Sunday, September 4, 2011

NZ accommodation booking done!

Gosh... my flight to New Zealand will be tomorrow night, and I still haven't done any packing, food shopping bla bla bla - and plus I have to work tomorrow before going off to the airport. That means I just have today to do the shopping, packing, bla bla bla.

Yesterday I've just finalized the accommodation for the trip. I've been doing that since April, but because Jetstar rescheduled some of its flights (we use Jetstar for route Christchurch - Auckland and Queenstown - Christchurch), we had to do some changes to our itinerary thus our accommodation as well.

Our route will be KL - Christchurch - Auckland - Hamilton - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua - Taupo - Palmerston North - Wellington - Picton - Kaikoura - Christchurch - Akaroa - Lake Tekapo - Wanaka - Cardrona - Arrowtown - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown - Christchurch - KL.
We will not overnight at each places, only the main ones.
Since we are going during the Rugby World Cup, pricing wise is slightly higher than normal. I think if we go during normal time, the price might be lower.

We choose to stay at self contained motels throughout the trip, so the following are our booked accommodation for the 2 weeks :

6th September - Christchurch
We will arrive at Christchurch at about 2pm. Initially, we wanted to fly direct to Auckland via Jetstar at 19:50pm, but since Jetstar rescheduled its flight to 3pm, we have to then fly the next morning. So have to arrange the accommodation in Christchurch for the night. This is the motel we booked :
City Central Motel Apartments
252 Barbadoes Street
Christchurch Central
Room type : Studio Double @ NZD170 per night

7th September and 8th September - Hamilton
Atrium on Ulster
281-285 Ulster Street

Room type : Studio unit (queen bed) @ NZD128 per night

9th September - Rotorua
Alpin Motel Apartments and Conference Centre
16 Sala Street

Room type : 1 bedroom queen @ NZD130 per night

10th September - Lake Taupo
Baycourt Lakefront Taupo
104 Lake Terrace
Central Taupo

Room type : Accessible @ NZD130 per night

11th September - Wellington
Fernhill Motor Lodge
17-19 Pharazyn Street, Lower Hutt
Room type : Studio @ NZD150 per night

12th September - Kaikoura
Bella Vista Motel
45-47 Churchill Street
Room type : Standard Queen Studio @ NZD145 per night

13th September - Christchurch
We will be back to City Central Motel, similar to our 6th Sept accomodation

14th September - Lake Tekapo
Lakeview Tekapo
6 Lochinver Avenue
Lake Tekapo
Room type : Lakeview Suite @ NZD195 per night

15th to 17th September - Queenstown
Earnslaw Lodge Motel
77 Frankton Road
Room type : Lake Facing Kitchen Studio @ NZD165 per night (extra NZD15 per night for wireless broadband)

So that's how my spending will be for accommodation. All in all, the total spending for accommodation will be NZD1,886, that is RM4,715 if we convert it at RM2.5=NZD1.

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