Top Cities for Travellers visiting New Zealand

Here are the top three cities to stay in, if you are thinking of visiting New Zealand for the first time.


Rotura is located on the North Island and is well known for its geothermal activity. Warm geysers and mineral water spas have travellers from all over the world flocking to the city, to see what it’s all about. Rotura is known to be a place of tranquillity, and relaxation, for body and mind. Accommodation can be affordable, and there is a good variance for all budgets, and travellers, from hostels to luxury resorts.


If the South Island is more your thing, Christchurch is one of the most beautiful cities around. With mountains on one side, and the vast Pacific on the other, nature calls here. There is adventure galore in Christchurch. A lot of accommodation features activities such as zip-lining, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) excursions, etc., which allows for tourists to experience the landscape of the South Island.


Rated among the top cities to visit in the world, Auckland should be on everyone’s bucket list. From the dazzling waterfront views to the hustle and bustle of the city, Auckland has something for everyone. Tourists and visitors can take a short, but sweet, boat ride to the nearby islands or visit some of the famous vineyards and wineries. There are also some great volcanoes for the more adventurous.

Regarding accommodation; if you are on a tighter budget, there are many great hostels in the centre of these cities, or more spacious, and affordable, hotels on the outskirts. Transportation to bordering cities is not an issue; for example, it is easy to access Auckland from towns like nearby Ellerslie. If you have a bigger budget, there is some gorgeous luxury accommodation, including penthouse suites, with skyline views, and lavish amenities. There is something for everyone.