Accommodation in New Zealand
"Middle Earth" is found nowhere near the equator. It’s in the "Land Down Underer", as New Zealand is sometimes frivolously called, the abode of the “Lord of the Rings”, and now, “The Hobbit”.
As a tourist destination becoming more popular in the global scene, New Zealand offers a range of accommodations that appeal to practically every type of traveller. There is that cheap New Zealand accommodation for the no-nonsense Fiordland backpacker; a lavish lakeside retreat in Lake Wanaka for honeymooning couples; or a beachside villa for a surfer riding the waves at the Bay of Plenty.
Our New Zealand accommodation includes a wide variety of hotels, motels and motor lodges as well as bed and breakfast accommodation; ranging from first class hotels, to tourist class hotels and motels. New Zealand hotels, motels and motor lodges accommodation offer great value for money, with comfort and quality, ideal for those travellers on holiday or business.
Our motels, hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation in New Zealand is located throughout New Zealand in all main centres in both North Island and South Island including Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown providing perfect all year accommodation.
Self contained New Zealand apartments are ideal for long or short stays. New Zealand apartments are your home away from home, ideal for holiday or business rental.
Where to go in the North Island of New Zealand
New Zealand is divided into two major islands, aptly named the North and South Islands. New Zealand’s most populous city, Auckland, is where you can find world-class hotels in New Zealand and equally celebrated wining and dining venues.
Auckland’s location in northwest North Island puts you within striking distance of the tropical-like beauty of the Bay of Islands to the far north, the well-preserved wilderness and crowd-free beaches of The Coromandel to the east, and the vibrant beach towns of the Bay of Plenty farther east.
“The Shire” of Matamata, two hours south, has about a dozen inns, lodges and farm-stays in keeping with its Hobbit image, while the thermal town of Rotorua an hour southeast has more than a hundred, so you will have plenty of choices for a hotel in New Zealand while contemplating whether to go north to the sunny beach town of Tauranga, or to the east coast to the Art Deco capital of the world, Napier.
New Zealand’s capital and film industry central, Wellington, is in the southwest coast of North Island. Given the more than 1,600 hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and motels in New Zealand in North Island alone, finding hotel accommodation in New Zealand that fits your taste and budget as you go along is a breeze.
Un-Missable Spots in South Island of New Zealand
Across Cook Strait is the bigger, but less populated, South Island. Christchurch, on the Pacific-facing side of Canterbury Plains, is the island’s largest city famous for its luscious urban gardens and distinctive English heritage. New Zealand hotel accommodation here ranges from sensible backpackers to serviced apartments; quaint bed and breakfasts in the outskirts to five-star suites in the central business district.
To the north of the vast plains is Marlborough, the largest wine-producing region in New Zealand. Northwest is the dwarf-dom of “Moria” where mining for precious metals and stones are for real. Close by is Nelson, an idyllic retreat for the artistically inclined, and voted as the best retirement haven by Kiwis themselves.
Tolkien fans should not skip Central Otago, not only because it is “Rohan”, but also because it is the wildlife hotspot of New Zealand. The steep fiords, rugged shorelines, alpine forests and turquoise lakes at the foot and in the crevices of the Southern Alps – settings for the Fangorn Forest, Gandalf’s ride and Middle Earth panorama – and the hundreds of New Zealand B&B accommodation, lush retreats, lakeside resorts and affordable backpackers with a view in Queenstown, make the Southlands a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Visit Fiordland National Park and magnificent Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. Coupled with wildlife and “lifestyle reserves” all throughout, South Island entices with a promise of seclusion without compromising the conveniences and luxuries of civilization.