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Book a vacation rental for your Rissington getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Rissington with a stay in a private vacation home. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Rissington

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Rissington a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mission Estate Winery (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Church Road Winery (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • National Aquarium of New Zealand (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Splash Planet (17.2 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Onekawa Aquatic Centre (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Ocean Spa (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Rissington

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Rissington is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Napier Beach (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Ahuriri Estuary (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Pandora Pond (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Nelson Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Frimley Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Rissington

Fly into Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay), the closest airport, located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Rissington?

We all deserve some time out now and then. If you're dreaming of a couple of lazy mornings lounging around with a coffee and a good book, we've got some awesome weekend getaways in and near Rissington. Check out two of our favorites:

  • Make yourself at home at "Louisa Cottage Private With All Round Rural Views". About 20 miles to the southeast of Rissington, this retreat has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a barbecue grill and air conditioning.
  • Otherwise, create memories with loved ones at "Unique Well Known Hawkes Bay Property", which is around 17 miles to the northeast of Rissington. Take advantage of free WiFi, an iron and ironing board and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Rissington?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your cozy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Rissington are guaranteed to please:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few pals to "Seafield Cottage For Total Relaxation And Privacy. A Place To Reconnect". You'll have loads of amenities at your fingertips, including WiFi and a garden.
  • An equally good choice is "Bespoke Guest House - Stylish Rural Retreat". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like children's games, a playground and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rissington?

Whether you're after a studio apartment or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these favorites in or near Rissington:

  • For an awesome weekend away, you can't go wrong with "Country Cottage Minutes From Cbd". It's near the center of Rissington, in addition to lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • "Kuku Cottage. The Perfect Coastal Getaway" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Rissington?

Vacation with others and have more fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with pals or a big family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Rissington:

  • A wide array of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "Luxury Vineyard Lodge In The Hawkes Bay" a favorite with groups. This expansive retreat has 8 bedrooms and sleeps up to 18 people. From Rissington's center, it's around 9 miles away to the east.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Charming Country Cottage Near Wineries" makes it easy to do that. Located around 18 miles to the southwest of Rissington, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A garden and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Rissington?

From boisterous games of freeze tag to lazy afternoon dips, a pool promises plenty of fun for both kids and adults. Earn serious brownie points with the family by choosing a house with a place to swim in or near Rissington:

  • Topping our list of cool pool retreats is "Holiday House With A Large Garden And Terrace In The Countryside". Traveling families will feel at home here, with useful amenities like a fridge and a stereo also at hand.
  • "Bespoke Guest House - Stylish Rural Retreat" is another sought-after option. After you've enjoyed a relaxing dip with the kids, make use of coffee and tea making facilities and childrens activities.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Rissington?

Marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and a campfire are the four things you need to make a tasty snack and wonderful vacation memories. If you love the sound of huddling around a fire pit nibbling on s'mores, have a look at these properties in or near Rissington:

  • "Seafield Cottage For Total Relaxation And Privacy. A Place To Reconnect" features a garden, a kitchen, and of course, a fire pit. Sing a few classics together, share scary stories or just hang out with family and friends at this popular retreat.
  • Light up a blaze and then soak up the peaceful atmosphere at "Home Away From Home". This sought-after pad also offers a garden and a kitchen.