Few trips excite like a holiday in New Zealand. The land of Fire and Ice. Oceans and Mountains. Vineyards and distilleries. From the North to the South, this iconic destination is swoon-worthy.
Approximately three hours from Australia’s mainland, NZ is mostly accessible by plane, with major carriers offering plenty of flight options and even transit stops enroute to the United States or South America. No matter if you’re here for a short pit-stop or a long exploratory journey, you’ll absolutely love New Zealand.
Global travelers have been drawn to NZ’s landscapes and natural beauty for decades.
From the Northern coast to the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps. No wonder it was the backdrop for Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings Trilogy! The hardest part about planning your trip to NZ? Choosing which part to travel first!
The South Island is an adventure-lover’s paradise. Choose from hitting the slopes near Queenstown or Christchurch - the Southern Alps provide world-class skiing (or snowboarding!) and are suitable for day-trips from each city. Queenstown alone has four ski regions to choose from, with the closest just 20 minutes from the town centre.
The famous Milford Sound is also a crowd favourite here.
A destination that needs to be seen to be believed, the Fiordland National Park’s stunning rainforests covering striking slopes which erupt from the sea. Throw in a few (hundred) waterfalls, fresh air and an abundance of sea life and you have yourself a life-changing few days in nature.
The North Island is also not to be missed. From Auckland, the Island is yours to explore - Lake Taupo’s hot springs, Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove or the ‘most photogenic waterfall’ in New Zealand, Whangarei Falls.
We’ve got an abundance of affordable New Zealand holiday packages to choose from. Whether you’d like to base yourself in Wellington or coast through Christchurch - browse our list of NZ accommodation packages here.
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Top things to do in New Zealand :
- Go to a Marae, a Maori meeting ground. Highly recommended! This is the easiest way to freely interact and learn about the beautiful Maori culture. There are plenty of tours offering this as part of their itineraries.
- Hit the snow. Straight to the South Island with you! Snowboard Mt Hutt or Ski the Remarkables - that choice, plus plenty others is yours.
- Dine the fine way in Queenstown. The calibre of restaurants in Queenstown will have you wanting to move there! A world-class foodie adventure, you could spend a week there and still not try it all!
- Auckland Sky Jump. If jumping off a building and plummeting 192 metres straight down off NZ’s tallest tower sounds like your idea of fun then this is definitely your cup of tea.
- Get active! Hiking and biking is a must-do no matter where you are in New Zealand. The scenery is too nice not too!
- Unleash your inner adrenaline junky! Here you’ll find bungy jumping rafting, jet boating, skydiving and zip lining all on your doorstep. How hard will you go?
New Zealand travel tips
- Pack wet weather gear. New Zealand is famous for it’s four-seasons-in-one-day. Jandals are thongs and jerseys are jumpers! You’ll need both.
- Be prepared to drive through all sorts of terrain. Hiring a car? Make sure you have an experienced driver - roads can be windy, narrow and cover hilly terrain.
- Don’t cheap-out on the hiking gear. Splurge on shoes that are waterproof and chill-proof - it’s cold out there!
- New Zealand power sockets are the same as Australia so you wont need to buy an adapter.
- Look out for Bluff oysters on your menu. Many say they’re the best oysters in the world.
Other New Zealand Destinations
Centrally located for work or play, Park Hotel is a contemporary 4-star hotel with everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay in the capital city.
Offering the largest suites in Hanmer Springs and only a 10 minute drive from the village, the Lodge boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests.
Bolton Hotel is Wellington's finest independent hotel, with an excellent central location for work or leisure in New Zealand’s capital city.
Fino Hotel offers a range of luxury apartment suites with an unexpected eclectic contemporary twist.
Enjoy views over Taupo’s volcanic scenery from our hotel on New Zealand’s North Island. We’re housed in a 19th-century property that combines Victorian charm with modern styling.
Auckland Harbour Suites has 150 rooms boasting sweeping views of the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City.
Roll out of bed to bold views from Auckland’s tallest residential building. Stretch out in the suite life beside Albert Park. Inhale the sea air. Feel at home in a downtown haven full of freedom and convenience.
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites is the ideal choice for travellers seeking a stunning resort in Queenstown and a luxurious base from which to explore the exciting Queenstown region.
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort offers all that you'd expect and more from the very best hotels Queenstown has to offer.
Oaks Wellington Hotel offers brand new modern accommodation in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct.
Make yourself at home at city-centre hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square.
Check in and unwind at Novotel Auckland Ellerslie, your racecourse hotel 15 minutes' drive from the city. Your bright, contemporary room gives you all the space you need to work or relax.
Check in to 4.5-star comfort with the lake at your doorstep at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.
Centrally located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, treat yourself to 4-star tranquillity at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is located on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, boasting unmatched views across the water to some of the most majestic scenery in New Zealand.
A sophisticated escape inspired by its surrounding nature.
If you are searching for majestic comforts in vibrant Queenstown, Peppers Beacon is a bright shining light on the horizon.
Just 3 minutes' walk from Lake Wakatipu, Earnslaw Lodge offers a bar and 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi each day.
Scenic Suites Queenstown provides one of the most sought after locations for Queenstown hotels.
Hurley's of Queenstown offers a motel accommodation option, built with quality and comfort in mind.
Nesuto Apartment Hotel Celestion, located in the Auckland CBD and minutes from the Britomart precinct and Spark Arena, this industrial designed property is perfect for both short and long-term stays.
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel has a choice of accommodation to suit all.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa – Luxury Central Otago Accommodation
Haka Hotel Suites – Auckland City offers style-led affordable luxury in the heart of Auckland’s most vibrant central district – close to both Queen Street and Ponsonby.
Waldorf St Martins is located toward the upper end of Auckland CBD, in Grafton, close to Auckland Universities, Auckland Domain & Museum, Auckland Hospital and Starship Childrens Hospital.
Drawing inspiration from New Zealand’s native Tui Bird, a sensorial experience awaits with bold, naturesque colour palettes and visual installations.
Your home of adventure located adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest offering world class mountain biking trails.
Nestled beside the beautiful, mystic shores of Lake Rotorua, this contemporary hotel is positioned right in the heart of this unique geothermal region.
We are a global hotel brand, with a promise to deliver enjoyable travel to all. At Holiday Inn Rotorua we understand the needs of the contemporary traveller, the busy lifestyle and the connection with your family as the main priority.
Quest Rotorua Central serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Rotorua accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.
Just seven minutes from Christchurch airport, Peppers Clearwater Resort is for those who desire a classic New Zealand outdoor landscape with the convenience of a vibrant city nearby.
Quest Christchurch serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Christchurch accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.
If you want to stretch your legs after your flight we’re just a few minutes walk away, or we can send our shuttle to pick you up.
Set in 1 hectare of NZ native and protected Manuka and several ancient NZ native beech trees you will enjoy a new level of luxury not offered anywhere near Tongariro National Park and the Ruapehu Region.
Situated in a clearing above the banks of the Retaruke River Blue Duck Lodge looks out onto breathtaking views of native bush.
Milford Sound is one of NZ’s most beautiful and popular places, and our lodge is the only accommodation in the area
Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and free private parking on site, the property is only a 5-minute drive from Paihia
Next to mystical Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll from the city centre, Millennium Hotel Rotorua is an eco-friendly destination.
Welcome to the Prince’s Gate Hotel in Rotorua where we are proud to offer the very best in New Zealand hospitality and comfort.
The property offers sea views, a terrace, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.
WaiOra Lakeside Spa Resort. New Zealand’s only Cultural Destination Spa Resort. Stay and indulge yourself in our 4.5 star luxury, lakeside Rotorua accommodation.
Enjoy the sunny terraces with beautiful sea views overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands.
Best Western Braeside Rotorua offers a tranquil retreat on New Zealand’s North Island.
Golden sands of the Bay of Islands curve out to greet the wide blue south pacific ocean.
Book your New Zealand trip to the Garden City and enjoy luxurious accommodation at the locally owned Rydges Latimer Christchurch hotel surrounded in stunning natural beauty.
Kingsgate Hotel Paihia offers a memorable waterfront location, just 100 m from Paihia wharf.
The renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square.
A waterfront location nestled in 60 acres of subtropical gardens, within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve.
Bright and funky with a lot of attitude, BreakFree on Cashel is the biggest Christchurch hotel.
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa offers luxury boutique accommodation just 20 m from picturesque Te Tii beach.
Crowne Plaza Christchurch is a modern IHG® hotel located in the heart of Christchurch City, which combines the international standards with a little “kiwi flavour”.
The 4 star Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel is conveniently located outside the international and domestic terminals of Christchurch Airport.
Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks is set in 1 hectare of New Zealand native landscaped gardens and is one of the highest rated properties in the Ruapehu Region.
The Auckland City Hotel is a peaceful sanctuary ideally located in the heart of Auckland’s entertainment and business district, with easy access to motorways.
Based right on the lake in Wanaka, Edgewater's hotel rooms, one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments and deluxe one bedroom apartments are sure to meet all all your holiday accommodation needs.
The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Just a short stroll from the sun-drenched shores of Paihia’s ocean beaches.
Whether it be for one night or an extended stay, every guest needs a home away from home. Heritage Auckland provides that and much more.