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Staytopia’s Motto: Travel makes you Happier!

Why settle for bland accommodation on your next holiday? Stay somewhere authentic, crazy, weird, and unbelievable! And that’s where Staytopia comes in by researching, searching, and curating the most unique accommodation in Australia, New Zealand and The Pacific (some in Asia too if we’re wowed!)

So, live out your dreams (even if it’s just for a night!) Sleep peacefully with the birds in a luxury treehouse in Queensland, grab the family for a stay in a traditional yurt in Kaikoura, hop aboard a houseboat on the Murray River, ponder life in a quirky silo in the South Island of New Zealand, live like a beachcomber in your own beachfront Fale in Samoa…

From budget to luxury Staytopia reveals an inspiring range of hotels, motels, B&Bs, and holiday homes across the Pacific Region in deserts, mountain tops, islands, bush, cities, countryside, beaches and everywhere in between.

Utopia: “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.”
So Make it Happen with Staytopia!


Alisa Hogan Manager of Staytopia

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Alisa Hogan is the founder and writer at Staytopia. Mother of two sons, 20 and 22 years old, and with a wonderful partner who glues the whole operation together! I’ve played Indonesian Gamelan music for many years (I play the Gambang, a wooden xylophone instrument with a soft deep sound). Global backpacker for 20 years in my 20’s and 30’s, I’m now embarking on slower travel, discovering idyllic spots across the Pacific Region. I hope I can inspire you to stay somewhere unique.


Starting a Website

All my thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate Team and members who’ve taught me everything I know about Internet Marketing and running a website business.

Creating an online business seemed daunting at first but their Online Entrepreneur Certification course is a fantastic resource with top-notch training.

Having my websites hosted in one place, with 24/7 technical help and community support has sustained me and my business! If you’d like to know more – you can join for free and try the training.


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