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New Zealand - North and South Islands in December

by Sarasml 5 years ago

Hello Dear Chowhounds - We are making a trip - first time and very excited to New Zealand beginning of December for 15 days. We will start at the North end of the North Island and finish at the S...

Looking for an Asian cooking teacher in Wellington NZ

by curioussheridan 6 years ago

Does anyone know an Asian, I think Chinese woman who teaches oriental cooking and purchasing in Wellington? I've lost her info, and two of us would love to go to a class.

Mexican in NZ/Wellington

by PakaloloDreams 13 years ago

Just read an article in the Dominion Post Indulgence section about one of the few if any real Mexican restaurants in the area: Mexico Lindo at an orgainic blueberry farm in the Akatarawas. The cook...

Great breakfast spots in Auckland - trip report

by millie_g 6 years ago

We’re back from a long weekend in Auckland and want to share some great breakfast / brunch spots we found in the city centre… * Federal Delicatessen (in the casino complex, Federal St). We visi...

Australia/NZ/Solomon Islands/Fiji - want to base travel around food!

by ekim256 9 years ago

Hi everyone! I want to base my 6 week travel to Australia and New Zealand around delicious eats. Where are some areas that you recommend I "not miss" for food? I'm told that NZ has fabulous seafoo...

Sydney/Auckland on a budget

by cathee0622 6 years ago

Hi! I'm looking forward to my first trip to Australia and New Zealand next week and am just looking to get some ideas of places to eat. I'll be staying in Potts Point while in Sydney and near the U...

Dining in Auckland - trip report

by millie_g 6 years ago

This is a short summary of our great dining experiences in Auckland a fortnight back (I’ve already posted a review of brunch spots we’d tried). We decided on Mudbrick for our lunch on Waiheke Is...

Sydney and Queenstown advice

by michaelstl 6 years ago

My wife and I will be visiting Sydney and Queenstown later this year. We'll have 3 nights in Sydney and 4 nights in Queenstown. I've read the recent board threads on Sydney and Queenstown (though t...

Christchurch restaurant recommendations please

by summerbambina 6 years ago

We would love some restaurant recommendations for post-quake Christchurch for this weekend. Prior to the quakes we enjoyed Restaurant Schwass, Pedro's, Indochine (especially for ambience),Bodhi ...

Auckland lunches with kids

by sasicka 6 years ago

We'll be in Auckland with our twin toddlers in tow. We're getting them used to restaurants but dinners are still difficult and that's why we're looking for lunches. Could you advise me some plac...

Lunch ideas for Dunedin and Akaroa

by Kaisgraham 8 years ago

Will be there one day each in early March. Looking for good lunch restaurants. Thanks. No sushi!

2013 Auckland trip notes

by bradluen 6 years ago

Some highlights at the halfway point of our trip: Asian food: Tom Yum Eden is as great as ever. Duck larb does a great job of blending flavours and mixing textures. Even the pad thai is superior...

Auckland essentials?

by rschwim 10 years ago

I'll be in Auckland playing on a big music tour for the first time a few days in June. What must I not miss there? I'm particularly fond of seafood but I enjoy everything...I'm searching for local ...

2 months in Christchurch

by sasicka 7 years ago

Hi, I'll be spending 2-3 months in ChCh, NZ with my family. We'll be staying in a "unit" or whatever that is, at the University of Canterbury. I'll have a car but also a twin stroller and two 18mth...

New Zealand must dine's

by DCDOLL 7 years ago

Hello, we are visiting NZ next month from 22 Dec - 5 jan. We are going all over.. Auckland, Taupo, Napier, Wellington, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Christchurch. We love great food and wine (i kno...

Restaurant recommendations needed for New Zealand

by dwan 7 years ago

Hi! My wife and I are heading to New Zealand in May and are putting together our list of restaurants to go. We're flying into Wellington and working our way up to Auckland. We enjoy food and alt...

Best Coffee in Auckland?

by CBinNZ 7 years ago

I know this is a touchy issue, but in my opinion it's Coffee Lab. They have a great coffee bar at the hospital in the North Shore, but now you can also go to the Café in Wairau Valley. It's a reall...

New Zealand brewpubs/breweries

by Bryan Gros 7 years ago

will be in NZ over Christmas and New Years. We're beer and food lovers. Any suggestions for beer sites not to miss? We'll be hitting Christchurch, Akaroa, Marlborough, Wellington, Napier and ...

Best bets dining in Nelson, Wanaka, Blenheim, Queenstown

by debdak 7 years ago

We're headed to the South Island in January ... I read about lots of great options in Queenstown area (Amisfield, The Bunker, Fergberger) but my list for Nelson, Wanaka, and Blenheim needs help. An...

Maori in Auckland

by ebayboy 7 years ago

Apologizes if this makes the wrong board. But I could not find a good thread of a good restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. I am planning to staying in the beginning of March 2013 and would like ...