Dreaming Of A Bach Life

New Zealanders and Australians could easily develop hospitality schools that would give Lausanne and Cornell a thumping reflects Monocle editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé after his “most wonderful eight-day holiday.” “[Both countries] are good at hosting, selling, serving and chatting and you could easily develop two campuses. I wasn’t particularly surprised by the food, as I knew it was going be good, but the Depot restaurant in Auckland went beyond expectations and was nothing short of outstanding. The quality of the coffee was uniformly exceptional. Great Barrier Island was incredible and UNESCO should already look at recognising ‘bach life’ as a cultural force worthy of protection. Congratulations for doing your own thing and not following the pack. I’m already dreaming about building a bach on Waiheke Island.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…