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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.

 

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Bamboo bikes spring up at Auckland hotel

One of Auckland's newest hotels, voco Auckland City Centre, yesterday upped its eco-friendly game by launching a fleet of bamboo bikes for ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Stay | Word on the street

Unique boutique hotel opening in central Christchurch

Christchurch's The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is getting better all the time, and the latest phase of its post-earthquake upgrade includes ...

 

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South Island best of: Relaxation

Take your R&R to the next level with some of the top resorts, spas, hot springs and wilderness retreats in the South Island. Soak in ...

 

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North Island best of: Relaxation

Thermal springs, lush forest, massage and pamper – we’ve found some of the most luxurious spots to relax and unwind in the North Island, ranging ...

 

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Wellness sabbaticals

With the rat race ramping up stress levels, many of us are forgoing a little income and taking a wellness sabbatical: grind-avoiding getaways in ...

 

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The South Island lap of luxury

Start planning your next Kiwi escape with our guide to the ultimate ‘staycation’ venues. We have tracked down the South Island’s finest, where ...

 

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Sofitel Auckland to reopen after luxe French makeover

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

 

Stay | See & Do | Transport

On the rails in New Zealand

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

 

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Holiday parks & campgrounds

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

 

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Hotels & resorts

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

 

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Exploring Whanganui

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

 

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Exploring Wellington

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

 

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Exploring Waitaki

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

 

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Exploring Waikato & Waitomo

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 ...

 

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Exploring the West Coast

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

 

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Exploring the Wairarapa

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

 

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Exploring The Coromandel

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

 

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Exploring the Bay of Plenty

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

 

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Exploring Taupō

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

 

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Exploring Taranaki

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

 

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

Exploring Southland & Stewart Island

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 ...

 

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Exploring Ruapehu

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

 

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Exploring Rotorua

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

 

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Exploring Queenstown

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

 

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Exploring Northland & Bay of Islands

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

 

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

Exploring Nelson & Abel Tasman

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 ...

 

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

Exploring Mount Cook & Mackenzie

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 ...

 

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Exploring Marlborough

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

 

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

Exploring Manawatū

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

 

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Exploring Lake Wānaka

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 ...

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