Hotel and Accommodation for a Weekend Away
What are the best places to visit with weekend away packages?
The New Zealand capital makes for a great city break when you book weekend away holiday packages. The city is teeming with eclectic shops, a diverse food scene, and craft breweries that serve as a cool contrast to the city’s rich historic and political cultures. Even though Wellington is a major city, it has a quaint feel and plenty of nature. The city centre sits on a harbour, and rolling green hills surround it. Some of the top things to see when you book weekend away packages to Wellington include Te Papa Museum, Zealandia, the iconic red cable car, and Mount Victoria lookout.
The Coromandel Peninsula is home to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches and rainforest. It’s a great go-to for water sports, including surfing, kayaking, snorkelling and diving, as well as lounging on the beach and hiking. Make your way around the Peninsula on the scenic Thames Coast Road, stopping off at different landmarks and attractions along the way. Some popular spots to visit on the Coromandel Peninsula include Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Karangahake Gorge. Make your way to the Coromandel by booking weekend away holiday packages into either Auckland Airport or Hamilton Airport. You can then rent a car and make the drive about 75 minutes’ north.
Book weekend away accommodation and flight packages to Queenstown for a few days of adventure. Queenstown and the surrounding area have some of the South Island’s most gorgeous landscapes and hiking trails. Visitors can trek in nearby national parks or mountains, try water sports on Lake Wakatipu or the Shotover River, or get their adrenaline pumping at one of Queenstown’s famous bungee jumps. Popular spots to visit in Queenstown include Bob’s Peak, the Remarkables, and Skippers Canyon. If you’ll be travelling in winter, you can also check out several ski resorts that are within reach of Queenstown.
What’s on in New Zealand over the weekend?
La Cigale French Market
Transport yourself to France by visiting Auckland’s La Cigale French Market, which takes place every Saturday and Sunday in the stylish Parnell neighbourhood. Market vendors sell local New Zealand products influenced by the tastes of France. Browse selections of French-style cheese, pastries, and jams. Then sit down with a freshly-brewed espresso and hearty French meal like beef bourguignon, baguette sandwiches, or savoury and sweet crepes. Take in the excitement of the market by booking a hotel and accommodation for a weekend away in Auckland.
Wellington Night Market
Head over to the bustling Cuba Street when you book weekend away accommodation and flight packages to Wellington. Every Friday and Saturday night, the popular shopping street morphs into a buzzing international food market. Taste cuisines of countries like Indonesia, Italy, India, and Morocco. Street performers and live musicians also add to the exciting energy of the Wellington Night Market. Book a CBD or Te Aro hotel and accommodation for a weekend away for easy access to Cuba Street.
Marlborough wine tastings
The Marlborough region is an excellent place to book weekend away holiday packages, not only because of its gorgeous scenery but also thanks to its world-class vineyards. The Marlborough is home to more than 100 cellar doors and is responsible for producing about 75% of New Zealand wine. Pop into a few vineyards to taste their wines, including Marlborough's famous sauvignon blanc. Of course make sure to designate someone in your group as driver for the day if you’re visiting Marlborough by car. Outside of wine tasting, the Marlborough is home to incredible restaurants, walking and cycling trails, and WWI and WWII history at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Spend a weekend exploring the Marlborough region by booking weekend away packages with flights into Blenheim Airport.
What is the best way to get around New Zealand over the weekend?
Start planning your next getaway with Webjet’s weekend away accommodation and flight packages, which feature great deals on airfares. Hiring a rental car is the best way to explore while holidaying on weekend away packages. Travelling on weekend away holiday packages means you only have about two days to fit everything in, and a car will give you freedom to see and do more without having to rely on public transport schedules. If you’re checking out hotels and accommodation for a weekend away in a major city, you may be able to visit many attractions on foot. However, a rental car still comes in handy to see places outside the city centre. If you book weekend away packages to Auckland, use a car to see the Waitakere Ranges and Piha Beach; if you head to Wellington, venture outside the city to the Kapiti Coast; or if you book weekend away holiday packages to Christchurch, take a day trip to Akaroa or Kaikoura. Rental cars are available to book through Webjet and can be picked up from cities and airports all across New Zealand.