Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Fiji - Snorkel & Scuba
  2. 2 9 days in Fiji
  3. 3 Which Island for a longer stay?
  4. 4 Great Barrier Reef snorkeling vs Fiji snorkeling for a 2 week honeymoon?
  5. 5 Dec trip - Itinerary planning help and recommendations
  6. 6 2 Week Honeymoon Itinerary - Sydney & New Zealand (South Island)
  7. 7 Auf Wiedersehen Australia
  8. 8 Australia Itinerary Help In July/August
  9. 9 Trip Report An Autumn Month in NZ
  10. 10 Red Centre - how long to stay
  11. 11 New Zealand/Fiji/Tahiti/Australia oh my
  12. 12 Physically Disabled Solo Traveler in Sydney, Cairns
  13. 13 Final leg of trip: SI to NI
  14. 14 Australia Trip Report: Hayman Island/SCUBA/GBR (part 5)
  15. 15 New Zealand Trip: Late September/South Island/10 days.
  16. 16 Need help on 2 week itinerary - North Island, winter, with kids (5, 7, 10)
  17. 17 Help a North American understand winter in New Zealand
  18. 18 Dining Solo in Australia's capital cities?
  19. 19 Sydney - inner west & eastern suburbs - local gems
  20. 20 DIY Sydney surroundings
  21. 21 Pre cruise Sydney hotel recommendations
  22. 22 Wineglass Bay Cruise V Peppermint Bay Cruise
  23. 23 A week in Brisbane/Sunshine coast, sightseeing suggestions needed.
  24. 24 Itinerary help Australia & New Zealand
  25. 25 Worth giving up a day in Wanaka?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Hotel Selection Help for Trip this June/July

Jump to last reply

Hi All!

I am currently knee deep in planning a month long trip to Australia and New Zealand this June and July. I have all of the flights booked, but now I am faced with finding hotels for all of our stops! I have crammed a ton into the itinerary, and I know that most will think it is too much, but our goal is to see as much as we can in the time we have.

The basic itinerary we have is: 2 nights in Nadi, Fiji; 3 nights in Melbourne; 4 nights in Port Douglas; 3 nights in Sydney; 1 night in Christchurch, 2 nights at the Franz Josef Glacier; 3 nights in Queenstown; 1 night in Wellington; 1 night in Rotorua; 1 night in Auckland; 3 nights in Tahiti. I know it is a lot in very little time. We only added the extra nights in both Fiji and Tahiti when we realized we were going to have layovers there anyway, so we just extended the trip to take advantage of it since the flight cost would stay the same.

What I most need help with at this moment are the hotels. There are so many options. And, with so many areas to research, it has been hard to narrow down where to stay in each place. Basically price is a consideration, but we also want to keep in mind location and services (free wifi, parking, etc.).

What I am considering:
- Fiji: Sofitel Denarau Island (with the limited time we have I know that I want to stay on the main island rather than going out to a more remote one)

- Melbourne: Cape Otway Ecolodge (already booked for 1 night)
Need a place in downtown Melbourne as well for this leg.

- Port Douglas: The Newport on Macrossan

- Sydney: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

- Franz Josef: Rainforest Retreat

- Queenstown: Coronation Lodge

- Rotorua: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

- Tahiti: Manava Suite Resort or Hilton Moorea

Has anyone stayed at any of the places above? Would you recommend any of them? Any better suggestions?

I haven't really checked into hotels in Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland yet. I know that we would like to be pretty central to the city; walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars and sights. Any advice?

Thanks in advance for any help! I really appreciate it!
-Nicole

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement