Subject: Re: Car rental and accommodation in New Zealand
Hi Ziners,

Nancy, the best site for you might be the NZ Automobile Association click on TRAVEL and you'll find lots of things there, including all types of accommodation, maps, etc.

I think cabins would be fine. I've also stayed at some of the best Backpackers and Youth Hostels anywhere in NZ. Also for most places I wouldn't get too hung up abot booking in advance - maybe a phone call a day or two in advance - that way you can use recommendations from other travellers you meet who have just visited places you're going to.

Have a good trip. Michael Sydney, Australia