Island Paradise

Waiheke Island’s Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is recommended by the Wall Street Journal in an article about worldwide wine tours. Waiheke Island features alongside the Barossa Valley, Australia; Western Cape, South Africa and Grover Vineyards, Bangalore, India. “Less than an hour by ferry from Auckland, sits a small island in the Hauraki Gulf that is a wine lover’s paradise,” writes Graham Reid. “More than two dozen vineyards, some of them award-winning, call the island home, thanks to a microclimate that’s perfect for growing grapes  more hours of sunshine and consistently higher temperatures than the North Island… This two-day trip is a tour of five of the island’s best wineries, all of which are clustered in the western end of the island.”


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What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

Wellington is, “of course”, the more “Melbourne” of the North Island’s two largest cities, according to Pedestrian TV correspondent Chantelle Schmidt. Schmidt writes that Wellington is “art, vintage, bars and all-round…