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ACCOMMODATION

 

New Zealand has a wide range of accommodation - something to suit everyone. Have a look through the types available below and let us know what suits you the best. You will also find, the average cost of accommodation per night. We are in the best position to get you some fantastic deals on accommodation, sometimes half the advertised price. Just remember that the earlier we can book for you, the cheaper deals we can get.

 

 

Apartments

 

Apartment accommodation is ideal for New Zealand travellers who want the quality of a hotel stay combined with the flexibility of self-catering facilities.

 

Apartments are a great option when you're staying in a major city or resort town. You can cook your own meals, do your own laundry and enjoy the feeling of having your own space while on holiday. 

 

Many are similar in price to a high quality hotel suite with daily or regular servicing and they're perfect for couples, groups or families. Some even have access to gymnasiums and swimming pools.

An apartment will cost between $200 and $350 per night depending on season and location.

 

 

Hotels

 

Hotels in New Zealand come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. From budget to luxury, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from around the country.

 

Hotel accommodation provides a range of facilities which will generally include restaurants/cafes, bars, gyms, and services including valet car parking. New Zealand hotels are of a consistently high standard. We only book Qualmark star rated hotels to ensure excellent quality, good service and facilities 

 

In New Zealand you'll find the top international hotel chains, such as Westin, Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, Rydges and InterContinental. These are generally located in the major cities - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and in key holiday destinations, such as Rotorua and Queenstown. 

A 3* hotel will cost, on average, between $130 and $230 a night. A 4* hotel costs between $200 and $400 per night. A 5* hotel will be between $350 and $800 per night. There is a big price range between the smaller towns and the bigger cities.

 

Motels

 

Motels, motor inns and motor lodges in New Zealand cluster along main driving routes so they're generally easy to find.

 

You'll find that motel accommodation in New Zealand, compared to many other countries, is generally of a high standard. 

You will pay on average $150 for a motel room per night. Obviously this price increases in peak season and in the bigger cities.

 

 

Bed & Breakfast

 

Bed & Breakfast accommodation is great for the little personal touches. A chat with your hosts has the added benefit of arming you with local knowledge.

 

Bed & Breakfasts are a wonderfully eclectic mix of all types of hosts and houses, and this is part of the attraction. By opening their homes and their hearts to travellers who need a comfortable bed for a night or two, B&B hosts are like instant friends you meet along the way.

 

You have your own room in the host's house and you're served breakfast in the morning. You can share travel tips with other guests over your eggs, bacon and coffee - who knows, you may even make new friends!

The price of a Bed & Breakfast can range from $150 per night to $450 per night.

 

 

Luxury Lodges

 

Looking for a complete luxury experience set in a breathtaking location? Look no further than a Luxury Lodge. In a class of their own, Luxury Lodges are extremely accommodating and cater to the most discerning visitor. Have your every need taken care of, dine on fine gourmet cuisine and enjoy the highest standard of hosting and facilities.

 

These unique properties offer the pleasures of things from spa treatments, private golf, helicopter flights, wilderness adventures and more – almost whatever your heart desires. A New Zealand Luxury Lodge is utterly luxurious and offers an exclusive, unforgettable holiday experience. 

 

The perfect choice when you want something special, Boutique & Lodge-style accommodation offers a unique place to stay if you're looking for a little romance, luxury or perhaps a night amongst the vineyards.

 

Enjoy a well-appointed property combined with friendly Kiwi hospitality delivered by outstanding and knowledgeable hosts. Choose from a diverse range of accommodation that encompasses historic estates, vineyard cottages or boutique guest houses; typically providing unique facilities, location, service and guest experiences. Wake up to a spectacular alpine vista or a scenic freshwater lake; Boutique and Lodge accommodation can be a treat for the night or your entire holiday.

Luxury Lodges cost between $400 and $3000 per night.

 

 

Farm and Homestay

 

Farm-stays are a unique accommodation option if you want a real taste of rustic, authentic Kiwi farm life. Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to pitch in!

 

Wake to the smell of a hearty farmstead breakfast. Maybe help on the farm if you feel like it; feeding the calves, mending a fence, rounding up the sheep. 

 

Often similar to a Bed & Breakfast, with a few extra hands-on activity options thrown in, you stay in the home of your hosts.

 

Farm-stay accommodation lets you feel like part of the farming family and is great if you're travelling with a couple of friends or children.

 

Homestay accommodation in a New Zealand home is always comfortable, with friendly hosts who are happy to introduce you to friends and other locals.

 

Homestays are an excellent choice if it's your first visit to New Zealand and you want a little of the comforts of home, with the added benefits of hosts to help with information on what to see and how to get around.

 

You share all domestic facilities with the family, including the bathroom/s, and you eat meals together too, often including dinner. Homestay hosts are naturally genial characters and your stay with them will be enjoyably social.

The average cost of a home or farm stay is $150 per night.

 

 

Holiday Parks and Campgrounds

 

Holiday parks are equipped to please a wide range of people for a minimal cost and most have attractive landscaped settings, often beside a beach or lake. The majority offer cabins as well as tent pitches and motorhome spaces.

Tent sites cost between $20 and $40 per night, powered sites are between $25 and $50 per night. Cabins cost, on average, $100 to $150 per night and apartments cost about $250 per night.

 

 

Quirky

 

Looking for something a bit different? These accommodation options offer more than just a place to rest your head.

 

Bay of Islands

Pagoda lodge boutique accommodation and glamping - Kerikeri, Bay of Islands.

Historic, river-front Lodge, beautiful Cottages or try out Glamping in romantic Gypsy Caravans with outdoor baths, furnished Safari Tents, Treehouse. Lush gardens and mature trees with plentiful bird-life. Grassy tent and campervan sites with excellent central facilities. Expansive river-front setting invites swimming, kayaking, BBQ and Alfresco dining on spacious covered deck. Explore local walking trails or relax by the river. To find out more click here

 

Rock the Boat - overnight cruise, Paihia, Bay of Islands.

The only overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands, offering snorkelling, kayaking, island walks and the opportunity to catch or collect seafood. Come aboard The Rock for a truly unique experience - with a homely atmosphere, a warm welcome from our crew and a variety of awesome activities to keep you entertained and immersed in this amazing part of the world. Departing from Paihia Wharf, this is the best way to spend 22 hours in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. To find out more click here.

 

Auckland

 

Fossil Bay Lodge, Waiheke.

Come and stay in a lotus belle tent in a unique and peaceful retreat surrounded by birdsong, lush gardens and tranquility. For more information click here.

 

Te Hana Te Ao Mar.

An authentic Marae style of living in a modern architectural context. Marae accommodation is available for groups.  All Marae stays include a traditional powhiri (welcome ceremony) onto the Marae (meeting hall), a cosy mattress, pillows, fresh linen and a delicious cooked breakfast the following morning. For more information click here.

 

Coromandel

 

Stargazers B&B - Whitianga.

Stargazers offers an ideal dark sky site to observe the stunning southern night sky in all its glory with a range of optical tools on offer.  Accommodation options to suit all tastes. The superior choice is the marble lined unit in the new ecologically designed Observatory Lodge set high on a ridge in native Coromandel bush. For more information click here.

 

Lake Taupo

 

Taupo Explorer Houseboat.

For a truly memorable Lake Taupo holiday, instead of opting for the  usual motel unit accommodation, indulge yourself and experience the ultimate in comfort and style on board our exquisite 12 metre houseboat, "Explorer". To find out more click here 

 

Whanganui

 

The Flying Fox.

The Glory Cart, a tiny hand-built cabin on wheels,overlooks the river with a large deck and canvas tent bedroom containing a double bed. The seats and table in the cart also make into a king single bed.  With lots of eclectic charm and a private position it has an attached shower and toilet and has basic cooking facilities for those who prefer 'glamping'. For more information click here.

Mellonsfolly Ranch

For the wild-west enthusiast or Westworld fans - In remote Central Plateau back country, you’ll find Mellonsfolly Ranch, the ultimate luxury escape with a twist. Stay for a day or a month, it's up to you. When you first arrive, guests transform into character, donning gun leather and Stetsons; literally stepping back in time. Unlike a movie set constructed simply of facades, Old West Town has complete buildings, including a saloon, bathhouse, courthouse and western-style Victorian accommodation.

Wellington

 

The Wellington Container House.

This is one of Wellington's most famous landmark buildings and has just been re-imagined as a holiday home. It consists of three vertically stacked 40ft aluminium and insulated shipping containers (the Porsche of shipping containers), quirky features such as your own private rock face and waterfall, a 100" HD projector cinema room (with Sky HD and Sky Sports, Playstation 3) and an 8ft snooker/pool table in the garage, which also includes 2 secure parking spaces. All 3 bedrooms also have king sized beds, and there are two bathrooms, as well as a spa pool (with bubbles), a macrocarpa bathhouse and outdoor shower! For more information click here.

 

The Lighthouse and the Keep.

Choose between the Lighthouse or the Keep. For more information click here.

 

Nelson

 

Jester House and the Boot.

We invite you to enjoy a fairytale experience of soulful relaxation with your partner in the quiet luxury of The Boot. For more information click here.

 

A Culinary Experience Luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation.

A Culinary Experience Luxury B&B is filled with laughter, amazing views, original art, great food, and our adorable puppy. Joe, a Naturopathic Doctor, provides therapeutic massage. Kay, cookbook author and former cooking school owner, provides delightful dinners or cooking classes. Arrive as guests but leave as treasured friends. For more information click here

 

Canterbury

 

The Giant's House - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula.

The Giant's House has featured on top television programmes and in numerous house/art/garden magazines. The house has many extraordinary features - a grand entrance hall with mahogany staircase imported from France, original open fireplaces, beautifully proportioned rooms, a conservatory with mosaic floor, a large sunny sheltered verandah, quirky bathrooms, bright yellow farmhouse kitchen, comfortable large bedrooms with unique artistic features and artwork throughout. At The Giant's House you will be pampered, and stimulated, in surroundings that will uplift your soul - a very special experience, quite 'out of this world'. For more information click here.

 

Silostay - Little River, Banks Peninsular.

SiloStay is now an accommodation complex like no other, situated in the heart of the beautiful township of Little River, on State Highway 75, adjacent to the Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail. Just forty minutes from Christchurch City and the International Airport, and en-route to picturesque Akaroa. To find out more click here.

 

Pure Pods - Little River, Kaikoura, Manakau and Greystone

PurePods is a total immersion, totally private experience of your own slice of beauty. Every day in New Zealand nature puts on a show and you are invited to participate in a way that even when the doors are shut you are not shut out. Your PurePod is made of heavy duty glass so you can see everything – from the heavens above to the native plants growing beneath your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three sides and indulge the isolation. To find out more click here.

 

Hapuku Lodge and treehouses, Kaikoura.

Nested 30 feet (10 M) above the ground in the canopy of a native Manuka grove, each Tree House has spectacular views of Kaikoura's dramatic mountains and the Pacific coastline. For more information click here.

 

Wacky Stays - Kaikoura.

Choose between a colonial wagon, house-truck, yurt or teepee. To find out more click here.  

 

Hapuku Carriages - Kaikoura.

Ever wanted to stay in a beautiful restored train carriage? Well now you can. To find out more click here.

 

Lake Wanaka

 

Minaret Lodge.

We offer the total Lord of the Rings experience for Tolkien fans, staying in our unique themed room "Barlimans". Become a Hobbit and experience "Barlimans" with its oversized furniture and our special "hobbit menu". Then experience New Zealand's most comprehensive Lord of the Rings Tour featuring 20 film locations in the one day. To find out more click here

 

Southland

 

Safari Lodge bed and breakfast.

Safari Lodge bed and breakfast in Invercargill provides four luxurious ensuite bedrooms. Each room is furnished with a hand carved 4 poster bed and period furniture. Ray and Trish lived in Mozambique for 5 years (1999 to 2004) and returned to New Zealand with a large African Art collection which is now displayed at Safari Lodge. They traveled extensively through southern Africa and every piece in their art collection has a story to tell. For more information click here.

 

Milford Sound

 

Milford Wanderer overnight cruise.

Head out on an overnight adventure for a truly immersive Milford Sound experience. Includes a full length cruise of Milford Sound and access to part of the world famous Milford Track for an exclusive guided walk accompanied by your specialist nature guide. For more information click here.

Various locations

Glamping

New Zealand has everything from warm, sunny beaches, to dense, subtropical forests, to soaring snowy peaks and icy glaciers, to wide plains and even a volcanic plateau. It might be the picture-perfect backdrop to a killer movie trilogy, but its an even better place to go glamping! Click here to check out the various options.