Guides

Whether you're here for a flying visit or planning on setting up camp for a while, we’ve put all the neat spots you need to see New Zealand in one easy place so you can spend less time wandering the streets and more time eating, drinking, shopping, and exploring at the neatest in town.

Guides

12 hours Palmerston North

Toss any preconceptions you might have, there is A LOT to do in Palmerston North. If you like food, drink, art, shopping and friendly people, you’ve come to the right place. While you won’t be able to fit all the great places into just one day, this guide will lead you to some of the very best bits. Each spot offers something different, but they all have one thing in common - the owners, proprietors, chefs, artists, curators, shopkeepers and staff take pride in their work and are excellent ambassadors for Palmerston North.

Guide to Auckland Cafés and How to Brunch Best

Guests dining inside Bestie Cafe in Auckland.

As one of the best places in the world to enjoy coffee and breakfast, Sunday brunch is practically a religion for Aucklanders. There’s a great café in every neighbourhood, so brunch is a great way to explore the lengths of the city. We scoured the city for the best places to grab a late morning or early afternoon bite, no matter where you’re looking to go. While some stick with the classics and some mix it up, they all do a great cuppa and a lovely atmosphere.

12 Hours Dunedin

The Dunedin Railway Station.

Dunedin, which is Celtic for Edinburgh, is the fifth largest city in the world in terms of geographical size. Home to the University of Otago, the only breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross, the steepest street in the world, the only authentic Chinese garden in the Southern Hemisphere, the first public art gallery in the country and so much more, ‘Dunners’ is a city full of surprising attractions, friendly people and food and drink that showcases the very best of what the bountiful region has to offer.

12 hours Auckland

People walking outside St Kevin's Arcade in Auckland.

Tāmaki Makaurau: an isthmus dwarfed by two almighty harbours, Manukau to the south and Waitematā to the north. It’s no surprise, however, that Auckland is nicknamed the “City of Sails”, with its abundance of boats (and ocean) that can be seen in every direction. But, boats aside, there are many reasons why 1.5 million people call this place home. With a diverse culture, a bustling food and drink scene, beaches and 48 dormant volcanoes to keep things interesting, Auckland is as cosmopolitan as they come. Here’s how to spend the day in the biggest city in Aotearoa.