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A good night's sleep will ensure you get the most out of your day. Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent accommodation providers all over the country. Opt for good budget accommodation and save more money for activities, or splurge on the most exclusive of luxury lodges and top class hotels – there’s almost always a nearby option that will suit your specific accommodation requirements, and whether you’re looking for a room with a view, a good range of extras, or something a little bit unusual (like sleeping in a treehouse, a jail, or a railway carriage), you’ll usually be able to find it.

 

The lap of luxury

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Start planning your post-lockdown escape with our guide to New Zealand’s ultimate ‘staycation’ venues. We have tracked down the South Island’s ...

 

Sofitel Auckland to reopen after luxe French makeover

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Luxurious boutique hotel, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, will reopen on October 19 after an extensive makeover that highlights its French ...

 

On the rails in New Zealand

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New Zealand is geographically large, with a small, spread out population connected by stunning railways. Sleep in a train If you’re after a ...

 

Holiday parks & campgrounds

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As well as sites for tents and campervans, holiday parks often have backpacker and motel accommodation. Many have communal lounges and all have ...

 

Hotels & resorts

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Hotels range from familiar international chains to unique boutique hotels. Expect to find top international hotel chains in cities and in ...

 

Exploring Whanganui

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Whanganui is a pleasant town on the banks of the Whanganui River. A busy main street lined with rustling green trees and colourful flower ...

 

Exploring Wellington

North Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

Wellington is not only the nation’s political centre but in many ways the cultural centre. It contains numerous museums, galleries and theatres, ...

 

Exploring Waitaki

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Waitaki region has an eclectic range of attractions. Oamaru’s Blue Penguin colony is sure to delight wildlife lovers, the region’s geology ...

 

Exploring Waikato & Waitomo

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

At the heart of the Waikato is Hamilton, a riverside city that’s close enough to Auckland for some commuters. The Waikato River bisects the ...

 

Exploring the West Coast

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A number of attractions on the West Coast explore its pioneering and mining history, while the nation’s most famous, accessible and spectacular ...

 

Exploring the Wairarapa

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Wairarapa is increasingly known as a gourmand's little paradise. Modern Wairarapa has embraced wine in a big way, and enthusiasts will find ...

 

Exploring The Coromandel

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A rustic and unspoilt landscape, The Coromandel boasts rich heritage, rainforest and a spectacular coastline. Built on gold, it's now a famous ...

 

Exploring the Bay of Plenty

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Separated by a glistening harbour, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui offer an idyllic lifestyle in a region bathed in sunshine. Tauranga Harbour is a ...

 

Exploring Taupō

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The main centre of the Central North Island is Taupō, a lakeside resort offering an excellent range of accommodation, dining and activities. ...

 

Exploring Taranaki

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Presided over by the majestic, conical Mount Taranaki, the region combines the gentle charms of rural New Zealand with the surprisingly ...

 

Exploring Southland & Stewart Island

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Known for the ‘southern hospitality’ of its down-to-earth locals, Invercargill is a medium-sized town that makes a great base for exploring the ...

 

Exploring Ruapehu

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Thrust up by the Earth’s powerful forces, the active volcanic triumvirate of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe watch over the central North ...

 

Exploring Rotorua

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

You’ll smell Rotorua before you see it – a distinctive sulphur smell identifies this as an active geothermal area. The geothermal activity ...

 

Exploring Queenstown

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Queenstown has a well-deserved reputation as the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungy jumping and the Shotover Jet have become iconic ...

 

Exploring Northland & Bay of Islands

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Northland offers a spectacular coastal and marine environment with excellent beaches, truly world-class diving and hundreds of islands to ...

 

Exploring Nelson & Abel Tasman

South Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

There’s so much on offer in Nelson and the Abel Tasman that it can be hard to know where to start! There are plenty of ways to explore the ...

 

Exploring Mount Cook & Mackenzie

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Mackenzie offers some of the best stargazing in the world. Besides the big sky, there’s blue lakes, sweeping vistas and, of course, the ...

 

Exploring Marlborough

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Marlborough is wine country! You simply must experience some of the delicious drops that have made this region world famous. Another must is ...

 

Exploring Manawatū

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Manawatū's main centre, Palmerston North, houses the cultural home of New Zealand rugby, but adventure also awaits outside the city itself. Do ...

 

Exploring Lake Wānaka

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The lakeside town of Wānaka is a hugely popular destination year-round. During winter, it offers easy access to a number of ski areas, and in ...

 

Exploring Kaikōura

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The image of whales surfacing off the coast of Kaikōura is one of New Zealand’s most iconic sights. Situated in a remarkable natural setting ...

 

Exploring Hawke's Bay

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Hawke’s Bay’s Art Deco capital of Napier is a sophisticated coastal town full of fascinating architecture. The abundance of Art Deco-style ...

 

Exploring Dunedin & Coastal Otago

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Like exploring? Then you’ll love Dunedin and Coastal Otago with its proud eco-paradise cred, rich history and buzzing arts scene. Do & ...

 

Exploring Christchurch & Canterbury

South Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

The largest city in the South Island and the second-largest in New Zealand, Christchurch is a cosmopolitan and cultured centre. Founded on the ...

 

Exploring Gisborne & Eastland

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Attractions and activities around Gisborne and Eastland make the most of the region’s natural charms, deep cultural history and seaside ...

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