Bethany G. Rogers

Freelance writer and journalist

Originally from Newcastle, UK, I travelled the world a little before happily becoming stuck in Queenstown, New Zealand.

A prolific writer, I have been shortlisted for my creative fiction and regularly write articles for online and print media. I specialise in food, arts and culture, but have worked with a wide range of magazines, businesses and individuals who want creative writing with a spark.

With a background in public relations, I've written press releases for events and businesses as well as helping to create stand-out web copy and e-newsletters.

I'm a quirky and original writer who seeks to create something a little bit different.

When I'm not writing, I'm hiking, snowboarding, biking, boxing or sampling the best eateries/coffee-ries in Queenstown.


Creative Fiction

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Author of quirky poetry and gothic short stories. New short story collection, Kaleidoscopes in the Dark, is out 31.10.22

Flash Frontier | An Adventure in Short Fiction
October 2023: MARA | GARDEN | Flash Frontier

Editors' note: The stories on Flash Frontier this month are in honour of Katherine Mansfield as we celebrate her birthday. We hope you enjoy spotting the references. Take your time strolling through these gardens...

1964 Mountain Culture Journal
Great Grandmother's stories [fiction]

Cromwell, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2219 Once upon a time, Great Grandmother told you stories. Stories about a world - she said it was this world, only different - where the gulls would snatch children...

Interviews with Artists and Musicians

The Source NZ/ CREEP issue
Preserving the Family Business

Queenstown's longest serving arts, entertainment and events guide brings you our creepiest issue yet. - New Zealand's #1 news site
Absolute Truth to be known at the Sherwood

Christchurch based singer songwriter Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne will be showcasing music from his latest album, Absolute Truth at The Sherwood on Thursday. The album was released last week and is typical of Milne's cheerful 60s vibes with contemporary, twisted lyrics. "It's about the small details, relationships, maintaining friendships and growing old," says Milne.

Food Writing

Ah, Queenstown - Eat Your Heart Out!

Ah, Queenstown. Surrounded by the beautiful Southern Alps and the Remarkables mountain range and nestled by the cool (read: very cold) blue waters of Lake Wakatipu. There's so much to do here and all that fresh air works up an appetite. So it's just as well Queenstown knows how to cook up a storm.

Japanese food with a twist - Millbrook Resort

To start, we have Ura Maki - a yummy combo of sushi, chicken and tuna with a spicy sauce. We also wolf down gorgeous gyoza dumplings, stuffed with chicken and mushroom, served with a soy and chilli dipping sauce.

Experience Queenstown
Gantley's: Is this New Zealand's most romantic restaurant?

Written by: Bethany Rogers on 24th Oct 2017 This one is for the romantics. Surrounded by landscaped gardens with views of the mountains, this charming old building is a fairy tale setting for a romantic dinner. Gantley's Restaurant is the perfect venue for those in love - whether that's with superb fine dining, excellent wines, or your other half (we don't judge).

Travel Writing

Things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand's adventure capital may best be known for its adrenalin-charged thrills-skiing, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, jetboating-but that's only half of its allure. Cradled by the snowcapped Remarkables mountain range and overlooking the shimmering waters of Lake Wakatipu, the picturesque resort town of Queenstown has long been New Zealand 's top tourist destination.

Magnificent Matukituki Valley

Get a taste for alpine adventure in Mount Aspiring National Park where there are inspiring walks for families and keen mountaineers alike.