The wines of Waipara

North Canterbury is abundant with award-winning wineries, and beautiful cellar doors and vineyards. The area is a haven for winemaking, with the perfect climate for grape growing; long sunshine hours, hot dry summers, and long autumns. The sheltered Waipara area is close to the sea, and the warm days and cool nights provide a prolonged […]

City sights and delights

Strolling the streets is idyllic, however hopping aboard one of the city’s iconic heritage trams is an even better way to explore the inner city. Christchurch’s Central Business District (CBD) has much to offer visitors and locals alike, day and night. Aside from its beautiful heritage buildings, the inner garden city is a revitalised precinct […]

Indulge in a luxury stay: Village Lake Luxury Apartments

We all deserve a little luxury and pampering especially after the winter, Covid-19 and lockdowns. One place where you will definitely receive that pampering is at Village Lake Luxury Apartments in Hanmer Springs. As you can see their middle name is “luxury” and that’s right down to the bathrobes that come with each apartment. Village […]

A perfect spring Sunday: Gatewood Market

Escape the city and get a dose of fresh country air for a perfect Sunday at the Gatewood Market. The much-loved country fair is on the beautiful Woodgate family property and carefully organised by the Woodgate and Mckenzie families, who strive to create a homely, relaxed, and vibrant community event. The market is an opportunity […]

Viva la vista: Queenstown House

You don’t need a passport for a world-class destination when you have the crowning jewel in your own backyard. The iconic Queenstown House Boutique B&B has extended it’s portfolio to include Queenstown House Luxury Lakeside Apartments, just 200m from the centre of town, you can experience closer encounters of the luxurious kind. These stunning luxury […]

Five star in Marlborough: Chateau Marlborough

Boutique, luxury accommodation, Chateau Marlborough is the perfect base for exploring the amazing region after which it is named. Set in the heart of Marlborough, and centrally located just a two minute walk to the Blenheim town centre, it is also perfectly situated within a 10 minute drive of award-winning wineries, cellar doors and vineyards. […]

A tranquil eco resort: Kimi Ora Eco Resort

Kimi Ora Eco Resort offers cosy accommodation, day spa, on site vegetarian restaurant, and pool and spa facilities all set among native bush with views to the beautiful Kaiteriteri beach and estuary. The famous Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike park starts at the back of the property and there are endless adventures to be had in the […]

Glamping under the Big Sky

Want to spend the night in a yurt overlooking Akaroa Harbour? Enjoy a peaceful stay at Big Sky – a unique, hosted eco-farm stay at French Farm. Owner Dave Dunlay likes nothing better than to fire up one of his BBQs and prepare a four-course meal for his guests. His love of smoking food and […]

Celebrate good times: Quality Hotel Elms

Our work tribe holds an integral place in our lives. An Ernst and Young survey from 2019 found that one third of people get their greatest sense of belonging at work, second only to the belonging they feel in their own home. Joining together for celebrations plays a big role in promoting harmony and the […]

Little River’s little gem: Little River Cafe

A short 35 minute drive from Christchurch awaits Little River Café, the perfect and most delicious stop on the way to Akaroa and surrounding bays. Whether you are passing through or taking a scenic drive, a coffee and freshly baked scone, or big hearty brekkie are all waiting to be enjoyed at this little gem. […]