Wayfarer travel TV show: Series 02 Episode 05, the best of Downtown New York

by James Wilkinson

Air New Zealand has launched direct flights to New York and to give you a taste of what to expect in NYC, Wayfarer’s host and Editor-In-Chief James Wilkinson looks at some of the best things to do in the Big Apple on Episode 05 of Series 02 of our travel TV show.

In Episode 05 of Series 02, award-winning Wayfarer host James Gregory Wilkinson is in New York City and heads into popular business and leisure hotel Conrad New York Downtown, checks out the shopping at the Westfield World Trade Center mall, heads up high to the One World Observatory and has some classic cocktails at brilliant Cuban-themed bar Black Tail.

To view the episode, click on the YouTube video below

In Series 2 of Wayfarer, being broadcast online across the world throughout 2022, Wilkinson takes viewers across the globe to some of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, galleries and attractions that several of the world’s leading destinations have to offer.

The line-up for Series 2 includes: Austin, Texas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, USA; Paris, France; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Singapore.

Each episode will be an essential guide to the city for business and leisure travellers.


The best way of getting to New York City in comfort and style.

Air New Zealand offers fantastic Kiwi hospitality


Air New Zealand has launched flights to New York City direct from Auckland, the new flagship route for the airline.

The new flights are operated by Air New Zealand’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features three cabins, Economy, Premium Economy and up the front, Business Premier, headlined by flatbed seats (featuring mattress toppers and large pillows for overnight flights), fantastic food and wine, thousands of hours’ entertainment and brilliant Kiwi hospitality.

The flights to New York feature a new international menu showcasing the best New Zealand to one of the world’s leading gourmand nations, the United States of America.

Onboard, premium customers can enjoy the likes of seared salmon from Marlborough, free-range chicken from Waikato and crisp salads picked straight from orchards and fields in Gisborne, Waikato and the Manawatū.

On the wine front in Business Premier, expect some of New Zealand’s best drops, including Felton Road’s 2016 Block 3 Pinot Noir from Central Otago, the Stonecraft 2018 Crofters Syrah from Hawke’s Bay and the Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyeard Chardonnay.