All of New Zealand's major tourist destinations
have ample hotels to offer, but for some, staying at one
of the New Zealand resorts is the way to go. Most
New Zealand resorts offer comfortable and spacious rooms,
while at the same time providing a list of fun activities
to enjoy. There are so many great places to vacation
in New Zealand, so choosing the right resort for you will
depend on the kind of trip you have in mind. For
fun in the sun, the New Zealand beach resorts are the
way to go. Skiers, climbers, and fresh-air lovers
will take to the mountains to enjoy a New Zealand resort
getaway. Anglers will have a terrific time staying
at one of the New Zealand resorts that offer fishing
trips, and for those who like things plush, the New Zealand
luxury resorts are sure to please. There really
isn't a bad time to come to New Zealand, and with
a list of great resorts to choose from year round, planning
your resort getaway is easy as can be.
Many visitors to New Zealand seek out the beautiful city of Queenstown, if not for its mountain setting, then for its wealth of adventures. Skiing, golfing, sightseeing, and so much more can be enjoyed in Queenstown, and you'll find some very nice New Zealand resorts here. Among the more renowned is the Millbrook Resort, which is located a bit closer to Arrowtown. You're just 20 minutes and a complimentary shuttle ride from all the dining, entertainment, and atmosphere of Queenstown, and the resort itself is a destination all its own. Millbrook certainly deserves to be placed among the New Zealand luxury resorts, as you'll enjoy the full experience here. From the spectacular spa facilities, to the grand golf course, you'll not want for more. This place has it all, not to mention views to die for. Another great South Island destination is Christchurch. Just like Queenstown, this a nature and adventure-lover's paradise. In and around the Christchurch area, there are some great New Zealand resorts to consider.
There are a lot of good Christchurch
hotels to pick from, including the Peppers Clearwater
Resort. This well-priced 5-star resort is set on
trout-filled lakes, and they even have fly fishing guides.
Tennis and cycling are other activities you can enjoy
at the Peppers Clearwater Resort, and there are some nice
walking tracks on the grounds. If you want to get
downtown to enjoy the Christchurch museums and attractions,
it's just a 15-minute drive for those with rental
cars. Peppers also has a downtown-bound shuttle
that makes a series of daily runs. Less than an
hour from Christchurch, the Terrace Downs High Country
Resort is one of the more affordable New Zealand luxury
resorts. You're close to Mount Hutt here if
you want to go skiing, and the Terrace Downs has one of
the country's top golf courses. Throw in the
fact that the rooms are spacious, modern, and super comfortable,
and you have a winning combination. Most of the
New Zealand resorts qualify as New Zealand luxury resorts,
as they generally provide great rooms, and a high level
of service and satisfaction.
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to stay
at one of the New Zealand resorts to enjoy a remarkable
experience, however. Those who are looking for an
excellent blend of nature and adventure in New Zealand
might consider heading to Karamea. Quite isolated,
Karamea is found on the northern west coast of the South
Island. Here, the affordably-priced Last Resort
offers a stay that can be packed with intriguing experiences.
Enjoy a guided tour at the Honeycomb Cave systems, or
book a helicopter ride for some exceptional views.
Renting a mountain bike for a day is an excellent way
to explore Karamea and the surrounding area. On
the far northern side of the North Island, the Auckland area is certainly a popular tourist destination.
Close to Auckland, you'll find a winner among the
New Zealand beach resorts. The Puka Park Resort
is also one of nicer New Zealand luxury resorts, offering
private chalets that are worth every penny. Guests
can get here by way of plane or helicoper from both Auckland
and Hamilton, and once you touch down at Pauanui Beach,
it's just a 3-minute, courtesy-car ride to your
chalet. North of Auckland, the Bay
of Islands offers a wonderful collection of New Zealand
beach resorts, such as the Eagles Nest. Found in
the town of Russell, the Eagles Nest is part luxury resort,
part bed and
breakfast, and part vacation rental, among other things.
If you had to use one word to sum this place up, it would
have to be sublime. Those considering staying at
one of the New Zealand resorts should also look into the
numerous New Zealand lodges.