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Visit Las Vegas

Feel the buzz of a city that never sleeps, with its ostentatious hotels and round-the-clock entertainment. Everything here is larger than life. Enjoy every minute!

Unrecognisable from its dusty origins in 1905 when it was a mere desert town, today, Las Vegas is a world-renowned entertainment capital full of glitzy hotels, bright lights and larger-than-life characters.

The city’s legendary themed hotels offer entertainment on a grand scale. Volcanoes erupt at the Mirage, there’s a taste of Ancient Rome at Caesars Palace, or feel as if you’ve been magically transported across the world as you head up the Eiffel Tower for a cocktail at the Paris Hotel, or view the Big Apple’s skyline at New York New York.

Each hotel is a whole world of entertainment in its own right, with the largest of them offering a huge choice of restaurants, in-house casinos and plenty of opportunities for a spot of retail therapy. When you need a break from all the excitement, make sure you schedule in time for some much-needed pool-side relaxation and spa pampering.

There’s a lot more going on right on your doorstep, with an action-packed programme of events. Despite being known to many as Sin City, there is more to Las Vegas than gambling and adult entertainment. For an adrenaline rush, head to Stratosphere Tower for a record-breaking free fall, or visit Mandalay Bay to marvel at the exotic sea life in the Shark Reef Aquarium. You can learn all about the city’s notorious gangster past at the Mob Museum, a fascinating interactive exhibition housed in a former federal courthouse.

Further afield, take a day out to visit the breath taking Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, only a few hours’ drive from the city.

Las Vegas also caters for all gourmet tastes, with a huge variety of high-end restaurants as well as the usual fast food joints. With all this, and shopping to rival New York and Los Angeles, you can be sure to have the holiday of a lifetime.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

The Strip which includes a casino, a hotel and a city

Las Vegas Strip

4.5/5Wonderful!(542 area reviews)

With the extravagant casinos, glamorous clubs and the dazzling neon displays you will find yourself swept away in the inimitable Vegas experience.

Las Vegas Strip
Downtown Las Vegas which includes signage as well as a small group of people

Downtown Las Vegas

4/5Very Good!(33 area reviews)

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

Downtown Las Vegas

Top hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
NZ$40
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and Las ...

3.7/5Good! (75,538 reviews)

"It was great in all aspects. Fun time was had by all."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection
Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
NZ$47
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Chapel of the Flowers and SLS Las Vegas Casino. Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas ...

3.6/5Good! (59,740 reviews)

"We stayed here based on price, but it was a good value for the money. The rooms were nice, the buffet was about average, other restaurants were nice. The staffing in the casino could stand to be a little younger. On a Friday and Saturday night it seems as if all the blackjack dealers were 60 and ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
NZ$57
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Las Vegas ...

3.7/5Good! (71,447 reviews)

"I was really impressed with the design of the building, room was very clean, casino was fun and food was great."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Luxor Hotel and Casino

Popular things to do in Las Vegas

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(168 reviews)

Head to this world-famous resort and casino for a taste of glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas.

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

4/5(143 reviews)

Head to the place where Vegas began, to experience the mix of traditional and cutting-edge entertainment.

Stratosphere Tower
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Stratosphere Tower

4/5(45 reviews)

Soar up the city’s tallest structure into the Las Vegas sky for breath taking views and some serious thrill

Top activities in Las Vegas

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

NZ$149

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where your guide can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views, then shop around, buy snacks, coffee, and use the restrooms. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

NZ$188

Le Rêve leads you into an imaginary world where dreams transform into reality. With a massive pool serving as the show's aquatic stage, this unforgettable performance features a cast of 90 world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, ballroom dancers, and divers.

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

NZ$30

Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®
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Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®

NZ$174

An immersive journey hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

Absinthe Vegas
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Absinthe Vegas

NZ$154

“If you only see one show in your entire life, make it Absinthe!” – Huffington Post Having opened at Caesars Palace Las Vegas in 2011, Absinthe was recently named “the #1 greatest show in Las Vegas history” by Las Vegas Weekly.

Sexxy at the Westgate Resort and Casino
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Sexxy at the Westgate Resort and Casino

NZ$131

Visit: Sexxy, 3000 Paradise Rd Westgate Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89109-1287 Leave your inhibitions at the door for Las Vegas' newest topless revue, Sexxy, by Jennifer Romas. Make your way before the 10 p.m. showtime to International Theater at The Westgate Resort and Casino.

Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
248
5 - Excellent 45.588235294117645%
4 - Good
213
4 - Good 39.154411764705884%
3 - Okay
64
3 - Okay 11.764705882352942%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 3.3088235294117645%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.18382352941176472%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Las Vegas is all about the Money

4/5 - Good

Jo

Jan 5, 2020

For families, don't miss Hersheys Chocolate, Coca Cola, M&M shops.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Loved it, it was my second time in Vegas. Looking forward to my next trip back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Great place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

Mob museum was excellent (but busy)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 23, 2019

Very lively, easy going with lots of things to see & do. The shopping is amazing! I'd come back inn a heart beat

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