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Fitzherbert Castle Motel
Fitzherbert Castle Motel
8.8 Excellent
124 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,208 reviews
8.8

Fitzherbert Castle Motel offers a comfortable setting when in Palmerston North. It also provides a beauty centre, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
7.9 Good
2 Leonard Isitt Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
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17.2 km from city centre, Auckland, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 9,883 reviews
7.9

Conveniently located minutes from Auckland Airport, the hotel provides comfortable accommodation in Auckland. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
7.8 Good
9-11 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 2,149 reviews
7.8

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside provides modern 4.5-star accommodation in Rotorua. It features a day spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and a sauna.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
9.0 Excellent
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Auckland, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 690 reviews
9.0

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Auckland. It provides views of Waitemata Harbour, and features a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Ibis Budget Auckland Central
Ibis Budget Auckland Central
7.0 Good
20 Wyndham Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Auckland, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 4,646 reviews
7.0

Conveniently located, Ibis Budget Auckland Central offers easy access to Auckland's best sightseeing areas. This modern hotel is an ideal base for exploring the local vineyards as it is set in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

Nesuto Celestion
Nesuto Celestion
8.0 Excellent
Auckland, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Auckland, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,612 reviews
8.0

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 4.5-star property makes for an excellent base in Auckland. It also offers indoor tennis courts, an indoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

The Sebel Quay West Auckland
The Sebel Quay West Auckland
7.9 Good
8 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Auckland, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 449 reviews
7.9

Conveniently situated, The Sebel Quay West Auckland offers easy access to Auckland's main hot spots. This modern hotel is an ideal choice for exploring local vineyards as it is set in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
5.7 Okay
102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Auckland, New Zealand 
OkayBased on 2,103 reviews
5.7

Within a two minute walk of Sky Tower, Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is set in the heart of Auckland. This historic hostel is an ideal base for exploring local vineyards as it is situated in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

New Castle Motor Lodge
New Castle Motor Lodge
7.8 Good
18 Ward Avenue, Rotorua, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 1,148 reviews
7.8

Situated in Rotorua, New Castle Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, highchairs and a beauty centre.

ibis Wellington
ibis Wellington
8.0 Excellent
153 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Wellington, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 4,440 reviews
8.0

Ibis Wellington offers contemporary accommodation in Wellington and is a short walk from Lambton Quay Cable Car Station. It also provides laundry facilities, a swimming pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Quest Auckland
Quest Auckland
8.3 Excellent
Auckland, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Auckland 

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Auckland. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

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Parkside Hotel & Apartments Auckland
Parkside Hotel & Apartments Auckland
8.2 Excellent
100 Greys Ave Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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1.3 km from city centre, Auckland 

Conveniently located, Amora Hotel Auckland allows for easy access to Auckland's popular tourist attractions. This chic property is an ideal base for discovering the local vineyards as it is set in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

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Star Victoria Serviced Apartments
Star Victoria Serviced Apartments
9.3 Excellent
Auckland, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Auckland 

Within a two minute walk of Skycity Auckland and Sky Tower, Star Victoria Serviced Apartments is located centrally in Auckland. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool.

4
Vr Takapuna
Vr Takapuna
9.1 Excellent
1 Beresford Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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3.2 km from city centre, Auckland 

VR Takapuna provides 5-star accommodation in Auckland. This luxury property is an ideal choice for discovering local vineyards as it is located in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

5
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
9.3 Excellent
445 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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1.8 km from city centre, Napier 

Pebble Beach Motor Inn is set in Napier and is close to local attractions, such as Marineland of New Zealand and Mclean Park. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
8.9 Excellent
11 Bolton Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Wellington 

Located a short walk from Lambton Quay Cable Car Station, Sofitel Wellington is an ideal base while in Wellington. It is moments from Bolton Street Memorial Park, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
8.8 Excellent
396 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Auckland 

Conveniently situated, Four Points by Sheraton Auckland allows for easy access to Auckland's main sightseeing areas. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Bobs Hostel
Bobs Hostel
7.4 Good
Cnr Tuwharetoa & Tongario Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Taupo 

Set on the shores of Lake Taupo, Bob's Hostel provides comfortable accommodation and features luggage storage and laundry facilities. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

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Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
5.7 Okay
102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Within a two minute walk of Sky Tower, Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is set in the heart of Auckland. This historic hostel is an ideal base for exploring local vineyards as it is situated in the Greater Auckland Wine Region.

C$ 11
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Choice Backpackers
Choice Backpackers
7.1 Good
10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Choice Backpackers offers easy access to Auckland's popular tourist attractions. Only a short stroll from Queen Street, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

C$ 12
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Bobs Hostel
Bobs Hostel
7.4 Good
Cnr Tuwharetoa & Tongario Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Set on the shores of Lake Taupo, Bob's Hostel provides comfortable accommodation and features luggage storage and laundry facilities. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

C$ 15
Avg. per night
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
7.2 Good
4 Fort Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Auckland hostel is located just a short walk from Queen Street and Sky Tower. It is situated in close proximity to plenty of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

C$ 15
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City Garden Lodge - Hostel
City Garden Lodge - Hostel
6.9 Good
25 St Georges Bay Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre,  

City Garden Lodge is set in Auckland and is close to nearby landmarks, including Holy Trinity Cathedral. It also offers a concierge, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

C$ 19
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Haka Lodge Auckland
Haka Lodge Auckland
8.5 Excellent
373 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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1.7 km from city centre,  

Within a two minute walk of Karangahape Road, Haka Lodge Auckland is centrally situated in Auckland. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

C$ 19
Avg. per night
Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
7.0 Good
65 Wellington Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Freemans Backpackers provides a comfortable setting when in Auckland. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

C$ 22
Avg. per night
Naumi Auckland Airport
Naumi Auckland Airport
8.8 Excellent
153 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Naumi Auckland Airport is located in Auckland and offers free Wi-Fi. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel features comfortable 5-star rooms and a bar.

C$ 23
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Hotel prices in North Island

2 stars or below

C$ 43 - C$ 259

Base Auckland

#1 Most popular

C$ 259
Avg. per night
Jucy Snooze

#2 Most popular

Jucy Snooze
7.7 Good
C$ 58
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Kiwi International Hotel

Best value

C$ 43
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3 stars

C$ 47 - C$ 147

Econo Lodge City Central

#1 Most popular

C$ 76
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Ibis Budget Auckland Airport

#2 Most popular

C$ 83
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No. 9 Hotel

Best value

No. 9 Hotel
8.1 Excellent
C$ 47
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4 stars and up

C$ 23 - C$ 310

Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments

#1 Most popular

C$ 241
Avg. per night
Stamford Plaza Auckland

#2 Most popular

C$ 247
Avg. per night
Naumi Auckland Airport

Best value

C$ 23
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in North Island

About North Island

A traveller’s paradise, New Zealand’s North Island is an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan cities, vibrant Maori culture and stunning natural scenery. It’s a remarkably versatile place, where travellers can sip on craft cocktails in Auckland or Wellington one day, and explore active volcanoes the next.

When it comes to natural beauty, the North Island boasts the kind of scenery that made Lord of the Rings location scouts go weak at the knees. The island is literally bubbling with volcanic thrills, with highlights including Mt Tarawera, Mt Ngauruhoe, Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park. During the winter months, volcanic alps like Mt Ruapehu are a hotspot for skiers and snowboarders. Venture further afield, and places like Coromandel Peninsula serve up wild surf and gorgeous beaches.

The North Island is big, and the best way to soak it all up is by renting a car or motorhome. Public transport options are great in urban hubs like Auckland and Wellington, with long-distance buses and coaches also an option for those who’d rather let someone else do the driving.

New Zealand’s Maori culture runs deep, and there’s no better place to experience it than on the North Island. The country’s indigenous people account for a much higher percentage of the population and prefer to call New Zealand by its native Maori name, Te Ika-a-Māui. Opportunities to experience Maori culture are abound, with “hangi” feasts, traditional songs and fearsome “haka” war dance performances eternally popular with tourists.

North Island travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in North Island?

    When visiting North Island, consider checking out Auckland, Wellington, and Rotorua as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in North Island?

    One of the most popular hotels in North Island is Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments, which has been reviewed by 1,288 users and currently has a rating of 8.7/10. Other top-rated locations include Stamford Plaza Auckland and Hilton Auckland, which have received 8.8/10 and 8.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.