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House rentals in New Zealand

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Entire home · Piha
Piha Retreat - FivePendrell
Nestled amongst native bush with views of the stunning Piha beach, FivePendrell is a luxe modern home, providing a comfortable, authentic experience within a distinct relaxing enviroment and atmosphere that will evoke treasured travel memories
ﺩ.ﺇ744 per night
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Entire home · Lake Ōhau
Lake Ohau Escape Spa & Wifi
Enjoy uninterrupted lake & mountain views in this cozy Lake Ohau house Relax by the fire or in spa while you watch the ever-changing views & night sky Explore Mackenzie country bush walks. The ski field 15 mins away. A2O cycle trail & world-class fishing. Perfect for 1-2 couples. It sleeps up to 7 with a smaller 3rd room. Espresso machine, fireplace, heat pump, spa, WiFi, no TV, 2 bathrooms See more at lakeohauescape.com * Please note there are now building sites on each side of the house *
ﺩ.ﺇ874 per night
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Entire home · Wainui Bay
Little Greenie, Ecohouse, Golden Bay
Little Greenie was the first and only house in New Zealand to get a 9 out of 10 Hers rating (energy efficiency). The original work of art.
ﺩ.ﺇ462 per night

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Treehouse · Korito
The Treehouse: Off-grid Retreat
ﺩ.ﺇ377 per night
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Entire cabin · Korito
ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
ﺩ.ﺇ398 per night
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Entire cabin · Bendigo
Pisa Cabin on a hill at the heart of Central Otago
ﺩ.ﺇ411 per night
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Entire cabin · Sherenden
Flag Range Retreat - Rural Escape
ﺩ.ﺇ557 per night
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Tiny home · Waiongana
Repose x Lepperton Farm Stay
ﺩ.ﺇ319 per night
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Entire cabin · Ben Ohau
High Country Cabin. Secluded getaway near Twizel.
ﺩ.ﺇ695 per night
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Treehouse · Raglan
Raglan Treehouse in the Woods with Outdoor Bath
ﺩ.ﺇ588 per night
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Entire cabin · Bendigo
Dunstan Cabin on a hill in the heart of Central
ﺩ.ﺇ405 per night
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Tent · Waikanae
Dreamscape Glamping Waikanae
ﺩ.ﺇ702 per night
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Entire cabin · Raglan
Akatea Hill - Peaceful, secluded, rural hideaway
ﺩ.ﺇ532 per night
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Entire cabin · Twizel
Skylark Cabin - Ben Ohau Private Luxury Escape
ﺩ.ﺇ1,329 per night
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Farm stay · Pihama
The Nest — Coastal Escape
ﺩ.ﺇ620 per night

Holiday house rentals in New Zealand

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Entire home · Dunedin, Karitane
An isolated retreat in a movie like setting.
ﺩ.ﺇ624 per night
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Entire home · Russell
Funky House near historic Russell
ﺩ.ﺇ514 per night
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Entire home · Waverley
Waipipi - Beach Front Accommodation
ﺩ.ﺇ404 per night
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Entire home · Queenstown
Romantic hot tub getaway
ﺩ.ﺇ601 per night
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Entire home · Whangarei
The Glasshouse
ﺩ.ﺇ3,510 per night
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Entire home · Kingston
Hunter's Lakehouse
ﺩ.ﺇ364 per night
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Entire home · Rangataua
Mangateitei Views - Rangataua Tiny Home
ﺩ.ﺇ438 per night
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Entire home · Omaui
Seaside Indulgence at the Coast House Omaui
ﺩ.ﺇ1,914 per night
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Entire home · Havelock
Paradise in the Marlborough Sounds
ﺩ.ﺇ638 per night
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Private room · Gibbston
Stay in the Vines - complimentary cheese board
ﺩ.ﺇ219 per night
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Private room · Hot Water Beach
Room in the Hot Water Beach Bach **free wifi**
ﺩ.ﺇ190 per night
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Entire home · Queenstown
Remarkable VIEWS, 2 Bedrooms & BIG DECK!
ﺩ.ﺇ704 per night

Beach house rentals in New Zealand

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Entire home · Pigeon Bay
The Point - Pigeon Bay Accommodation
ﺩ.ﺇ1,127 per night
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Entire home · Fox River
Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay ~ wrapped in nature
ﺩ.ﺇ383 per night
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Entire home · Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
ﺩ.ﺇ416 per night
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Entire home · Pukehina
ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT WITH MOVIE ROOM AND SPA POOL!!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,102 per night
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Entire home · Whiritoa
Beachfront New Build House at Whiritoa, Coromandel
ﺩ.ﺇ450 per night
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Entire home · Raglan
Modern, Peaceful, Black Bach near the beach
ﺩ.ﺇ509 per night
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Entire home · Auckland
Luxury Waiheke Rental with 5-Seater Car
ﺩ.ﺇ881 per night
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Entire home · Raglan
Luxury Home, Infinity Pool & Panoramic Views
ﺩ.ﺇ1,858 per night
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Entire home · Kuaotunu
The Green Bach, Rings Beach, Whitianga
ﺩ.ﺇ218 per night
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Entire home · Raglan
Whare Tatū
ﺩ.ﺇ425 per night
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Entire home · Waiheke Island
ONETANGI BELLE | Coast &Country
ﺩ.ﺇ1,219 per night
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Entire home · Christchurch
Five Acre Farm - The Cabin
ﺩ.ﺇ851 per night

Your guide to New Zealand

All About New Zealand

For a small country in the South Pacific, New Zealand — Aotearoa, or the land of the long white cloud, in te reo Māori — packs a punch with the sheer diversity of its landscapes and the distinctiveness of its natural treasures. In the stories of the tangata whenua (the people of the land), the South Island was the boat of Maui, who caught the great fish of the North Island using his magical fish hook. His brothers were jealous of his achievement and hacked at the fish, creating the mountains, rivers, and coastline.

The landscape here is hugely diverse, from the soaring, glaciated mountains of the Southern Alps and the central North Island volcanoes to the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park and the Coromandel Peninsula. The same can be said for the flora: Subtropical ferns and palms pepper the North Island, while you can walk in the shadow of ancient beech forests on the South Island.

New Zealand’s major cities are just as appealing as its scenery. The water is never far from sight in Auckland, which stretches across an isthmus peppered with volcanoes. You can spend a day ducking in and out of hip boutiques along Ponsonby Road, followed by cocktails and dinner amid the reclaimed warehouses of Britomart, and then take the ferry into Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana the next morning to wander among the vineyards on Waiheke Island. On the south end of the North Island, Wellington isn’t just the nation’s capital but its cultural capital as well, home to myriad art galleries, museums, and the national symphony and ballet, not to mention its proximity to the island’s wine country. On the South Island, Christchurch charms with its English architecture and carefully tended gardens and parks, while mountainous Queenstown is the jumping-off point for outdoor activities.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in New Zealand?

Covering approximately a thousand miles from north to south, New Zealand experiences weather ranging from subtropical patterns in the far north to drier conditions in the southern Otago region. It can rain at any time of the year all over the country, but the summer months of November to March are generally drier and warmer, while it is colder and wetter in the winter months of June, July, and August. If you’re looking for a New Zealand rental, bear in mind that school summer holidays take place in January.

New Zealand’s national day is Waitangi Day on February 6. Thousands gather at the tiny settlement of Waitangi, north of Auckland, to commemorate Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), the nation’s founding document. As well as the formal ceremonies at Te Whare Rūnanga (the Carved Meeting House), you can watch as a fleet of ornately carved waka (canoes) paddles across Te Ti Bay. The Pasifika Festival celebrates multicultural New Zealand in the Auckland region each March at Western Springs Park. Events throughout the park showcase traditional dances, songs, and culture from across the Pacific region.


What are the top things to do in New Zealand?

Queenstown

Tāhuna (Queenstown), nestled in the mountains of the South Island, is often dubbed New Zealand’s adventure capital for the plethora of outdoor activities on offer: from jet boating on Lake Wakatipu to horseback riding in Glenorchy and winter skiing in the Remarkables (Kawarau) Range. You can catch the Skyline gondola up to the famous viewpoint and grab a bite to eat, then loop back to town or hike along the Moonlight Track up past Ben Lomond and all the way around to the Shotover River. For a more sedate day, take a paddle steamer across the lake or go wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley.

Rotorua

As well as geothermal wonders, world-class mountain biking, and stunning lakeside scenery, Rotorua is one of the best places in New Zealand for visitors to encounter Māori arts and culture. Since the 19th century, members of the Te Arawa tribe have set up Māori villages where you can help paddle an ornately carved waka across the lake, watch performances of traditional dance and song, and enjoy the tender food from a hāngī, or pit oven.

Fiordland

The breathtaking beauty of Fiordland National Park prompted UNESCO to make the remote southwest corner of New Zealand — Te Wahipounamu — a World Heritage site. Head to the tiny lakeside town of Te Anau to access boats and shuttles into the park. If you’re driving, the road to Milford Sound is amazing — make sure to stop every time there’s a sign to make the most of each viewpoint or take a scenic mini-walk. The Milford Track is a four-day hike that many New Zealanders aspire to experience at least once in their lives. You can also take a boat cruise from Milford Sound to see the stunning reflected beauty of Rahotu (Mitre Peak) and hear the roar of Bowen Falls (Hineteawa).