Discover a selection of 8,000 vacation rentals in North Island, NZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $79 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in North Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

The friendly city of North Island awaits you

Experience the unique character of North Island with a stay in a vacation home rental. Travelers like the shopping, cafés and local tours in this welcoming and romantic city. For a bit of culture, visit Auckland War Memorial Museum, SheepWorld or Te Papa. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around North Island

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes North Island a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mangakino Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Te Waihou Walkway (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Monavale Blueberries (21.8 mi / 35 km)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Kiwi House Native Bird Park (22.2 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Avantidrome (22.8 mi / 36.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of North Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in North Island. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lake Moana-Nui (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Dunham Park (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Mangakino Recreation Reserve (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Lake Karapiro (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Founders Park (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around North Island

Fly into Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), which is 38.2 mi (61.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Pukekohe Station, Papakura Station and Takanini Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around North Island, NZ?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 8,083 vacation rentals around North Island. From 5,583 house rentals to 676 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Auckland City: 1,241 vacation rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 332 vacation rentals
  • Rotorua: 404 vacation rentals
  • Whitianga: 574 vacation rentals
  • Oneroa: 355 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in North Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Island:

  • Auckland City: 1,241 rentals
  • Rotorua: 404 rentals
  • Whitianga: 574 rentals
  • Ohakune: 251 rentals
  • Russell: 261 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to North Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in North Island are:

  • Wellington International Airport (WLG): 160 vacation rentals
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL): 727 vacation rentals
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT): 423 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in North Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in North Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Zealand Film Archive: 1,248 rentals
  • Hobbiton Movie Set: 67 rentals
  • Auckland Newmarket Station: 1,251 rentals
  • Ohakune Old Coach Road: 305 rentals
  • Newtown Park: 153 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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