New Zealand Holiday Packages

Getting More for Less with New Zealand Vacation Packages

Good New Zealand holiday packages will help you save money on transport, accommodation and activities, allowing you to make your budget go further. Let's look at the most important things to consider when looking at travel packages.

Flights

Airlines and travel agencies tend to offer travel packages that include flights and accommodation - some also include car rental.

One of these New Zealand vacation packages can save you some money if you are planning on staying in hotels or motels anyway, and sticking largely to the main cities.

However, if you want to get off the beaten path a bit more, these deals probably aren't going to be what you are looking for - you'll be better off buying flights separately and then looking for New Zealand holiday packages more suited to backpacker or self-drive holidays.

Tours

A variety of tour packages are available depending on what your goals and intentions are for your New Zealand vacation.

South Island road travel, New Zealand
South Island Road Tour

If you want to do a self-drive holiday, you can get motel or hotel discounts along with your car rental. Or if you prefer to be looked after, you can choose to join a guided coach tour to take you around the country.

Are you planning an adventure holiday? You can book a tour package that includes activities like bungee jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, and so on. By booking them together you'll spend less than you would if you were to simply pay for each one on the day.

You just have to ask yourself how much freedom you want to do your own thing, what your budget is, and what level of comfort you're happy with. There are New Zealand holiday packages to suit you, whatever your preferences may be.

Accommodation

Tourist accommodation in New Zealand runs the gamut from tents and Department of Conservation huts in the bush through to five star hotels in the city.

Again, if you want luxurious and comfortable accommodation you can book this in conjunction with flights and car rentals through a travel agency or airline. If you want to "rough it" in a campervan or tent, you're better off simply booking a camp site whenever you arrive at a destination for the night.

Keep in mind that taking a holiday in a motor home by no means equal to slumming it. There are plenty of rentals available with extras like a fridge, TV, toilet, and shower included.

Trasport Rentals

As you may have guessed by now, if you're planning on hiring a vehicle you'd be silly not to do so as part of a package. If you feel you can't live without certain creature comforts, a car hire plus motel accommodation package may be the ideal choice.

Or even a motorcycle rental may suit you, an increasingly popular way of travelling to enjoy the freedom of the open road.

But if you don't want to be in a certain place at a certain time, a campervan is always the best choice.

Honeymoons and Weddings

As well as being a popular destination for honeymoons, it's also possible to get married in NZ.

New Zealand Honeymoon

New Zealand Wedding

Activities

War Canoe, Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua, New Zealand
War Canoe, Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua, North Island

Local tourism businesses often link up together and offer New Zealand holiday packages discounts on each other's services and products. If you book multiple tours with the same company, always enquire about discounts - they'll usually be happy to knock a bit off, even if they don't have an official package. See my page on New Zealand discount travel.