Bottoms Up ... 9 of the Best South Island Pubs

A wooden bar with green downlights where there are 4 beers on tap.
Pack up the car, gather a group of mates and most importantly designate a sober driver… it’s time to embark on a tour of the South Island.

An Ode to Long, Lingering Lunches Across New Zealand

People having a long lunch at Tussock Hill Vineyard, Christchurch.

Is there anything more satisfying than a lingering long lunch?

Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Honeymoon Destinations In New Zealand

Skyscape accommodation in Twizel.

Kick-start your marriage with five-star memories.

Fill Your Cup At 8 Of The Best Wellness Retreats In New Zealand

Cabin with stunning view of lake at Aro Hā, Glenorchy.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

Banish busyness in favour of an escape that will nourish your mind, body and soul.

Cure Weekend Brunching with 6 of the Best Cafés in Ōamaru

Birdseye view of brunch from Tees Street.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

If you catch yourself in Ōamaru in some form of the morning, here’s the spots to hit up for your brunch needs.

Where to get Down with Donuts

A tray of doughnuts from Baked.
Doughnuts or donuts--who really cares? We've rounded up the best doughy deliciousness you can find in NZ.

48 Hours Ōamaru & Waitaki

The heritage precinct in Oamaru.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

Your guide to the best things to do in Ōamaru & Waitaki

Slow but Spontaneous: Exponential Brewing

Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien looking to camera.
Ōamaru & Waitaki
Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien form two equal halves of Craftwork's brewing team that’s a partnership in every sense of the phrase.

Mahinga Kai in Moeraki

Fleur in her restaurant.
Ōamaru & Waitaki
After a few years of amateur foraging, I was giddy to meet Fleur Sullivan of Fleurs Place, a Moeraki restaurant I’d imagined many times in my head.

12 Hours Ōamaru

The exterior of Cucina building in Oamaru.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

Your guide to the best things to see, eat, & do

Three Kids, Three Restaurants and a Whole Lot of Heart

Yanina and Pablo Tacchini in their restaurant.
While they’re originally from Argentina, Yanina and Pablo Tacchini are some of Oamaru’s biggest fans and most genuine ambassadors.

Get Around Good Grub, Here's the Best Things to Eat in the Waitaki Region

Waiter at Cucina holding a cauliflower dish.
These dishes come from some of the area’s most loved dining establishments and all represent the region in a uniquely different way.