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Vacation rentals in New Zealand

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Top-rated holiday rentals in New Zealand

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Cabin in Twizel
Skylark Cabin – Private Luxury Escape with Hot Tub
Skylark Cabin is a private, luxury escape, nestled serenely within the awe-inspiring landscape of the Mackenzie Region. Surrounded by soaring mountain ranges and the rugged, ethereal beauty of an expansive valley, this isn’t just a comfortable place to stay, it’s an experience in itself. Witness the mesmerising clarity of a starry night sky. Connect with nature and escape from the pace of daily life. Skylark Cabin is 10km to Twizel, 50-min to Mt Cook, 4hrs to Christchurch, & 3hrs to Queenstown.
Guest suite in Queenstown
Studio style room, private access & amazing views!
Wake up and look out to the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the jagged peaks of The Remarkables from your bed! Our guestroom is a private room in our warm and modern home. We offer a private bathroom, balcony and a separate entrance (self-check-in). We are located 10mins drive from the airport and 5mins drive to Queenstown centre. We have two dogs - a tiny black pug and a funny boston terrier. We look forward to hosting you:-)
Apartment in Queenstown
Lake views, 5-star reviews, car-park & walk to CBD
You’ve found it! You’ll have your ideal Queenstown vacation from this relaxed and comfortable studio. Featuring all the comforts you’ll love. This self contained studio has a stunning view of lake & mountains, and an easy 10 - 12 minute stroll to Queenstown, walking along the lake edge & through the botanical gardens. Plus many luxury features as well, detailed below. Ideal for 1 - 2 guests.

Other great holiday rentals in New Zealand

Apartment in Wanaka
Tranquil retreat
Tiny home in Queenstown
Bungalow in Franz Josef Glacier
Alpine Escape - Two
Home in Tekapo
Skylight House with luxury cedar outdoor bath#
Apartment in Wellington
On top of Mt Victoria, Wellington Brand New Studio
Guesthouse in Lyttelton
Harbour Escape - tiny home in Lyttelton
Apartment in Queenstown
Brand new boutique complex.Central, 1BRM,free pkng
Apartment in Queenstown
Supreme Lakefront Jaw-dropping views
Tiny home in Cass Bay
Relax & Escape | Incredible Views & Outdoor Bath
Apartment in Lake Tekapo
TekapoB2 Lakeview Apartment, breathtaking views
Guesthouse in Queenstown
5-Star Boutique Retreat
Apartment in Auckland
Sunny Garden Innercity Studio

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.

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.

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.

Waitomo Caves

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.

Road trips

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.

Destinations to explore