12 Day Northern Wonderland GPS Tour

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

This lovely hotel is perfectly situated close to the village, open-air hot pools, the rainforest and the famous Franz Josef Glacier.

There’s a really good restaurant and bar, guest laundry, and there’s also a luxury Spa at the Te Waonui Forest Retreat just around the corner. All rooms are conveniently situated on the ground floor and facilities include free wifi, bar fridge, tea and coffee, quality linen and toiletries.

This New Zealand owned and operated hotel is rated Qualmark Silver so your comfort is assured, with friendly staff always on hand to help.
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Breakers B&B, Greymouth

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Breakers B&B, Greymouth

Breakers is a boutique-style B&B offering true NZ hospitality, peace and privacy.

Situated on the beachfront just north of Greymouth on the amazing West Coast, this location offers fabulous panoramic views over the Tasman Sea.

Breakfast includes fresh fruit, farm-fresh eggs, smoked salmon and local ham - their eggs benedict and homemade pancakes are legendary. Homemade pizza / antipasto platter arealso available for guests not wishing to head out to the local pub or restaurants.

Just a short ride away are the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks with their amazing blow-holes and wildlife walkways.
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Scenic Hotel & Te Waionui Retreat Franz Josef Glacier

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Scenic Hotel & Te Waionui Retreat Franz Josef Glacier

This hotel is perfectly situated close to the village, open-air hot pools, rainforest and the famous Franz Josef Glacier.

There’s a really good restaurant and bar, guest laundry. The Te Waionui Forest Retreat boasts a Spa and rooms set amongst rainforest trees.  All rooms are conveniently situated at ground level and facilities include free wifi, bar fridge, tea and coffee, quality linen and toiletries.

Whether you are staying at The Scenic or Te Waionui, your comfort is assured, with friendly staff always on hand to help.
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Rydges Latimer Christchurch

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Rydges Latimer Christchurch

This super 5-storey modern hotel is perfectly situated in the city centre just a short walking distance to Cathedral Square and many of Christchurch's hot-spot attractions.

However it is positioned next to scenic Latimer Square providing more peace and quiet than those centred amongst the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

There's free unlimited WIFI throughout and this hotel has a great steakhouse restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening there's always a great atmosphere at the Bloody Mary's Bar. 
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Peppers Bluewater Hotel

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Peppers Bluewater Hotel

This great single-storey hotel is perfectly situated just across the road from beautiful Lake Tekapo and the small village with its open-air hot pools, restaurants, bars, gift shops, activity centre and crazy golf.  With on-site restaurant, bar and laundry facilities, everything you need is here.

Parking is easy and flat,  and rooms are villa/apartment style for your comfort.

With breaktaking views of the mountains and lake wherever you look - you can be forgiven for thinking you have arrived in paradise! 
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Heritage Court, Oamaru

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Heritage Court, Oamaru

Your unit at the Heritage Court is spacious and set back from the road in a quiet location, just a few minutes by car or bike to the centre of town and the famous Little Blue Penguin Colony. 

Furthermore they are all on the ground floor making access really easy, with ample parking in front of your room so that you can admire your bike! 

There's a great little restaurant too for dinner and breakfast.  Add free wifi and you have yourself a great stop-over!
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Larnach Castle, Dunedin

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Larnach Castle, Dunedin

What a great experience to stay at Larnach!  Dating back to 1871, the castle is perched high up on the peninsula with spectacular sea views and nestled amongst 35 acres of award-winning gardens.  There's a cafe on-site and each evening a banquet dinner is available for guests in one of the great dining halls.

Entry to the castle is free for guests and very interesting with a rich and colourful history. The adjacent themed, heated en-suite Lodge rooms have free wifi, tea & coffee making, fridge, hairdryer etc. The breakfast and laundry room are in the historic Stables next door. 

 
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Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill

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Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill

This is Invercargill's premier hotel, with an indoor heated pool, sauna, spa, beautiful gardens and guest laundry.  The hotel has a great tavern-style atmosphere with several on-site restaurants and bars.

Access is superb, the car-park is flat,  and the hotel is a single-storey complex. 

Rooms are spacious, modern with excellent facilities such as free wifi, private ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, flat screen TV, SKY TV, iron and ironing board, complimentary internet and access to all hotel facilities. 
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Lakefront Lodge

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Lakefront Lodge

Lakefront Lodge is, well as it says, almost right on the lake!  This modern up-market motel really does offer superior accommodation, and we love the bike-friendly hosts, so much so that this is better than a top hotel! 

With free unlimited wireless internet, and spacious rooms all with ranch-sliders leading out to your own patio, you won't want to leave this little piece of paradise.

With a bit of luck you will be able to eat your in-room continental breakfast on one of the picnic tables in the sunshine.
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Earnslaw Lodge, Queenstown

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Earnslaw Lodge, Queenstown

Imagine your own room overlooking a lake in the most beautiful place on earth.  Look no further, because Earnslaw Lodge boasts just that and you won't be diappointed.  There's free safe and secure parking and 1G free wifi available daily - woo hoo! 

We love this place and unlike most of the other hotels in town, it's low-rise and just a short walk to the wharf and township, and commands one of the best locations around for sure. 

There's a small restaurant and bar on-site and with great hosts the whole feel of this place will make you feel right at home. 
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Punakaiki Resort Hotel

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Punakaiki Resort Hotel

Punakaiki Hotel is  situated in a most dramatic location of the West Coast, right on the beach where you can search for shells, driftwood, or roast marshmallows on an open-fire. 

The restaurant and bar is a fabulous place to drink and dine if the sky is clear as they provide sunset views to die for.  The hotel is a five minute walk to the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, cafe, and info centre. 

Your spacious, modern studio unit will overlook the ocean and at night the lapping of the waves will hopefully lull you to sleep.  Excellent flat parking.
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Trailways Hotel, Nelson

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Trailways Hotel, Nelson

This award winning central city hotel is right on the river and we've always found the staff here so friendly. Trailways is locally owned with a real Kiwi flavour about it, providing an authentic experience. 

There's a restaurant, bar, and a small swimming pool. 

No high rise here, all hotel facilities are all at ground level.  All rooms are stylish with a contempory look, there is nothing not to like about this place!  

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Donegal House, Kaikoura

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Donegal House, Kaikoura

Decidedly different and with a lively tavern-style informal atmosphere, you'll have a great time here with the locals at this homely Irish Inn.

Set amongst pretty gardens and overlooked by the Kaikoura mountains, all 29 ground floor en-suite rooms enjoy great views across the gardens to the mountains.

There's a large communal deck where everyone can get together over a cold beer and a traditional meal. The beach, township and 'whaleway station' are all just a few kilometers away.
 
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Commodore Hotel, Christchurch

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Commodore Hotel, Christchurch

Situated just a few minutes away from Christchurch airport, this Qualmark Gold 4.5 Star hotel is independently owned, offering guests a unique service experience.  Attention to detail is superb with a high class atmosphere throughout the hotel.

There's a sunny resort-style courtyard for cocktails before enjoying a superb meal at Patterson's restaurant. 

With other facilities such as 24 hour free shuttle to and from Christchurch airport, rental vehicles on-site,  heated pool, sauna, spa and tennis court, what more could you ask for!  
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Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch

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Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch

This privately owned hotel is perfectly situated close to the city centre and botanical gardens and stands out from the crowd with it's white pavilions-style frontage. There's complimentary WI-FI, and all 92 guest rooms are modern and very well appointed.  Jimmy's Restaurant & Bar provides the perfect spot to meet up, designed with motorcycle and classic vehicle enthusiasts in mind, with al fresco dining and an excellent menu ranging from a tender steak to vegetarian options.
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Leisure Lodge Hotel, Dunedin

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Leisure Lodge Hotel, Dunedin

The Dunedin Leisure Lodge is a 4-star hotel in landscaped grounds overlooking Dunedin's Botanic Gardens, and  a short ride to the 'Octagon' at the centre of the city.  This single-story hotel has excellent flat, easy parking, restaurant and bar.  Many of the hotel rooms flow out from a patio onto the gardens, providing a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Designed for comfort and space, rooms are full of all the modern conveniences you would expect - Sky TV, mini-fridge, private en-suite bathroom with high quality towels and toiletries.
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Distinction Hotel, Te Anau

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Distinction Hotel, Te Anau

What a fabulous hotel, with a light and airy feel with big windoes overlooking  beautiful Lake Te Anau on the edge of Fiordland National Park.  This 4* Qualmark hotel boasts restaurant, bar, spa, guest  laundry, and a good sized open-air swimming pool surrounded by pretty gardens.  the spacious rooms are extremely well appointed with tasteful furniture, bar fridge, air-conditioning, quality linen, modern en-suite facilities, and luxury toiletries.
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Millennium Hotel, Queenstown

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Millennium Hotel, Queenstown

The Millennium Hotel commands a prominent position in the centre of Queenstown but away from all the noise. Theres a restaurant, bar, gardens, under-ground car-park, and all the facilities that you'd expect from a good hotel.
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Hanmer Springs Retreat

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Hanmer Springs Retreat

The Hanmer Springs Retreat enjoys multiple benefits, the most important of which is the Five Stags Pub and Restaurant next door.  The motor-lodge style accommodation allows you to park your bike outside your spacious unit and the hosts are extremely helpful. It's just a 10 minute walk to the village centre and open-air thermal hot springs.
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Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel

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Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel

Natural stone walls and a cosy lounge creates a wonderful country ambience when you enter this hotel. Situated in the quiet country town of Twizel, this hotel boasts a comfortable restaurant and bar, and is the perfect spot for exploring Mount Cook and the famous Mackenzie Region. Hotel rooms are spacious with excellent facilities and views of expansive lawns across to the Southern Alps. 
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Cotswold Hotel, Christchurch

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Cotswold Hotel, Christchurch

Heartland Hotel Cotswold is located just minutes walk from the Christchurch Casino, boutique shopping and only 15 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport. All 76 Rooms feature Sky TV, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, telephone & internet access. Fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool, 24-hour reception, guest laundries, valet laundry & dry cleaning, room service & tourist information & booking services are available.
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Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

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Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

With its range of modern hotel accommodation options, 2 on-site restaurants, free unlimited WiFi, complimentary guest car parking and an excellent standard of service, the team at Distinction Luxmore Hotel will make your stay in Te Anau comfortable and enjoyable. Conveniently situated just a few steps away from beautiful Lake Te anau, restaurants, bars and shops.
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Scenic Suites Queenstown

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Scenic Suites Queenstown

Scenic Suites Queenstown provides one of the most sought after locations for Queenstown hotels. The hotel’s elevated position gives fantastic views of the Southern Alps and over Lake Wakatipu. It’s hard to go past Scenic Suites Queenstown with its convenience and quality of four-star apartment style accommodation. The shared lobby area of the Scenic Suites Queenstown and Heartland Hotel is also home to The Hillside Brasserie and The Lobby Bar.
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Heartland Glacier Country Hotel, Fox

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Heartland Glacier Country Hotel, Fox

Spectacular wilderness and unique landscapes surround the Heartland Hotel Glacier Country. Situated  just under 5km from the Fox Glacier car park, it is the ideal location to base yourself the explore this special part of the country. Take advantage of free WiFi and the delicious Sir William Fox Restaurant and Bar. A multi-million dollar upgrade was completed late 2016 that included all guest rooms and ensuites, restaurant, bar and reception area. Heartland Hotel Glacier Country looks forward to welcoming you to this very special corner of the world.

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Distinction Hotel Christchurch

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Distinction Hotel Christchurch

This newly built hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Christchurch City and boasts excellent facilities and services.  Just a short walk away you will find the botanical gardens, museum, art gallery, Tram stop, and the Christchurch Cathedral is opposite the hotel. Excellent restaurants and bars are also on your door step, so with this hotel you can't go wrong!  
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Brydone Hotel Oamaru

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Brydone Hotel Oamaru

Made from beautiful white Oamaru limestone in 1881, this traditional New Zealand hotel has been lovingly restored to an excellent standard and boasts fine features from the Edwardian era. Enjoy true Kiwi customer service  with  onsite restaurant and bar.  A short walk will take you to the famous Edwardian Heritage precinct, the Steampunk HQ, and the quaint harbour where, at dusk, Little Blue Penguins come home to roost
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White Morph Hotel Kaikoura

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White Morph Hotel Kaikoura

Included in the revered Heritage Hotel Collection, the White Morph is an apartment-style facility situated on The Esplanade and commands the perfect position overlooking the Pacific Ocean. . Breakfast can be taken 'al-fresco' at the hotel's adjacent restaurant. Within walking distance is the 'Whale-way Station' and Kaikoura's high street with its sea-food restaurants and bars. Just a short ride away is Fyffe Quay, home to lazy seals and good walking tracks along the cliffs and beach.  
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Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs

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Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs

This gorgeous old lady is surrounded by trees and gardens and has been lovingly restored over the years to provide an ambience of elegance and style. There's a good restaurant, bar and lounge, and its just a two minute walk to the famous open-air thermal hot pools. Grab your togs and a towel and enjoy!  
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