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New Zealand Makes Time Magazine’s Greatest Places 2019

Time Magazine has released its Greatest Places 2019 and New Zealand has made the list not once but three times. With three categories – to visit, to stay and to eat and drink, New Zealand takes three of the one hundred spots and is listed under each category.

To Visit: Zealandia
Zealandia is the worlds first fully fenced urban Eco-sanctuary which at 225 hectares has seen the reintroduction of over 18 native species to the area. Based in Karori in Wellington, Zealandia has over 500 volunteers who help with heritage walks, talks and keep the sanctuary running. It is not surprising Time magazine has recognised Zealandia as one of their Greatest Places 2019.


Glenorchy, NZ

To Stay: Camp Glenorchy
Listed alongside the Empathy Suite in Las Vegas and the TWA Hotel in New York is Camp Glenorchy which aims to use 50% less energy and water than similar facilities. Based 40 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown you can visit Camp Glenorchy to feel comfortable, healthy and inspired while knowing that you have a lower footprint. Always looking to improve their sustainable goals in their small part of the world hasn’t stopped Time magazine from acknowledging this is a place to visit.

To Eat: Hiakai
Hiakai meaning hungry in Māori began as a pop up restaurant by celebrated chef Monique Fiso. Paying homage to her Māori roots, Fiso has dedicated herself to using local ingredients and turning Hiakai in to both a local and now international must-do. While only becoming a permanent restaurant in Wellington in 2018 hasn’t stopped Hakai from being on Time magazine’s radar.

Congratulations to Zealandia, Camp Glenorchy and Hiakai – wonderful to see your hard work paying off! You can also check out the full list here.

Have you ever visited Zealandia, Camp Glenorchy or Hiakai?  Let us know! We’d love to hear what you thought of these must do’s!

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