Accommodation

  1. Lake Tekapo

    Lake Tekapo – perfect in every season

    Guest blogger Adele Thurlow headed to Tekapo for some R and R and has written a great story about the many gorgeous things do in this part of the South Island…

  2. Flagstaff Lodge Russell

    Stay at historic Flagstaff Lodge, Russell

    If you’re looking for a boutique lodge in the Bay of Islands, a place with 100 years of history and some great hosts who will make you feel at home, you’ll love Flagstaff Lodge – and they have a day spa!

  3. Waoku Lodge: Affordable 5-star luxury in Raglan

    Waoku Lodge: Affordable 5-star luxury in Raglan

    If you thought the seaside town of Raglan was only for wetsuit-clad dreadlock wearing surfers, think again. I just nipped down to the rugged west coast town (about 2 hours south of Auckland, 40 mins from Hamilton) to spend a couple of nights at Waoku Lodge. This new 5-star luxury B&B has just received a […]

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    Rotorua’s newest hotel is a funky 1960s motel!

    This place is the grooviest thing to hit Rotorua in probably forever. Check it out to stay, or head to the rhino bar with chandeliers for a drink or dinner.

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    Romantic Hapuku Lodge, Kaikoura

    If you’re looking for a romantic weekend escape, about 2 hours north of Christchurch (or 15 minutes north of Kaikoura) here it is. Check out this lodge for its fantastic food, home grown wine and best of all, chalets in the trees.

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    My review of dinner at the Sofitel Auckland

    If you’re looking for a unique spot for dinner with a menu cooked by Scott Brown, ex Huka Lodge, you’ll love it here. Have a look at my pics and you’ll be booking in!

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    Stay a night in the cells at Napier Prison

    For backpackers who want something weird to write home about, staying in Napier Prison is certainly going to provide that. Don’t expect fancy. That’s all I have to say…

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    Stay a night in the vines at Matakana

    Takatu Lodge only has 4 rooms, but set in the vineyards of Matakana north of Auckland, it’s worth visiting. Cute nearby beaches for picnics and plenty to do like sculpture trails and homemade icecream eating. Read on…

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    Where to stay in Christchurch

    As Christchurch gradually opens its doors to shopping, dining and the many events that the city is hosting coming up, here are 3 places to stay in the central city.

  10. Sabrage

    Sabrage!

    Auckland’s Sofitel in the Viaduct Harbour offers a unique experience – the sabrage. No normal drinking of French champagne here. I popped the cork with a sword!