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Private room in Auckland
RELAXING and QUIET HOUSE IN WEST AUCKLAND
The house just renovated, located at 57 Kemp Road, Massey. By car, 3 mis access to motorway. 15mis to the city. Near Countdown, Park save, Mitre 10, Westgate, Northwest, and Lincoln Road. You can cook whatever you like. You can store your food in the fridge and pantry. If you are looking for a simple, classic, cosy house. This is a perfect house for you. You will be sharing the house with my long term tenants. They are very friendly and easy going. You can park on the street.
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Home in Havelock
Paradise in the Marlborough Sounds
The perfect spot for your next getaway. Located 10 minutes from Havelock and 45 minutes from Blenheim, on arrival you’ll find yourself surrounded by native bush and abundant bird life. Our Kayaks for your use, & our shoreline deck are a 2 minute walk to the beach. A great spot to relax in the sun. Outdoor BBQ area and spa pool sets the scene for your relaxing break away. All sliding doors open up onto a large deck, perfect for soaking in the picturesque view.
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Home in Kingston
Hunter's Lakehouse
Hunter's Lakehouse is situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand. Only a short, beautiful 35 minute drive to Queenstown Airport and the Remarkables Park Shopping Centre at Frankton. The Remarkables Ski Field turn-off is 25 minutes from Kingston. All inclusive pricing, no linen fees, no extra guest fees, no cleaning fees. Price per night includes linen and unlimited free fibre wi-fi (up to 300Mbps).
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Vacation rentals in New Zealand

Cabin in Korito
ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
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Treehouse in Korito
The Treehouse: Off-grid Retreat
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Cottage in Lake Tekapo
Stargazer’s Luxury Retreat
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Treehouse in Raglan
Raglan Treehouse in the Woods with Outdoor Bath
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Cottage in Punakaiki
Woodpecker Bay Bach ~ Life on the edge.
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Tiny home in Waiongana
Repose x Lepperton Farm Stay
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Cottage in Okarito
Beautiful cottage with mountain and sea views
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Guesthouse in Lyttelton
Harbour Escape - tiny home in Lyttelton
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Dome in Egmont Village
River Belle Glamping
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Earthen home in Hot Water Beach
Bird's Nest - Straw-bale Studio at Hot Water Beach
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Treehouse in Raglan
Arch Cabin In The Trees
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Shared room in Auckland
Lovely rental Unit in Auckland
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Holiday house rentals in New Zealand

Private room in Auckland
Cheerful 1 - bedroom Home in Auckland
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Cute house in West Auckland. Private room.
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Private room in Auckland
Green Bay hosts welcome you to Camelia House
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Private room in Raglan
Warm and sunny private room in quiet location.
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Private room in Auckland
Beautiful bedroom in a sunny house, great view !
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Private room in Auckland
Staycation Mountainside Close to the City
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Private room in Christchurch
Brand new warm and cosy home, 10 mins to town
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Private room in Lower Hutt
Kings Court - Travel Time Warp Room
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Private room in Taupo
Peaceful and Quiet
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Private room in Auckland
Green Bay home away from home at Camelia House
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Private room in Auckland
Cozy Guest Room
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Home in Canterbury
Woodside - Akaroa Holiday Cottage
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Beach house rentals in New Zealand

Home in Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
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Home in Raglan
Waterfront 2 Bed w/ Bay Access
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Home in Waiheke Island
Blackpool House - Stay Waiheke
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Home in Papamoa
The Beach House - Simplistic Seaside Living
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Private room in Nelson
Sunny Place .....Views Over Nelson!
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Private room in Hot Water Beach
Room in the Hot Water Beach Bach **free wifi**
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Home in Fox River
Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay ~ wrapped in nature
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Home in Tapu
Beachfront-Coromandel Magical Sunset & Ocean Swims
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Private room in Christchurch
Annettes place
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Private room in Red Beach
Travellers and Backpackers Private Room Red Beach.
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Home in Kawhia
The Gannet Hatch, Aotea Harbour
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Home in Whiritoa
Beachfront New Build House at Whiritoa, Coromandel
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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).