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Holidays in New Zealand

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New Zealand Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most New Zealand hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your New Zealand trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in New Zealand

Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$167 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,143 reviews)

"A desk to work, a tasty breakfast and green tea in the room. Good TV channel choice too."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2021

Rydges Wellington
SkyCity Hotel
SkyCity Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$213 per night from 26 Feb. to 27 Feb.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,409 reviews)

"Great location. Close to shops and restaurants. Staff friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2021

SkyCity Hotel
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$137 per night from 13 Mar. to 14 Mar.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,121 reviews)

"Decent hotel accommodation in the heart of Wellington. Particularly enjoyed the Club Lounge."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2021

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
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New Zealand Holiday

Walk the ancient forests and glacier-carved mountains of this island nation and you’ll soon discover why movie directors and outdoors enthusiasts love "Aotearoa". With snow-capped peaks, primeval forests, and active volcanoes, New Zealand’s stunning natural diversity has played a staring role in movies like Avatar and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s not just movie directors who are drawn here; outdoors enthusiasts also come in droves to trek mountains, ski glaciers, abseil into limestone caves and experience white-knuckle rides down river rapids. With Maori society dating back over 700 years, and English settlement almost 200, Aotearoa, as New Zealand is traditionally known, is a place of diverse cultural riches too.

At the top of the North Island, discover the “City of Sails”, Auckland, then lose yourself in the fabulous Bay of Islands. Just to the south, the geysers and bubbling mud pools of Rotorua await. Visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village to learn how the Maori coexist with the unpredictable nature of the landscape. Near the North Island’s centre, hike through herb fields and forests near the active volcanoes of Tongariro National Park

New Zealand’s political and cultural capital Wellington, sits at the southern tip of the North Island. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, tour the city’s museums and galleries, and order a short black in Cuba Street, the city's bohemian enclave. 

From Wellington, it’s just a short ferry ride to the South Island. Explore the glaciers and lakes of the Mount Cook region or take a TranzAlpine rail journey though Arthurs Pass. If you’re into mountain biking or skiing, carve up the slopes around Queenstown, or saddle up for a multi-day adventure along the Otago Rail Trail. New Zealand is the birthplace of bungee jumping, so leap off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, or take a jet-boat ride through the swirling waters below. For a change of pace, paddle a sea kayak across the pure waters and silence of Milford Sound

Located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is a three-hour flight from Australia. Its major cities have direct connections to over 20 major cities worldwide.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a New Zealand holiday package cost?
Our New Zealand holiday packages, which begin from just , are an ideal way to save. Select your favourite hotels, flights and more to create your dream trip.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my New Zealand holiday package?
You sure can, and we’re here to help. You may be able to change or cancel your New Zealand holiday package for free if you booked in the last 24 hours. However, you may incur a fee from your airline, hotel or car rental company if you booked more than 24 hours ago. If life throws you a curveball, take a look at our Customer Service Portal for further information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to New Zealand?
Just imagine all the fun things you could do in New Zealand with a spare $200. If you combine your flights and hotel into a holiday package, you could save as much as that! You have a wealth of choice when you book with Expedia. In fact, you can choose from more than 400 air carriers and 1 000 000 hotel options throughout the world. Whether you’re holidaying with the whole family or surprising your special someone, organising a getaway to New Zealand is better with a package.
Where should I stay in New Zealand?
You can’t beat Auckland, with popular landmarks like Sky Tower and Kelly Tarltons Underwater World to discover. Or, if sights like Mona Vale and New Brighton Beach are more your thing, Christchurch is the place for you.
What are the top hotels in New Zealand?
M Social Auckland and Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport know how to make their guests feel at home in Auckland. If you also plan to explore Christchurch, check out Sudima Christchurch Airport and Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch. Both are very popular with travellers.
When is the best time of year to visit New Zealand?
If your definition of “best” means when you’ll land the best deals, pack your bags and head for New Zealand in June. In contrast, February is the most expensive month to plan a getaway. Peak season falls in January, March, February and is an exciting time to visit — but be prepared for bigger crowds and longer queues. August, November, October is usually a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my New Zealand holiday?
Reserving your spot early with Expedia means one less thing to worry about. Most air carriers advertise prices up to a year in advance. This is usually the cheapest time to book. If circumstances have left you booking late, incredible deals to New Zealand sometimes emerge a few weeks before departure.
What does an Expedia New Zealand travel package include?
With Expedia, you can choose any combination of hotels, car rentals and flights to build your perfect New Zealand package. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on the fun things like activities and tours. Don’t forget, the more you bundle, the more cash you’ll save!
What should I know before booking a New Zealand travel package?
So many places to go, so many things to experience. With a travel package, you’ll be able to afford more of them. Bundle your flights, rental cars and hotels and make big savings.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later New Zealand holiday packages?
Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, holiday makers booking via Expedia can now pay for their flights, hotels and more in simple installments to make things more affordable. Book Now, Pay Later and start planning your dream getaway today!
Can I choose my airline with a New Zealand Expedia holiday package?
Yes, the choice is all yours. We offer more than 550 airlines around the world, so you can tailor your New Zealand escape according to your travel preferences.