Summer Events Accommodation for 2015

Posted in Newsletters
Published: 1/01/2015

Helping you find affordable accommodation at your favourite event this summer

Don't you just love a great event?! We support most major events around NZ. Coming soon are Raggamuffin, Art Deco, Ellerslie Flower Show, WOMAD, Bike Fest and Balloons over Waikato.

Why not stay with friendly Look After Me hosts? They're mostly kiwis just like you. We match you with people who 'get you' and love what you're into to. Hey...they may even be going to the same event! 

Organising your event will be much easier if you glean local knowledge from our trusted hosts who will help you decide transport options or give you directions and tips about the best places to park. They'll also know about other cool activities (especially the free ones!) you can enjoy while in the area.

We specialise in affordable self-contained units and in-home hosting with like-minded people.  Many include breakfast and other meal or pick-up/drop-off options are available.

0800 526 123
Get real!...Stay 'local' for Events this summer...

Proud suppliers of accommodation for the following events:


Art Deco

The Hawkes Bay really know how to celebrate.
  • Art Deco weekend - 18th to 22rd February. Mostly Napier but also events in Hastings and Havelock - promises are vareity of fun and entertainment 

Bike Fest in Rotorua and
Great Lake Relay Taupo

If you've got a New Year's Resolution of being more active - how about sign yourself
up for one of these Events.
  • BikeFest - Rotorua 13- 22 Feb: Fancy a week of cycling?  In it's second year, try anything  from hard core Mountain biking and BMX to leisurely Frock s on Bikes and kids events.
  • Great Lake Relay- Taupo 20th - 21st Feb: Or grab a team of runners or walkers and get a great start to your NY resolution. Relay legs from 8 km.  

Search for fitness-friendly accommodation on our website.
Just select cycling or walking to stay with hosts who share your interests 


New Plymouth - 13 - 15 March
 WOMAD - Bringing you the World of Music, Arts and Dance -  all in one very cool venue. The internationally established festival,  brings together artists from all over the globe. Come celebrate with us!

"You saved my life! I can't believe I found accommodation that close to the venue. It was awesome! Diane was the best host ever." Anne, from Auckland, Womad, 2013. 

Click here to find awesome accommodation in Taranaki

Balloons over Waikato

Hamilton  - 25-29 March
This will be the biggest, brightest and best Balloons over Waikato yet, with the ASB Nightglow at Waikato University planned to be the Best Night of the Year!

A wonderful family-friendly event. We have a few quality hosts in Hamilton but are actively looking for more. 

Search for accommodation in the Waikato
We support a variety of events by offering accommodation all over New Zealand.
If your favourite event is not listed here, we'd love to hear about what is happening in your area.

Click here to contact us by email about an event in your area 
Know someone who has self-contained accommodation or a welcoming spare room? We'll have a no-obligation chat to see if our Network will suit them. Click here to learn more about hosting. If they sign up and mention your name, we'll send you a $20 voucher to use in our Look After Me Accommodation.

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What's new with us?

  • We have an increasing number of bike-friendly homestays along the 23 Cycle Trails. We are now an Official Accommodation Partner for the Rotorua Cycle Trail  (Thermal by Bike - Te Ara Ahi). We've been delighted that keen cyclists are starting to stay overnight on the trails. Read all about our special announcement.
  • We're currently recruiting: For the third year in a row, we are running our Work Experience programme for tertiary level students over the summer. We match their skills in computing, business administration, marketing and communications with defined projects. We are also looking for skilled tele-consultants to answer an increasing number of enquiries from homeowners about how hosting could benefit them. If this sounds like you then please get in touch 0800 526 123 or email Julia.
  • The China visitor market continues to evolve rapidly.  The introduction of the China Travel Law on 1 October delivered a further anticipated change in visitor mix. The change indicates a shift to a better quality visitor experiences - and we have seen an increase in Chinese guests come and stay with local hosts. Feedback has been that they would love a wider choice of 'superior and luxury accommodation'. 
  • Over 20 million Korean viewers were endeared to our lovely Look After Me hosts families who aired on Korea's most popular reality TV show: 'Daddy, where are we going?' The equivalent of our Richie McCaw, Dave Dobbyn and Simon Dallows and their children stayed 'local' and enjoyed a typical kiwi weekend - fishing, motorbiking, farming, playing rugby in the park and of course a DIY project. This coverage was equivalent to $12.7 million (if you had to pay for the advertising). Just another little kiwi company punching way above its weight! Read more in our Press Room

Cool Techie stuff and useful travel tips

  • Have a smartphone or tablet? For all those with smart phones busting to try out new and exciting apps - we're pleased to share Debbie Mayo-Smith's recommendation for the best travel apps. Here are a few favourites that help you download maps, create itinearies and organise your holiday photos on the go. Download the PDF here.    What apps do you use when you travel? Let us know your favourites and why.

  • An oldie but a goodie...please be safe this summer on our roads. Whereever you are in the country this summer – whether you're staying at your favourite campground, hanging out at the family bach, trying one of our self-contained units somewhere or enjoying the comforts of your own home, have a safe and enjoyable holiday with all your loved ones. For driver safety tips, check out the NZ Transport Agency website 


The last laugh...the 'never-fail' Camping System

A loaded mini-van pulled in to the only remaining campsite. Four
children leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and
setting up the tent. The boys rushed to gather firewood, while the girls
and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils.

A nearby camper marveled to the youngsters' father, "That, sir, is some
display of teamwork."

The father replied, "I have a system: no one goes to the loo until
the camp is set up."

now of course if they had stayed with 'Look After Me'...
Who are we?
We're a home-grown kiwi company, managed by kiwis, for anyone who wants, needs or loves to travel. We specialise in clean, safe, affordable accommodation, typically in self-contained units, Homestays and B&Bs. 

We have emailed you today because you either signed up for our Newsletter or someone in our company thought you might be interested in accommodation options. 

Like any NZ-owned business, we have humble beginnings but are now NZ's largest and fastest growing Homestay Network. There is a real need in New Zealand for affordable accommodation.  Our guests are constantly surprised how good it feels to connect with people with the same interests.  

Wishing you a warm, wonderful and safe summer and enjoyable 'events's season. 

Best wishes,

Julia Charity
Look After Me - NZ's Homestay Network 

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