Things to do in Oamaru

A trip to Oamaru is in easy striking distance for Cantabrians. Located 249km south of Christchurch, it’s a distance that takes a little over 3 hours to drive, and offers a wide range of adventure, nature, food, accommodation and attraction options. Here are some suggestions from Metropol while you’re in the neighbourhood. Visit the Victorian […]

Experience the thrill: Hanmer Springs

Often thought of as a relaxing escape, Hanmer Springs also offers a world of adventure and adrenaline. Just a 90-minute, scenic drive from Christchurch awaits weekend fun for the whole family, with a huge selection of activities that are sure to thrill. Leap into 2022 with some heart racing fun and head to the beautiful […]

The wedding of your dreams: Amuri Estate

With panoramic views of the stunning mountains, and spacious areas for wining and dining, Amuri Estate offers the dream setting for your most special day. Just 10 minutes out of Hanmer Springs and only 90 minutes from Christchurch, Amuri Estate is the perfect destination to escape, relax and celebrate. A luxury destination with a welcoming […]

Nature takes centre stage: Skylark Cabin

Awe-inspiring. There really is no other way to describe the Mackenzie Basin landscape. Yet comfortably hunkered down among the tussocks and surrounded by the soaring Ben Ohau Range rests the surprise that is Skylark Cabin. Named for the birds that nest on the property, Skylark Cabin is architecturally-designed accommodation built in 2020 in a wonderfully […]

In the lap of luxury

Fine wine, delicious food, soft music, ambient lighting, and tranquil surrounds add up to sheer bliss for many people seeking a luxury escape. From glamping to five-star, New Zealand is your oyster. Here and on the following pages are some suggestions from Metropol. Luxury lodges New Zealand has an amazing selection of luxury accommodation venues, […]

Indulge yourself: The Carlin

Try to wrap your head around what comes above 5-star excellence and your imagination will soar to Queenstown’s first 6-star hotel. It is the latest project for Kevin Carlin, a US-born entrepreneur and creative who has called New Zealand home for more than 30 years. The Carlin Boutique Hotel opens in February 2022 and will […]

Stay where the world can’t find you: Annandale

Welcome to the private luxurious experience that is Annandale in Pigeon Bay. In an area of outstanding beauty and off the tourist trail, Annandale is a coastal farm escape offering four award-winning luxury villas coupled with relaxed Kiwi-style informality. Developed in 1843, Annandale was one of the earliest farms in New Zealand’s South Island. The […]

The total package: Azur

Incredible views, total privacy and world-class service are the hallmarks of luxurious Azur Lodge in Queenstown. A distinctively contemporary luxury lodge, it features nine private villas located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. With its secluded location comes the best of both worlds – privacy and remoteness only […]

Escape the ordinary: Hidden Lodge

Feeling like a change of scenery? Hidden is the place to escape to. Overlooking Lake Wakitipu and the mountains, Hidden is a private, secret hideaway. Boasting four private suites, this luxury bed and breakfast property will ensure you enjoy a relaxed, fun getaway. The extensive gardens attract native bird life and ensure a tranquil environment, […]

Glad tidings from Hanmer: Tait Gallery

Yuletide brings the promise of good things – of happy hearts, the joy of giving and receiving, and the sure knowledge that, despite testing times, nothing is so wondrously exciting as Christmas. In the picturesque village of Hanmer, much excitement abounds in the arts world as the renowned Tait Gallery announces the launch of its […]