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  2. Auckland
Homestay on Hassan Drive

Cosy room with a king single bed and plenty of storage in a quiet suburb. Extra bedding is available at an extra cost. The room has a small fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Would suit the best travellers with car. Handy to motorway and Westgate/North West Shopping Centre. Moire park across the road. The place is 20 minute drive into the city (off peak hours), and close to surf black sand beaches and Kumeu wineries. Where possible, we are happy to give you a ride.

R348 ZAR per night
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  2. Raglan
Raglan Treehouse in the Woods with Outdoor Bath

NOTE : The price is inclusive of all fees. Escape to this tiny treehouse in the woods, 4kms from Whale Bay and 12kms from Raglan. Disconnect and recharge. Live simply. Breathe in nature. Experience off-the-grid living and take a break from technology. The treehouse is set up in the pines on our 35 acre property and has an amazing view over pasture, native bush and the ocean. This is an escape from the everyday. It's for young romantics (at heart), the adventurous

R2,556 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
RELAXING and QUIET HOUSE IN WEST AUCKLAND

The house is in 57 Kemp Road, Massey. It is located in quiet area. By car, 3 mis access to motorway. 15mis to the city. Near Countdown, Park save, Mitre 10, Westgate, Northwest, and Lincoln Road. You can cook whatever you like. You can store your food in the fridge and pantry. If you are looking for a simple, classic, cosy house. This is a perfect house for you. You will be sharing the house with my long term tenants. They are very friendly and easy going. You can park on the street.

R244 ZAR per night

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New Zealand home rentals

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  2. Auckland
Staycation Mountainside Close to the City
R469 ZAR per night
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  2. Christchurch
I am comfy and I know it
R365 ZAR per night
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  2. Lower Hutt
Kings Court - Travel Time Warp Room
R312 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Spacious 2nd double room in stunning Hillsborough
R290 ZAR per night
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  2. Taupo
Peaceful and Quiet (2)
R312 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Green Bay home away from home at Camelia House
R469 ZAR per night
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  2. Wellington
Stunning view for Wellington City!
R542 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
A quiet, tranquil space for you to rest and relax
R531 ZAR per night
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  2. Christchurch
your space
R292 ZAR per night
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  2. Taupo
Kiwi St garden retreat.
R521 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Private room in charming and peaceful home.
R625 ZAR per night
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  2. Christchurch
Close to airport,quite, safe and friendly street.
R417 ZAR per night

New Zealand holiday vacation rentals

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  2. Korito
ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
R1,897 ZAR per night
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  2. Waikanae
Dreamscape Glamping Waikanae
R3,437 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Spacious private double room with stunning views
R370 ZAR per night
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  2. Lake Tekapo
Stargazer’s Luxury Retreat
R3,645 ZAR per night
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  2. Raglan
Raglan LoveBus - Romantic escape with Outdoor Bath
R2,299 ZAR per night
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  2. Korito
The Treehouse: Off-grid Retreat
R1,847 ZAR per night
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  2. Sherenden
Flag Range Retreat - Rural Escape
R2,415 ZAR per night
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  2. Raglan
Arch Cabin In The Trees
R1,111 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Private tranquil studio with en-suit, near beach.
R900 ZAR per night
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  2. Egmont Village
River Belle Glamping
R2,515 ZAR per night
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  2. Ruakōkoputuna
The Glade
R3,031 ZAR per night
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  2. Queenstown
Two minute walk to town - Queenstown Studio
R1,042 ZAR per night

New Zealand beach vacation rentals

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  2. Hahei
Koa Cabin Hahei. Hillside Sea Views. Outdoor Bath
R2,343 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Cheap and cheerful room in Point Chev home
R490 ZAR per night
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  2. Pihama
The Nest — Coastal Escape
R3,016 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
★Fabulous 1BR Harbour & Sea Views ★ Netflix & Wifi
R2,215 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Secluded Leafy Hideaway
R914 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Relax and explore from Halfmoon Bay
R344 ZAR per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Auckland
Deluxe Sea & Harbour Views - Princes Wharf Gem
R1,105 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Cosy private chamber with an outdoor area
R802 ZAR per night
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  2. Raglan
Warm and sunny private room in quiet location.
R573 ZAR per night
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  2. Tauranga
Waterfront Apart, with Balcony, Full Kitchen and L
R1,980 ZAR per night
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  2. Tapu
Beachfront- Coromandel Magical Sunsets & Sea Views
R2,634 ZAR per night
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  2. Auckland
Private and Luxurious on Waiheke (The Chalet)
R2,635 ZAR 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?

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).