Saturday 25 May 2013
Budget-priced and well-located New Zealand hostels are all over the country. By staying in a hostel you can save money on both your bed and the cost of eating and drinking as most hostels feature fully-equipped kitchens and you can bring drinks back to enjoy the outside areas.
Of course, hostels welcome everyone but choosing one specifically gay-friendly can be more fun for you. They’re famed for their sociable atmosphere and informed staff who will help you to make the most of the area. Staying in a gay-friendly hostel is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who could become lifelong friends and provide someone to explore the city with.
Another benefit of gay-friendly hostels is that the rooms have a variety of set ups so they can suit all group sizes from single rooms to dorms for 16 and everything in between. They’re the ideal way to create a friendly base from which to explore New Zealand.
|Waipu: Dragon Tree Lodge|
Dragon Tree Lodge - discover exceptional accommodation for gay men hosted by Ian & Philip. We are located near Waipu just 100 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge: a perfect weekend getaway.|
Comfortable king and twin ensuite rooms. Price includes full breakfast with eggs from our chickens. Relax in our hydrotherapy spa and enjoy the stunning view of Bream Bay. Only 15 minutes from popular Uretiti Beach.
Dinner available by arrangement, and we welcome friendly dogs too. It's a fabulous place to unwind.
Find out more: www.dragontree.co.nz or email us: Dragon Tree Lodge
|Nationwide Transport: Ritchies|
Need a ride to the Pink Ball, to Gay Ski Week, to summer camping, to the Gay Festivals or any other event then call Ritchies for a quote. Perhaps you need airport transfers organised or you want to experience our amazing luxury Party bus with full bar and facilities or you need a safe ride home after the clubs on The Night Rider – check out our website, get in contact and we will help you.
Ritchies Transport have modern buses of all sizes and for all occasions to transport you, your friends, your club, organisation or your family and work colleagues comfortably and safely. Our gay-friendly, family owned and managed company, employs many Gay and Lesbian people and is a true New Zealand success story built up over 70 years. In fact we have 900 buses throughout New Zealand and even in Sydney. So leave the cars at home, relax and enjoy the ride with Ritchies at half the cost!
Find out more: www.ritchies.co.nz
|Auckland: Palm Beach Bungalows - Waiheke Island|
Romance at it best. 'Something this good should be illegal'|
Tucked away at Palm Beach is a very special place with five beautiful and unique fully self contained bungalows. Seductive in design, colour and quality furnishings our concept is perfect for couples touching love. Totally gay friendly.
|Auckland: Umoya Lodge|
Set atop Mount Rataroa, just one hour's drive south of Auckland towards the Coromandel, sits Umoya Lodge. This remote and idyllic luxury lodge draws its name from the Zulu word 'umoja', meaning soul, spirit and breath.|
True to its name, this is a place of absolute tranquility, breathtaking scenery and luxurious escapism.
Address: 30 Rataroa Rd, RD3, Pokeno. Ph: (09) 232-7636
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.umoyalodge.co.nz
|Waihi Town: Clarke Lodge|
Stylish Villa in the middle of old Waihi Township, gateway to Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, this stylish, luxurious refurbished Villa offers privacy whilst being just a few minutes from all local amenities and attractions: shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs, Waihi Beach, fishing, Martha Mine, Karangahake Gorge and Waitawheta Valley, hiking tracks. Harley Davidson tours, off road motorbike tours, downhill dirt boarding and wineries.
Our four superb rooms with Queen or single beds and patio, garden or feature outlooks accommodate up to 8 people in surprising comfort. There is a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen, a separate lounge, two bathrooms, a laundry and a private fenced garden with a BBQ. We offer Sky TV, a DVD/CD player and a connection for your i-pod/phone. There is off-street parking for at least 4 cars and a lock up for bikes. Linen and towels, an iron and hair-driers are provided.
Your hosts: Sonja and Robert Scarth
74 Moresby Avenue. Waihi Township 3641
Phone: 07 863 7982 Mobile: 027 602 9902
Website: www.clarklodge.co.nz Email: Clark Lodge
|Coromandel Peninsula: Whitianga|
Within the Bays is a purpose built luxury B&B on a private road with magnificent views over Mercury Bay. The Bay View room has the additional luxury of remote controlled curtain and lights, the Bush View room has direct access to pristine native bush. We also cater for the less able traveller.|
Excellent restaurants, cruises, fishing trips; all within an 8 minute drive. Or book a helicopter flight departing from our lawn.
Please visit www.withinthebays.co.nz for more info and availability.
49 Tarapatiki Drive Whitianga 07 866 2848 or 021 178 7778
|Raglan: Our Beach House (Waikato)|
High quality holiday accommodation near Raglan's famous surf beaches.|
Enjoy magnificent sea views, tranquil bush views, the sound of the rolling surf, in a relaxed rural setting. Close to ocean beaches and the world famous Manu Bay surf point break.
Your choice of accommodation, two bedroom house at $160 per night, or a two bedroom apartment at $120 per night. Fully furnished, full cooking facilities, barbeque, SKY TV off street parking.
16 Upper Wainui Road Raglan. Website: www.ourbeachhouse.co.nz
Contact: Andy & Mary Ann or Diane & Brent (07) 825 8011
|Raglan: Waoku Lodge, Whale Bay (Waikato)|
Raglan's premier luxury lodge with stunning panoramic views over the Tasman. Intimate, private and discrete, offering the ideal place for that special ocassion.|
Four two-bedroomed lodges named and themed after the elements - Ahi, Whenua, Matangi and Moana - each ideal for couples, but can comfortably accommodate up to four persons. Guests may choose meals served in the intimacy of your lodge, or outside on the private decks. Whenua and Moana each have a private spa-pool.
We offer an on-site massage therapist, surfing lessons, equipment hire and activity weekends including kayaking, walking, gliding and fishing. Cafe culture, art galleries and funky shops are just a ten minute drive.
Phone: 07 825 7072
Email: email@example.com Website: www.waokulodge.co.nz
|Rotorua: Lake Lodge B&B|
Old charm with a modern twist! Luxury quality accommodation at an affordable price. Located in the heart of Rotorua close to the lake, the city centre and all major attractions.|
Comprising of 6 luxuriously appointed rooms; 4 with ensuite. Quiet location and off-street parking. Private hot pool. Sky TV and own theatre room. Our in-house chef serves a range of continental breakfast options as well as other superb meals by arrangement.
Features: Panoramic views of central Rotorua, Close to Rotorua lake-front and all major attractions, 1 Minute walk to CBD, Theatre room, Laundry facilities, Hot pool, Opposite Rotorua Hospital, Close to Kuirau park.
Address: 1024 Rangiuru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-348 5189 Fax: +64-7-348 5188
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lakelodgebb.com
|Waitomo: Waitomo Caves Hotel|
A great city break!
Classic charm & faded grandeur
Fine a la carte dining
Old gardens & country views
Terrace bar & Grand Ballroom
Conferencing & functions
Cave tours & stuff to do!
Ph: 64 7 878 8204 or local 0800 100 317
|Napier: Cornucopia Lodge|
This self contained luxurious cottage in the Hawkes Bay is the perfect place to relax, enjoy and explore what the region has to offer. The lodge caters for a maximum of 4 guests and is privately located on a 3 acre property with various fruit and nut trees. A sumptuous breakfast is included and a 3 Course Gourmet Dinner (including local wines) can be arranged. |
Address: 361-363 State Highway 5, R.D.2, Eskdale, Napier. Phone: (06) 836-6508
Email: email@example.com Website: www.cornucopia-lodge.com
|Havelock North: Ngatahi Lodge private men's retreat|
Beautiful Ngatahi Lodge private men's retreat in sunny Hawke's Bay. The quiet of the country yet five minutes to town. Perfect as a base for exploring Art Deco Napier and Hastings, world class wineries and beaches. Escape to our romantic paradise and relax in the spacious lounge, courtyard or clothing optional gardens. Perhaps an evening
around the outdoor fireplace and a soak in the spa. All rooms have internet access, quality beds and linen. Fresh breakfast provided.
Gay owned and operated.
|Greytown: Country Bliss Cottage (Wairarapa)|
Set amongst mature tress, Country Bliss Cottage (circa 1890)
is within strolling distance of shops and cafes, yet still
enjoys a rural outlook. With two double bedrooms and
spacious living areas the amenities include a logburner and
bath. A continental breakfast based on local produce is
Email: Country Bliss
|Wellington: Wellington City Gaystay|
Bed and Breakfast ensuite accommodation exclusively for gay men and gay
women. Quiet location within a few minutes walk of Te Papa national museum, nightlife and shopping. Nature walks and Oriental Bay beach close too. Queen bed, quality continental breakfast, wireless internet, free parking and
Hosts: Dean and Jeff
Address: 17 Lawson Place, Mt Victoria. Phone 0210 739 232
|Wellington: Koromiko Homestay|
Wellington city homestay for gay men and their friends. Stay in an architectural curiosity, a 1969 Roger Walker designer house close to the city, university, and botanical gardens. House faces north, all day sun, three decks and a lawn for private sunbathing, drinks etc. Stunning views of harbour and city. Central heating, internet access, cable TV. Two double rooms and one single room. Chris and Andy look forward to seeing you.|
Address: 11 Koromiko Road, Highbury, Wellington. PhoneFax (04) 938 6539
|Hokitika: Jacquie Grant's Place Motor Camp and Motels|
Jacquie Grant's Place is a friendly Motel & Motor Camp situated on the southern bank of the Arahura river, famed for its jade, and just north of beautiful "must see must do" Hokitika.|
We offer three newly built, tasteful, clean and fully self-contained units, along with modern Campervan and Tent facilities...
Website: Jacquie Grant's Place
|Christchurch: Matua Gardens Retreat - Banks Peninsula|
Guests looking for something special will appreciate our emphasis on comfort, quality and privacy. 1 couple or single only. Guests are warmly welcomed to enjoy fantastic views, excellent meals, fine wines and a nature lovers paradise. Please see our website for a full description and contact us for available options.|
RC & SR Lovett, 38 Tizzards Rd, Robinsons Bay, RD 1, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula
Phone: +64 3 304-8946
|Queenstown: Pounamu Apartments|
The centrally located luxury Pounamu Apartments boast truly spectacular, breath taking views from the oversized windows leading onto your private balcony, inviting, and truly relaxing in all seasons.|
Featuring the very best of contemporary design. These 5 star architecturally designed, perfectly appointed Queenstown luxury apartments have all the conveniences of home with no compromise on quality. The apartments have been designed for total comfort and style. Each 1 and 2 bedroom apartment offers you a full kitchen and laundry, en-suite bathrooms, Sky TV, broadband internet/business centre, not to mention gas fireplaces and under-floor heating for those chilly nights.
For singles, couples or for the price conscious, we also offer beautifully appointed executive studio apartments with their own en-suite bathroom, and kitchenette, plasma TV’s and complimentary broadband. A leisurely 9 minute stroll to all of Queenstowns, Cafes, Bars, and activities! From $140
|Queenstown: The Dairy|
Just a minute's walk from the town centre, this boutique hotel is your perfect escape. A wonderful oasis as prepared for the discerning traveler as it is for small exclusive groups, the Dairy is renowned for its excellent service.|
There are thirteen private bedrooms with silk cushions, rich mohair rugs and exclusive bed and bath linen. Luxurious comfort, inviting ambience and unobtrusive hospitality.
* delicious cooked breakfasts and home baked afternoon teas * outdoor spa * private library * internet access * mountain bikes * off street parking * fully licensed.