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  1. Private room
  2. Raglan
Warm and sunny private room in quiet location.

Raglan is a small town well known for its excellent surf and vibrant cafe culture. Our newly built house is situated within walking distance ( 15 minutes) to the centre of Raglan. You will enjoy your sun filled private room and own bathroom. For your convenience there is a small fridge and tea/coffee making facility in your room. You are welcome to use the microwave in the kitchen to heat prepared meals. Free unlimited wifi. Your room can be accessed via private entrance of the deck.

$36 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Rotorua
Single sunny room, quiet area near Redwoods/Spa.

Great location, quiet, safe neighbourhood, bird song. The house is 5 minutes' drive from the beautiful Redwoods Forest, Te Puia and the town centre. It is on a main bus route into town (bus stop 200m). Tea/coffee is available and you are welcome to use the kitchen for breakfast and heating/eating food in the evening. A kettle, toaster and microwave are available. For longer stays (3 or more nights), use of the kitchen may be possible - please ask).

$27 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Auckland
Cute house in West Auckland. Private room.

Welcome to my little house in Glen Eden. The house is cute with loads of charm, a great deck where you can sit in the sun nestled amongst greenery and trees. We are only 5min drive from Titirangi Village, a few mins from the Glen Eden Train Station and shops and 30min to the beautiful West Coast beaches of Piha or Karekare. If you are a visitor we highly recommend these as day trips. Tea, coffee and basic breakfast items (cereal, toast) are supplied.

$23 per night

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New Zealand vacation rentals

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Raglan
Raglan LoveNest -Romantic escape with outdoor bath
$119 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Christchurch
Discover Port Hills with this Beauty + Breakfast!
$26 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Napier
Napier character bungalow near town & Marine P'de
$28 per night
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  1. Bus
  2. Raglan
Raglan LoveBus - Romantic escape with Outdoor Bath
$153 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Lake Tekapo
Tekapo Cabin Garden Bungalow
$33 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Christchurch
Grandads Castle
$20 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Korito
ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
$111 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Hamilton
Double Bedroom in the CBD
$20 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Kahuranaki
Sustainable Tuki Tuki Tiny Home
$85 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Lake Tarawera
Romantic secluded shepherds hut lake views hot tub
$139 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Christchurch
Design Conscious Gem - Centre City |Secure Parking
$91 per night
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  1. Treehouse
  2. Auckland
Romantic Bush Chalet - Kauri Chalet
$114 per night

Monthly house rentals New Zealand

  1. Private room
  2. Auckland
Cheap and cheerful room in Point Chev home
$29 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Tapu
Beachfront - Coromandel. Magical Sunsets & Sea Air
$170 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Christchurch
your space
$18 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Christchurch
Brand new warm and cosy home, 10 mins to town
$27 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Auckland
Room with a View!
$18 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Lower Hutt
Kings Court - Dragons Master Bedroom
$30 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Red Beach
Travellers and Backpackers Double Bed in Red Beach
$26 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Waihi Beach
Waihi Beach Home with a country view.
$48 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Red Beach
Travellers and Backpackers Accomodation Red Beach.
$26 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Lake Hawea
Independant warm room & ensuite - no cleaning fee
$35 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Raglan
Relaxed Raglan Getaway
$90 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Pukeokahu
Taihape off-grid Home with stunning views
$153 per night

Holiday house rentals in New Zealand

SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Gisborne
Nice unit in quiet area.
$26 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Raglan
Raglan inlet and farmlet views, private room.
$45 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Hastings
Vegan Family Homestay
$19 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
$125 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Auckland
RELAXING and QUIET HOUSE IN WEST AUCKLAND
$15 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Christchurch
HISTORIC STUDIO ACROSS FROM HAGLEY PARK
$32 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Tauranga
The 'Whare' - A hidden Mount Gem
$32 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Taupo
King bed in small bedroom with breakfast
$32 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Christchurch
Brand new home with cosy room. 10 min to town
$27 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Taupo
Peaceful and Quiet
$19 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Wellington
Stunning view for Wellington City!
$33 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Christchurch
Single accommodation with own bathroom/ breakfast
$29 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.


How do I get around New Zealand?

New Zealand’s main international airports are Auckland Airport (AKL) and Wellington International Airport (WLG) on the North Island and Christchurch Airport (CHC) on the South Island. Most larger cities also have regional airports, and so the most convenient way to get between islands or regions is often taking short domestic flights. You’ll find well-maintained roads and highways circling the coasts and crossing the interior of both islands. Road-tripping around the country is a popular, even storied, way to see New Zealand, and many outfits rent out or sell camper vans expressly for that purpose. You can get between the North Island and South Island via a ferry between Wellington and Picton. If you would prefer not to drive on the left side of the road during your visit, there’s an extensive national network of bus services and a few rail lines, some of which are particularly scenic, such as the TranzAlpine route from Christchurch to Greymouth.


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).