The days may be cold in winter but the manaakitanga (the traditional Māori word for hospitality) is always toasty warm across Aotearoa New Zealand. There are so many amazing ways to get out and explore the country these school holidays, but we think one of
Kia ora! Here is a list of school holiday and term dates for 2019. Plan your trips, getaways and short breaks and book your accommodation at ChoiceHotels.com to get the best value.
School Term Dates
Start: 28th January 2019
End: 12th April 2019
Autumn School Holidays
Easter is the perfect opportunity for one last family getaway before winter sets in.
Planning ahead is important when travelling in New Zealand at this time of year. Make sure you have all the supplies you need as many shops are closed on Good Friday and
What's your idea of the perfect summer escape? Chances are New Zealand has a destination to match. From exquisite gourmet food and wine regions to cultural hotspots and areas of extraordinary natural beauty, the possibilities for a summer sojourn are endless
With an average flying time from Australia's East Coast of just three hours, a visit to Auckland on New Zealand's North Island makes the perfect short break escape. If you have just a couple of days to explore, here's a suggested itinerary
New Zealand is renowned for having a wondrously cold climate, idyllic winter snowfall and some of the best mountains and ski locations in the whole world. So when the heat hinders and the cold comes you’ll want to make the most of New Zealand’s beautiful
There’s nothing better than a weekend getaway to a beautiful vineyard. Luckily, we’re blessed with awesome New Zealand wineries that make an afternoon of tasting an all too familiar reality. Here are our picks for some of the best from around the country. After a
The art of creating fusion cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand, with chef’s combining different foundations of culinary traditions to form new and exciting recipes. No, we’re not talking pineapple on pizza here – it’s all about being innovative and creative. Asking yourself
If you ever find yourself in Auckland with a day or two to spare, why not jump in the car and take a short road trip drive to somewhere out of the ordinary! From the majestic falls of Whangarei to deep sea fishing in Tutukaka,
Besides being one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, Aotearoa is also home to some pretty sweet bars. Whether it be from domestic or international tourism, or locals enjoying a refreshing ale, the country’s nightlife has certainly stepped up in recent years.