Skip to content

Fairlie vacation rentals

Book unique vacation rentals, houses, and more on Airbnb

Top-rated vacation rentals in Fairlie

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

Vacation home in Fairlie
Cosy Breakaway in Mackenzie
This cosy home is the perfect getaway spot for a couple or family keen on the kiwi great outdoors! Perfectly located for a relaxing break, or to entertain recreational interests (golf, fishing, skiing, walking, hunting and watersports) situated close to mountain ranges, Lake Tekapo Mt Dobson, Lake Opuha all within 25min drive and much more a bit beyond This warm 2 bedroom home, with log fire & heat pump is fully furnished up to 6 guests. Free wifi. It is fully fenced with off street car parking.
$87 per night
Cottage in Ashwick Flat
Timms Cottage
Timms Cottage allows you to relax with an indoor outdoor space giving you breath taking views of Mt Dobson, Fox Peak and our farm. The cottage is situated behind the family homestead within our garden on our farm, providing a peaceful and private setting. Just to keep in mind we are an active and working farm. We are 10 km from Fairlie which has some great eating places, 3 km from Lake Opuha and half an hour from Mount Dobson and Fox Peak. Tekapo and Geraldine are only half an hour away.
$80 per night
Apartment in Fairlie
Rabbiter's Retreat Apartment
Welcome to our apartment style retreat, a newly renovated, well appointed accommodation for two. There is an open plan living area with a queen bed and kitchenette, separate bathroom with a toilet and shower, total area 18 square meters. The apartment flows on to a north facing deck boasting views of Mt Dobson. The retreat is located down the end of the drive at the rear of the property, with its own separate parking for guests.
$59 per night

Stay near Fairlie's top sights

Fairlie Bakehouse41 locals recommend
Farm Barn Cafe5 locals recommend
Eat Deli & Bar7 locals recommend
Old Library Cafe12 locals recommend
Silverstream Hotel6 locals recommend
Gladstone Grand Hotel4 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Fairlie

Guesthouse in Fairlie
Gateway Getaway
$96 per night
Home in Fairlie
Fairlie Cosy
$105 per night
Cottage in Fairlie
$121 per night
Tiny home in Fairlie
$85 per night
Guest suite in Fairlie
Michaelvale Bed & Breakfast
$80 per night
Apartment in Lake Tekapo
$165 per night
Apartment in Lake Tekapo
TekapoB2 Lakeview Apartment, breathtaking views
$169 per night
Home in Fairlie
Denmark Street Cottage
$93 per night
Home in Fairlie
Ahuru House - Spacious&comfortable w/Self check-in
$136 per night
Home in Lake Tekapo
Designer Cabin
$232 per night
Home in Fairlie
Denmark Downs
$102 per night
Tiny home in Ashwick Flat
Forest cabin Muscogen Woods
$79 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Fairlie

Total rentals

60 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

10 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

30 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

11K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Fairlie

All About Fairlie

On New Zealand’s South Island, the rural town of Fairlie is a vision of unspoiled nature, with snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills, and lots of ways to experience both, be it via hikes under the summer sun or racing down slopes on a pair of skis. As one of New Zealand’s thriving ski towns, skiers and snowboarders flock to Fairlie every winter. You’ll want to check out nearby Burkes Pass, a high-altitude playground full of mountain-top treks, or Lake Opuha, a popular reservoir that welcomes fishers and boaters.

When you need a respite from the outdoors, take a trip to Fairlie’s heritage museum, which showcases decades of agricultural history. Fairlie’s main street is lined with restaurants and pubs serving hand-filled meat pies and New Zealand lamb shanks.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Fairlie

No matter if the mountains are covered in powdery snow or long, tussock summer grasses, Fairlie offers outdoor recreation opportunities year round. If you’re hoping to hike, bike, and fish, the best time to stay in a Fairlie accommodation would be during the summer months, November through February. However, the winter months, June through August, are ideal for skiing and other winter sports. Summer experiences balmy, enjoyable weather, while winter is cold and snowy, a perfect time for racing down Mount Dobson. Some happenings to watch out for include the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop in March, an annual event in nearby Timaru that celebrates ‘50s and ‘60s car culture with a car parade and costume contest. In late November, Temuka Christmas Parade rolls out food and drink stalls and an appearance by Father Christmas.

Top things to do in Fairlie

Fairlie Heritage Museum

The Fairlie Heritage Museum displays artifacts and historical objects from the region’s agricultural past. Displays include vintage machinery, household items, and set pieces like a preserved threshing mill and a rebuilt cottage from Fairlie’s earliest days. Of particular note is the Motor Heritage Building that showcases antique cars and tractors.

Lake Tekapo

A part of the Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo and its surrounding area are recognized for its pitch-perfect stargazing conditions. You can catch plenty of awesome scenery with the naked eye here, from shooting stars to satellites. And the night sky isn’t the only thing that makes Lake Tekapo a worthwhile day trip from Fairlie. The striking azure water of the lake is tranquil and calm, great for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

The scenic 1.5-hour drive to this sprawling park covering nearly 450 square miles skirts around Lake Tekapo and traces the western bank of Lake Pukaki. Dramatic scenery ranges from the highest peak on the continent to the 16-mile Tasman Glacier, and you can spot falcons overhead and the Mount Cook lily on the alpine pastures. The return hike to Kea Point takes around two hours. More high-octane activities include mountaineering, glacier skiing, and seaplane trips.

Destinations to explore

  1. Airbnb
  2. New Zealand
  3. Canterbury
  4. Fairlie