New Zealand offers a range of accommodation options for
every budget. If youre backpacking, there are hundreds
of places to stay. From luxury lodge to backpacker hostel,
farmstay or boutique Bed and Breakfast, New Zealand offers
you a range of accommodation options for every budget
and travelling style.
If youre travelling with a pack on your back, there
are hundreds of places to rest your head and share stories
with like-minded people. New Zealands backpacker
lodges and youth hostels have a reputation for being clean
and comfortable. Very good value too!
lodges are individually owned and operated, others are
part of a backpackers network.
types vary from lodge to lodge. Some only offer dormitory
rooms (single sex on request), others provide a choice
of dormitory, double, twin and single rooms. In most cases,
bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared. Communal dining
and living areas are great for meeting people and finding
out about where to go next.
not travelling with a sleeping bag, you can hire bed linen.
Laundry facilities are available so you can catch up on
Let your love of spectacular food, five star wines and
designer living quarters drive you to explore the top
end of New Zealands accommodation market. Golf and
fishing lodges, boutique hotels and restored historic
homes are ready to inject large amounts of style into
your visitor experience. Not only will you enjoy food
and wine that showcases New Zealands commitment
to haute cuisine, you can have a lot of fun building up
on where you stay, trout fishing, sailing, golf, skiing,
rafting and hiking are activities that will prepare you
for an evening of gourmet indulgence. Often your hotel
or lodge will provide a guide to ensure you have the best
can take for granted the highest standard of service,
and the softest pillows. You can also expect a breathtaking
view the sea, a river, a lake, forest or geothermal
phenomena, depending on the location of your lodge.
Guest & Hosted
For a closer connection to New Zealands people and
culture, visitors can choose to stay in a more home-like
environment. There are many establishments around the
country that provide an unpackaged, sociable style of
accommodation. They include home and farm stays, bed &
breakfast accommodation, country inns, guest houses, and
character and heritage homes.
can expect a comfortable, attractive bedroom often with
tea and coffee making facilities, a television and a phone.
Your bathroom could be ensuite, private or shared. Lounge
and dining areas are usually shared with other guests.
In most cases, breakfast is included in the price. Lunches
and dinners are optional extras.
local knowledge of hosts and staff will enhance your holiday
in New Zealand. Youll find out about activities
and attractions, good picnic spots, recommended restaurants
and much more. When you wave goodbye, youll leave
with interesting memories of your stay.
Self Contained & Serviced
If you like independence and privacy, self-contained motel
units, motor lodges and motor inns, apartments and holiday
homes will fit your accommodation brief perfectly.
congregate on main driving routes, so theyre generally
easy to find. Usually youll be offered a choice
of units - studio, one bedroom or two bedroom. All units
have tea, coffee and toast facilities, most will have
TV and many will have cooking facilities. Larger motels
often have facilities similar to hotels - swimming pool,
spa, sauna, in-house video, laundry, breakfast, restaurant
and so on.
inns and motor lodges offer a similar level of accommodation
apartments are an option when youre staying in a
major city or resort town. Many are a similar price to
a high quality hotel suite, but youll have the ability
to cook your own meals and do your own laundry. They offer
daily or regular servicing.
a holiday home, for a short or long stay, gives you the
luxury of a whole house to yourself. Sometimes described
as baches or cribs, holiday homes
are found in idyllic locations beside beaches, rivers,
lakes and forests.
Holiday parks are equipped to please a wide range of people
for a minimal cost. Within an attractive landscaped setting
(often beside a beach or lake) they provide sites for
tents, caravans and campervans. Many parks also have simple
cabins, self-contained motel units and backpackers
lodges. The casual living style helps to create a friendly
setting up camp or parking a motorhome, you can choose
a powered or non-powered site. Easy access to a shared
kitchen and bathroom facilities is always part of the
deal. Often youll also have the use of a dining
area and a comfortable TV lounge. Motel units and backpackers
lodges generally have self-contained kitchen and bathroom
are attracted to holiday parks that have play areas, heated
swimming pools, trampolines and barbecues. Bicycles, canoes
and boats can sometimes be hired.
Hotels in New Zealand come in all shapes, sizes and
personalities. You can expect to find top international
hotel chains, such as Sheraton, Accor, Hilton, Hyatt,
Rydges and InterContinental. Youll also discover
smaller hotels that are memorable for their individuality
and in convenient locations on all the main travelling
international chains are mostly found in the major cities
Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Theyre
also located in key holiday destinations, such as Rotorua
and boutique hotels, which range from heritage buildings
to purpose built facilities in stunning regional locations,
vary in price according to their level of luxury. Hosts
are welcoming and provide insight into the local culture