Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in New Zealand 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $81 per night, and houses and farmhouses are popular options for a stay in New Zealand. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Things to do

Go on a quest to Hobbiton, lord of NZ's cinematic attractions

With New Zealand vacation rentals scattered throughout the country, you're never far from the hottest tickets in town. The bucolic Hobbiton Movie Set lies close to Matamata, and Lord of the Rings fans won't want to miss the chance to explore this slice of Middle Earth. Learn all about the country's past at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, or head for Napier to find streets packed with art deco–inspired buildings constructed after an earthquake devastated the city in 1931. New Zealand is famous for its wine and no visit would be complete without a Wairau Valley vineyard tour.

Activities

Extreme sports and adrenaline-pumping action in New Zealand

New Zealand has a well deserved reputation as the world's leading adventure destination. It all started at the Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown when the very first commercial bungee jump opened for business in 1988. Today, you can go snowboarding in The Remarkables, kayaking on Lake Wanaka, skydiving over Taupo, and climbing up Mount Taranaki. Head to the waters off Kaikoura and go in search of giant sperm whales, or take a guided tour on the ice at Franz Josef Glacier. Heli-tours, mountain biking, nature safaris, and horse riding are all on offer. You can even go panning for gold in Arrowtown.

Weather

Enjoy the temperate climate, but do pack a sweater

As an island nation, New Zealand tends to benefit from a fairly temperate climate. Springs are crisp and summers warm. That said, the diverse nature of the terrain means things aren't quite that straightforward. Pay a visit to the Bay of Islands in winter and you won't see the mercury dip much past 50 degrees. Head to Queenstown at the same time of year and a t-shirt won't do you much good thanks to average lows of 30 degrees. The seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere, so keep costs down by booking New Zealand vacation rentals outside of the main holiday period of December to February.

Natural features

Join the hordes and get snap happy in NZ

If there's one thing you can't escape in New Zealand, it's natural beauty. The risk of picking up a repetitive strain injury from clicking your smartphone or camera too much is real. Of course, you'll forget all about that as you cruise down Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. The views are just as impressive from the top of Ben Lomond near Queenstown as they are in the subtropical Bay of Islands, or from Ohope Beach as you gaze toward White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano. Whales, dolphins, kiwis, penguins, and tui are all here waiting to be spotted, so don't forget your binoculars.

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

Clock off work on Friday and forget all about spreadsheets and networking invites. Treat yourself to a few days of rest and relaxation — with a side dish of adventure — at one of these awesome weekend getaways in New Zealand:

  • "Stunning Views Of The Tararuas And Adjacent Vineyard" in Martinborough is an excellent choice if you adore the outdoors. Pay a visit to the area's natural hot spots, like Petone Foreshore and Maori Treasures, or throw yourself into some activities. Hiking and biking and cycling are two ways to get your kicks.
  • "Stunning Modern Beachfront Apartment" in Arkles Bay is also ideal for a fast-paced break. Stay in and unwind or get out and try fishing and golf. If you'd like to see some nature attractions, Whangaparaoa Golf Club and Peninsula Golf Club are must-do's.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in New Zealand?

Generally well located and at a price that won't make your wallet cry, studio apartments offer privacy and style with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in New Zealand and use it as a base to explore:

  • Stay at "Seafield Cottage For Total Relaxation And Privacy. A Place To Reconnect" and you'll be ideally placed to check out cultural sights like Municipal Theatre and MTG Hawke's Bay Museum. Heating and duty free shops are just two of the amenities at this apartment in Puketapu.
  • Alternatively, get cozy at "Mount Maunganui Little Blue Bach" which offers a living room, towels and more. Located in Mount Maunganui, sights such as Tauranga Art Gallery and Katikati Murals will appeal to the culture buff in you.

Can I find short term rentals in New Zealand?

Yes, so you can forget about bunking down in a boring hotel or sleeping in someone's extra room. Choose one of our short-term rentals in New Zealand and kick back in a place that's all your own. Here are a few options we think you'll like:

  • "Stunning Views Of The Tararuas And Adjacent Vineyard" in Martinborough will put out the welcome mat for you. Spend your time with your feet up relaxing here or get active and explore. Martinborough Vineyard and Ata Rangi Vineyard are just the start of things to check out nearby.
  • Come for the relaxed atmosphere at "Stunning Modern Beachfront Apartment", stay for the awesome sights scattered around it. This vacation rental in Arkles Bay puts you near Gulf Harbour Country Club, Peninsula Golf Club and other hot spots.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in New Zealand?

Whether you're organizing a vacation with family and friends, a big engagement party or even a wedding, Vrbo will help you find a space to fit your whole gang. Round up your loved ones and look at these large vacation rentals in New Zealand:

  • "Hoatu Kaimua Lodge: Clean, Simple": With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 36 people, you'll have ample space at this property in Lower Kaimai. Convenient amenities here include a kitchen and a nearby river.
  • "Stunning Self - Contained Hillside Retreat With Unsurpassed Harbour Views": Everyone can join the fun at this large vacation rental in Deisslingen. It has 1 bedroom and can house up to 99 guests comfortably. Quality amenities here include a beach view and a nearby waterfront.

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

Get set to take your pick and dive right in. Here are a couple of exceptional house rentals in New Zealand where happiness is a day at the pool:

  • Spend your vacation at "The Black House - Tranquil Location", where the first item on your itinerary should be getting acquainted with the pool. This escape is located in Kinloch and features a range of family-friendly amenities, including a microwave oven and childrens activities.
  • Hop out of bed and enjoy a refreshing morning dip at "The Top House - Stunning Views" in Hahei. Free toiletries and towels are just two of the many amenities at this equally impressive option.

Can I find family cabin rentals in New Zealand?

Roast marshmallows over a roaring fire and play a game of charades. These cabins in New Zealand are terrific bases to spend quality time with the fam:

  • "Whitestar Station, Colville Farm, Bush Lodge2" - Escape the 9-to-5 of city living at this Colville getaway which provides free toiletries and a fridge.
  • "Cabin - The Treehouse Waiheke Island | Be My Guest" - Make fond memories with the kids at this sought-after option. Located in Oneroa, it features daily housekeeping services, a fridge and more.

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

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in New Zealand?

Enjoy a swim in the morning, noon or even midnight — it's up to you when you opt for one of our New Zealand properties with an indoor pool. And best of all, there's room for your entire gang to join the fun.

  • With 6 bedrooms that can sleep up to 14 guests, "Omaio - Taupo - Heated Indoor Pool" in Taupo is the perfect spot to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. Along with an indoor pool, you'll also have use of a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • What's better than a pool? A pool that's inside your house, just like at "Hillbrook Estate Whangamata, New Zealand". This getaway in Onemana has 9 bedrooms and caters for up to 20 people. It also comes with plenty of other features to impress your guests, including a chef and a kitchen.

If you want more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the New Zealand vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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