Vacation Rentals in New Zealand

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Lots of culture, volcanoes, mountains, beaches, the wildlife, national parks and the waters…it all shouts New Zealand. If you can say kiwi, it should be a snap to book an outstanding New Zealand vacation rental.

New Zealand Surf and Ski

Looking for seashore vacation homes to rent in New Zealand? Well, there's not just surf and ski in New Zealand; there's also lots of outdoor adventure, and the land and water sports are adventure-packed. Many excellent surfing area line the coasts, catering to all levels of expertise, and try a different type of surfing, too: kite surfing. Explore the rivers via New Zealand’s invention – jet boats. You won’t be disappointed with a 4WD roam, or the many skiing opportunities. Maybe you’d like to attempt abseiling or bungee jumping. Plenty of greens with shockingly majestic views await golfers. Both walking and trekking are quite popular with more awesome scenery to behold.

New Zealand Vacation Spots

The Auckland region features a rugged and black sand west coast and white sand beaches on the east coast. Considered to be the largest Polynesian city, Auckland has a magnificent harbor and the most boats per capita. Auckland is a city with a great lifestyle: all of the urban fun coupled with regional adventures very close at hand.

You’ll only try to tame the volcano in the Bay of Plenty region, since the area around Rototura is thermally charged with geysers, bubbling water pools, and volcanic terraces. For a calmer stay, Tauranga sports gorgeous beaches and Kiwifruit Country in Te Puke leads you through orchards and a theme park.

The Canterbury region includes the city of Christchurch, very reminiscent of an English city in many ways: the main square cathedral is in old English style, the seasonal temperatures, culture, and entertainment. See whales from January-December in Kaikoura, or get out on the slopes of the Southern Alps.

Coromandel is a great regional blend of isolation opportunities and picturesque beaches. Inland, go trekking to see the tallest fern on the globe, and you can even find a former gold mining town in Thames, on the Firth of Thames coast.

Both the East Cape region and the Hawkes Bay region make up the East Coast, home of Napier and its collection of art deco buildings. Ecotourism in rural Manawatu can include the dairy and sheep farms, and try your hand at trout fishing in Manawatu’s rivers.

Get your wine palate ready in the Marlborough region, and be treated to nature such as the Marlborough Sounds waterways. Discover imaginative arts and crafts in Nelson, and in the greater region, stunning national parks with Alpine trees and gold and white sands.

The Northland region contains gorgeous beaches, the Kauri Forest, and about 150 subtropical islands called Bay of Islands. For some history, visit the Waitangi Township, the location of the New Zealand founding document Treaty of Waitangi.

Surrounded by mountains is Queenstown in the Otago region. Delight in skiing, jet boating, or bungee jumping here. Enjoy riding on the steepest streets of the world in Dunedin, and nearby bird watching of albatross, penguins, and fur seals on the Otago Peninsula.

Natural Southland brings vacationers to the huge Fiordland National Park, where 14 fjords and scenic waterfalls can be viewed. Leaving the South Island by ferry can result in a Stewart Island destination. A single town, Oban, and rare birds, forests, and excellent fishing locations are waiting for you.

An immense volcano and a region share the same name: Taranaki. Fine walks and surfing on black sand beaches are popular activities in Taranaki. Another volcanic area in New Zealand is Taupo, where large Lake Taupo is really a crater of a volcano. Go underneath, caving in the Waitomo Caves, or go on top of a great surf break in Raglan in the Waikato region.

Trek on the beaches or the mountains in Wairarapa. Have a cup of fresh coffee brew in New Zealand’s windy and sunny capital, Wellington, where many festivals are held and a great harbor sits longingly. There’s plenty of urban attraction, too. The low population of the mountainous West Coast means a natural beauty awaits you in the waterfalls and verdant forests.

With just a bit of seaching, you will soon discover an outstanding New Zealand vacation rental that will suit you and your fellow travelers! The reason is because there are lots of New Zealand vacation rentals out there, and they are each unique. This means that no matter how unique a traveler you are, or how unique your travels are, you can find accommodations that will fit. So whether you're looking for Auckland, or seashore vacation homes to rent in New Zealand, look for it here! 

Sites and tours to see

Yacht cruises in Auckland
Howick Historical Village in Auckland
Otara Market in Auckland
Sky Tower in Auckland
Pohutu Geyser in Rotorua
Art Deco buildings in Napier
Canterbury Brewery and Heritage tours in Christchurch
Cadbury World Chocolate Factory in Dunedin
Haka Pa Maori Village in Queenstown
Shantytown in West Coast