7 Valuable Tips in Saving on your New Zealand Trip

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New Zealand is known for its amazing mountain views, amazing wildlife, amazing beaches making this Maori Culture Destination, a dream come true for many adventure travelers.

However, let us warn you, this doesn’t come cheap. So we decided we wanted to share with you 10 valuable tips on Saving on your next New Zealand Holiday trip…

 

Keep in mind, that by the time you step foot on New Zealand soil, up till the point you leave, you will be spending.  So instead of you spending cluelessly, we are here to help you save a few coins here and there.

Here are our 7 Valuable tips in Saving on your New Zealand Trip

1) Pre Booking!  

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New Zealand’s seasons are pretty weird.  What I mean by weird, I mean, if you are looking for planning a summer vacation, then best choice is to book your ticket for December.   We have summer up to February. Great time to check out our beautiful beaches.  No we are serious!    If you are looking for a quiet time in New Zealand, then you should either plan your trip for  Spring or Fall. Tourism is down during that time.

For the Skiing fans out there, you should plan your trip to Queenstown.

2) Cut New Zealand In Half.

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New Zealand is pretty big. Don’t let the “island” look trick you.  This island is huge!    So if you either coming for more than two weeks, you should then take your time planning for both the North Island and South Island. It would be a shame if you didn’t enjoy each to the fullest.  If you are on a budget, then this is the best way to tour New Zealand.  Concentrate at one are at a time.  This will save you money.  We promise!

3) Find the Best Deals

We suggest you look around for great deals. Follow us on Facebook, or any of our social media profiles so you can find out on great deals on air fair tickets.   Air fair is pretty expensive due to the New Zealand’s remote location.

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Check out Trip Advisor’s main page to get info on great air fair deals. While you are at it, you can read our review on Trip Advisor. We were voted Travelers Choice Awards, with great reviews. If you are planning your trip, keep us informed so we can pick you up ourselves.

4) Paper or Plastic?  

We suggest bringing your Visa, Mastercard or whatever Plastic you like. New Zealand accepts all plastic, everywhere. Restaurants, hotels, and shops all take plastic.

5) Tipping . Its ok if you don’t tip. Its not customary in New Zealand, so save your money!  notip

 

6) Choosing the Right Touring Guide.  

You could easily spend on hundreds of dollars, on tours, excursions and entrance fees, particularly if your New Zealand bucket list includes pricey once-in-a-lifetime activities like bungy jumping or helicopter flight-seeing.

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If your budget hurts just thinking about it, we advise you to ask us. We are experts in this category since we have our own touring transportation service you can use as well.  (www.Supercare4u.com) for more info.

7) Drink from the tap.  No need to waste money on bottled water. Our water in New Zealand is drinkable.

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 We hope you enjoyed our article on our 7 tips on how you can save on your next New Zealand trip!  

 

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Tourism Growth for New Zealand

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are involved in the accommodation industry in Auckland. Latest Tourism reports show total visitor spending in New Zealand grew by 11 per cent to $7.1 billion in the past year, driven by strong growth from the United States, Germany and China.

Financial figures for the year ending in June showed visitors increased their spending by $800 million.These figures are based on results from approximately 8900 visitors departing New Zealand airports.

The results showed there was a significant increase in total spending by visitors from the United States, up an estimated 53 per cent from the previous year to $773m, and Germany, up 63 per cent to $375m. Spending by visitors from China rose 26 per cent to $912m, as visitors moved from lower value short shopping trips to longer stays.

But how to tap the Chinese Market is still a challenge. At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , we accommodate a percentage from that FIT market , but tapping into the Chinese Tour Market is still difficult ….or impossible !

Spending by Australians fell 4 per cent to $2.11b.
And business spending tumbled by 22 per cent from $585m to $459m.

Tourism is still strong tho. Although we found it to be quiet for accommodation in the month of July , August shows improvement . Next week we have the All Blacks playing Australia at Eden Park. Full House at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast.
Go Black !

More Cruise Ships to Arrive in Auckland

Auckland will be having a boost to its economy with more cruise ships to arrive in Auckland. Last year at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we had numerous arrivals with travelers arriving for pre and post cruise accommodation .

Statistics show that each arrival delivers an estimated $1 Million to the local economy in accommodation, dining, transport and shopping, as well as crew expenditure, supplies and port charges.

The cruise industry contributed $310 million to New Zealand’s economy in 2013, with $115.5 million going to Auckland. The industry has gone from being worth $63 million to $115.5 million to Auckland in the past five years.

New Zealand’s cruise market has increased every year over the past 5 years and will further buoyed by another two operators increasing their visits. Last year, 89 cruise ships visited Auckland bringing in 162,000 passengers and crew.

P&O is doubling the number of cruises operating from Auckland over the next couple of years and extending its season.This year, during its May to June season, it offered eight cruises. It will add two extra cruises and the season will run from April to June next year.

This is further good news for the Tourism Industry in New Zealand.

 

Auckland's top Restaurants offer Terrific food, served with great charm and efficiency in a smart but probably somewhat informal atmosphere.

Brief overview of upcoming events in Auckland City

A short walk from Eden Park makes us the perfect destination for all their sporting fixtures.