Vacation rentals in Pōhara

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Pōhara

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Apartment in Tata Beach
Tata Beach, Abel Tasman, Golden Bay
We are situated about a 10 min drive to beginning of northern end of Abel Tasman Nat Park. Continental Breakfast which includes cereals, fresh fruit,bread,milk and spreads. We have two rooms available, both of which you will have to yourselves on booking. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and the other in the main area has a King size bed. Also separate laundry/toilet/shower area. Private entry and completely private to our upstairs dwelling. We are also a very quiet household so keep that in mind
Jun 22 – 29
R1,219 ZAR per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 615 reviews
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Guesthouse in Motupipi
Avocado Cottage, experience Stylish Serenity!
This is the one! You are very welcome to enjoy our little slice of paradise here in Golden Bay! Avocado Cottage is a beautifully modern, stylish and very clean separate self-contained unit set within our orchard garden. We have no neighbours, so relax and exhale as you take in the stunning 360° quiet rural and mountain views from your own private deck. Quiet relaxation is on the menu after your busy days out visiting all the stunning beaches and exciting adventures on offer here!
Mar 24 – 31
R1,306 ZAR per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 199 reviews
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Tiny home in Pohara
The 'Flax Pod' container cabin
Our unique Flax Pod cabin is a repurposed shipping container with cool views of Golden Bay. It suits a relaxed couple, has a queen bed, sofa and kitchenette. Bifolding doors open onto a deck where you can totally relax, enjoy a cold beer, sink into a quirky hot tub and soak up the sea views. Its in a great location and a great base to explore Golden Bay from. Enjoy getting back to the basics, dozing in a hammock, a friendly weka or two and a spectacular night sky.
Aug 15 – 22
R1,133 ZAR per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 423 reviews

Popular amenities for Pōhara vacation rentals

Stay near Pōhara's top sights

The Grove Scenic Reserve17 locals recommend
Totally Roasted Cafe & Pizza5 locals recommend
Ratanui Lodge7 locals recommend
The Penguin Cafe & Bar6 locals recommend
Pohara General Store7 locals recommend
Sans Souci Inn4 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Pōhara

Guest favorite
Guesthouse in Takaka
Kotare Muse: a bijou chalet for two
Dec 6 – 13
R1,751 ZAR per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Home in Tata Beach
The White House- Ligarbay
Nov 5 – 12
R3,294 ZAR per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 160 reviews
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Yurt in Pohara
Omarama Oasis - Permaculture Glamping
Nov 4 – 11
R1,590 ZAR per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 263 reviews
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Guesthouse in Rangihaeata
Golden Bay View Cottage
Jun 7 – 14
R1,693 ZAR per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Train in Motupipi
Romantic Getaway - The Caboose
Apr 29 – May 6
R1,464 ZAR per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 262 reviews
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Earthen home in Wainui bay
Totos Eco-friendly Bush Cottage
Apr 22 – 29
R1,208 ZAR per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 313 reviews
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Chalet in Parapara
ParaPara River Retreat, tranquil, private, cosy
May 6 – 13
R2,102 ZAR per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 212 reviews
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Home in Tata Beach
Aroha in Ligar Bay
Aug 28 – Sep 4
R2,102 ZAR per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Apartment in Marahau
Abel Tasman Marahau Self contained, 50m to beach
Jul 20 – 27
R1,926 ZAR per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 289 reviews
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Earthen home in Kaiteriteri
Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Split Apple-Kowhai Cottage
Jan 17 – 24
R9,457 ZAR per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 188 reviews
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Cottage in Golden Bay
Beachfront Bach at Patons Rock *Free WiFi*
Nov 16 – 23
R5,114 ZAR per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Yurt in Motueka Valley
Stunning views from warm cosy yurt
Oct 25 – Nov 1
R1,226 ZAR per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 886 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Pōhara

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Home in Pōhara
Bay Vista Bliss
May 11 – 18
R2,102 ZAR per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 28 reviews
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Home in Pohara
Feet up to relax in Pohara!
Feb 16 – 23
R3,968 ZAR per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 84 reviews
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Home in Pohara
Hidden gem amongst the rocks at the beach
Feb 16 – 23
R4,086 ZAR per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 61 reviews
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Home in Pōhara
Pohara Surf & Turf - a stone's throw from the sea.
Oct 19 – 26
R2,569 ZAR per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 33 reviews
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Guesthouse in Abel Tasman National Park
Awaroa - Abel Tasman National Park
Jun 8 – 15
R2,335 ZAR per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 75 reviews
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Home in Tata Beach
Beautiful sunny home only 3 mins walk to the beach
Aug 29 – Sep 5
R2,452 ZAR per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 57 reviews
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Home in Pohara
Beach Beauty veranda view
Apr 5 – 12
R3,036 ZAR per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 62 reviews
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Home in Tata Beach
Ligar Bay Modern 3 Bed Bach - Free Wi-fi and Linen
Jun 30 – Jul 7
R7,210 ZAR per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 63 reviews
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Tent in Tata Beach
Ocean/Sunset Views + Electric Buggy+ Outdoor baths
Jan 22 – 29
R12,259 ZAR per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 25 reviews
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Home in Takaka
Beach Break, comfort and space by the sea
Sep 8 – 15
R6,130 ZAR per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 59 reviews
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Home in Parapara
Ocean Tides Beach House
Sep 28 – Oct 5
R3,503 ZAR per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 81 reviews
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Home in Motupipi
Belltower Church Holiday Home
Jan 17 – 24
R3,131 ZAR per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 26 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Pōhara

Total rentals

80 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

10 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

50 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

3.2K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

R766 ZAR before taxes and fees

Your guide to Pōhara

All About Pōhara

Nestled between Mohua (Golden Bay), rolling green hills, and snow-capped mountains, the small village of Pōhara is a popular beachfront retreat at the northern reaches of New Zealand’s South Island. Pōhara’s golden stretch of coastline stretches to the size of an airport runway at low tide, and its waters are a haven for swimmers, kayakers, and boating aficionados — you can even cruise along the shoreline on a windsurfing board.

The fishing that takes place farther offshore draws visitors from around the country, and you can arrange for either a local or a deep-sea boat trip in search of tarakihi, blue cod, and albacore tuna. The village lies close to the northern gateway of Abel Tasman National Park, home to little blue penguins and bellbirds. Pōhara is also only a few miles north of the nearby town of Takaka, where you’ll find a movie theater, a museum devoted to the region’s history, and an aerodrome for domestic air travel.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Pōhara

Temperatures on the north coast of the South Island never veer toward the extremes — in fact, they rarely stray outside a 20-degree Fahrenheit range. Pōhara accommodation is popular year-round, but you’ll find that the village is at its busiest in the summer and winter seasons. The summer months of November through February bring warmer temperatures accompanied by balmy coastal breezes. While chillier, the winter months (May through August) offer a unique backdrop in the form of snow-capped mountains juxtaposed against the coast and green hills.

Events to keep an eye out for during a trip to the Pōhara region include the annual Golden Bay Harvest Festival in Takaka in March, featuring fresh produce, local musicians, and pizzas made on-site with locally grown ingredients. A visit in December will coincide with the Golden Bay Santa Parade — a joint local effort dedicated to bringing festive cheer to the Golden Bay area, headlined by a parade of floats and Santa himself.


Top things to do in Pōhara

Te Waikoropupū Springs

Just a 15-minute drive from the village, Te Waikoropupū Springs is one of the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand. The South Island Māori community considers it to be a sacred spiritual and cultural site, and so visitors aren’t permitted to make contact with the springs themselves. However, as you stroll along the walkways and viewing platforms, you’ll encounter breathtaking views of the clear water.

Totaranui Beach

Totaranui Beach, located inside the Abel Tasman National Park, is a 45-minute drive due east of Pōhara. The long, curving golden beach itself is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. But it’s also a great place to park the car and explore the park. You can catch a water taxi down the coast as far as Bark Bay, passing the Tonga Island Seal Colony on your way. Or hike the 35-mile-long Abel Tasman Coastal Track from here, either heading several miles north to the secluded Anapai Bay or slightly farther south to Waiharakeke Bay and the Aoware Bay Inlet, which you can cross over at low tide.

Farewell Spit

Jutting out 34 kilometers from the northwestern tip of the South Island, Farewell Spit is one of the world’s longest natural sand spits, home to undulating, grass-topped sand dunes in varied shapes and sizes. Birdwatchers head here to spot curlews, who make the journey from the Northern Hemisphere for summer. Four-wheel-drive tours are a popular way to explore — personal vehicles are not permitted.

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