We are going to be staying in NZ for about 2 weeks and then AUS for 2 weeks. We already have flights booked into Auckland arriving on January 24 and flying out of Melbourne February 23. We have some lodging arranged in NZ at the beginning and Melbourne at the end. We haven’t booked a flight yet from NZ to AUS to keep our options open.
One very basic question I have so far is what do you recommend to find apartment rentals in both NZ and AUS? We’ve noticed many more reviews on Airbnb vs HomeAway. Does this indicate that Airbnb is more widely represented in these countries? Should we be looking elsewhere for apartment rentals? We are thinking about Sydney or nearby for 5-7 days in early February before we go to Melbourne.
In NZ if anyone has any recommendations for lodging to visit Hobbiton or around Rotorua we’d appreciate your thoughts. Also do you have recommendations for lodging around Queenstown?
We will have a car most of the time.
Thank you for any insight or recommendations you might have as we begin to plan our first ever trip to these two wonderful countries.