New Zealand is a superb and internationally renowned tourism destination, famous for towering mountains, unparalleled beaches and truly spectacular wildlife. If you’re keen on going kiwi, make sure your next timeshare holiday is to explore this fantastic country.
Here’s a little bit about each our three Wyndham resort locations in NZ.
Wanaka is a sparkling gem of the central South Island, accessible from Queenstown International Airport via the stunning Crown Range. This isn’t just a winter destination, though. Wanaka is bustling at two times of the year: Summer time for swimming and winter for snowsports.
Wyndham Resort Wanaka itself is located within easy walking distance of Lake Wanaka, but still far enough away from the town centre so you can relax away from your fellow tourists. If you’re feeling cold it has a heated swimming pool (with a slide!), as well as a hot tub and sauna.
Wanaka itself is famous for both its lake and its ski season. During the summertime you can regularly see boats, kayaks, aqua bikes and swimmers out on the sparkling lake, as well as tourists passing through on their way to explore the nearby Lake Hawea (equally beautiful), as well as the West Coast. During winter the town comes alive again thanks to nearby famous ski fields Cardrona and Treble Cone. The former is perfect for those looking to learn, whereas the latter has a few tricker slopes for the more experienced among you.
Rotorua (commonly known as Roto-vegas) is situated just under 3 hours from Auckland and is famous for hot springs, thermal pools and Maori culture. Summertime can have quite diverse temperatures here, ranging from 21-29 degrees Celsius, with minimal wind thanks to its sheltered location.
Thinking of visiting? Use some of your Vacation Credits to stay at WorldMark Resort Rotorua, which has been built just 20 minutes outside of the town for maximum serenity. Each of its 2-3-bedroom apartments are fitted with their own kitchen facilities to ensure you have some culinary independence, as well as being surrounded by some truly fantastic hotel amenities. Try the outdoor swimming pool, the spa, the gymnasium or just head down to Lake Rotorua for a refreshing swim!
Rotorua is blessed by some of New Zealand’s most amazing tourist attractions, both natural and cultural. For example, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland boasts an impressive geyser as well as some mysterious bubbling mud pools. Also, the Tamaki Brothers Maori Village is nearby to offer you a historical tour through a replica Maori village where you’ll see ancient games and crafts of the local people, as well as get to feast on a delicious buffet dinner.
Paihia is a classic NZ town located north of Auckland in the Bay of Islands region. Being so far north, this seaside town has a gloriously warm climate. During the summer you can expect regular highs of around 23 degrees Celsius – warm, but not sweat-inducingly scorching – with winter temperatures rarely dropping below 15 degrees Celsius.
Ramada Suites Paihia, is an Associate Resort, made available by Privileges by Wyndham. This waterfront hotel has underfloor heating in each of its apartments’ en suite bathrooms, as well as offers immediate access to the golden sands of the bay.
As for the township itself, Paihia is the tourism gateway to Northland, with a limitless supply of fun on all sides despite its small population. If you love history, the famous Waitangi Treaty Grounds are mere minutes away, providing you an opportunity to see both the grounds and the treaty itself, as well as take a guided tour. The Bay of Islands also offers numerous aquatic experiences, such as sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, surfing and dolphin spotting. Its also where a number of tours begin for 90-Mile Beach, a famous stretch of Northland shoreline featuring amazing sand dunes.