available Places to Stay in

click on the map or tick the boxes to select your region(s). Northland Map Auckland Map Coromandel Peninsula Map Waikato Map Bay of Plenty Map Rotorua Map Lake Taupo - Ruapehu Map Taranaki Map Eastland Map Hawkes Bay Map Manawatu - Wanganui Map Wairarapa Map Wellington Map Marlborough Map Nelson Map Tasman Map West Coast Map Canterbury Map Mackenzie - Mt Cook Map Otago - Dunedin Map Wanaka Map Queenstown Map Fiordland Map Southland Map
Northland Auckland Coromandel Peninsula Waikato Bay of Plenty Rotorua Lake Taupo - Ruapehu Taranaki Eastland Hawkes Bay Manawatu - Wanganui Wairarapa Wellington Marlborough Nelson Tasman West Coast Canterbury Mackenzie - Mt Cook Otago - Dunedin Wanaka Queenstown Fiordland Southland

Friars Guide Recommendations

Friars Guidebook

All of the accommodation venues on this site are selected from the premier guidebook:

Friars Guide to New Zealand Accommodation for the Discerning Traveller

This book makes an ideal gift for anyone planning a holiday in New Zealand and features:

  • Large format, professional colour photography of interiors, exteriors and location.
  • Comprehensive information on facilities, activitities, tariffs (in New Zealand dollars) as well as an informative descriptive text.
  • An objective writing style that is free from marketing puffery.
  • Information pages about each of our regions, including activities and maps.
  • The book is printed on high quality paper, making it a delightful souvenir of your travels.
  • Each accommodation venue is personally evaluated and recommended by the authors.
  • Friars Guide was awarded Finalist in the 1999 and the 2000 tourism awards by New Zealand Tourism.
  • Bonus DVD by NZVT Films: buy the latest edition of Friars Guide with a DVD and bonus Maori Concert Music CD for a complete taster of what your New Zealand holiday could be like. This No. 1 Best Selling Tourism DVD includes scenic attractions, action and adventure activities, Maori Culture and natural wonders covering the length and breadth of New Zealand. The DVD is guaranteed to play in all countries and the commentary is in 8 languages - English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean, French, Italian and Mandarin.

where to buy Friars Guide

The Guide is available direct from Friars Guide or from all major bookshops throughout New Zealand and from selected bookshops around the world, including:

  • New Zealand

    Available from all major bookshops throughout New Zealand.
  • Australia

    Hachette Livre Australia
    Level 17, 207 Kent St
    Sydney NSW
    Attn: Leanne Corfield
    Phone: (02) 8248 0800
    Fax: (02) 82480810
    Email: leanne.corfield@hachette.com.au
    And available by mail order from Dymocks throughout Australia
  • England

    Kiwi Fruits, The New Zealand Shop,
    6-7 Royal Opera Arcade, London SWIY FUY, England.
    Attn: Belinda Kitchin
    Phone: 0171-930 4587
    Fax: 0171-839 0592
    Email: nzshop@btconnect.com
    Website: kiwifruitsnzshop.com
    And available from all good British bookshops throughout the UK
  • United States

    Website: Buy on line
    Pacific Island Books
    2802 E. 132nd Circle, Thornton, CO 80241, USA
    Attn: Kathy Ryan
    Phone: 303-920-8338, or toll free within the US: 1-888-49-BOOKS
    Fax: 603-368-6628
    Email: PacificBks@aol.com
    Website: www.pacificislandbooks.com
  • Online


example from the book

We have made a PDF example (200Kb.) available showing you a page from the 2005 Friars Guides. Images for this example are low resolution to reduce the size of the page.