Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Northland, 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $51 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Northland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Head in the (Land of the Long White) Cloud

Known to locals as the "winterless north" (and "The Land of the Long White Cloud," but don't ask us to explain that one) Northland boasts year-round summer, white-silica and gold-sand beaches, and strings of islands dotting the shoreline, as well as vineyards and citrus orchards. Northland vacation rentals could have you sunbathing on deserted beaches in the morning, and see some of the last standing kauri tress in the Waipoua and Trounson forests in the afternoon. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty on all sides and plenty of adventures waiting to be had, you'll find something to float your boat—or surfboard, paddle board, or whatever—in Northland.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Northland

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Northland a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Parrot Place (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Action World (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Marsden Estate (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Cottle Hill Winery (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)

Trade boardrooms for boardsports in Northland

Adrenaline junkies come from far and wide to experience the heart-pumping adventures New Zealand holds, and Northland's no exception. Whether you want to try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, take it easy on a sail boat, dive deep into undersea life, or rise up, up, and away on a parasailing trip, Northland vacation rentals will make the perfect base from which to try any and all of these exploits. Prefer to stick to dry land? Northland's got your back—exploring kauri forests or sand boarding on Ninety Mile Beach are also popular local activities.


Whatever you do, just don't say "winter is coming"

With a nickname like the "winterless north," it's no surprise that Northland vacation rentals present a pretty proposition all year round. It's New Zealand's warmest region, and the only one with a subtropical climate. Boasting around 2,000 average hours of sunshine each year, the hottest months are in January and February when temperatures rise to the mid-70s, while winters (June through August) are mild, with highs of around 60 degrees. Visit in the summer and you'll be forgiven for thinking the rest of the country has joined you on your vacation, but come in the spring or fall, and you won't have as much competition for that paddle board.

Natural features

Old-growth forests, white-sand beaches, and turquoise waters

Northland can be found—you guessed it—at the northern tip of New Zealand, roughly a 3-hour drive from Auckland. New Zealand's northernmost car-accessible reaches can be explored at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean come together. This meeting of the 2 seas could account for the distinctive geographic personalities of the area's eastern and western halves: the tranquil east coast is scattered with nearby islands and scenic coves with picture-perfect turquoise waters and safe beaches, while the wilder western coast features rougher surf and more rugged shoreline.

How to get there

How to get to and around Northland

The nearest airport is in Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands), located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Whangarei (WRE), which is 45.8 mi (73.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in Northland?

From high-end condos to intimate cabins, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Northland:

  • "Stunning Views On The Coast": If you're after somewhere in Northland with 3 bedrooms and plenty of style, consider this escape. Amenities include an in-room safe and a beach.
  • "Coopers Beach Retreat - The Black Bach": Settle in at this option in Coopers Beach and you'll have access to an ocean view, a microwave oven and more. It has 1 bedroom to accommodate the ones you love.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Northland?

Waltz out of work on Friday and leave behind all those deadlines and spreadsheets. Treat yourself to a few days of rest and relaxation — with some adventure on the side — at one of these leading weekend getaways in Northland:

  • Discover relaxation and fun combined at "Stunning Ocean Front Cliff Top Cottage". This comfy retreat in Sønderstrand is an excellent base for checking out nearby nature sights like Russell Beach and Taupo Bay. If you're looking for something a bit more active, go fishing or snorkeling.
  • You'll be able to squeeze so much into your short break at "Sunny Spacious Seaview Stunner". This retreat is located in Heiligenhafen and is surrounded by well-known sights like Whangarei Falls and Matauri Bay Beach. Horse riding and hiking and biking are some fun experiences also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Northland?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need at arm's reach, studio apartments are a fantastic option if you're traveling on your own or with a friend. If you're after somewhere small and intimate to call home for a few nights, take a look at these studio apartments for rent in Northland:

  • "Coopers Beach Retreat - The Black Bach" is a cozy getaway Coopers Beach. You'll have lots of amenities to take advantage of here, including outdoor furniture and a balcony. When you're ready to explore some of the nearby cultural sights, Village Arts and Fern Flat Pottery should be among your first stops.
  • "Stunning Ocean Front Cliff Top Cottage" in Sønderstrand is another awesome option that offers a garden and an ice maker. Fern Flat Pottery and Village Arts should be on your must-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in Northland?

Nothing beats heading off on a quick getaway to explore someplace you've never visited before. Take a peek at these short-term rentals in Northland and tick one more destination off your to-do list:

  • Book a few nights at "Stunning Ocean Front Cliff Top Cottage". Its convenient location makes it a terrific base to get out and enjoy the top sights of Sønderstrand, including Matauri Bay Beach.
  • "Sunny Spacious Seaview Stunner" is another good choice for guests planning a quick adventure. Stay at this vacation rental in Heiligenhafen for quick access to Paihia Beach and other sights in the area.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Northland?

A romantic weekend getaway in Northland is a surefire way to stir up passions. Light some scented candles, grab your honey by the hand and send sparks flying at one of these retreats:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Stunning Views On The Coast" in Northland. Winery tours and a balcony are just two of the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, spend your weekend canoodling at "Coopers Beach Retreat - The Black Bach". Winery tours and a music library add to the idyllic atmosphere of this property in Coopers Beach.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Northland?

When it comes to who you take on vacation, we think the more the merrier. If you're looking for a getaway with enough space to fit your entire crew, one of these large group vacation rentals in Northland could be your perfect pad:

  • "Large Cliff Top Family Friendly Home": This popular rental is a terrific choice for large groups planning to visit Mangawhai Heads. It has 7 bedrooms and conveniences that include a kitchen and an ocean view.
  • "Beautiful 6+2 Bedroom Home Withswimming Pool": You'll get your squad's nod of approval at this Mönchgut-Granitz option which features a swimming pool, a garden and more. It has 8 bedrooms that will easily sleep all your guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Northland?

Get set to take your pick and dive right in. Here are a couple of popular house rentals in Northland where life is cooler by the pool:

  • The pool at "Holiday House Hua Hin For 1 - 4 Persons With 2 Bedrooms" will add a whole new dimension of fun to your break. Located in Wang Pong, this rental house also features a dishwasher and a living room.
  • "Stunning Beach House Located Right On The Beach In The Heart Of The Hokianga" in Omapere is also a hit with guests. There's a whole lot to love about this property apart from its pool, such as a fridge and pet-friendly facilities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Northland?

At Vrbo, we've got properties that are large enough to fit the furthest reaches of your family tree. And if you'd rather not invite everyone, just stretch out and enjoy the extra space! Here are a couple of our favorite large family vacation rentals in Northland:

  • For style, function and size, you can't go past "Stunning Views On The Coast". Located in Northland, this retreat offers 3 bedrooms and useful amenities like a kitchen and nearby birdwatching activities. It can comfortably fit up to 8 guests.
  • Another wonderful option is "Large Family Holiday Apartment On The 2nd Floor With South". Located in Heiligenhafen, this rental boasts 3 bedrooms and many great amenities like a stair gate and a nearby bay. It can accommodate up to 8 people.

Looking for some local entertainment? There are lots of family-friendly attractions in Northland to visit, like Haruru Falls and Rainbow Falls. Action World is also a favorite with visiting families.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Northland?

If you've been daydreaming about a trip with the fam, pick one of these cabin rentals in Northland and give the kiddos an experience they'll always remember:

  • "Whitestar Station, Colville Farm, Bush Lodge2" - Located in Colville, this welcoming getaway features amenities such as a barbecue grill and free toiletries.
  • "Cabin - The Treehouse Waiheke Island | Be My Guest" - Conveniences like a dining table and a garden also make this a popular choice with families. Escape to this Oneroa property and enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Northland vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Northland?

From cozy chalets to mansions and everything in between, we've got properties that come in all sizes and shapes. If you don't need much room, one of these one-bedroom vacation rentals might suit you perfectly:

  • Get away on your own or take a friend with you to "Historic Cottage In The Heart Of Nelson City" in Nelson City Centre. When you're not out sightseeing, make good use of a kitchen and nearby museums.
  • Or, put your bags down and settle into "Idyllic River Side Retreat". A water view and a garden are just a couple of the many conveniences you'll have at your fingertips at this option in Parapara.

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