Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.

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Dunedin City Itinerary

The Dunedin Railway Station.
Your guide to the best things to do in Dunedin

Recline and unwind: NZ's independent cinema experiences

The pink and black exterior of The Mayfair in Kaikoura.
Auckland

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.

7 Urban Hotels Worth Travelling For

A colourful bedroom inside The Intrepid Hotel in Wellington.
Auckland

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

Sunset at Piha in West Auckland, New Zealand.
Auckland

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

View of Milford Sound in South Island, New Zealand.
Christchurch & Canterbury

Fill up the tank; a South Island road trip adventure awaits.

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Woof!

A staff member working.
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A one stop shop for any and all libations.

The Portsider

Close up of beres on the bar.
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A cosy pub in Port Chalmers with a full menu and huge selection of craft beer.

The Swan

The exterior of the building.
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An eatery and taproom with great vibes, local flavours, live gigs, fresh coffee, cosy nooks and a sunshine laden, outdoor seating area.

Dog with Two Tails

Vintage seating and lighting by window.
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Dog with Two Tails’ top priority is quality.

Arc Brewing Co

Beer being poured into riggers.
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A 20ish minute jaunt from the Dunedin CBD, and well worth the trip.

Albar

Interior view of Albar, Dunedin.
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A local favourite and the social hub of many.

Good Good

Close up of artwork on the wall.
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A mean spot for burgers, beers and vibey energy.

Steamer Basin Brewery & Taproom

Sign on the window for Steamer Basin, Dunedin.
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Steamer Basin is hidden, yes. Secret, no. The journey may begin to feel like a wild goose chase but persevere and you’ll be rewarded with micro-brewing gold.

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No.7 Balmac

Set table inside by aCustomers dining. window with brown leather booth seating.
Place Dunedin
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The kind of restaurant that every neighbourhood ought to be lucky enough to have.

The Esplanade

A corner seating area.
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Beachfront and Italian may not be the most common marriage on New Zealand shores, but it’s a marriage that works well at St Clair’s The Esplanade.

Jizo Japanese Café and Bar

Sushi on plates.
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The food covers all bases when it comes to Japanese cuisine at Jizo.

tītī

A plate of food.
Place Dunedin
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Offering experiential dining in a way that is extremely high quality but also completely approachable.