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East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Hotels

Accommodations range from super-expensive lodges to multistory hotels and a great selection and price range of motels. Another excellent option is the bed-and-breakfast establishments in town centers or in the depths of the countryside where you can succumb to the silence, curl up and read a book, or cast a fly in a quiet stream.

Rotorua has lodgings in all price ranges. If you're willing

to stay out of the town center, you can find bargain rates virtually year-round. In both Rotorua and Taupo, many hotels and motels give significant discounts on their standard rates in the off-season, from June through September. For stays during the school holidays in December and January, book well in advance. Also note that peak season in Tongariro National Park and other ski areas is winter (June–September); summer visitors can usually find empty beds and good deals. Many places, even the fanciest lodges, don't have air-conditioning, as the weather doesn't call for it.

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