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Highlights New Zealand

  • Beautiful beaches and mountain lakes
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Film Village Hobbingen
  • Maori village Whakarewarewa
  • Whale Tours

Best Vacation Rentals in New Zealand

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Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(29 reviews)
Relaxing, modern and contemporary studio offers guest a relaxing retreat from the busy life in town. Only 5 minutes from Onerahi shopping center, 15 minutes from Whangarei Town Basin. 8 minutes from Parua Bay Tavern and Restaurant and 7 minutes to Parua Bay boat ramp. With a Golf course near by, guests have a range of activities close by. For those who want a challenge walk the Mt Mania track and the several bush walks nearby. A range of white sand beaches maximum 35 minutes drive. Watch the sun set at night and sunrise in the morning.Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only.Propert...
from $64 / night
Wellington City, Wellington
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(55 reviews)
Within 25 minutes of leaving the CBD, you can be sitting on the bach verandah, gazing at the beautiful wild Cook Strait with only you, the seals and gulls for company. The bach is situated on the South Coast in a bay entirely by itself, nestling at the foot of a Karaka Tree grove. Exellent diving and fishing, enjoy walks along the shoreline or take in the view from the farm tracks above the bay. The Bach is totally off grid, it has solar lighting, gas for cooking and hot water, there is no fridge so please bring ice for the chillybin. Please don’t bring anything that needs plugging in! The ...
from $127 / night
Auckland, Auckland Council
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(41 reviews)
N.B. Please see special condition below*Te Aute Ridge Cottage is a beautiful eco-friendly, quiet, secluded and comfortable cottage set in stunning Waitakere native bush.* North facing, sheltered from prevailing westerly wind, birds abounding.* 5 minute drive to beautifully rugged Bethells beach, awesome sand dunes, Lake Wainamu, bush and coastal walks.* Self-service continental breakfast provided.* Movies, books, board games, sound system.* Only 35 minutes from central Auckland, yet a world apart.* Nearby attractions include local vineyards and restaurants, golf courses, Waitakere Scenic Tr...
from $94 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices New Zealand

$277for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$302 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability New Zealand

17%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
59% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in New Zealand

Fantastically beautiful landscapes right in front of your doorstep

A wide range of holiday accommodation is available throughout New Zealand. Reside directly on the beach if swimming is to be one of your main holiday activities. From a vacation rental in the interior of the country you have it not far to the hiking trails. Those interested in culture will find a holiday apartment in cities such as Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland the perfect starting point for interesting city walks.

Enjoy a lot of privacy

The vacation rentals in rural areas are mostly surrounded by a wide landscape, so that you can relax here undisturbed. Of course, you often have your own garden at your disposal, some even with a barbecue. Parking in front of the apartments is almost nowhere a problem in New Zealand.

Holidays in New Zealand

Location and orientation

Vacation on the Pacific Island

The island of New Zealand is a state in the southern Pacific. It consists of a North Island and a South Island. Many smaller islands also belong to New Zealand. Wellington on the North Island is the capital of the island state. Other important cities are the university town of Hamilton, Auckland, Christchurch and the wine-growing town of Gisborne.

Travelers and Activities

Swimming on breathtaking beaches

New Zealand has a coast of about 15,000 kilometres, where you will find countless beautiful beaches. The best in the country are in and around Whangarei. But not only by the sea, but also inland you will find unique waters for the jump into the cool water. Take a trip to Lake Tekapo, for example, where a turquoise lake awaits you, nestled in an imposing mountain backdrop.

A paradise for hikers

The island of New Zealand is known for its unique natural landscape, which you can explore best while hiking. You can hike all over the island state. A special feature, however, is the Abel Tasman National Park, which is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the country. Located in the northwest of the South Island, it offers a jungle-like forest, stunning views and tranquil beaches.

Did you know that English is not an official language of New Zealand? Instead, Te Reo Maori and sign language are regarded as official languages. However, English is spoken by almost all New Zealand residents.

Top 3 travel tips

1. To the film location of the Hobbit

One of the most popular tourist attractions is the film village of Hobbingen near Matamata on the North Island. Parts of the three Hobbit movies by director Peter Jackson were shot here. Here you can see for example the inn "Zum Grünen Drachen", a water mill and of course the famous Hobbit houses.

2. Culture in its most original form

A New Zealand holiday naturally also involves getting to know the Maori culture and traditions a little better. In the Maori village of Whakarewarewa in Rotorua you will be taken into the world of the New Zealand natives, with their traditional dances and songs, where authenticity is of great importance. The performances are held without much lighting or stage technology and are more reminiscent of a big neighbourhood festival.

3. Visit sea giants

On your New Zealand trip you should not miss a whale tour. Although whales can also be spotted from the North Island, the actual whale-watching centre is Kaikoura in the south. There are only a few places in the world where you can see sperm whales. These marine mammals can grow up to 15 metres long and dive deep into the sea in search of food. A sperm whale observation is possible in Kaikoura all year round. Humpback whales can be seen from December to March and orcas from June to July.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in New Zealand

On average, how much do vacation rentals in New Zealand cost?

Last year, rentals in New Zealand had an annual average cost of around $258 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in New Zealand?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit New Zealand in March, February, or May, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $247, $249, and $250 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in New Zealand?

When booking a vacation rental in New Zealand, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of January (with an average of $277 per night), followed by December ($270), and then October ($262).

Is New Zealand a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to plan ahead in New Zealand as only 29% of the accommodations are available throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

November, September and May are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 38%, 36%, and 33%. However, even during these months, when the availability is the highest, the average is only 36%. So we highly recommend you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in New Zealand?

Vacation rentals in New Zealand reach their peak in demand in January, with an availability rate of 15%. The second most requested month is April, with 20%, and the third is December with 24%.

Are there many rentals in New Zealand?

In New Zealand we collaborate with 7 different providers to give you a choice of 15,000 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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