$99 - $180
|CHEAPEST CITY IN NEW ZEALAND||Christchurch||21% cheaper||Hotels in Christchurch are the cheapest in New Zealand at just $99 per night on average|
|MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN NEW ZEALAND||Franz Josef Glacier||31% more expensive||Franz Josef Glacier has the highest priced hotels in New Zealand with rooms averaging $180 per night|
|MOST POPULAR CITY IN NEW ZEALAND||Queenstown||77% more users visited||More momondo users search for hotels in Queenstown than any other city in New Zealand|
|Low Season||October||cheapest month to stay|
|High Season||January||most expensive time to stay|
|20%||expected price decrease|
|23%||expected price increase|
$100 - $160
|Highest day of week||Sunday||is the most expensive day of the week to book|
|Cheapest day of week||Tuesday||is the cheapest day of the week to book|
|$135||is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day|
|$105||is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day|
Although New Zealand has great cities to call home, coastal cities provide the idyllic setup for those looking to stay around for a while. You may choose Auckland for its lovely harbors, vastness, and proximity to numerous volcanic cones. Alternatively, you may stay at Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington, or New Plymouth. Most of these cities boast a well-established transport network with efficient means of transport such as buses, trains and private or rental cars. A city like Wellington makes it easy for you to get around since it features a walkable, compact city center from its outer suburbs. Top New Zealand hotels include Kimi Ora Eco Resort, Sudima Christchurch City, and Rainforest Retreat. You can also find cheap hotels in New Zealand, especially if you choose to stay in the outskirts of the major cities like Dunedin, Nelson, and Napier.
Dubbed as a top adventure city in New Zealand, Queensland welcomes you into the world of skiing, white water rafting, and bungee jumping. You can also witness the breathtaking sight of this city while aboard a gondola on your way to Bob’s Peak. Keep in mind that all these are paid attractions, so it’s advisable to change your currency into the local one for easy transactions. Waiheke Island is another popular attraction thanks to its countless tropical paradise of sandy beaches and vineyards, which are available free of charge. Indoor attractions in New Zealand include the panoramic view at the Sky Tower, a tour of the Art Gallery, and the War Memorial Museum in Auckland. Nasery Indoor Curling Rink, Dunedin Ice Stadium, and Queenstown Ice Arena offer endless indoor ice-skating opportunities in summer at a small fee. Book hotels in New Zealand such as Haka Lodge in Auckland, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers in Wellington, and Arena Motel to be able to access top attractions easily.
You can catch a live show or be part of the street performance at Wellington Night Market or watch a memorable performance at the opera house. In Christchurch, you can enjoy more music performances, comedy, and magic at the Darkroom. Make sure to book hotels like The Dwelllington to have easy access to Wellington and Christchurg's nightlife. The foods you are likely to find in restaurants like the Grove (Auckland), Tatsumi (Queensland), Jano Bistro (Wellington), and Arbour (Marlborough) are seafood, fish and chips, Maori hangi, Kumara chips, cheerios, meat pies, hokey-pokey ice cream, New Zealand cheese, and Maori bread. Popular drinks include flat wine, which is associated with New Zealand's coffee culture, delicious lemon fizz, also known as Lemon & Paeroa, Marlborough sauvignon blanc, craft beer, Lewis Road Creamery flavored milk, and the sweet-tasting pure spring water.
If learning history and other cultures are part of your outdoor adventure, then Rotorua in New Zealand is a place to be. It was the filming location of some really famous fantasy films. Wellington is another city where you can learn about New Zealand's history, with Te Papa getting you closer to the national museum. The museum's display provides New Zealand's stories touching biological, cultural, and geological heritage. You can also visit the iconic Cable Car Museum and Space Place located at Carter Observatory to have a view of the planetarium at affordable rates before winding your trip with a walk in the Botanical Garden. You can book hotels in the city like the Southern Comfort Motel. The Art Gallery in Tauranga City is another paid attraction where you can view both international and natural exhibitions. Museums and art galleries are busy between November and March during the peak tourist season and lowest between June through October.
Visiting New Zealand in June would make for the least expensive trip at just $51 per night on average. To save on your trip, avoid planning it during March, as this is the most expensive month on average.
There is little doubt that travelers enjoy various cities in New Zealand, but the majority of travelers who visit New Zealand tend to spend the most time in Auckland.
Our data shows that hotel rooms in Lake Tekapo are about 39% more expensive on average than hotel rooms in the rest of New Zealand, with a nightly rate of $136.
If you are traveling to New Zealand on a budget, plan to stay in Auckland which boasts the lowest average hotel room cost in the country. Charging about 70% lower than the country’s average, hotel room rates in Auckland are typically around $14 per night.
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
11 Bolton Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Apple Motor Inn
409 Railway Road, Hastings, New Zealand
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Christchurch, New Zealand
1135 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
The Quadrant Hotel & Suites
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland, New Zealand
Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
2 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Queenstown, New Zealand
Trinity Wharf Tauranga
51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga, New Zealand
Beach Front Motel Napier
373 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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