In New Zealand, hotels range from basic and budget to sprawling resorts offering far-reaching views... Read more
On the North Island, you can check into five-star hotels in Auckland to explore the nation's biggest and most diverse urban area. The city is also home to a good deal of mid-range accommodation, plus budget hotels and hostels on the outskirts. Travel to Napier to stay in wonderful Art-Deco hotels, and don't forget to enjoy the wines of the Hawke's Bay region. The shoreline is dotted by wild and rugged beaches, with destinations such as Gisborne, on the east coast, and the North Cape, at the very top of the nation, luring surfers and swimmers. At the heart of the North Island, Lake Taupo hotels are filled with adventurous guests looking for fun at the water's edge or in the skies - this is a popular place for sky-diving. A little south of this vast body of water is Tongariro National Park, where many walkers attempt the famous Tongariro Crossing. At the southern tip of the North Island is the capital city of Wellington. It's a cultured destination and well worth a visit. Hotels here also run the full range, from budget hotels to luxury hotels on the water.
Hop over the Cook Strait to land on the South Island. The larger of the islands, though less populated, some would argue that this island boasts more of the picture-postcard images of New Zealand. It certainly has its share of natural beauties, with the gorgeous peaks of Milford Sound almost defining New Zealand as a destination. On the South Island, you can check into hotels in the city of Christchurch, which is the international gateway of the South Island. Book hotels in the Fjordlands or the Southern Alps, or party hard after a winter's day on the slopes in Queenstown.
New Zealand is a hugely popular destination for lovers of adventure and road trips around the islands are the perfect way to do the country justice. Travellers are welcomed at all kinds of accommodation in New Zealand, including hostels, B&Bs, motels, farm stays, self-catering apartments, budget chain hotels and luxury hotels.