has an orchestra replete with special effects all of its own.” Headlining feature on…

Clean, Green and Safe

Clean, Green and Safe

Condé Nast Traveller recently rated Aotearoa the world’s safest destination and the Government wants to make sure the haven remains safe, committing increased resources to help fight terrorism.

Land of the Safe White Cloud

Land of the Safe White Cloud

In a survey of travelers carried out by Condé Nast, New Zealand scores the highest for safety, with a reassuring 94.69. It is also voted the ninth most popular destination, beating out traditional favourites like Greece,…

South Sea’s Cruising

South Sea’s Cruising

“… Come aboard … we’re expecting you”. NZ makes the Top Ten Winter Cruise destination listing in November’s Condé Nast Traveller.