Author: Jane

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Queenstown is absolutely brilliant for a good staycation. You can pack your toothbrush and pants, heading into town and have a plethora (yes I’ve swallowed a dictionary today) of hotels, restaurants, pampering and even free things to do! I headed to Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel for some total staycation time and to explore a hotel that I’ve always been desperate to see inside. Literally a stone’s throw from the Recreation Ground in the town centre, the Queenstown Park Hotel has 19 rooms (all architecturally designed) and is beautiful five star accommodation. Choose from suites (two levels anyone?) to smaller...

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If you’ve got 1-3 days in Wanaka

Wanaka has quickly becoming a hub of good coffee, amazing trails and must do’s on your list. If you’re flying into Queenstown and you have time, you must get over the hill to Wanaka. I try and get there at least once a month, its an hour’s drive over the Crown Range or hour fifteen if you go past Cromwell (especially in Winter) and your camera will love you for it. Dazzling views all the way there and a stop off at Cardrona Hotel for full effect. I’ve cobbled together my faves for you if you have one, two...

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Lands End Boutique Hotel Bluff

Recently I had the urge to get out of Queenstown and head down to the South Coast. When the urge attacks I must listen and listen I did. I love Queenstown but sometimes you just got to get the sea wind in your hair, wander some new trails and experience a gorgeous hotel such as Lands End Boutique Hotel in Bluff. There was a storm brewing on the way down and I was excited to be holed up for the evening. We arrived in the nick of time, it was windier than a windy thing, raining a treat and...

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Ciaran McMeeken New Album and Tour

I love live music, I also love it when someone does good stuff and does something they love. Ciaran McMeeken is one of those talents. I had the pleasure of seeing him first off a while ago at a gig at The Sherwood playing with the amazing Holly Arrowsmith. Ciaran is originally from Dunedin (born in Arrowtown) and is back with a new self-titled album and tour and I have some tickets and his album to win! His tour kicks off and sees him play The Sherwood on the 5th August. I have a double pass to giveaway and...

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Secrets of the chef- Bazaar Restaurant

We haven’t featured a Secrets of the Chef for ages and so this one is a goodie. We have a list a mile long of some of the most amazing restaurants in the region. Bazaar Restaurant is a wonderful new place to eat in Queenstown. I recently headed there for their opening and was blown away by the choice. It seems the whole of Queenstown was there guzzling, sipping and tasting in their interactive market place. Think of all your favourite food from all the countries in the world and you have some idea of what I’m talking about....

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