Huka Falls, Taupo

PHOTO: Huka Falls, Taupo. Photo credit: Getty

Interest in holidays around New Zealand has surged since the country moved into COVID-19 alert level 2, according to an accommodation reservation website.

Taupo, Queenstown and Rotorua are said to be the destinations with the biggest jumps in inquires, each marking an increase of 250 percent or more this week.

The spike has been reported by, which measured accommodation interest in destinations around Aotearoa on May 11 – 14 and compared it to May 4 – 6.

However the website couldn’t say how much actual bookings had increased in the same period.

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