Vacation rentals in New Zealand
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- Private room
Welcome to my little house in Glen Eden. The house is cute with loads of charm, a great deck where you can sit in the sun nestled amongst greenery and trees. We are only 5min drive from Titirangi Village, a few mins from the Glen Eden Train Station and shops and 30min to the beautiful West Coast beaches of Piha or Karekare. If you are a visitor we highly recommend these as day trips. Tea, coffee and basic breakfast items (cereal, toast) are supplied.
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
- Entire cabin
Hi 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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Your guide to New Zealand
All About New Zealand
From snow-capped mountain peaks and glacial fjords to subtropical forests and white sand beaches, New Zealand is a true feat of nature. Sitting across the Tasman Sea from Australia, here you’ll find some of the most varied and awe-inspiring scenery in the world. Less than five million people call this sprawling country home, meaning that much of it is truly untouched and uninhabited. And because of its huge national focus on conservation, the landscape here is pristine. You can watch constellations light up ink-black skies, spot the elusive neon waves of the Southern Lights, hike the peaks of volcanoes, and sail under rushing waterfalls.
Visitors come here to take a dip in emerald-green, mirror-still crater lakes and surf the crests of aquamarine waves that crash against golden sands. Foodies delight in award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and get buzzed by Auckland’s fourth wave café culture. Maori culture can be explored through its artistic traditions of carving, tattooing, weaving, and painting. New Zealand is bursting with progressive cities, extreme sports aplenty, some of the world’s best national parks, and a booming plant-based food scene.
How do I get around New Zealand?
New Zealand’s largest international airport is Auckland Airport (AKL), while other major hubs are Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Wellington Airport (WLG), Queenstown Airport (ZQN), and Dunedin Airport (DUD). Domestic air travel is the fastest way of getting across New Zealand, and flight options are widely available. Travelling the country via public transport is safe, reliable, and easy — trains and buses run through all the main transport hubs and points of interest, and travelling by road or rail offers up scenic views as you make your way around.
A road trip is one of the most memorable ways to see the country; having your own car will allow you greater flexibility to explore off-the-beaten-path locations — but be mindful that many of the roads here are steep and winding. If you’re travelling to any of New Zealand’s islands, you’ll have to take a ferry across.
When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in New Zealand?
If you’re looking for holiday houses in New Zealand to enjoy its beaches and water sports, plan a trip during the hot, usually dry summer months from December to March. If you prefer more space on the sand, aim for the end of the season when the days are still long, the sun is still warm, and the trees on South Island begin to change colour. March is generally quiet, and a great time to be here. In the winter, most of South Island and North Island’s mountains turn into renowned destinations for skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. North Island is generally warmer than South Island during the winter, but migrating humpback whales pass through the waters off of Kaikoura, South Island.
What are the top things to do in New Zealand?
Auckland is a naturally stunning city, surrounded by volcanic cones, with the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meeting on the horizon, and rainforests, wineries, and islands in the distance. Urban life and the natural world coexist in the capital, with surfing off the city’s Pacific Coast beaches and sustainable farm-to-table cuisine. Grab coffee from one of Auckland’s fourth-wave cafes, learn about traditional Maori art at KIWA Art Gallery, and admire contemporary works at Wallace Arts Centre.
The Waitomo Caves are an otherworldly phenomenon. Thousands of glowworms — a species unique to New Zealand — have been inhabiting these grottos for millennia, studding the cave walls with their star-like light. Boat tours are available with Maori guides to explain the caves’ history and natural significance.
A road trip is one of the best ways to see the sights, whizzing up and down mountain roads, past glittering waters, and through tropical rainforests. From the remote and rugged Forgotten World Highway that zigzags through craggy mountains to the quiet beauty of the Great Coast Road flanked by the Tasman Sea on one side and the Southern Alps on the other, the journey around New Zealand is part of the experience.