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House rentals in New Zealand

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Private room · Christchurch
your space
Jan 20 – 27
$16 per night
Home · Kingston
Hunter's Lakehouse
Hunter's Lakehouse is situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand. Only a short, beautiful 35 minute drive to Queenstown Airport and the Remarkables Park Shopping Centre at Frankton. The Remarkables Ski Field turn-off is 25 minutes from Kingston. All inclusive pricing, no linen fees, no extra guest fees, no cleaning fees. Price per night includes linen and unlimited free fibre wi-fi (up to 300Mbps).
Oct 14 – 21
$77 per night
Private room · 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. 10min walk to the Glen Eden Train Station and shops, close to Titirangi Village and 30min drive to the beautiful West Coast beaches. If you are a visitor I highly recommend these as day trips. It's around 40-45mins train or 20-25 min drive (without traffic) to the city centre. Tea, coffee and basic breakfast items (cereal, toast) are supplied.
Jan 10 – 17
$20 per night

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Vacation rentals in New Zealand

Treehouse · Korito
The Treehouse: Off-grid Retreat
Jul 3 – 10
$80 per night
Cabin · Bendigo
Pisa Cabin on a hill at the heart of Central Otago
May 5 – 12
$101 per night
Treehouse · Carterton
Surrounded by Nature
Dec 14 – 21
$79 per night
Cabin · Korito
ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
Apr 1 – 8
$96 per night
Farm stay · Hikurangi
Marua Retreat
Feb 27 – Mar 6
$114 per night
Guesthouse · Karekare
The Hermitage Solo Retreat Cabin
Mar 20 – 27
$46 per night
Cottage · Punakaiki
Woodpecker Bay Bach ~ Life on the edge.
Aug 12 – 19
$97 per night
Treehouse · Whangarei
Fairytale Treehouse
Apr 2 – 9
$116 per night
Cabin · Sherenden
Flag Range Retreat - Rural Escape
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$169 per night
Tiny home · Carrington
Hoeke Cabin
Dec 16 – 23
$78 per night
Cabin · Raglan
Akatea Hill - Peaceful, secluded, rural hideaway
Aug 1 – 8
$147 per night
Guesthouse · Piha
Misty Mountain Hut - Yard
Jun 9 – 16
$65 per night

Holiday house rentals in New Zealand

Private room · Taupo
Peaceful and Quiet (2)
Dec 13 – 20
$17 per night
Home · Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
Sep 20 – 27
$111 per night
Home · Russell
Funky House near historic Russell
Mar 5 – 12
$145 per night
Home · Piha
Piha Retreat - FivePendrell
Apr 30 – May 7
$225 per night
Home · Raglan
Bay View Beach Retreat - big views, deck & kayaks
Aug 30 – Sep 6
$85 per night
Home · Pukeokahu
Taihape off-grid Home with stunning views
Mar 4 – 11
$107 per night
Home · Opononi
Romantic getaway, view!!!, & all the mod cons!
May 2 – 9
$159 per night
Home · Havelock
Paradise in the Marlborough Sounds
Jun 15 – 22
$153 per night
Home · Whiritoa
Beachfront New Build House at Whiritoa, Coromandel
May 6 – 13
$121 per night
Private room · Kawakawa
Kiwi farm stay with a view
Nov 16 – 23
$41 per night
Home · Dunedin, Karitane
An isolated retreat in a movie like setting.
May 11 – 18
$124 per night
Private room · Porirua
Relax with hot tub overlooking stunning views
Nov 17 – 24
$45 per night

Beach house rentals in New Zealand

Home · Auckland
Luxury Waiheke Rental with 5-Seater Car
Sep 16 – 23
$283 per night
Home · Tutukaka
Knights in Residence - Ocean Front Retreat
Mar 2 – 9
$197 per night
Home · Pukehina
Beauty on the beach front
Nov 22 – 29
$95 per night
Home · Ahipara
Ahipara Surf Breaks
Jul 22 – 29
$74 per night
Home · Brooklyn
Wellington South Coast Bach Hunter Bay
Nov 20 – 27
$159 per night
Home · Pukehina
Luxurious Beachfront Sun Trap In The Clouds
May 8 – 15
$360 per night
Home · Coromandel Town
Coromandel Town Island View Experience
Sep 21 – 28
$115 per night
Home · Auckland
Absolutely unique waterfront experience
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$281 per night
Home · Raglan
Whare Tatū
Nov 27 – Dec 4
$102 per night
Home · Punakaiki
"Punakaiki Dreaming" - Gorgeous Character Bach
Nov 18 – 25
$71 per night
Home · Baylys Beach
Stunning Uninterrupted Views at Baylys Beach
Jun 2 – 9
$106 per night
Home · Waiiti
180° seaviews, superior coastal cottage
Jul 21 – 28
$140 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?


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.


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.


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).