Let's talk about our accommodations in New Zealand end of this month. InsyaALLAH. Currently, I'm struggling and forcing myself to study since my professional exam is just around the corner. And guess what I did...NOTHING!
Regarding this trip, I would say this isn't a budget and cheapest trip for those who are looking for budget trip. The reason is that I'm bringing my 3 friends and this is their first trip to a place which is quite far from our beloved country and we gonna doing on our own. No travel agents, No luxury accommodations, No restrictions, and whatsoever No! Hahaha... Besides that, I'm trying to organize a trip that we are going to stay at different types of accommodations which are available in New Zealand. For example, motel, hostel, holiday houses, farm house and etc. This has resulted our budget for accommodations is quite high. But, it is no harm to try right?
Let me list down places or accommodations that we are going to spend a night or more during our trip to New Zealand soon.
1. Christchurch Top 10 Holiday Park
39 Meadow Street, Papanui
PO Box 5178
2. Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Parks
2 Lakeside DriveLake Tekapo, New Zealand
3. Chancarla Farm Park Motel
65 Halfway Bush RoadRD 1, Dunedin
4. Asure Amber Court Motel
Jill and Craig De Bettoncor
68 Quantin Drive, Te Anau,
Fiordland, New Zealand
5. Lake Front Apartment
327/343 Frankton Road,
Oaks Shore Apartment,
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
6. Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
2902 Franz Josef Highway,
7. YHA Auckland International
5 Turner Street
Auckland City, New Zealand.
These are our accommodations for our trip for almost 10 days. I have booked and emailed them regarding our reservations. If i'm not mistaken, all of these do not required any deposits to be paid upfront. What they need is just our confirmation by requiring our credit card number. They won't charge any payment. I also informed them that I'll be paying all the payments by cash instead of credit card.
Since we are going to have roadtrip in South Island, New Zealand. I decided to rent a car from a car rental company available in New Zealand. There are a lot of companies available. The rate is also different among others, so, you need to do a lot of research and decide which one offers the best rate. I opted for Shoestring Car Rentals. This is quite a small operated company but from the reviews i received from my friends who tried their services. This company offers the cheapest rate compared to others. I chose family wagon and the rate quoted is the cheapest. You can compare the rate among Herts, Omega and etc.
Till then guys. See ya!