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Popular amenities for Havelock North vacation rentals

Stay near Havelock North's top sights

Splash Planet58 locals recommend
Hawkes Bay Farmers Market64 locals recommend
Cornwall Park16 locals recommend
Te Mata Peak204 locals recommend
PAK'nSAVE Hastings10 locals recommend
Te Mata Park217 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Havelock North

  • Total rentals

    500 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    110 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    70 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    350 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    25K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Havelock North

All About Havelock North

Situated in the Hawke’s Bay wine country, Havelock North, a city on New Zealand’s North Island, draws travelers to explore its boutique wineries, outdoor recreation options, and bustling village center. The rich farmland surrounding Havelock North, along with the area’s temperate climate, makes it ideal for growing fruit of all kinds. The region supplies fruit to the rest of New Zealand, and you can taste some of the area’s bounty at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market. Havelock North’s love for food doesn't stop with wine and fruit — it is home to several coffee roasters, too.

The mountains around the city are covered with lush, short grass, and the many dirt trails for hiking and biking that wind around the slopes are clearly marked. Te Mata Peak Park, just outside town, is home to a number of trails that traverse the foggy valleys, rocky summits, and redwood forests near Te Mata Peak.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Havelock North

The Hawke’s Bay region has a Mediterranean climate. Summer (December through February) brings some of New Zealand’s driest and warmest weather, while Havelock North’s protected position to the east of the Kaweka mountain range means mild, less windy winters (June through August). Towering Te Mata Peak is capped with snow in July, and the road to the summit can be blocked at times during the coldest months, so pack warm layers and be prepared to change your plans if you’re tackling the mountain in the winter.

Napier Art Deco Festival less than a half-hour drive north celebrates all things glamour each February with themed fashion shows and vintage car displays in the summer sun. Local vineyards on both banks of the Tukituki River harvest their crop in the autumn, and you take advantage of mild days with a tour or two.

Top things to do in Havelock North

Maraetotara Falls

Less than 15 minutes south of Havelock North, the clear pool beneath Maraetotara Falls is a haven for swimmers. The riverside walking trail — Maraetotara Historic Walk — takes you down wooden stairs and along a tree-lined riverside path until you reach the lush, fern-peppered cascade around 10 minutes in. Look out for birdlife including kererū amid the trees, and don’t forget a towel if you’re planning on taking a dip.

Te Mata Park

At 1300 feet high, Te Mata is the tallest point in the area. It offers 360-degree views of the wine-growing region, deep valleys, and sprawling wetlands that stretch to the sea. The park is run by the community and offers hiking and biking trails. However, you do not actually have to hike up Te Mata Peak to experience it, as a road leads to the top, and you’ll even find a restaurant up there.

Waimārama Beach

The half-hour drive southeast is rewarded with excellent surf that laps the swathe of sand protected by Kuku rocks. Despite shallow waters, you’ll need to be wary of rip tides — the beach is patrolled by lifeguards between December and late March. Fishing is a popular pastime here, and you won’t have to venture far from land to catch crayfish and flounder.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do townhouse rentals in Havelock North have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 townhouse rentals with air conditioning in Havelock North. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Havelock North have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cottage rentals with a bbq area in Havelock North. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Havelock North have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a gym in Havelock North. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly house rentals in Havelock North?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Havelock North. Choose from more than 40 house rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do bungalow rentals in Havelock North have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 bungalow rentals with wifi in Havelock North. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Havelock North?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 80 house rentals in Havelock North featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Havelock North?

    Havelock North has more than 260 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Are there Havelock North house rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 70 house rentals with pools in Havelock North, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • How much does it cost to stay in cottage rentals in Havelock North?

    Experience the best of Havelock North with our cottage rentals, starting at about $70 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Private Suite Rentals in Havelock North?

    Enhance your stay in our Private Suite Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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