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Christchurch City Itinerary
Recline and unwind: NZ's independent cinema experiences
Picture this, it’s Friday night, you’re settling into your favourite reclining lounger, a glass of wine in hand and the opening credits are beginning on the screen in front of you. Sure this situation could be in your living room at home but why not amp up the cosiness vibes and treat yourself to a trip to your local independent cinema.
Best Urban Wine Experiences in New Zealand
All around New Zealand, we are blessed with incredible wine experiences right in our own urban backyard. No matter your vino preference from a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to a Central Otago Pinot Noir or perhaps an interesting blend from a far away European vineyard, you don’t have to travel far to sample and enjoy a glass or two (responsibly of course!).
7 Urban Hotels Worth Travelling For
In the UK, the term ‘city-break’ is frequently used to describe a weekend away visiting the European city of the moment, exploring everything on offer and most often staying in boutique accommodation. Now, we may be thousands of miles away from being able to achieve a casual few days in a European city, but here in New Zealand, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to urban hotels that are worth travelling around the country for.
Chase Candyfloss Skies With The Best Places To Catch A Sunset In NZ
In the light of golden hour, take your seat and let the sunset take centre stage.
7 South Island Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List
Fill up the tank; a South Island road trip adventure awaits.
Seven Vegetarian Spots to Travel for this Meat Free May
Challenge yourself and go Meat Free this May. The planet, the animals and your body will thank you for it.
8 Café and Restaurant Interiors that will set your heart aflutter in Ōtautahi
Forget Pinterest, head to these Christchurch spots for major mood board inspo.
Forget the Chocolate Eggs, Let’s Hunt For The Best Hot Cross Buns
It’s that time of year; hot cross bun season and we’re all about it.
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Amberley and Waipara
Akaroa & Little River
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This unique Christchurch establishment brings fresh produce, artisan bakeries, independent food stalls, rooftop bars and restaurants, high-class retail and eclectic market stalls all under one roof.
The Craft Embassy
Great beer, great food, great views. Craft Embassy is the whole package and more.
At the corner of Manchester Street and High you’ll find Muse Art Hotel, while at the top of the hotel, you’ll find Pink Lady.
Canterbury Brewers' Collective
Canterbury Brewers’ Collective at Riverside Market is your CBD spot for takeaway brews, cold pints and free-flowing chat over which to find your new favourite pour.
The Cellar Door focus is on approachable wine drinking, seasonal fare and free flowing conversation. It feels like your ‘local’ but has a distinctive, exciting element, sans pretentiousness.
There’s nothing quite like a cosy neighbourhood haunt and six ounces is exactly that.
Inventive in its approach to dining, Boo Radley’s draws from the savant of comfort food: Southern American cuisine.
gin gin's the spot whether you’re keen for an after work bevvie, a boogie, a place to host your own party, seriously good food, a night on the town, or some combination thereof.
A speakeasy-style bar, OGB serves up an old-school approach to hospitality.
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Riccarton Noodle House
For a flavoursome lunch on the run, a family get together and a few hot brothy bowls that’ll leave you wanting more head to Riccarton Noodle House.
Food is best enjoyed together, and when you’re tucked into the intimate restaurant that is Gatherings, you’ll remember why.
Midnight Shanghai offers Christchurch elevated, modern Chinese fare with karaoke, handcrafted cocktails and a menu designed for sharing.
Dux Dine is one of those rare gems where anyone and everyone has a place at the table, all in a cosy, home-like atmosphere.