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Top-rated vacation rentals in Kaitaia

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Townhouse in Kaitaia
Pams Place
A sunny 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house in the centre of town. Only 1 min drive and easy walk to the main shopping area of town. Two outside decked areas to enjoy coffee or a few drinks. Handy to all shops, restaurants and cafes, hospital, Police station and court house. Only a few minutes drive to catch the coaches to Cape Reinga. Perfect place to stay for tourists or professional people. The house is fully furnished with air conditioning in the lounge and main bedroom and ample parking.
$67 per night
Guesthouse in Kaitaia
Tasteful & Peaceful - Close to Kaitaia & Ahipara
Relax and enjoy our private 1 Bdrm unit set amongst gardens and palms. This tastefully decorated self-contained unit includes a separate kitchen/lounge and has a great outlook onto farmland - only 3 minutes to Kaitaia and 5 minutes to Ahipara beach. If you are in the area for business or pleasure this will be the perfect spot for some peace and quiet. If you are 2 singles,the couch can convert to a bed.
$61 per night
Cabin in Ahipara
Cosy Private Cabin in Ahipara
Hey everyone- Michaela here! I live here in Northlands slice of paradise- Ahipara! Im a working professional but love to explore my backyard with the plentiful activities it offers. Surfing, fishing, horse riding, diving or simply laying in the sun on 90 mile beach. Although you’ll be staying at my place it’s super private and secluded!
$59 per night

Stay near Kaitaia's top sights

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PAK'nSAVE Kaitaia10 locals recommend
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Bells Produce4 locals recommend
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Te Ahu13 locals recommend

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Guest suite in Ahipara
Foreshore Lodge - Studio
$79 per night
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Private Room Seaviews -90 Mile paradise in Ahipara
$39 per night
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The Beach House Ahipara
$137 per night
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Studio 8, private studio with commanding views!
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The Shed/Studio @ Goodtaka Lodge
$58 per night
Private room in Cable Bay
1 bedroom with ensuite & deck
$39 per night
Guesthouse in Ahipara
Cute Coastal Experience at Ahipara Bay
$62 per night
Vacation home in Ahipara
Tidy and private 1-bedroom unit 2 km from Ahipara
$57 per night
Rental unit in Ahipara
90 Mile Paradise - Ahipara - Far North
$69 per night
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Ahipara Surf Breaks
$88 per night
Guesthouse in Ahipara
Studio 2 The Lighthouse - Freedom Shipwreck Bay
$59 per night
Guest suite in Ahipara
Ahipara Beachfront Studio
$92 per night

Your guide to Kaitaia

All About Kaitaia

Nestled between Ahipara Bay to the east and Doubtless Bay to the west, the town of Kaitaia is the gateway to the Aupouri Peninsula in the far north of New Zealand. The town’s Māori name means “ample food,” and you’ll find scenic vineyards scattered around the surrounding countryside and gorgeous local produce at the Kaitaia Farmers Market. The city in its current form was founded in the 1830s, and Kaitaia is now the main commercial and administrative center for the Far North District. The Kaitaia area thrives on forestry and logging, with mighty kauri trees growing close by.

If you’re looking for beaches, Kaitaia is located near more than 20, including the sweeping expanse of Ninety Mile Beach, which stretches all the way up the western side of the peninsula. At the northern tip of the beach, near Cape Rēinga, the Te Paki Stream is lined with giant sand dunes that look like they’re straight out of the Sahara. Locals have great fun using them as toboggan runs.

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

This part of New Zealand has a subtropical climate, with warm summers and wet and mild winters, and the temperature fluctuations between the seasons is relatively gentle — no extreme heat or freezing conditions here. (North American visitors will want to keep in mind that the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite the ones they’re used to.) However, heavy rains occur throughout the year, with peak precipitation in the winter months of May to September, so whenever you decide to visit, it’s advisable to have wet weather gear handy. Two major events draw visitors to Kaitaia in March every year. The Te Houtaewa Challenge is a marathon event with runs and walks to honor a legendary Māori chief. You’re given a sweet potato at the start, which you need to carry to the finish line at Ahipara. Less strenuous is the annual Snapper Bonanza held on Ninety Mile Beach. Thought to be the biggest snapper surfcasting competition in the world, the event draws a thousand anglers and even more spectators.

What are the top things to do in Kaitaia?

Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Rēinga

Tours operate from Kaitaia along the 58-mile-long Ninety Mile Beach (yes, the name isn’t quite exact) to the lighthouse right at the northern tip of New Zealand. Special vehicles are used to drive through the surf on their way north. You can stop off and dig for native tuatua (clams) at low tide or try your hand at bodyboarding down the sand dunes. At Cape Rēinga, you’ll see two oceans collide — the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean. As it’s a sacred Māori site, eating in the area is not permitted.

Herekino Forest Track

You never know what you might come across along the nine miles of the Herekino Forest Track, located 12 miles south of Kaitaia. The trail passes through stands of mature kauri trees, which can grow up to five meters in diameter, and climbs to a peak where you can admire panoramas of the Aupouri Peninsula, Doubtless Bay, and Rangaunu Harbour. You may even get lucky and spot some of New Zealand’s endangered wildlife, such as the North Island brown kiwi or a long-tailed bat.

Museum @ Te Ahu

Coming to this part of New Zealand allows you to learn and understand Māori heritage. The Museum @ Te Ahu has interactive displays telling the story of the seven peoples who have inhabited the area — five Māori tribes and Dalmatian and English settlers. At the heart of Kaitaia, the museum and cultural center also houses the local visitors’ bureau, a cinema, and a theater.

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