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New Zealand Highlights November 2017

Solo Travellers 55 Years & Over
Monday 06 November – Tuesday 21 November 2017



 Hotel Name

Star Rating

Nights of Stay


 Quality Hotel Elms

4 star



 Heritage Gateway  Hotel

3.5 star



 Mercure Leisure Lodge

4 star


 Te Anau

 Distinction Luxmore Hotel

3.5 star



 Mercure Queenstown Resort

4 star


 Fox Glacier

 Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

3.5 star



 Ibis Wellington

4 star



 Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

3.5 star


 Bay Of Islands

 Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge

4 star



 Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

3.5 star



Quality Hotel Elms at 456 Papanui Road is ideally situated on the Northwest corner of the city offering easy access for out of town guest’s proximity to the airport for North Island and International guests, without the hassle of entering the central city.

The hotel offers stylish and comfortable accommodation that will suit those travelling pleasure, with a wide variety of room types to choose from,  The hotel has been designed to maximise the beautiful surrounds, living up to the expectations of being known as the garden city. The hotel’s beautiful rose garden offers the perfect relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a prestige Vivace coffee.

Set amongst landscaped gardens with views of the surrounding mountains, the Heritage Gateway Hotel is a peaceful place to stay. Featuring 98 comfortably furnished guest rooms, restaurant & bar.  All units include a full kitchen.  Enjoy views of the gardens and surrounding hillsides. 

Dunedin Leisure Lodge is nestled by the Dunedin Botanical Gardens and University of Otago, within easy walking distance of the City Centre and the Forsyth Barr Stadium, you will find a warm welcome awaits you. 76 spacious room and suites are available, all well-appointed with a range of features and all with either a balcony or outside patio area. 

Get away from it all, and escape into the serene surroundings of  Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Lake Te Anau before heading out to explore the world-famous beauty of Fiordland including Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. With its range of modern accommodation options, 2 on-site restaurants, FREE unlimited WiFi and excellent standard of service, the team at Distinction Luxmore Hotel will make your stay in Te Anau comfortable and enjoyable...

Conveniently located in the Te Anau town centre and after a multi-million dollar refurbishment, the 180 room Distinction Luxmore Hotel now offers guests a wide range of modern hotel accommodation.

Situated on a unique vantage point with breathtaking, majestic views over Lake Wakatipu & Remarkables Mountains.148 guest rooms with either spectacular lake or garden views. Facilities include a seasonal swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium, spa & sports storage room. Enjoy atrium views & superb cuisine at the Vista Restaurant. Relax in the Lounge Bar mezzanine for coffees, tapas and beverages. 

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is located within a unique world heritage area. The internationally recognised Westland World Heritage Park encompasses 2.6 million hectares of spectacular wilderness, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is just five minutes drive from Fox Glacier.

Located in Fox Glacier village, this recently refurbished three-star plus hotel is the ideal place to stay if you are here to see this remarkable attraction –  just three kilometres from the glacier car park. 

A multi-million dollar upgrade was completed in October 2016 that included all 51 guest rooms and ensuites, restaurant, bar and reception area. 

Ibis Wellington is in the heart of the city near the bustle of Lambton Quay and walking distance to Parliament, TSB Arena, Westpac Stadium and Te Papa. A 3.5 star hotel with 200 contemporary guest rooms, Ibis Wellington's quality and environmental commitments have been recognized with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation. Visit Vivant Restaurant and Bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner; situated on the ground floor. Limited secure parking is available at the hotel and bookings are essential.

The hotel’s central CBD location is ideal for leisure travelers who want easy access to the major sporting and cultural events, the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal and Wellington's popular waterfront restaurants and bars.

Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, Sudima Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua, and a great choice for business or pleasure. Adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa, Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens, the hotel is a short stroll from Rotorua's vibrant city centre, Convention Centre and the Energy Events Centre.

The Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is located in the stunningly beautiful Bay of Islands, a comfortable three and a half hours drive north of Auckland. This natural wonderland boasts fantastic beaches, nationally important historic sites, lush native vegetation and the best big game fishing the world has to offer. The hotel is just 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township. For the leisure traveller, the Autolodge Paihia is your gateway to this idyllic part of New Zealand.

This welcoming Auckland city hotel is centrally located, within easy walking distance of Queen Street shopping, Central Business District and Auckland University. Auckland's Viaduct Basin and Vector Arena are less than 10 minutes walk away.  All rooms are equipped with Sky TV, high speed internet access, air conditioning and the sound proofing of 'hush windows' and a balcony that offers spectacular seascape or city views.

Hotel descriptions are from the tour operator information and edited for inclusion on our website.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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