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An absurd looking landscape is part of a Viking river cruise. Photo/Getty Images

Each week on Reset Travel, we check out some of the latest happenings in Aotearoa and beyond to inspire your next adventure.

Christmas market cruises

With the silly season fast approaching, Viking River Cruises’ latest selection of holiday-inspired river tours are packed with seasonal cheer. Departing between November and December from now until 2024, discover a winter wonderland in Europe – an absurdly attractive time of year. Glide down the Rhine, Danube or Seine, drinking gingerbread houses (both life-size and edible from Christmas markets), twinkling lights and, if you’ve been really good girls and boys, a landscape covered in snow. On board, the small-scale boats offer a cozy retreat, with mulled wine and upbeat music. vikingrivercruises.com.au

Absurd-looking Christmas markets are part of a festive Viking River Cruise.  Photo/Getty Images
Absurd-looking Christmas markets are part of a festive Viking River Cruise. Photo/Getty Images

Stroll along the rails

You don’t need a locomotive to enjoy New South Wales’ new rail experience, your legs will do. Newcastle-based Newy Rides present The Fernleigh Explorer, a 15km rail bike tour, with wheels supplied and coffee stops galore. You’ll pass through forests, scrub and wetlands, dotted with railway relics and old train stations. Allow at least four hours to stop and learn about the railway history of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, as well as the local Awabakal people of the area. newrides.com.au/fernleighexplorer

Check out Newy Rides' latest cycle tour along the Fernleigh Explorer in Newcastle, NSW.  Photo / Tyson Mayr
Check out Newy Rides’ latest cycle tour along the Fernleigh Explorer in Newcastle, NSW. Photo / Tyson Mayr

Tales of a New York Maitre D

From the most exquisite to the completely bland, and that’s just the clientele. In his new book, Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maitre D’, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina sheds light on some of New York’s most coveted dining spots. For a behind-the-scenes look, complete with outrageously titled patrons and New York glitterati, Cecchi-Azzolina is well-versed in everything. And now he’s handing out the trash. Hardcover available December 6, 2022. Preorder at amazon.com

Delve deeper in a new book that exposes some of New York's most coveted dining spots.  Photo/Getty Images
Delve deeper in a new book that exposes some of New York’s most coveted dining spots. Photo/Getty Images

Brunch time

Heading to Hawke’s Bay this summer? Go straight to Brother, a newly renovated new cafe on the grounds of Village Vineyards in Havelock North. Opened November 9th and living up to its name, you’ll be treated like family at Brother. Owned by local whānau Halle and Bryn Evans, and parents of a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old, enjoy a family atmosphere with good coffee, brunch, cabinet food, small plates and wine on tap. Learn more at brotherhawkesbay.com or @brotherhawkesbay on social media.

The new BROTHER cafe can be found on the grounds of Village Vineyards in Havelock North.  Photo/Supplied
The new BROTHER cafe can be found on the grounds of Village Vineyards in Havelock North. Photo/Supplied

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