Four fun things to do in Ōamaru

Ōamaru is rich in heritage – from historic architecture to mashed up Steampunk interpretations of Victoriana.


The historic Criterion Hotel in Ōamaru's Victorian Precinct. © Jo Percival

From exploring our cities to outdoor adventures; our top picks for family fun, insights from local insiders or the best places to eat and drink – you'll find it all on the road. 

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Loved by the locals: Mackenzie

While the Tekapō lakefront is usually packed with tourists for most of the year, nearby Lake Alexandrina is a quiet...

Loved by the locals: Southern Lakes

Mirroring the interests of residents and visitors alike, this film festival, which runs in early July to full-houses in Wānaka...

Ten awesome outdoor adventures in Otago

The Clutha Gold Trail is an easy meander along the Clutha Mata-au River, across one solid day or two or...

Five great days out with kids in Queenstown

Skyline Gondola is one of Queenstown’s top attractions.

14 quirky gems to discover around New Zealand

Curious, delightful, wacky and weird, New Zealand has many quirky attractions worth a detour.

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Loved by the locals: Port Chalmers

Starting from the historic Town Hall and Library building, this four-kilometre constitutional is a rolling cross-section of harbourside life and...

Indulge: food and drink in Dunedin

The iconic Speight’s brewery arrived in 1876, but the more refined and experimental end of the beer boom now take...

Five great days out with kids in Taupō

The Huka Falls are a must-see.

Indulge: food and drink in Coromandel

What began as a humble home-brew project by Brits-turned-Kiwis Neil and Karen Vowles has grown into the very popular Coromandel...


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