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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Wealthy Tourists

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are involved in a campaign of building and renovation. We are installing a Bay Window onto the front room and hanging new wallpaper in various rooms. The window was saved from a building that was destroyed in the Christchurch earthquake. It’s our little bit of saving a piece of Christchurch history….

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New Zealand v Australia - Bledisloe Cup Showdown

It’s game day at Eden Park Saturday 23rd, August 2014
The World Champions ; the All Blacks , play Australia in the second Rugby Test for the Bledisloe Cup.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we have the FULL house sign up. The energy levels around the neighbourhood are high. The Buzz surrounding the game is fun to watch . Kick off is 1935 tonight.

Go Black ….

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 !

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