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House rentals in New Zealand

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Home in 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. Espresso machine, fireplace, heat pump, spa, WiFi, no TV, 2 bathrooms See more at lakeohauescape .com * Please note: - Building sites currently on each side of the house - Council recommends boiling drinking water
$256 per night
Home in Shag Point
Shag Point Beach House
Relax and unwind at this stunning location at Shag Point with north facing views. Take a short walk to the beach or visit the reserve and the wildlife Soak in the spa pool and enjoy the BBQ Full kitchen and functional bathroom with washer and drier. Plenty of parking for your boat and a great boat ramp at the end of the road. Extra accomodation available on the property. Shag Point Cottage. May be available to rent alongside this property or maybe rented out separately by other guests
$137 per night
Home in Dunedin, Karitane
An isolated retreat in a movie like setting.
See the curve of the planet while treating yourself to the best of N Z in a stylish designer house overlooking the Pacific ocean. Nestled among native trees, farmland and a landscaped kiwi styled backyard, is this quaint and charming home in a romantic location with a view that will take your breath away. If your looking to relax in comfort in an isolated setting surrounded by the sea and rolling hills then this place will be perfect for you.
$183 per night

Holiday house rentals in New Zealand

Private room in Queenstown
Twin Lake View Vacation Rentals 8A Room2
$52 per night
Home in Lake Tekapo
Mary Hut Lake Tekapo
$142 per night
Home in Tekapo
Skylight House with luxury cedar outdoor bath#
$154 per night
Home in Taihape
Taihape off-grid Home with stunning views
$158 per night
Home in Russell
Funky House near historic Russell
$150 per night
Home in Queenstown
Stay at Queenstown - Mountain Charm with spa-1 bed
$178 per night
Private room in Queenstown
Koura Lodge Queenstown. R3
$60 per night
Private room in Auckland
Comfortable Room in Mt Albert
$35 per night
Home in Robinsons Bay
Number One Archdalls, Robinsons Bay
$138 per night
Home in Opuawhanga
Jubilee Retreat Eco house with a touch of luxury
$140 per night
Home in Raglan
Joyce's Place in the heart of Raglan
$81 per night
Home in Lake Tekapo
Black Beech House with luxury cedar outdoor bath.
$148 per night

Vacation rentals in New Zealand

Treehouse in Raglan
Raglan Treehouse in the Woods with Outdoor Bath
$168 per night
Cottage in Lake Tekapo
Stargazer’s Luxury Retreat
$249 per night
Cottage in Rotorua
Wildberry Cottage -secluded modern farm retreat
$147 per night
Tiny home in Ben Ohau
Alpine Cubes NZ
$281 per night
Cabin in Korito
ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
$126 per night
Guesthouse in Kaikōura
Clifftop Cabins Kaikoura - Fyffe
$187 per night
Treehouse in Korito
The Treehouse: Off-grid Retreat
$111 per night
Cabin in Waikouaiti
Fallow Ridge Retreat. Secluded luxury escape.
$500 per night
Farm stay in Cambridge
The Hilly House, Private Boutique Accommodation
$192 per night
Cabin in Pouto
Kaipara Lodge - Luxury waterfront
$194 per night
Cottage in Te Anau
Black's Hut - Lakefront Cottage
$241 per night
Tiny home in Waiongana
Repose x Lepperton Farm Stay
$102 per night

House rentals with jacuzzis in New Zealand

Home in Queenstown
Water & Moutain views from private hot tub / spa
$146 per night
Home in Manapouri
Small house, BIG view
$153 per night
Home in Anakiwa
Marlborough Sounds Sanctuary - Anakiwa.
$124 per night
Home in Tutukaka
Knights in Residence - Ocean Front Retreat
$316 per night
Home in Ben Ohau
Antlers Rest- Twizel
$151 per night
Home in Waikawa Beach
Beach Front+River Views PerfectforFamilies/Couples
$156 per night
Home in Raglan
Modern, Cozy, Beachy Bach with outdoor bath.
$106 per night
Home in Queenstown
Stay at Queenstown - Avalon Views 2 bedrooms
$227 per night
Home in Queenstown
Stay at Queenstown - Avalon Views-Romantic Getaway
$203 per night
Home in Warkworth
Waterfall Lodge 1 Bedroom
$281 per night
Home in Rotorua
Redwoods Adventure Base
$175 per night
Home in Akaroa
Love Akaroa Retreat
$228 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).