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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
$260 per night
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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
$114 per night
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Home in Lower Hutt
Heaven in the Hutt - BRAND NEW!
This unique place has a style all its own. The perfect studio in Lower Hutt, with ALL the amenities. Just 10 minutes walk to the train station, the shops, and the NEW sports centre. 10 minute to the Lower Hutt central. Self-check in with a digital lock. This brand new home has everything you need, plus a few extras that will make your stay some much fun! High speed Wi-Fi, Netflix, Amazon Alexa, Coffee pods, Freeview and BBQ, Xbox One with two controllers. FREE street parking
$70 per night
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Holiday house rentals in New Zealand

Home in Queenstown
Modbox Rua - Last Minute Feb Special - 345
$245 per night
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Home in Raglan
Mount Karioi Views from Family Home on Quiet Cul-De-Sac
$257 per night
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Private room in Auckland
Comfortable Room in Mt Albert
$37 per night
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Home in Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
$124 per night
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Home in Papamoa
Sea-breeze Luxury Escape
$121 per night
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Home in Auckland
The Aviary
$152 per night
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Home in Anakiwa
Marlborough Sounds Sanctuary - Anakiwa.
$126 per night
Home in Lake Tekapo
Mary Hut Lake Tekapo
$135 per night
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Private room in Queenstown
Ensuit Gems Lake View Vacation Rental 8A Room1
$68 per night
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Home in Raglan
Modern, Peaceful, Black Bach near the beach
$163 per night
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Home in Queenstown
Little Shotover Barn
$158 per night
Home in Raglan
Relaxed Raglan Getaway
$92 per night
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Beach house rentals in New Zealand

Home in Waiheke Island
Blackpool House - Stay Waiheke
$254 per night
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Home in Raglan
Ironsands Beach Stay - new home - central
$120 per night
Home in Raglan
The Pavilion
$157 per night
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Home in Waikawa Beach
Beach Front+River Views PerfectforFamilies/Couples
$158 per night
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Home in Fox River
Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay ~ wrapped in nature
$114 per night
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Home in Āwhitu
Soak watching the sun set at Coastal Acres Escape.
$127 per night
Home in Oneroa
The Vineyard Cottage
$191 per night
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Home in Mount Maunganui
The Endless Summer Home - Beach and Town Location
$226 per night
Home in Diamond Harbour
Magical Harbour Views, perfect holiday location
$142 per night
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Private room in Raglan
Warm and sunny private room in quiet location.
$44 per night
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Home in Nelson
Private pool, luxury home, walk to beach and cafes
$184 per night
Private room in Red Beach
Travellers and Backpackers Private Room Red Beach.
$25 per night
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Lakefront house rentals in New Zealand

Home in Kingston
Hunter's Lakehouse
$108 per night
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Home in Taupō
Wai Marino - the deluxe tree house - Taupo
$311 per night
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Home in Lake Ōhau
Lake Ohau Knotswood - Wifi
$188 per night
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Home in Queenstown
Wakatipu Gem Lakehouse Charm Hot Tub Panorama
$390 per night
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Home in Queenstown
Viscount Haven | Lake Views | Great For Couples
$273 per night
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Home in Queenstown
Sunny cottage with water views
$180 per night
Private room in Queenstown
Studio style room, private access & amazing views!
$140 per night
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Home in Queenstown
Luxury Penthouse above Lake, Sunny, Amazing Views
$316 per night
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Home in Hamurana
Kotare Lodge on the lake.
$174 per night
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Home in Queenstown
The WOW house
$376 per night
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Home in Manapouri
Lakefront Luxury
$193 per night
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Home in Queenstown
Modern Luxe House with Magnificent View
$357 per night
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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).