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Drinks, Events

April 6, 2014 |
Urban Vineyard: A Taste of Queenstown

A piece of Queenstown, New Zealand was pretty much alive at The Winery in Surry Hills last week. The Destination Queenstown’s ‘Urban Vineyard’ #Queenstownlive, was launched last Monday for a week-long celebration of world-class wines and food. Photography © by Ed Sullivan for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved. The extraordinary transformation of the venue [...]

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Travel

April 4, 2014 |
Top 10 Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

The first thing you notice on arrival in Queenstown, are the snow-capped mountains suddenly peering through the clouds from the airplane window. The second is the friendliest greeting you get from the customs and immigration officers at the airport – unlike any ever encountered around the globe. View of Queenstown from Skyline Gondola Queenstown is [...]

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Bars, Travel

February 6, 2014 |
The Naughty Penguin, Queenstown, New Zealand

Stumble down through the maze of Queenstown’s mall and you’ll find yourself down a dark and dingy alley that leads to the Naughty Penguin. The Naughty Penguin, Queenstown  These are not the secret directions to the town’s red light district. Continue along the lane, past Debajo Nightclub and you’ll find the speakeasy bar, one of [...]

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Restaurants, Travel

January 27, 2014 |
Rata, Queenstown, New Zealand

When you mention dining in Queenstown, Rata is often the first recommendation on the list. Rata, Queenstown You’ll find Rata down an alleyway in the centre of town in the Te Nuku building beside the Queenstown District Court. Inside the celebrated restaurant, the vibe is a little more casual than expected, buzzing with diners. Rata Mural [...]

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Travel

January 23, 2014 |
Airline Review: Air New Zealand Queenstown to Sydney

Gourmantic travelled to Queenstown courtesy of Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand, Queenstown Airport The scene is all too familiar. You’re on board your flight, the plane is taxiing along the tarmac and the in-flight safety video is about to begin. You’re either vaguely paying attention while day dreaming about your destination or looking busy [...]

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Restaurants, Travel

January 15, 2014 |
Fergburger, Queenstown, New Zealand

There are certain things one does while travelling that defy normal behaviour. One such oddity is to stand in a queue at Queenstown’s Fergburger, at 1 am, after a five course dinner at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards to order a burger. The other, is to sit on a bench across the road from [...]

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