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Christchurch Opens Its Doors to More US Visitors

Christchurch Opens Its Doors to More US Visitors

American Airlines has announced the first ever direct flight service between the US and Christchurch. Beginning in October of 2020 the carrier will embark on the 13-hour voyage three times a week. The announcement…

Luxe Guide to a Next-Level New Zealand Getaway

Luxe Guide to a Next-Level New Zealand Getaway

“New Zealand gives good VIP and VIO (very important occasion) treatment. At the top end, the pristine landscape is matched by impeccable service,” Anna McCooe writes in a travel piece for Marie Claire Australia….

Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

“In an otherwise resolutely outdoorsy nation, New Zealand’s capital focuses on art, craft and culture,” Larissa Dubecki writes for Gourmet Traveller. Dubecki explores the best of Wellington’s art, food and shopping scenes. “Wellington’s art scene is…

Waiheke Evokes Fond Memories for Emilia Wickstead

Waiheke Evokes Fond Memories for Emilia Wickstead

New Zealand’s most famous fashion export, the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to designer Emilia Wickstead tells The Telegraph how this “relaxed and beautiful part of the world” evokes happy childhood memories. “There is something special for…

NZ Features in Time’s World’s Greatest Places List

NZ Features in Time’s World’s Greatest Places List

New Zealand stars in Time magazine’s annual ‘World’s Greatest Places’ feature. Wellington’s urban ecosanctuary Zealandia, Monique Fiso’s Wellington restaurant, Hiakai and Camp Glenorchy take spots in the special. The capital’s Zealandia is recommended in the ‘To…

Nelson Tasman Region Dazzles Visitors

Nelson Tasman Region Dazzles Visitors

“Even in a country renowned across the globe for its ineffable natural beauty, New Zealand’s Nelson Tasman region particularly astounds,” Alexandra Kirkman writes in a travel story for Fortune magazine. “It’s home to a literal…

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 vibes on speed”….

Stop and Wander Tokoroa’s Talking Poles

Stop and Wander Tokoroa’s Talking Poles

“Tokoroa uses public art to encourage tourists travelling between Hamilton and Taupo to stop and wander around,” online magazine and travel site Atlas Obscura writes about the North Island town of 14,000. “Wooden sculptures [Talking…

Visiting New Zealand’s Oldest City Dunedin

Visiting New Zealand’s Oldest City Dunedin

“Dunedin has long had a reputation in New Zealand as the country’s avant garde student haven, a gritty post-industrial city now home to artists, musicians, academics and more than a handful of eccentrics. Odd…

Have Car Will Travel the North Island

Have Car Will Travel the North Island

“Let me be clear: so long as you are in a car, there’s no wrong way to see New Zealand,” Erin Florio writes in a feature on the North Island for Condé Nast Traveler. “Every…

On a Road Trip about the North Island

On a Road Trip about the North Island

A journalist for Canada’s Calgary Herald spent several weeks traipsing across New Zealand. In the first of two stories about the country, Will Ferguson details what he found on the North Island. “New Zealand is…

Symonds Street Cemetery Oasis of Wonder

Symonds Street Cemetery Oasis of Wonder

Auckland’s Symonds Street Cemetery is another New Zealand landmark included on travel site, Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura writes: “One of Auckland’s oldest cemeteries was partially demolished during the construction of a major highway in the…

Tax Will be Used to Combat Overtourism in NZ

Tax Will be Used to Combat Overtourism in NZ

As Travel+Leisure has previously reported, New Zealand will introduce an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). With the tax, visitors will be required to fork over $35 when they apply for an…

Treble Cone Skiing is Magic for Europeans

Treble Cone Skiing is Magic for Europeans

“As views from ski slopes go, this has got to rank among the most dramatic. In front of me the mountainside drops off, revealing the valley floor below, a craggy patchwork dominated by Lake…

New Zealand’s Best Beaches Too Stunning for Words

New Zealand’s Best Beaches Too Stunning for Words

“Countless amazing beaches line the coasts of New Zealand. The island nation is known for its jaw-dropping stretches of sand, but knowing which ones to put on your itinerary can be tough for even…

Exploring Aotearoa in Sunshine and in Rain

Exploring Aotearoa in Sunshine and in Rain

“We could not have asked for a more spectacular summer day when we set off from Awaroa Lodge on our walking/kayaking adventure in Abel Tasman Park,” Sue-Ann Levy writes in a travel piece for…

Photographing the Epic Beauty of the South Island

Photographing the Epic Beauty of the South Island

“New Zealand’s South Island is known for its picturesque landscapes, breathtaking high peak Alps, and ever-changing weather. It is a world heritage for its untouched wilderness, clear night skies, and adventure tourism. After travelling…

Golf in New Zealand Exceeds its Hype

Golf in New Zealand Exceeds its Hype

“Tell people you’re going to New Zealand and the praise pours in faster than Cam Champ’s downswing. From the country’s many fans, I heard raves about the people, the wine, the scenery, the food,…

Queenstown Considers Tourist Levy

Queenstown Considers Tourist Levy

In order to cope with large numbers of holidaymakers, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ Queenstown proposes to charge international tourists a $7.50 fee for the privilege of visiting the area. Queenstown, situated in the picturesque Southern…

Canoeing a Living Entity in New Zealand

Canoeing a Living Entity in New Zealand

“The Whanganui is so important in Māori culture it has the legal rights of a person. A canoe trip along its forested valley proves a great way of getting to know it,” writes…

New Luxury Lodge The Lindis Blends In

New Luxury Lodge The Lindis Blends In

Boasting slick interiors and gaping floor-to-ceiling windows, this luxury hobbit house takes Middle Earth luxury to the next level, according to the Daily Mail. The Lindis, which is nestled into a slope in the…

Mt Manganui & Piha Beach among Top 10 Beaches South Pacific

Mt Manganui & Piha Beach among Top 10 Beaches South Pacific

Mount Maunganui and Piha Beach have been ranked among the Top 10 Beaches in the South Pacific in the latest TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice rating. Hot Water Beach (15), Papamoa Beach (18)…

Instagram Your Way Across Auckland

Instagram Your Way Across Auckland

“No, it’s not just your feed – New Zealand is hot right now. Americans make up 9 per cent of the country’s visitors, and it’s not hard to see why we’re flying all the…

Auckland’s Browns Island a Green Haven

Auckland’s Browns Island a Green Haven

“In the middle of busy, urban Auckland harbour, there’s a little spot of green,” travel site Atlas Obscura writes. “It’s a peaceful place, one without tourist boats and very few structures at all. You…

Tourist Family’s Bad Behavior Has NZ Rethinking Its Welcome Mat

Tourist Family’s Bad Behavior Has NZ Rethinking Its Welcome Mat

“An English family touring New Zealand — about 12 people, including children — was so unruly that social media posts documenting their bad behavior were picked up by national news outlets, which sent out…

Best Places to Eat and Shop in Wellington

Best Places to Eat and Shop in Wellington

Art-sprinkled laneways, quirky boutiques and a crop of esteemed restaurants and bars – Wellington is a purveyor of all things bold and exciting. Fashion and interior stylist Brooke Testoni spent a weekend exploring the…

How Tourism NZ Lures Visitors with WeChat

How Tourism NZ Lures Visitors with WeChat

For a small island nation, tucked away in the South Pacific, New Zealand has an interesting challenge: to attract tourists to its picturesque shores, but not too many. Marketing and media magazine, The Drum…

Best Luxury Lodges in the North Island

Best Luxury Lodges in the North Island

The North Island’s “enchanting” luxury lodges are reviewed in a travel piece by Forbes contributor, Amber Gibson, who visits Huka Lodge (pictured), Wharekauhau Country Estate and The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. “First conceived as a…

Ten Wonders to See in the South Island

Ten Wonders to See in the South Island

From fiords to world-class vineyards, and forested mountains to Alpine lakes, London Evening Standard journalist Kate Springer discovers the South Island’s hotspots. “We have just embarked on a week-long road trip through the South Island,…

Children Walk From One End of NZ to the Other

Children Walk From One End of NZ to the Other

Jonathan Rapsey, six, and Elizabeth, nine, are on track to become the youngest to walk the 3000km Te Araroa trail, which runs the length of New Zealand, having completed the entire North Island a…

Spend Some Layover Time in Auckland

Spend Some Layover Time in Auckland

“Auckland is the international gateway to the green pasture paradise that is New Zealand. But before you head on to Queenstown to hit the slopes, bungee jump off cliffs, and dive into all the…

Gisborne on 2019 Global Travel Hotlist

Gisborne on 2019 Global Travel Hotlist

“A total solar eclipse, two World Cups, several new flights and walking trails, and big birthday celebrations from Havana to ,” The Guardian lists their top 40 destinations worth checking out this…

Luxury Lover’s Guide to Queenstown

Luxury Lover’s Guide to Queenstown

“Set beside a glittering lake, surrounded by snow-tipped mountain ranges, Queenstown is a traveller’s paradise on the rise,” writes Mahalia Chang in her Queenstown guide for luxury lovers published on

New Zealand “Brimming With Unique Accommodation Options”

New Zealand “Brimming With Unique Accommodation Options”

“From eco-friendly glass pods to gravity-defying treehouses, New Zealand is brimming with unique accommodation options for clients to bed down in, writes Abra Dunsby in an article for travel trade newspaper

Health & Beauty Elements in Queenstown’s Kawarau Village “Exude Unspoken Magic

Health & Beauty Elements in Queenstown’s Kawarau Village “Exude Unspoken Magic

“Situated on New Zealand’s South Island is Kawarau Village and where you’ll find Doubletree Hotel and Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. The properties are hugged by the serenity of Lake Wakatipu and set against…

NZ Lodge Makes Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Gold List

NZ Lodge Makes Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Gold List

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand has been featured in the Australia & South Pacific Category on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Gold List,…

NZ Luxury Lodge The Lindis AFR’s Must-Travel 2019

NZ Luxury Lodge The Lindis AFR’s Must-Travel 2019

New Zealand’s latest luxury lodge, The Lindis, on New Zealand’s South Island, is one of the best places for Australians to travel to in 2019 according to

The Big Fib at the Heart of NZ Picture-Perfect Peaks

The Big Fib at the Heart of NZ Picture-Perfect Peaks

“Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s most Instagrammed day walks, a three-hour hike that offers sweeping views towards Mount Aspiring and the Southern Alps,” writes Eleanor Ainge Roy in an…

Eleven Unforgettable Moments in Fiordland

Eleven Unforgettable Moments in Fiordland

“Nothing summarises the beauty of New Zealand more than majestic Fiordland where these 11 unforgettable moments will take your breath away,” Wibke Carter writes for Fodor’s Travel. “An area with jagged misty peaks, endless rainforest,…

Kaikoura Tops Airbnb’s 2019 Global Trending Destinations List

Kaikoura Tops Airbnb’s 2019 Global Trending Destinations List

The latest Airbnb forecast has found that the “trending destinations for 2019 are places where the increased ‘healthy,’ more sustainable and authentic tourism will benefit residents and travellers alike.” New…

Canterbury Makes National Geographic Best Trips List

Canterbury Makes National Geographic Best Trips List

New Zealand’s Canterbury Region has been featured on National Geographic’s annual Best Trips list as one of the destinations you must visit in 2019. “Kiwis call their scenic nation Godzone, short…

Cape Kidnappers One of the World’s Best 20 Golf Courses

Cape Kidnappers One of the World’s Best 20 Golf Courses

New Zealand’s Cape Kidnappers has been named as one of the best 20 golf courses in the world in an article by golfing blog Golfscape. The courses featured in the…

Gorgeous Coastal Pacific Rail Line to Reopen

Gorgeous Coastal Pacific Rail Line to Reopen

Like Ernest and the Magic School Bus before it, New Zealand’s iconic Coastal Pacific rail line will ride again. KiwiRail has announced the train will reopen on 1 December. Running from Picton to Christchurch, the…

By All Means Visit But Please Clean Up

By All Means Visit But Please Clean Up

New Zealand has a message for the visitors drawn by its deep mossy forests, bubbling mud pools and magnificent peaks: clean up after yourselves. A new campaign called the “Tiaki Promise” is telling everybody…

Four NZ Resorts Make List of Best Resorts in Australia & South Pacific

Four NZ Resorts Make List of Best Resorts in Australia & South Pacific

Four New Zealand Resorts have made Conde Nast Traveler’s list of 20 Best Resorts in Australia and South Pacific which was recently released as part of their annual Reader’s Choice…

An Adventurer’s Perfect Day in Queenstown

An Adventurer’s Perfect Day in Queenstown

Kyle Mulinder, known as Bare Kiwi, provides National Geographic readers an authentic glimpse into his and his fiancée’s adventures around New Zealand. Mulinder is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker, who…

On the World’s Greatest Family Road Trip

On the World’s Greatest Family Road Trip

“I fell in love with New Zealand watching it on the big screen. For years I held the epic scenery from The Lord of the Rings in my mind: the misty mountains, the blue…

Why Abel Tasman Is New Zealand’s Best Kept Secret

Why Abel Tasman Is New Zealand’s Best Kept Secret

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may Abel Tasman, but that’s not the reason I find myself approaching New Zealand’s smallest national park by boat,” Amanda Linfoot writes for Britain’s Sunday Times….

Tā moko Artist Taryn Beri Shares Capital Tips

Tā moko Artist Taryn Beri Shares Capital Tips

Taryn Beri is an independent tā moko practitioner in Wellington and a member of the Ngāti Toarangatira tribe. Beri shares the best sights, bites, and art in the capital city…

Stewart Island and the Elusive Kiwi

Stewart Island and the Elusive Kiwi

“Tell a New Zealander that you’ve been to Rakiura/Stewart Island and chances are they’ll be envious, telling you they can’t wait to visit their wee third-largest island. After intros – kia ora, how ya…

Adventures for Absolutely Everyone

Adventures for Absolutely Everyone

“When people ask about my favourite countries to get away from the stresses of today’s contentious world, New Zealand is right up there, offering just about everything a traveller could want: vast stunning landscapes,…

WOW is WOW

WOW is WOW

“The idea, Suzie Moncrieff said, was to ‘take art off the wall and on to the human body’. From Moncrieff’s concept, WOW – World of Wearable…

Healing Mind, Body and Soul at Mahu Whenua

Healing Mind, Body and Soul at Mahu Whenua

Ridgeline Homestead and Eco Sanctuary Mahu Whenua near Wanaka “is one of the newer members of the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand.” Avi Melniker describes his experience of visiting the…

Stewart Island One of Business Insider’s Must Visit Islands

Stewart Island One of Business Insider’s Must Visit Islands

With the help of “some of the most influential travel bloggers and experts”, Business Insider Australia compiled a list of 100 breathtaking and memorable lesser-known islands”. New Zealand’s Stewart Island…

Mountaintops to the Deep Sea in the Milford Sound

Mountaintops to the Deep Sea in the Milford Sound

“Key Summit is one of many hiking trails – or as locals call them, tracks – that crisscross the South Island near Milford Sound, the green gemstone atop New Zealand’s wilderness crown,” Nevada-based Erin…

Exploring the Jurassic Park-Like Whanganui River

Exploring the Jurassic Park-Like Whanganui River

“Water is an oft-used metaphor for virtually everything: time, sex, death. But to New Zealanders it’s much more elemental – a connection forged when the first Polynesian migrants arrived in their seagoing waka a…