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Tourism in New Zealand: what you need to know

After reading this article, New Zealand will have no more secrets for you. We have targeted a list of the best activities to do in New Zealand, retained hotels with good prices and amenities, and gathered useful information about transportation. Maps and maps are there so you can locate yourself.

Where to stay in New Zealand

You will find in New Zealand a significant proportion of upscale hotels.

The 5-star hotels in New Zealand

New Zealand is definitely a good choice for a luxury stay in a 5-star establishment. Hotels in this category are well known and you should not be disappointed. Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

In New Zealand and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in New Zealand

When looking for a 4-star hotel you want above all quality with good value for money. You're at the right place : in New Zealand 4-star hotels are excellent. If you're in a hurry, just read the following tips for choosing the best hotel New Zealand.

You make good choice if you book at Jet Park Airport Hotel (one of the best option in Auckland), at Grand Millennium Auckland (a very good and nice establishment ) or at JUCY Snooze Christchurch.

3-star hotels in New Zealand

Good options are: BreakFree on Cashel (one of the best choices in Christchurch ), at Franz Josef Montrose (a very good ans super nice establishment) or Gilmer Apartment Hotel.

Guesthouses in New Zealand

In New Zealand and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Sea View Guest House, an very pleasant establishment. Also consider the Takapuna Hauraki Modern Guest House, which is good...

Hotels with golf in New Zealand

In New Zealand and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at Coast Retreat Muriwai - Golf and Surf Holiday (one of the best choices at Muriwai Bea), at Golfcourse Road Chalets (an establishment wonderful ) or at Golf Peninsula Holiday House.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in New Zealand? The best place to stay in New Zealand is at Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group in Auckland.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in New Zealand? The best 5 stars hotel in New Zealand is the Amberlea Cottages in Hokiti.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in New Zealand? The best 4 stars hotel in New Zealand is the Jet Park Airport Hotel in Auckland.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in New Zealand? The best 3 stars hotel in New Zealand is the BreakFree on Cashel in Christchurch .

What is the best 2 stars hotel in New Zealand? The best 2 stars hotel in New Zealand is the Waitomo Caves Hotel in Waitomo Caves .

What is the best hotel with spa in New Zealand? The best hotel with spa in New Zealand is the Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation & Spa in Rotorua.

What is the best resort hotel in New Zealand? The best resort hotel in New Zealand is the Taupo Debretts Spa Resort in Taupo .

What is the best hotel to practice golf in New Zealand? The best hotel to practice golf in New Zealand is the Coast Retreat Muriwai - Golf and Surf Holiday in Muriwai Bea.

What is the best guesthouse in New Zealand? The best guesthouse in New Zealand is the Sea View Guest House in Auckland.

How to get to New Zealand

Going to New Zealand by plane

Auckland Airport : the airport has 3451 flights per week. It is served by 31 airlines that offer 60 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates
  • Greater Los Angeles Area : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui and American Airlines
  • Denpasar : flights operated by Emirates
  • Shanghai : flights operated by Air New Zealand and China Eastern Airlines
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines and Air New Zealand
  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by China Airlines and Air New Zealand
  • Singapore : flights operated by Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand
  • Honolulu : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Santiago : flights operated by Latam Chile
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Auckland Airport : Kuala Lumpur

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Auckland Airport :

  • Sydney : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Latam Chile and Jetstar Airways
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways
  • Brisbane : flights operated by Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qantas and China Airlines
  • Nadi : flights operated by Fiji Link and Air New Zealand
  • Avarua : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways
  • Tahiti : flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui and Air New Zealand
  • Nuku'Alofa : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia
  • Nouméa : flights operated by Aircalin and Air New Zealand
  • Apia : flights operated by Olt Express Germany and Air New Zealand
  • Gold Coast : flights operated by Airasia X, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Auckland Airport : Perth.

Domestic flights from Auckland Airport :

There are 17 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways.

  • Wellington : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Christchurch : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Queenstown : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Hastings : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Dunedin : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Blenheim : flights operated by Air New Zealand
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Auckland Airport : .

Low cost airlines to Auckland Airport :

  • Christchurch : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Wellington : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways
  • Brisbane : flights operated by Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qantas and China Airlines
  • Hastings : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Sydney : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Latam Chile and Jetstar Airways
  • Dunedin : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Queenstown : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Auckland Airport: .

Christchurch International Airport : the airport has 427 flights per week. It is served by 7 airlines that offer 7 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates
  • Singapore : flights operated by Singapore Airlines

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Christchurch International Airport :

  • Brisbane : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Qantas
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways
  • Sydney : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia

Domestic flights from Christchurch International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways.

  • Auckland : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways

Low cost airlines to Christchurch International Airport :

  • Auckland : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways
  • Brisbane : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Qantas
  • Sydney : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia

Wellington International Airport : the airport has 364 flights per week. It is served by 5 airlines that offer 5 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Singapore : flights operated by Singapore Airlines

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Wellington International Airport :

  • Brisbane : flights operated by Virgin Australia
  • Sydney : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Qantas
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Qantas

Domestic flights from Wellington International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways.

  • Auckland : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways

Low cost airlines to Wellington International Airport :

  • Brisbane : flights operated by Virgin Australia
  • Auckland : flights operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
  • Sydney : flights operated by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Qantas

What to do in New Zealand

But there are many other interesting things to visit as Nelson Lakes National Park, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Kahurangi National Park, Arthur'S Pass National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park, Egmont National Park and Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.

Museums in New Zealand

In New Zealand on rainy days, go to the museum. We especially recommend Auckland War Memorial Museum, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch and Otago Museum.

Also be interested in Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Rotorua Museum, Waikato Museum, Elvis Presley Museum, Puke Ariki, Mtg Hawke'S Bay and New Zealand Olympic Museum. If you want to visit other museums, less known but no less interesting, here are some suggestions: Dowse Art Museum, Whakamana Cannabis Museum, Cobblestones Museum, Whanganui Regional Museum, Te Manawa, Lakes District Museum Arrowtown, Tairâwhiti Museum, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Nelson Provincial Museum and New Zealand Academy Of Fine Arts.

Places of workship in New Zealand

In New Zealand on rainy days, go to the workship. We especially recommend St Patrick'S Cathedral.

Natural parks in New Zealand

In New Zealand you can visit natural parks such as Fiordland National Park, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park.

Other natural parks are worth visiting, such as Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Kahurangi National Park, Arthur'S Pass National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park, Egmont National Park and Paparoa National Park.

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