The Best Cities to Stay in Auckland, New Zealand

Where to stay in New Zealand basically boils down into considering a couple of factors such as where you want to be and the types of accommodation you would like. It’s no surprise that New Zealand is a wonderful destination. It’s even made more unique because of its snowcapped mountain ranges and the kind of culture they offer. So if you are here for a vacation, here are some cities that you may want to stay in.

 Big Cities

 Everybody wants to stay in the city full of facilities like restaurants, supermarkets, gasoline stations, and business establishments.  Some of the best cities that will give you dozens of facilities include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown. However, take not that having a huge amount of facilities at your disposal is not everything. For example, Auckland is a big city so if you prefer to stay here, you need to be ready to deal with slowing you down.

 Small Town Neighborhood

Do you want something that feels a little homily? Well, New Zealand does have small cities that are not too remote. The traffic is less and although there are not too many facilities in place, it  offers just enough for traveling tourists. The Fox Glacier or towns on the Coromandel Peninsula is a great place to stay if you want some peace and quiet. Or you can opt for Greymouth, which is a perfect place for honeymooners.

Safe Havens

 Just like any other countries, New Zealand also has places that are considered as unsafe. Most of the cities have recorded high crime fatalities and increasing violence. So you might want to avoid staying in Northland, South Auckland or Hastings. But don’t get us wrong, these cities feel pretty safe. Hastings, for example, is a student city but if you want to avoid the stress of hearing news about someone getting robbed or assaulted, you might want to stay away from here.

Nature Haven

Although the south is somewhat not peaceful, there are many cities there that are good to stay. Blenheim for example is a great place to stay if you want near the harbor. Ashburton is also a quiet place to stay except for the noise coming from freight trains. Another city that will give you easy access to fast food and restaurants is, Queenstown. It also makes a great base if you want to tour around Arrowtown, Wanaka, and Central Otago.

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