Floating Accommodation

The Rock

The Rock          Phone: 0800 762 527

Spend 22 hours cruising through the Bay of Islands on a converted house boat. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, night kayaking and a swim under the stars. The Rock cruises year round and is part of the YHA network. Day cruises are also offered.

Hauraki Blue

Hauraki Blue Cruises          Phone: 0800 334 339

Sail away from Viaduct Harbour onboard Ipipiri, a four level catamaran equipped with 30 cabins. Dinner, breakfast and water based activities included in the rate - from $299 per person twin/double. (Check online accommodation websites for discounts).

Taupo Houseboats

Taupo Explorer
Lake Taupo Marina

Stay onboard the 12 metre houseboat 'Explorer'. Up to three couples can be accommodated on the self contained vessel for a minimum two night stay. From $150 per night for two, plus $60 cleaning fee per stay.


Abel Tasman National Park
Anchorage Bay           Phone: 0800 430 744

Explore the Abel Tasman National Park from AquaPackers - the floating backpackers. Backpacker accommodation from $75 per person including BBQ dinner, breakfast and bedding. Private cabins also available. For those who prefer to sleep on land there is a self contained bach on the shore at Anchorage Bay. (Closed over winter).

Milford Wanderer

Milford Sound
Milford Mariner & Milford Wanderer          Phone: 0800 656 501

Book an over night cruise on either the Milford Mariner (private cabins with ensuite) or Milford Wanderer (twin share with shared bathrooms, limited quad share) and experience the magic of Milford Sound. Bus transfers to the vessels can be arranged from either Queenstown or Te Anau.