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Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park
Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park
8.3 Excellent

6.1 km from city centre, Whanganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 335 reviews
8.3

Located in Wanganui, Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park is within a 20-minute drive of Wanganui Airport and offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna. It has a spa, as well as laundry facilities, a library and an outdoor pool.

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
7.9 Good

17.2 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

GoodBased on 9,252 reviews
7.9

Conveniently located minutes from Auckland Airport, the hotel provides comfortable accommodation in Auckland. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
7.8 Good

0.8 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

GoodBased on 2,013 reviews
7.8

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside provides modern 4.5-star accommodation in Rotorua. It features a day spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and a sauna.

Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Gisborne Show on map

ExcellentBased on 593 reviews
8.4

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 4.5-star property makes for an excellent base in Gisborne. It also offers a swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and a playground.

M Social Auckland
M Social Auckland
9.3 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,538 reviews
9.3

Overlooking the vibrant Princes Wharf, M Social Auckland offers chic 4.5-star accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. It features a modern fitness centre as well as a range of services, including a 24-hour reception, express check-in and check-out and also valet parking at an additional cost.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
9.0 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

ExcellentBased on 655 reviews
9.0

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Auckland. It provides views of Waitemata Harbour, and features a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Ibis Budget Auckland Central
Ibis Budget Auckland Central
7.1 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

GoodBased on 4,522 reviews
7.1

Conveniently located, Ibis Budget Auckland Central offers easy access to Auckland's best sightseeing areas. This modern hotel is an ideal base for exploring the local vineyards as it is set in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

Seagulls Guesthouse
Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 914 reviews
8.8

Seagulls Guesthouse is located in Tauranga and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. A short stroll from Bay Oval, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator, a kitchenette and wireless internet access.

Citylife Wellington
Citylife Wellington
8.6 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Wellington Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,136 reviews
8.6

This modern Wellington hotel is situated within a 10-minute walk of Lambton Quay Cable Car Station. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
5.7 Okay

0.5 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

OkayBased on 2,063 reviews
5.7

Within a two minute walk of Sky Tower, Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is set in the heart of Auckland. This historic hostel is an ideal base for exploring local vineyards as it is situated in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

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Quest Auckland
Quest Auckland
8.3 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Auckland. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

2
Chantillys Motor Lodge
Chantillys Motor Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Taupo Show on map

Situated in Taupo, Chantillys Motor Lodge is an easy drive from Waitahanui and offers a beauty centre, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. This motel is set in the heart of the town.

3
Coromandel Top 10 Holiday Park
Coromandel Top 10 Holiday Park
8.7 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Coromandel Show on map

Featuring an outdoor heated pool, Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park & Motels is situated in Coromandel and offers modern accommodation. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.

4
Wairakei Resort Taupo
Wairakei Resort Taupo
8.1 Excellent

6.7 km from city centre, Taupo Show on map

Situated in Taupo, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Taupo Airport and offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool. Those staying at the property have access to a beauty centre, a sauna and squash courts.

5
Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
8.8 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Conveniently situated, Four Points by Sheraton Auckland allows for easy access to Auckland's main sightseeing areas. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

6
Bobs Hostel
Bobs Hostel
7.4 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Taupo Show on map

Set on the shores of Lake Taupo, Bob's Hostel provides comfortable accommodation and features luggage storage and laundry facilities. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

7
Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland
8.4 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Providing views of Auckland, Hilton Auckland is situated close to a variety of nightlife destinations and treats guests to an outdoor pool. This elegant hotel is located in Auckland CBD.

8
Novotel Auckland Airport
Novotel Auckland Airport
8.8 Excellent

17.8 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Novotel offers 4-star accommodation in Auckland, just moments from Auckland Airport. This elegant hotel is an ideal base for exploring local vineyards as it is situated in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

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Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
5.7 Okay

0.5 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Within a two minute walk of Sky Tower, Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is set in the heart of Auckland. This historic hostel is an ideal base for exploring local vineyards as it is situated in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

$7
Avg. per night
Fort Street Accommodation
Fort Street Accommodation
5.9 Okay

0.2 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Located in Auckland CBD, this hostel is a short stroll from Queen Street. It is surrounded by a variety of nightlife spots and is within a five-minute walk of Auckland Ferry Terminal.

$8
Avg. per night
Lodge in the City - Hostel
Lodge in the City - Hostel
5.9 Okay

1.0 km from city centre, Wellington Show on map

Lodge in the City is set in Wellington and is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as the National War Memorial, the St. James Theatre and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. It is moments from Cuba Street, eateries and nightlife options.

$11
Avg. per night
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
7.2 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Auckland hostel is located just a short walk from Queen Street and Sky Tower. It is situated in close proximity to plenty of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$11
Avg. per night
Bobs Hostel
Bobs Hostel
7.4 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Taupo Show on map

Set on the shores of Lake Taupo, Bob's Hostel provides comfortable accommodation and features luggage storage and laundry facilities. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

$12
Avg. per night
Choice Backpackers
Choice Backpackers
7.1 Good

0.7 km from city centre, Auckland Show on map

Conveniently situated, Choice Backpackers offers easy access to Auckland's popular tourist attractions. Only a short stroll from Queen Street, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

$13
Avg. per night
Rainbow Lodge - Hostel
Rainbow Lodge - Hostel
8.3 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Taupo Show on map

Strategically located in the heart of the town, this 4-star hostel makes for an ideal base in Taupo. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

$13
Avg. per night
Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo
8.5 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Taupo Show on map

Situated in Taupo, Haka Lodge Taupo is within easy driving distance of Waitahanui and offers a lake, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. It is located in the heart of the town, within a short drive of Huka Falls.

$13
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in North Island

2 stars or below

$8 - $56

Lodge in the City - Hostel

No. 1 most popular

$11
Avg. per night
Fort Street Accommodation

No. 2 most popular

$8
Avg. per night
Queen Street Backpackers

Best value

$11
Avg. per night
3 stars

$7 - $64

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport

No. 1 most popular

$64
Avg. per night
Airport Garden Inn

No. 2 most popular

$60
Avg. per night
Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
$18
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$13 - $214

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

No. 1 most popular

$214
Avg. per night
Novotel Auckland Airport

No. 2 most popular

$130
Avg. per night
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
$13
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in North Island

About North Island

A traveller’s paradise, New Zealand’s North Island is an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan cities, vibrant Maori culture and stunning natural scenery. It’s a remarkably versatile place, where travellers can sip on craft cocktails in Auckland or Wellington one day, and explore active volcanoes the next.

When it comes to natural beauty, the North Island boasts the kind of scenery that made Lord of the Rings location scouts go weak at the knees. The island is literally bubbling with volcanic thrills, with highlights including Mt Tarawera, Mt Ngauruhoe, Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park. During the winter months, volcanic alps like Mt Ruapehu are a hotspot for skiers and snowboarders. Venture further afield, and places like Coromandel Peninsula serve up wild surf and gorgeous beaches.

The North Island is big, and the best way to soak it all up is by renting a car or motorhome. Public transport options are great in urban hubs like Auckland and Wellington, with long-distance buses and coaches also an option for those who’d rather let someone else do the driving.

New Zealand’s Maori culture runs deep, and there’s no better place to experience it than on the North Island. The country’s indigenous people account for a much higher percentage of the population and prefer to call New Zealand by its native Maori name, Te Ika-a-Māui. Opportunities to experience Maori culture are abound, with “hangi” feasts, traditional songs and fearsome “haka” war dance performances eternally popular with tourists.

North Island travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in North Island?

    North Island has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its most favoured locations, like Auckland, Wellington, and Taupo.

  • What are the best hotels in North Island?

    Queen Street Backpackers (7.2/10 from 1,213 reviews), Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (9.0/10 from 655 reviews), and Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (7.4/10 from 3,878 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in North Island.