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246 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Located on Lake Wanaka in New Zealand, Rippon Winery is as well known for its view as it is for its wine. For more than 25 years, the Mills family has been producing world class wines on their family estate overlooking Lake Wanaka. Like many New...
20 Sea View Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Waiheke Island is carved with numerous scalloped coves along the leafy mountain coastline about 45 minutes from Auckland. It’s both the weekend retreat for New Zealand’s upper crusts and full time home for eclectic middle-age men and women who...
50 Kitchener St, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
A small and boutique wine-producing region, Martinborough is relatively new by international standards, but this little town packs a punch. One of my favorite vineyards is Alana Estate, tucked away down a little lane in Martinborough. With a...
3/350 Tarras-Cromwell Rd, Cromwell 9383, New Zealand
This is easily one of the most picturesque wineries on the South Island of New Zealand. I could spend an entire day just soaking up the sun and sipping Northburn Station's pleasant wines. They have a great riesling as well as an outstanding pinot...
80 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke Island, Auckland 1971, New Zealand
This was the last stop after a full afternoon of vineyard hopping and wine tasting. I met friends at Stonyridge to enjoy the sunset and the vineyard's signature reds and whites. The amber glow of the vineyards, blue sky and spring breeze were the...
Church Ln, Gibbston 9371, New Zealand
Tucked away in Central Otago in the mountains of the South Island near Queenstown is the small but imposing Waitiri Creek Winery. Established in 1993, it didn't take long for this winery to become well-known. Transplanting a historic church as the...
Pigeon Bay 7583, New Zealand
Four private villas, including a historic homestead, are spread across a 4,000-acre coastal farm. The landscape undulates between bays and the Southern Alps an hour and a half from Christchurch on New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Each...
118 Cuba Mall, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
If you are looking for something unique, funky or fun to remind you of Wellington, Iko Iko is the place to find it. Packed with an assortment of posters, books, pillows, toys and stationery, there's also a large variety of locally made products...
119 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Coffee is serious business in Wellington, and Flight elevates it to an art form with expert baristas brewing an impressive list of single-origin, house blends, espresso and cold brew drinks—there's even a flight of coffees to taste samples. The...
1, 53 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
My go-to spot for after-work drinks is the Library in Wellington, and no, not the public library. Right on Courteney Place, there is a nondescript sign reading "The Library" in front of a simple doorway with several staircases. If you know what to...
53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Zealandia is a wildlife sanctuary right in the heart of Wellington that's open to the public. New Zealand has a fascinating bird history since it broke away and developed an ecosystem with no native mammal predators. Because of this there are all...
103 Victoria St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Like a Kiwi Etsy shop come to life, Made It is the home of homemade. Shop for clothing, jewelry, artwork and ceramics all made in Wellington or around New Zealand. The stock changes with the seasons and output of the artists, so you could find...
Corner Barnett and Cable Streets,, 6011, New Zealand
Sunday mornings are when many Wellingtonians head to the waterfront to do their weekly shopping. The Harbourside Market is the city's oldest market. Here vendors set up year round from 7:30 a.m. to sell fruit, vegetables and flowers, while food...
Corner of Tory Street and College Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Go where the chefs and foodies shop: Moore Wilson is part wholesaler, part specialty grocery and part variety store selling home goods and toys. The fresh market carries an astonishing variety of New Zealand and imported produce, meat and fish,...
199 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Wellington's food scene excels at using local and seasonal ingredients, and this traditional Venetian menu with a Kiwi twist is no exception. This is not your typical red sauce Italian food: Think lamb cacciatore, gnocchi with kumara (a sweet...
203-205 Cuba St, CBD, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
The coolest street in the world's coolest little capital is Wellington's cultural hub. Quirky clothing boutiques rub shoulders with cutting-edge restaurants and art galleries, while families enjoy street musicians and the iconic Bucket Fountain....
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