Guides

No matter if 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 in one easy place so you can spend less time wandering the streets getting confused, and more time eating, drinking and shopping at the neatest in town.

Guides

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 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.