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Book a vacation rental for your Hurunui getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Hurunui with a stay in a private vacation home. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Hurunui

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Hurunui a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waipara Springs Winery (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Hawarden Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Sherwood Estate Winery (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Torlesse Wines (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Waipara Hills (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Marble Point Winery (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hurunui

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

  • Flaxmere Garden (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Hurunui High Country Track (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hurunui?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Hurunui:

  • Around 45 miles from the center of Hurunui, it's hard to beat "Maison Du Soleil, Warmth In Chistchurch". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including off-street parking options and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Maison Du Ciel: Comfort In Christchurch". Located around 45 miles from the heart of Hurunui, it has 2 bedrooms and features winery tours and a porch.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hurunui vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Hurunui?

For a different kind of experience, book a tiny house rental in Hurunui. We warn you though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of these miniature digs will be tough to resist!

  • Look forward to a simpler way of life at "Come And Experience Tiny House Living Set On 10 Acres". Amenities at this small wonder in Mount Olympus Ski Field include WiFi and cookware, dishware and utensils.
  • "Harbour Escape - Tiny Home In Lyttelton With Port Views" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as WiFi and a boat. Located in Christchurch, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy hideaway.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Hurunui?

You can. From simple hideaways to upmarket escapes, we've got an extensive range of log cabins to rent in or near Hurunui. If the outdoors is calling, you'll love these options:

  • "Log Cabin Holiday Retreat": This is a perfect base to participate in some of the awesome outdoor activities this region has on offer, including fishing and kayaking.
  • "Scandinavian Look Log Cabin With Fantastic Views Over The Mountains": Spend your vacation enjoying all the conveniences of this hideaway. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, cycling and snowboarding will get your blood flowing.

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

There's nothing better than a quick trip to blow away the cobwebs. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these awesome weekend getaways in and around Hurunui:

  • "Ultimate Alpine Escape - Stunning Mountain Views" is a top option around 25 miles north of the center of Hurunui. You'll never need to venture far to find something fun to do around here. Get outdoors and visit Mount Isobel and Mount Isobel Track. Activities like golf and hiking and biking will add a nice touch to your quick break.
  • Alternatively, enjoy some downtime at "Award Winning Pet Friendly Holiday Home". Approximately 25 miles north of Hurunui, fun activities around here include horse riding and hiking and biking. More interested in sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Hurunui High Country Track and Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Plonk your bags down at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Hurunui:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few pals to "Leader Valley Cottage". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including a porch and a living room.
  • Another fantastic rental is "This Is The Stand Alone, Andquot". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfy apartment is filled with convenient amenities like a TV, free toiletries and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hurunui?

From simple studio apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are just two of our most popular picks in and around Hurunui:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, you can't go wrong with "Apartment On The Cliff Top". It's near the center of Hurunui, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Family Friendly - Quiet Back Section With Wifi". This centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Hurunui?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Hurunui that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Around 25 miles from Hurunui, "9 Devon - Your Favourite Place" is an ideal place for doting lovebirds. Winery tours and beauty services are some of the many amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days enjoying each other's company at "Family Friendly - Quiet Back Section With Wifi", around 25 miles from Hurunui. A fireplace and a dining table will help set the mood.

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

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Hurunui where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • There's loads of space to move around at "St James Manor, Hanmer Springs". Around 25 miles north of Hurunui, this expansive property has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. Amenities include a kitchen and a garden.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your best friends to "Private Fabulous Views Including Woodland Reserve" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the north of central Hurunui. It's crammed with features to keep your group occupied, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

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

Having access to a pool is always a nice bonus when you're on vacation, especially if you're traveling with youngsters. Stay and splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Hurunui:

  • Leading our list of cool pool escapes is "Hanmer Tree House - Unique Location On Forest Edge". Vacationing families will feel at home here, with useful amenities like childrens activities and coffee and tea making facilities also at hand.
  • Another top-rated option is "The Tree House Lodge - Bed And Breakfast". There's lots to love about this vacation home apart from its pool, such as a fridge and free toiletries.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Hurunui?

Whether you're escaping with the kids or you're taking your cousins, aunts and uncles along, family vacations mean fun. These large rentals in and around Hurunui have space for everybody — and everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • With 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests, "Appartamento Ulivi In Villa Belvedere Close To The Beach With Mountain View" gives you space to reunite with the family. It's around 25 miles north of Hurunui and comes with amenities that'll keep your group happy, such as childrens activities and a microwave oven.
  • "Family Friendly - Quiet Back Section With Wifi" is another rental the whole team will love. Invite up to 7 friends and family to this option which offers 4 bedrooms, a garden, a TV and more. It's around 25 miles to the north of central Hurunui.

If you're in the mood for visiting some family-friendly attractions around the area, Geraldine Observatory is a fun outing for all ages.