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We get it — even on vacation, it’s nice to have your own private quarters to retreat back to after a long day of exploring, beaching, and sight-seeing.... Read More

“Good girl, Rosie! That’s a good girl,” exclaims my host, Gareth Renowden. The godfather of New Zealand truffles is walking me through his farm,... Read More

After 23 years atop the regional throne, Sydney has been unseated as readers’ favorite city in Oceania. Granted, the capital of New South Wales didn’t... Read More

Traveling to the Antipodes can be like visiting another planet. (The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed throughout New Zealand, after all.) The rural,... Read More

Last year, TripAdvisor launched its inaugural “Travelers’ Choice Awards,” which recognizes 375 tours, experiences, and activities around the world. The... Read More

Alexandra Stewart is a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world, and can help plan your perfect... Read More

There’s a key step many people are missing on their way to their destination, and it could put a halt on their travel plans. That step? The all... Read More

Queenstown is jaw-droppingly, breath-takingly, unbelievably beautiful. These aren’t superlatives – they’re fact. This four-season alpine town is settled... Read More

You’ve probably seen New Zealand’s otherworldly mountains, emerald valleys, and crystal lakes on the big screen, in Peter Jackson’s Academy-award... Read More

You may not know it, but the scenery of New Zealand’s South Island — kingly mountains, ethereal rain forests, and golden ribbons of empty beach — has... Read More

“A Wrinkle In Time,” which was filmed on the South Island of New Zealand and stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling, is one of the... Read More

Planning the ultimate gaycation? Travel + Leisure spoke with travel agents who specialize in helping LGBT travelers plan luxe adventures... Read More

If you’ve been looking for a summer destination that will give you an adrenaline rush, there’s a perfect spot in Queenstown, New Zealand, that will do... Read More

New Zealand travel is seriously on the rise.Not only did Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling recently take what looked like the work trip of a... Read More

For many, traveling to New Zealand is a dream trip, but once you’re able to check the country off your bucket list, the dream continues. The islands are... Read More

This story originally appeared on foodandwine.com.On February 22, 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, the second largest city in New... Read More

I collect sand when I travel, especially if I’m going to a destination close to water. I gather the sand in a bag and when I get home, I transfer it to... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.782. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.673. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.314. Four... Read More

Days 1–2: QueenstownNovember is the ideal time for a springtime tour of the South Island’s secluded fjords, wild seascapes, and remote luxury lodges.... Read More

“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... Read More

Take a deep breath. Chances are, the air filling your lungs is far from pure. Even if you live in a clean, ecologically conscious area, you may be... Read More

Just over ten years ago, on a Victorian cast-iron bridge near Queenstown, New Zealand, Henry van Asch's first customer leaped off toward the swirling... Read More

Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane,... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

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