From luxury hotels, to stylish country lodges and friendly backpacker hostels, New Zealand offers you a range of accommodation choices suitable for every budget.

Top-class hotels

International chain hotels such as Hyatt, Southern Pacific, Sheraton and Pan Pacific are found in the main centres and resorts.  You will also find many locally owned international class and boutique hotels.

Exclusive retreats and lodges

Middle-range options

These luxury hideaways are located in some of New Zealands most dramatic, beautiful and tranquil locations.  Each lodge has its own character and charm and many are renowned for their superb cuisine.  Some also offer professional guides for activities in the area.


A variety of good, medium-class hotels and motor inns, can be found throughout the country.  Facilities include house bars, public restaurants, en-suite bathrooms, swimming pools and spas.

Guest houses, private hotels and bed and breakfasts

Motels have been the Kiwi family way of holidaying for years.  Clean, cosy units usually contain one or two bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen.  Larger motels often have facilities similar to hotels.

Country pubs

Moderately priced options include guest houses, small private hotels, and bed and breakfasts, which are usually located in comfortable, refurbished, older buildings.  You may have to share bathroom facilities, but old-world charm and relaxed surroundings can balance this out.

Farm and homestays

The classic Kiwi-style country pub with neat, clean rooms and a warm friendly atmosphere, offers the lowest priced hotel-style accommodation.  Country pubs are most common in rural areas such as the West Coast of the South Island.

Backpacker hostels

Experience a slice of New Zealand life in rural or urban family homes, and get to know local people.  You may share home-cooked meals with your hosts, and at a farmstay, youll have the chance to join in with whatever is happening on the farm.

Holiday parks and cabins

New Zealand has an extensive network of high quality backpacker lodges and hostels, providing clean and tidy accommodation at modest prices.  Shared rooms are available with self-catering and laundry facilities.

New Zealand has hundreds of holiday parks offering a wide range of accommodation options, including tent and caravan sites, cabins, self-contained tourist flats, and motels.