25 great places to pick your own fruit

Every summer, New Zealand’s climate and fertile soil combines to help produce some of the world’s best fruits, especially berry fruits. Throughout the country, farms and orchards sell from the gate, farm shop or cafe on site, and many encourage … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

They call them bangers, snarlers and barbeque fodder but some butchers are taking New Zealand sausages to new culinary heights. The best butchers plan and experiment for months before entering the annual Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition in the … Read More

Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best fish and chip shops have been identified through a series of national competitions, revealing the best fryers in six regions. The country’s Best Chip Shop competition reveals a national champion with the best fish and chip shops … Read More

10 best fine dining restaurants in New Zealand

TripAdvisor have named their Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in New Zealand in their Travellers’ Choice awards. The 10 best fine dining restaurants in New Zealand 1. The French Café (Auckland) 2. Hopgoods (Nelson) 3. Clooney Restaurant (Auckland) 4. The … Read More

20 top things to do in the North Island

There’s an abundance of things to do and places to see when you’ve got time to tour the North Island of New Zealand. Here’s a list of 20 suggestions made by travel site newzealandholidaytravel.com. 20 top things to do in … Read More

Top 13 places to visit in New Zealand

Sooner or later, it seems everyone who lives in New Zealand is asked by an overseas friend or relative: “I’m coming to New Zealand for a holiday – where should I plan to go?” And it’s always a difficult call, … Read More

Best cafes in Hawkes Bay

With thousands of excellent cafes in New Zealand, it’s always difficult to work out which are the best to try, especially if you are new to a place. Thankfully, the annual New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards help sort … Read More

The 10 top scenic drives in New Zealand

If you are looking for a leisurely New Zealand holiday then the country’s roads offer a fantastic opportunity to see outstanding scenery close-up.  New Zealand Autocar magazine has published its top 10 roads trips, based on the quality of scenery, the … Read More

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