The fifth wonder of the wine world

New Zealand is the fifth best country in the world for wine-loving travellers, according to a new study. The study, by Bounce, analyses factors such as wine consumption and production, number of vineyards and wine tours, and the average cost of a bottle of wine, to reveal the best location for wine-lovers to visit on […]

Home away from home: Raetihi Lodge

Imagine relaxing to the sound of waves lapping on a beach, bird song and the quiet of native bush. Sitting on the edge of the Marlborough Sounds waterfront, Raetihi Lodge is a private boutique lodge that feels like your home away from home. Guests can choose an exclusive “all inclusive” stay on the 20-hectare estate, […]

Sounds wonderful: Bay of Many Coves

The Marlborough Sounds are renowned for their beauty, tranquillity and unique accommodations. One such is the luxurious Bay of Many Coves Resort, a five-star lodge, nestled in a secluded cove, with beautiful views overlooking Queen Charlotte Sound. Surrounded by an eco-marine haven, way off the beaten track, it’s just the place to relax, unwind, and […]

Luxury on high: Falcon Brae Villa

Nothing says luxury better than Falcon Brae Villa, perched high above Tasman’s Motueka River. The exclusive-use villa caters for up to 10 guests, with three individual suites and a bunk bedroom. With spectacular 360-degree views, the villa is set in 140 hectares of private forest and spectacular native bush walks. The architectural residence features a […]

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 […]

A spectacular escape: MenardsNZ

Relax and recharge in sustainable ecosanctuary accommodation at the base of the Ben Ōhau mountain range in the spectacular Mackenzie region. This environmentally-friendly, yet luxurious cottage blends with the natural landscape, letting the dramatic mountain views take centre stage. The log fire ensures a cosy haven in contrast with the alpine environment, ideal for curling […]

Winter weekends in North Canterbury

Close enough to the city makes it ideal for a day trip, a couple of nights away, or just a relaxing Sunday drive. Whether you’re after a relaxing, indulgent break of wineries, award-winning eateries, day spas, adventure or shopping for a new wardrobe, North Canterbury has it all. Here are a few of suggestions from […]

150 reasons to visit Hurunui

The ultimate list of reasons to visit North Canterbury’s Hurunui region is here. The hot pools and Hanmer village are obvious destinations, but there are also other treasures to discover. Visit Hurunui launched an online campaign in April and called on local tourism operators, residents and visitors to share their favourite reasons for visiting one […]

Glorious winter getaway

If the slopes are not your style, there are many other wintery adventures you can go for instead. A getaway means something different to everyone. For some, it’s laxing out, reading, eating, and relaxing. For others, it’s full of activity, exploring, and trying new things. Here are a few ideas, and something for all tastes. […]

Ready to hit the slopes?

Located close to many great ski fields, day trips up the mountain from Christchurch are fun, easy, and don’t require too much planning. Alternatively, there is also the option to head down south and indulge in some of the best fields in the country for skiing and snowboarding. This season is an exciting one as […]