Auckland

Tips and Articles in Auckland

Lay of the Land CBD: Auckland’s Central Business District, or CBD, is made up of the waterfront harbor area, the SkyCity casino complex, and the buzzy, newly rehabilitated Britomart shopping and dining district. Ponsonby: The rambling residentia...
When we were 11 and 13 years old, our parents dressed us in neckties and blazers and marched us to a French restaurant in our hometown, Charleston, South Carolina. We sulked through dinner until dessert arrived: crème caramel. And in that instant ...
Making frequent jaunts back to India and New Zealand, New York–based Rosena Sammi creates jewelry for travelers like herself, who want pieces that look expensive but aren’t. It’s no wonder W Hotels sells her chic, travel-friendly line. Here is whe...
“You can get tuatuas here,” Anne Moore says, brightly. “A tuatua,” she adds by way of explanation, “is like a pipi but not as big as a toheroa.” I have no idea what she’s talking about but the sound of the words makes me happy. Tuatuas and...
Not too long ago, travel to New Zealand implied lumpy beds and overcooked lamb. No more. Guest rooms— whether in a gingerbread house in the North Island's sultry Bay of Islands region or a working ranch in the South Island's rugged Southern Alps— ...
once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet Set Ring in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's Ultimate Trip, you and 95 other passengers will hop your way around the globe in 18 days, touc...
Even though I grew up in New Zealand and have great national pride, I must admit the place was clueless when it came to sophisticated country hotels. During my youth any Kiwi farmer with a few spare rooms out back could open a "lodge." It went som...
For the next five months, Auckland will be playing host to the world's most glamorous yachting event, the America's Cup regatta. The racing series couldn't ask for a more fabulous setting: situated on a hill-dotted isthmus between two natural harb...
Once known mainly for wine and sailboats, Auckland has recently undergone a style makeover. Owing to financial support from the city and a vogue for renovating historic buildings, the town is now home to a lively boutique scene. In its newly anoin...