Holiday parks or camp grounds are plentiful in New Zealand and are great places to stay. Holiday parks combine camping with comfort, allowing you to cook feasts, iron clothes and shower under hot water. Sleeping options range from basic bunk-lined cabins to tourist units with lounges, double bedrooms and en suites.
Urban holiday parks are also available as an economical and reliable option for families visiting big cities. They may or may not be near a beach, but they will certainly be handy to motorways. The Qualmark rating system includes coverage of holiday parks, so if security and cleanliness are on your list of essentials, you can rest assured. Find holiday parks and campgrounds on the AA Travel website
Backpackers and hostels
Backpacker accommodation is usually comfortable and reliable for a good night's sleep. Primarily geared towards younger travellers, backpacker accommodation in New Zealand is seen as a fun and sociable way to discover the country. Backpackers have an international flavour with a large number of backpacker visitors to New Zealand coming from Europe and North America. Find backpackers and hostels on the AA Travel website
Self-contained accommodation is a popular option for travellers - a home away from home. Motels are plentiful around New Zealand and are the ideal place if you want to see the country in relative comfort. Find motels on the AA Travel website
Bed & Breakfasts
If you like your home comforts you'll find B&Bs are the place to stay on vacation. Bed & breakfast accommodation ranges from family homes to chalet-type dwellings and through to luxury B&Bs, offering the best in facilities and service. Most include breakfast in their tariffs. Find B&Bs on the AA Travel website
Hotels and hosted accommodation provide levels of care for complete relaxation. For a break away where all your home comfort needs are met, these are ideal places to stay.
Accommodation ranges from pleasant rooms in country pubs to stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations. Guests are cooked for, cleaned up after and entertained. Hotels are convenient, usually sited in the centre of cities and towns. Find hotels on the AA Travel website
Holiday apartments are located throughout New Zealand from our main centres, where you can stay in a prestigious hotel or apartment building, to New Zealand’s most popular holiday spots. Usually close to local amenities, activities or natural attractions, apartment living makes planning your daily activities easy. Some holiday apartments are self-serviced, whilst others are serviced daily. Find apartments on the AA Travel website
Baches and holiday homes
Escaping to the bach has been a Kiwi tradition for generations. Baches – or ‘cribs’ as they are called in parts of the South Island - are perfectly situated for self-catering family holidays and weekend getaways.
You can choose from remote beach houses, historic rural retreats or luxury modern holiday houses.
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