When you’re travelling, we know the importance of being comfortable each night and we think a little luxury from time to time isn't too bad either. Imagine waking up in the alpine wonderland of Mount Cook National Park, or falling asleep to the sound of the Tasman Sea breaking on the beach in Punakaiki. We’ve handpicked all of the accommodation on our tours, many are places we've been visiting for years and have come to know the owners as friends. Here's a selection of some of our favourite places you'll stay on our Small Group Escapes, these are all places we know well and have hand picked after decades experience so rest assured, you're in good hands.

Copthorne Omapere - Hokianga Harbour

Located on the shores of the magnificent Hokianga Harbour and with panoramic views out to towering golden sand dunes, a night at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga is a special highlight. This is the place that Kupe, the famous Polynesian navigator, returned to his Polynesian home after discovering Aotearoa. Enjoy an early-morning stroll along the beach – literally right outside your room – and soak up the slower, more relaxed pace of life that the Northland region is known for.

  • On-site Restaurant and Bar
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Outdoor Solar-Heated Swimming Pool
  • Laundry on site
Views of the Hokianga Harbour from a room at the Copthorne Omapere

Novotel Lakeside - Rotorua

Situated on the serene shores of Lake Rotorua offering a relaxing environment with unsurpassed views of the lake. The central location, with wonderful facilities, means it is an easy walking distance to many local attractions, including cafés, bars and restaurants.

  • Lake views from every room
  • In house thermal baths
  • Lakeside walks and Ohinemutu Māori Village nearby
  • Laundry on site
Views of Lake Rotorua from a room at the Novotel Lakeside Hotel

Chateau Tongariro - Tongariro National Park

This national icon was built in the 1920s and served as a hospital for recovering airmen after World War II, everyone in New Zealand knows ‘The Chateau’.  The grandeur of the interior is only surpassed by the surroundings, you’re in the heart of Tongariro National Park and Mt Ruapehu, the North Island’s highest peak, is right there.

  • Spend the night in a World Heritage Area
  • Walks and views right out the door
  • Restaurant and bar on site
  • Laundry on site
The Chateau Tongariro hotel and Mt Ruapehu

The Bolton - Wellington

In the heart of Central Wellington lies the Bolton Hotel, a stylish and modern five-star property that’s the perfect base from which to enjoy our capital city while touring New Zealand. Located within walking distance of the city's world-class restaurants, famous sights and waterfront. Home to some famous New Zealand art and a great little library and bar, perfect for some downtime.

  • On-site Restaurant and Bar
  • Fully Equipped Gym and Heated Swimming Pool
  • Laundry on site
Views of Wellington from a room at the Bolton Hotel

Edgewater Resort - Wanaka

This is the only hotel in Wanaka right on the watefront as our guests have been discovering and enjoying for many years. From the moment you arrive in your room, be inspired by the grand panorama of snowy peaks and tranquil waters laid out before you. Gaze out to this special vista from your private balcony or patio. After a day spent touring New Zealand, the spa and sauna facilities located in the hotel offer a great way to relax.

  • On-site Restaurant and Bar
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Spa and Sauna
  • Laundry on site
Guest relaxing in room at the Edgewater Resort in Wanaka

Punakaiki Resort - Paparoa National Park

Wake up to the waves breaking on the beach, just meters from your room at the Punakaiki Resort. Designed with the local environment in mind, this property is flanked by lush, emerald-green rainforest, offering an overnight experience that’s totally in harmony with nature. This four-star accommodation lies a short walk from the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes and offers a delicious dining experience. Celebrate your New Zealand tour with dinner overlooking the coastline on-site at Jacob’s Grill Restaurant.

  • On-site Restaurant and Bar
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Laundry on site
Views of sunset over the Tasman Sea from a room at the Punakaiki Resort