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On our New Zealand vacation packages, our schedules allow for as many multiple-night stays as possible to allow you time to relax and explore.

Our self-drive tours offer two classes of accommodation: Classic and Premier Stays. Classic Stays enjoy modern, 4-star accommodations that offer a comfortable, convenient base from which to explore and adventure. Well-appointed facilities are within easy access to cafes, shops, and other amenities. A self-drive tour with Premier Stays raises the level of luxury to 4.5- to 5-star quality where available, as noted below. Superb locations and extra amenities set these apart. In some remote locations, Premier Stays are not available, in which case, a Classic Stay will be used. Ask one of our Black Sheep Travel Consultants for details and see the Note on star-ratings below.

Our experience tours use a combination of Classic and Premier Stays, with quality 4- to 5-star accommodations. Each reflects the unique flavour of its region, be it a luxurious lakeside lodge, a beachfront eco-resort, quaint seaside cottage, or restful alpine retreat. With views like these, you won't want to close your eyes!

Our private tours allow you to choose the style of accommodation and level of luxury that suits you, from character-filled bed & breakfasts to exclusive, indulgent hideaways that go beyond the stars.

Note: Star ratings are based on New Zealand's official five-star ranking system established by independent assessors Qualmark. Please note that these rankings are comparative within New Zealand only and are not compared against facilities outside of New Zealand. Star-rankings may be different in other countries and may be either above or below your star expectation within your own country. Links to accommodation sites will be provided to manage your expectations.

4-star - Excellent: Consistently achieves high levels for facilities and service within New Zealand.
5-star - Exceptional: Among the best available in New Zealand.

All accommodations are carefully chosen by Black Sheep staff, so whether you are staying in a lodge, hotel, bed & breakfast, historic inn, boutique apartment, or farmstay, you can be assured of comfort and warm Kiwi hospitality.