Golden Chain Accommodation Pass – Blue or Gold
The Golden Chain Accommodation Pass is a convenient, totally flexible, cost effective way to travel around New Zealand.
Golden Chain Accommodation Pass and pre-paid vouchers are available from your travel agent and include both BLUE and GOLD options. To identify Blue and Gold category motels, please refer to the Blue and Gold listings on our trade site:
If you are travelling with Golden Chain pre-paid accommodation vouchers, please familiarize yourself with the following to avoid disappointment:
BLUE TO GOLD UPGRADE
If you have Blue Motel Pass vouchers and have not made prior reservations, you may stay in a Gold category motel (space permitting) by paying a surcharge of NZ$16.00* in addition to your Blue Voucher.
ONE BEDROOM UNIT UPGRADE
If you have open dated Single/Double/Twin studio Vouchers and a one bedroom unit is provided, a surcharge of NZ$21.00* will apply in addition to your Voucher.
TWO BEDROOM UNIT UPGRADE
If you have open-dated Single/Twin/Double studio vouchers and a two bedroom unit is provided, a surcharge of NZ$41.00* will apply in addition to your voucher.
GOLD VOUCHER IN BLUE MOTEL
If you have Gold Motel Pass vouchers and elect to stay in a Blue category motel, there will be no refund.
Due to extreme high season demand, Sunset Motel at Fox Glacier and Glacier View Motel at Franz Josef apply a Summer Surcharge of NZ$16.40* per room per night in addition to your voucher. Applies 01 October – 30 April.
*Note: all surcharges are GST inclusive (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (currently 15%) and must be paid to the motel directly.
Pre-booked accommodation is recommended during the peak season - October through March. If you have open-dated Golden Chain vouchers, we recommend you plan an itinerary and phone ahead to reserve accommodation.
At key locations accommodation is at a premium and to avoid disappointment we suggest pre-booking where possible. Please note, at the time of booking, you will be required to quote your credit card details to guarantee your booking. All major credit cards accepted.
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Golden Chain member properties may offer domestic off-season or weekend specials. These are short lead time initiatives and are not applicable to packages or pre-paid vouchers.
Unused vouchers must be returned to your travel agent. Neither Golden Chain nor our member properties are able to refund unused vouchers.
Golden Chain Motels
PO Box 5341
0800 80 GOLDEN
(0800 804 653) - NZ only
(1 800 504 732) - within Australia
Tel: +64 3 358 0821
Fax: +64 3 358 5012