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THE PAD: Chic, Romantic and absolute beachfront
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

THE PAD: Chic, Romantic and absolute beachfrontAward-winning, sea views, absolute waterfront, luxury throughout and oozing with charm. The Pad at Driftwood Paradise is self-catering accommodation nestled by the water on a private 100 acre peninsula, 30 mins from the boutique, vibrant village of Kerikeri. Experience the nostalgia of a true luxurious, barefoot Kiwi getaway & fall asleep listening to waves lapping on the shore and the Kiwi's calling from the native bush.

Ripples Retreat - Serene, private and recharging!
Entire chalet · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Ripples Retreat - Serene, private and recharging!Ripples is nestled in a secluded spot immersed in nature with luxury/serenity and style. It enfolds you in the natural beauty of rolling hills, the song of stream water lapping over stones, and gives you the perfect chance to recharge in comfort – and you're the only chalet! Once you reach Ripples you won't want to leave but for those who crave adventure it's a perfect home base to explore the many nearby scenic walks, great food options and it's close to the Waitomo Caves tourist attractions.

ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-homeHi I am Edward! check out our insta @ecoescape for more photos + info! This escape is a 2 part tiny home nestled at the base of Taranaki with unmatched mountain views. 15 mins from town and the beach, a stone throw to the mountain and bike tracks this self-contained tiny home is a perfect spot for those wishing to visit Taranaki for an adventure or to unwind. Powered from both solar panels and hydro turbines, this place is as "off-the-grid" as it gets. We look forward to having you stay!

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  • Kitchen
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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Tranquil Couples Retreat Rotorua- Okere Falls.
R1,858 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Lake Hawea
Hawea Lakefront Retreat
R1,515 ZAR per night
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  2. Motueka Valley
Stunning views from warm cosy yurt
R798 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Lower Hutt
Private, cozy, peaceful cottage
R960 ZAR per night
  1. Tiny house
  2. Paraparaumu
The Beach Pod + Luxury Outdoor Stone Bath
R1,465 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Pukeokahu
Taihape off-grid Home with stunning views
R2,280 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Hastings
Stunning flat with all the luxuries at the sea
R1,212 ZAR per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Waikawa
"Moonsounds Sierra" Waikawa Bay
R2,373 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
R1,977 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Okarito
Beautiful cottage with mountain and sea views
R1,616 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Paraparaumu
Morepork Nest, private self-contained studio
R657 ZAR per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Waverley
Waipipi - Beach Front Accommodation
R1,616 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in New Zealand

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Meet the Woolly Sheep, Lambs on my Farm
    You'll be transported to the New Zealand countryside to see the surrounds of our beautiful farm and meet our friendly, naturally coloured Corriedale sheep & lambs (during lambing season). Our wooly sheep will come right up to us to say hello and have a pat and I'll answer any questions you would like to ask. We'll chat about how they are looked after on the farm, the lambs and breeding cycle and how we rescue and carefully feed any orphan lambs. You can even learn a bit about the history of sheep farming in New Zealand. Next, I'll explain how wool is shorn from the sheep, skirted, washed & dried. Then we will select your choice of wool, alpaca, lama and possum fibres to blend and card into large batts of fibre that are then spun into yarn. I'll use the wool that we've just made to give you a spinning demonstration on my spinning wheel. There will be lots of opportunity for guests to ask questions about farming, our friendly, wooly friends or wool processing. This Experience is great fun for team-building, date nights, get togethers and team building events. Please book a private experience for your group and I'll make sure you have lots of laughs, time to connect with nature and de-stress and learn a bit along the way. Fun for family/friend catch ups too. Message me to schedule your event. Individual bookings and kids groups also welcome. Other things to note This experience can be viewed from most devices. A larger screen is probably best to be able to see the outdoors, animals and wool craft in detail.
    From Price:R223 / person
  • Elegant cruise on Lake Te Anau
    We'll start from the old government wharf on the shores of Lake Te Anau, at the end of the main street. After a very light hearted safety brief and introduction we'll start cruising toward the Hidden Lakes Wharf, about 40 minutes away in the South Fiord. On the way you'll be invited to have a drink of your choice (we have quite a number to choose from!!) while listening to the history of Faith as she sailed from Scotland to New Zealand. On arrival we'll disembark, and you'll take a guided walk into the first of the Hidden Lakes. This takes about 45 minutes with lots of little stops for us to tell you about the surrounding flora and fauna. This is an easy walk, and one you're not likely to see anyone else on - other than those in your group (maximum of 16). Upon return to Faith, you'll be served morning or afternoon tea, and will have time to sit and enjoy the peace of the National Park. Once you're ready, we'll leave the wharf and hoist the sails for the return journey - which you can help us with if you choose. While we'd like to sail all the way home, it's usual to run the engine to get us home on time. We'll arrive back to the wharf after approximately 3 hours. Other things to note It's important to consider changing weather during the 3 hours we're away. A jacket is important. Also consider preparing for motion sickness as the lake can get a little rough at times.
    From Price:R1,212 / person
  • Personal Kiwi animal farm tour
    You will drive through lovely country side of Tai-Tapu, along Old Tai Tapu Road and see the Halswell River with the native paradise ducks and Pukekoes, you can park out our farm and we will meet you at the farm gate, and welcome you to our farm. If you want old farming clothes and old wellington/gum boots we can provide these (make sure you bring a pair of socks with you). We will give you a you a bucket of sheep nuts and you can feed the all of the sheep, Help round them up and then get up close and personal in the sheep run with them. Here you will learn all about sheep. Next you see the cattle, bulls and cows including a 2 week cute calf. And feed the cows hay and fresh leaves and learn all about cows. Next you meet chickens and collect farm eggs. And learn all about chickens. Then you meet the ducks and 37 newly born cute ducklings and learn all about ducks. Then we move on to the farm maternity area, where can see newly born chicks, ducklings and kittens. And get hands own with all of these cute babies. We are happy to take videos and photos for you. We teach you about all of the animals. Their needs and how to look after them, what they require for their regular day to day care. You get the chance of getting up close and personal with a range of animals mature and new born. Children and adults love it heaps. Other things to note As a visitor to our Farm, we are happy that you do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. We will guide and show you and give you the confidence and skills to 'have a go' and try out the various activities that we do with the animals.
    From Price:R202 / person
  • New Zealand Nature Highlights
    The experience is live-streamed from the farm and will start with an introduction of New Zealand. As it is a lifestyle farm, the animals are rotated around the different paddocks (fields), but there is a good chance you will get to see ewes (sheep), dairy cows and chickens. Your Online Experience offers you a firsthand feel of what nature in New Zealand has to offer. As the experience is hosted 100% outdoors it could be a sunny, rainy or cloudy day. The camera will be projected onto the paddocks where I will take you on a walking tour. Along the way, I will explain things that go on around the farm, share interesting facts about my sustainable lifestyle and ecosystems, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. You could be joining from your office or from the comforts of your home or be part of a group. If you prefer, you could organize your own private session with family, friends or colleagues. The perfect teambuilding or family bonding opportunity. NB: New Zealand Nature Highlights is great as a team-building event. Book a private experience for your workmates.
    From Price:R223 / person
  • Trail run thru wild Wellington
    Will will meet in the CBD early evening and head out towards one of the three main peaks around the city depending on the weather and desired distance for our group. Walk the steep bits, jog the flat. We will soon find ourselves in bush with birdsong and great atmosphere. Then before long we will see views (mandatory selfie). Then we run down hill, our favourite part, to either one of the great boutique craft beer bars or a hidden gem of a cafe for refreshments and running brags. There will be bush, probably mud, views, smiles and good trail times all round. Let me know what your normal running distance is and I will adjust the tour to find middle ground. That is is the beauty of running in the the trail running capital of the world: we always have options. Other things to note I will have a car near the start for storage of bags and items for after the run
    From Price:R495 / person