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ibis budget Auckland Airport

ibis budget Auckland Airport

2 Leonard Isitt Drive, Auckland Airport
3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Auckland Airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Butterfly Creek and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Villa Maria Estate. Ambury Regional Park and Hunters ...

$74

$74
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
4.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre. White Heron Sanctuary and Omarino Wine ...

$85

$85
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

100 Oriental Parade, Wellington
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waitangi Park, Te Papa, and Courtenay Place. Cuba Street Mall and Civic Square ...

$107

$107
Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

40 Beach Road, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Vector Arena, University of Auckland, and Queen Street Shopping ...

$92

$92
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is on the eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu in Kawarau Village, 5 minutes’ drive from Queenstown Airport and 15 from the center of ...

$151

$151
Skycity Grand Hotel

Skycity Grand Hotel

90 Federal Street, Auckland
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Set atop SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, this hotel is across the street from Sky Tower and the SKYCITY Auckland Entertainment Complex, surrounded by the ...

$130

$130
Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre

Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre

63 Westney Road, Mangere
4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (35 reviews)

This family-friendly Mangere hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Butterfly Creek and Villa Maria Estate. Dressmart Onehunga and Hunters ...

$99

$99
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Located in Queenstown City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St Peters and Arrow River. Queenstown Ice Arena and Queenstown ...

$154

$154
Bianco off Queen

Bianco off Queen

2 White Street, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Auckland International College and Auckland Town Hall. University ...

$62

$62
Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel

Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel

6-12 St Martins Lane, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Grafton Bridge and Auckland Town Hall. University of Auckland ...

$76

$76
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Experience Your Best New Zealand Vacation

New Zealand’s awesome landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind. New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural, and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis will impress you. And the great advantage of New Zealand is that all of its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other!

Best time to take a vacation to New Zealand

Best Time to Go

Delineating the best time for a New Zealand vacation depends on your holiday plans. Visitors hoping to enjoy adventure sports should travel to New Zealand during the country’s summer months, while skiing and snowboarding are prime activities for the months of June, July, and August in particular. More affordable accommodations and smaller crowds are likelier during the months of May and June though skiers at this time will still encounter crowds during this prime season for the sport. Top international teams compete in the Rugby Sevens tournament during February. March is also a particularly busy time, featuring the Golden Shears Competition, the Round the Vines International Arts Festival, and the International Balloon Fiesta.

Insider tips for New Zealand travel

Wellington

Motel Bar, a New York-styled 50's Jazz club located in the heart of Wellington, offers delicious cocktails amidst chic ambiance.

Auckland

Auckland heritage walks provide an insight into the hidden past of this vibrant and colorful city.

SidArt

Food enthusiasts should try the Tuesday test kitchen at SidArt located in Auckland, where chefs continue to expand an already experimental menu.

Southlander Bottom Bus

The Southlander Bottom Bus takes travelers to the bottom of South Island, visiting the world's most southerly city.

Minus 5 Ice Bar

Everything is made from ice at the Minus 5 Ice Bar in Queenstown, the perfect family spot.

New Zealand history and culture

While New Zealand is a relatively young country, with a rich and fascinating history, reflecting both the Maori and European heritage. Amazing Maori historic sites and taonga (treasures), some dating back almost a thousand years, are a contrast to many beautiful colonial buildings. A walk around any New Zealand city today shows what a culturally diverse and fascinating country it has become.

New Zealanders have a unique and dynamic culture, with European, Maori, Pacific and Asian influences. It’s a culture that celebrates the many different lifestyles they live, and the stories they have to tell.

New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people have a unique and fascinating language and culture, which plays a major role in New Zealand life. Though a diverse and multicultural people, there are many qualities, including friendliness, individuality, invention and self-reliance that you’ll find in most New Zealanders. It’s their national character!

New Zealand travel tips

Key Facts:

New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests.

Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan, New Zealand has a population of only 4 million - making it one of the world's least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers. A temperate climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes it an ideal year-round holiday destination.

Language:

English is the common and everyday language of New Zealand. New Zealand is a multi-cultural society and you may hear many other languages spoken, including Maori, which is also an official language of New Zealand.

Climate:

New Zealand has four distinct seasons. The north of New Zealand is subtropical and the south temperate. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August.

In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30°C and in winter between 10-15°C. While these temperatures are the norm, the weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly as cold fronts or tropical cyclones quickly blow in. Because of this, you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature, particularly if you’re going hiking or doing other outdoor activities.

Currency:

New Zealand's unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$). Coins have values of 10, 20 and 50 cents, $1 and $2; notes have values of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. And the good news is that you get more for your US dollar - for $1 USD you'll get around $1.40 NZD!

There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought in or taken out of New Zealand. However, every person who carries more than NZ$10,000 in cash in or out of New Zealand is required to complete a Border Cash Report.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.