Accommodation Information

Outlined below are the types of accommodation options you can expect to find throughout New Zealand.

Accommodation options are displayed in alphabetical order.

Accommodation Options

Bed and Breakfast
An overnight boardinghouse with breakfast.

Beach Resorts
A seaside resort is a resort located on the coast. Where a beach is the primary focus for tourists, it may be called a beach resort.

Camping Grounds and Parks
A site where people on holiday can pitch a tent, use caravan accommodation or rent a small bach/holiday house.

In modern usage, a cottage is a dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi-rural location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities).

Farmstay is a form of tourism and/or study abroad program that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family in a more rural area.

Holiday Homes
Vacation property is a niche in the real estate market dealing with residences used for holiday vacations.

Homestay is a form of tourism and/or study abroad program that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family.

Offering travelers lodging, meals and other services.

Offering sole occupancy of a room which typically consists of a bedroom and attached ensuite.

Motor Homes and Caravans
A self-propelled, completely self-contained vehicle that contains all the conveniences of a home, including cooking, sleeping, and permanent sanitary facilities and in which the driver? area is accessible in a walking position from the living quarters.

Skiing Resorts
A ski area is a developed recreational facility, usually on a mountain or large hill, containing ski trails and vital supporting services.

A house, are larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast.

Qualmark Ratings

Qualmark New Zealand Limited is New Zealand tourism's official quality agency. It is a government and private sector partnership between Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand Automobile Association. Qualmark licenses professional and trustworthy New Zealand tourism businesses to use the Qualmark 'tourism's official quality mark' to help international and domestic travellers select places to stay, things to do and ways to get around.

Qualmark was established in 1993 and is backed by leading tourism industry associations. At Qualmark, we have a fully integrated system for assessing all accommodation, transport, activities and services to ensure that they deliver world-class visitor experiences.


This information is as displayed on the official Qualmark website, which you can visit by clicking here.

Rating System - 1 to 5 scale rating

Rating: 1 of 5

Acceptable. Meet customers minimum requirements. Basic, clean and comfortable accommodation service.

Rating: 2 of 5

Good. Exceeds customers minimum requirements with some facilities and services.

Rating: 3 of 5

Very good. Provides a range of facilities and services, achieving good to very good quality standards.

Rating: 4 of 5

Excellent. Consistently achieves high quality levels with a wide range of facilities and services.

Rating: 5 of 5

Exceptional. Among the best accommodation services available in New Zealand.

Applied For

Indicates that the a property has not yet been assessed and/or the grade has not been finalised.

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