New Zealand homestays offer a unique environment to immerse yourself in Kiwi culture and language. Homestay accommodation enables you to take time out and relax in a family environment, with a home stay family. Typical homestays provide meals, accommodation and many hosts will entertain you during your visit.

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New Zealand Homestay Accommodation

An increasing number of New Zealanders open the doors of their private family homes to paying visitors coining the phrase 'homestay' accommodation. By choosing to stay with a New Zealand homestay family, you have an unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Kiwi homes, culture, style and language.

Homestay accommodation is as varied as the housing styles found throughout the country, but typically a homestay accommodation means that you stay in rooms or annexes within the family home.

Homestays may be urban or rural houses, cottages, villas, working farms or seaside lodges.

You may find that some homestay accommodations offer three meals a day with the host family or just do 'bed and breakfast' style accommodation. Often hosts will happily pick up and drop off guests at nearby locations with some prior arrangement and help with ongoing travel plans.

Staying with a home stay family is particularly recommended if you are interested in meeting like-minded travellers or are wanting to improve your understanding and speaking of English.

New Zealanders are known for providing a warm welcome and homestay accommodation generally provides a relaxing and fun atmosphere for guests of all ages.

Its easy to find and book your New Zealand homestay online...(search NZ homestays directory)


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