New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful and authentic Airbnbs in the world. Whether you’re on the North Island or South Island, you must add at least one of these stunning Airbnbs to your bucket list. From luxury glamping to treehouse adventures and spooky castle stays…New Zealand has got it all. Check out 10 of our favourite unforgettable and exciting Airbnbs experiences in New Zealand.
1. The Dacha Villa, Wanaka
This luxurious modern vacation rental can house up to 12 guests, and has eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, featuring king beds and bunk beds. Wonderfully, it also features an outdoor living area, swimming pool, hot tub and BBQ set that overlooks the lake and mountains. Additionally, you can opt to go kayaking, skiing or snowboarding at Mount Aspiring National Park, fishing, and plenty more activities because Wanaka is just a short drive. Indeed, it’s an excellent getaway for large families and groups of friends and one of the greatest Airbnbs in New Zealand. To book visit the Airbnb website.
📍 Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
2. Rocky Point Hut, Nelson
Take a secluded adventure with your lover to Pepin Island, and stay at Danielle and Hayden’s phenomenal coastal cabin overlooking the Tasman Bay and Cable Bay. Perhaps, the most iconic feature is the outdoor bath with 360-degree views, following a comfortable wood interior, and plenty more. It’s around a 90 minute walk to reach the hut, so this one would suit eager adventurists. Excitingly, you can have your food delivered in advance of your arrival, and you’ll even be treated to a light breakfast and cheese platter upon reaching the hut. Book now via Airbnb.
📍 Pepin Island, Nelson, New Zealand
3. Beachfront Retreat, Tapu
Escape to the Coromandel seaside for a weekend of relaxation. Experience epic sunrises, sunsets and views of the ocean from Helen’s modern, extravagant and cosy holiday home. With top-notch facilities, from a romantic bedroom with ocean views to the stylish kitchen, and a patio on the beach…you’ll be in your element. The perfect staycation for two. For bookings, visit the Airbnb website.
📍 Tapu, Waikato, New Zealand
4. Aroha Cobhouse
This cosy Auckland staycation is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature while staying in a secluded earth house made out of recycled materials. Featuring a rustic kitchen and loft, a king size bed and couch bed, sleeping up to four people and lots of outdoor greenery…you’ll be in your element. Book via the Airbnb website.
📍Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand
5. The Gallery, Auckland
Just 35 minutes from Auckland, this award-winning facility, designed by famed architect Pip Cheshire and acclaimed sculptor, Terry Stringer, features two futuristic self-contained suites. Each suite consists of a full-set kitchen, bedroom, dining area, and more. Let’s not forget about those magical sea views. Likewise, there is an array of attractions on your doorstep, from majestic beaches to forest adventures and renowned vineyards, you won’t be bored. To book, visit the Airbnb website.
📍 Puhoi, Auckland, New Zealand
6. Unique Castle, Half Moon Bay, Auckland
This rare and stylish castle offers a once-in-a-lifetime staycation experience. The exterior of the castle has been carefully preserved but the interior has newly-renovated facilities, with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, dining room, a large swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi, BBQ area and plenty more. Indeed, your gang of eight, whether it be family or friends, are guaranteed to have an epic time here. Book via the Airbnb website.
📍 Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
7. Raglan Treehouse, Raglan
Feel like you’ve stepped into a Disney movie at this secluded treehouse escape. Perched in the woods, 12km from Raglan and 4km from Whale Bay, you and your partner can fall into a realm of tranquility. In the evening, take in the stunning views of the ocean from the large deck that boasts an awesome outdoor hot water bath, BBQ and cosy dining area. Be sure to bring a special bottle of wine. For bookings, visit the Airbnb website.
📍 Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
8. Pure Pods Pohue, Canterbury
Another romantic retreat where you can immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of Canterbury by staying at this 5-star haven of excellence. Pure Pods have got plenty of accommodations around the country, but at this particular one, you can wake up to nature, in a luxurious glass cabin or watch the night sky under a million stars, just to name a few. Check out Airbnb for more information.
📍 Port Levy, Canterbury, New Zealand
9. Lavender Hill Farm Stay
Just 30 minutes from Auckland centre, you’ll find this gorgeous property surrounded by lavender fields, animals like alpacas and sheep, and acres of stunning farmland. With features like WIFI, Netflix and attractions such as wine tasting nearby…you won’t be bored. Perfect for a big family or group of friends. Book via the Airbnb website.
📍Auckland, New Zealand
10. Sunny Cottage, Queenstown
This 5-star gem is quite affordable and is located in Kelvin Heights Peninsula. Likewise, it caters for up to four guests. It boasts a contemporary space, where you can take in the sea views in winter or summer. Sip on cocktails at sunset outdoors or treat yourselves to an epic BBQ lunch. Additionally, walk to the beach or hike the trails, while Queenstown central is just 15 minutes drive. An excellent choice for a small family or group of four. Indeed, one of the greatest Airbnbs in New Zealand. Book now via the Airbnb website.
📍 Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand