If you would like some extra time to explore either Auckland or Christchurch at the start or end of your tour then we can easily add some extra nights. On the New Zealand Discovery we use Rydges Hotel Auckland or the Heritage Hotel Auckland and in Christchurch, the Chateau on the Park or the Novotel Cathedral Square but if you would like another option then please do not hesitate to ask.
Rydges Hotel - Auckland [4 Star]
A refreshing haven from the bustle of downtown, Rydges Auckland has the heart of the city at its front door. The hotel's close proximity to the centre of the city makes it ideal for both business and leisure. Just seconds away from the hotel is SkyCity Casino and convention centre offering a wide choice in entertainment, dining and gaming options. The jewel in Auckland's skyline, the 328m tall Sky Tower is also only seconds away.
A short stroll is Auckland Viaduct harbour offering a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants along the picturesque waterfront. For those looking for nightlife we are close to the action in the city and If you are visiting Auckland for a concert or event Vector Arena is just minutes away.
Stamford Plaza - Auckland [5 Star]
The Stamford Plaza Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Auckland and just a short walk to Queen Street with its shopping and fine dining.
All of the hotels stylish and sophisticated air-conditioned guest rooms come with a 40-inch satellite TV, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities while the luxurious bathrooms come with plush bathrobes, slippers and guest toiletries.
Facilities at the hotel include a heated indoor pool and fitness centre which offer unrivalled views of the harbour and the city. There’s a 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning, a lobby bar and two restaurants, Knights On Albert Restaurant is open daily for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner while the Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant is an elegant and theatrical Japanese restaurant with interactive dining. A daily High Tea is also available at the hotel from 11.30 until 16:00.
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch [4 Star]
Set amongst 5 acres of peaceful gardens with a private vineyard, Chateau on the Park is one of Christchurch’s leading accommodation choices with 193 beautifully appointed guest rooms – suitable for corporate, families, individual travellers, or groups. It is just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Christchurch. It is only 20 minutes’ walk through Hagley Park to Christchurch City centre, or located just minutes from the CBS Arena, Westfield Riccarton and the Addington business district. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and pool.
Novotel Cathedral Square - Christchurch [4 star]
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is perfectly located in the centre of Christchurch and in the very heart of Cathedral Square. It features 154 spacious rooms with a contemporary design and double glazed windows, plus a 120 seat restaurant, and a bar. The Novotel Christchurch is a very short walk to the Christchurch business district as well as many of the city’s entertainment options.
Facilities at the hotel include a 24 hour reception desk, room service, lift, bar and restaurant, a currency exchange and a gym.
Rooms come with either a king bed or two doubles, tea/coffee making facilities, coffee machine, mini bar, fridge, phone, radio, television, in house movies and Wi-Fi.