Where to Stay

Looking for a good night’s sleep? Fortunately New Zealand offers a wide variety of accommodation types to suit every traveller and budget, from hostels and holiday parks through to hotels, resorts and luxury lodgings.

Hotels: You’ll find both top international hotels and resorts and small hotels memorable for their individuality and charm dotted around New Zealand. Hotels offer a wide range of room types and amenities, and vary in price according to their level of luxury.

Holiday Parks: Pitch your tent or park the campervan at a beautiful New Zealand holiday park, then kick back and enjoy the great outdoors! Holiday parks are a great way to experience New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle at a low cost.

Backpackers: Staying in one of New Zealand’s backpackers lets you experience the country in a fun and social way, where the focus is not just on somewhere to sleep, but meeting other fellow travellers, making friends and sharing your New Zealand experience.

Home/Farm Stays: For a taste of New Zealand, why not try a farm or home stay? Rural Holidays NZ is a selection of farm and home stays offering an authentic Kiwi welcome, while some farm stays – such as Farm Helpers in NZ – offer full board in exchange for helping out on the farm.

Holiday Homes: Renting a Kiwi holiday home or ‘bach’ not only provides most creature comforts, but quite often does so in stunning locations. Look for baches and holiday homes in beach, lake or mountain areas.

Motels/Motor Lodges: If you like independence, apartments, self-contained motel units, motor lodges and motor inns may fit your needs – and they are conveniently easy to find on main routes. The Motel Association of New Zealand is a network of self-contained accommodation providers around the country. Committed to Qualmark’s quality assurance, Golden Chain Motels offer Blue and Gold Accommodation Passes depending on the Qualmark rating you require.

Lodges: When only the best will do, New Zealand’s lodge accommodation is ideal for a luxury getaway. Set in stunning locations, and often coming complete with an in-house chef, you’ll receive individual attention from hosts and staff with personal activities planned on your behalf. The New Zealand Lodge Association is a network of premium lodges.

For those who’d rather stick to the road, motorhomes or campervans allow the freedom to roam the country, stopping at scenic spots and other points of interest along the way.