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.
youre not travelling with a sleeping bag, you
can hire bed linen. Laundry facilities are available
so you can catch up on washing.
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 an appetite.
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 possible time.
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
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 atmosphere.
youre 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 facilities.
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