The 10 best places to stay in New Zealand

We know that everyone – including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key – loves a good Top 10, so we took a look through the more than 15,000 accommodation reviews on Travelbug and dug out the ten top places to stay. We used a combination of the number of reviews, the review percentage from the last 12 months and the number of bookings (and some secret sauce calculations), so these places are both popular and highly-rated, like Daniel Carter. Read more…

5-star hotels versus backpacker hostels

Back in the “tink” days (two incomes, no kids), it was 5-star accommodation all the way baby! A lot of my friends chose to backpack their way around the world and for them it was a great option, they got to meet lots of new people and experience things that you would only if you were willing to go with the flow – all on a shoestring. But I’ve always been quite accustomed to my creature comforts and fortunate enough to be able to support my high maintenance preferences.

Eagles Nest, Russell

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