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, 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 14 unforgettable and exciting Airbnbs experiences in New Zealand.
1. Dreamscape Glamping, Wellington
Head to the hills of Waikanae in Wellington for the ultimate glamping experience for two guests. This property overlooks the exotic Kapiti Island. Imagine yourself relaxing with a drink from your own personal bar at sunset over the ocean, indulging on woodfire pizza, soaking in the outdoor bath and dining alfresco under the stars, next to the fire pit. Plus, you’ll sleep on a cosy king size bed and wake up to birds singing in the native bush. An ideal romantic getaway. Book here.
📍Wellington, New Zealand
2. The Dacha Villa, Wanaka
This luxurious vacation rental can house up to 12 guests in eight bedrooms featuring king beds and bunks beds with five bathrooms. While it boasts an outdoor living space, swimming pool, hot tub and BBQ set that overlooks the lake and mountains. Opt to go kayaking, skiing or snowboarding, fishing at Mount Aspiring National Park depending on the season. Indeed, it’s an excellent getaway for large families and groups of friends and one of the greatest Airbnbs in New Zealand. Book via the Dacha website.
📍 Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
3. The Nest, Taranaki
This tranquil farm stay sits on a coastal hilltop with the ocean and beach feet away. It can sleep up to two guests in a cosy modern space where you can sooth your tensions in an outdoor bath or cleanse your soul in the Tasman Sea. Plus, enjoy a romantic meal cooked on a fire, drink wine on the private patio and much more. Book via Airbnb.
📍Pihama, Taranaki, New Zealand
4. Aroha On Florence, Queenstown
This huge, elegant villa can host up to 12 people. Certainly, it will cost you but it’s excellent for a big family getaway. There are five bedrooms with four exhibiting kind beds and a fifth bedroom full of bunk beds for children. The expansive outdoor space is the most impressive offering an outdoor bath, fire pit with cosy built-in furniture and beautiful views. Book here.
📍Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
5. Rocky Point Hut, Nelson
Grab a partner or friend for a secluded adventure on Pepin Island. Danielle and Hayden’s coastal cabin overlooks Cable Bay and the Tasman Bay. Cosy up in a private hut, treat yourself to incredible 360-degree views while indulging in an instagrammable outdoor bath and plenty more. It’s a 90-minute walk to reach the hut so it’s perfect for adventurists. Book via Airbnb.
📍 Pepin Island, Nelson, New Zealand
6. Beachfront Retreat, Tapu
Escape to the Coromandel seaside for a weekend. 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. Book here.
📍 Tapu, Waikato, New Zealand
7. 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, an array of attractions exists nearby like vineyards and forest adventures. Book via Airbnb.
📍 Puhoi, Auckland, New Zealand
8. Unique Castle, Half Moon Bay, Auckland
This rare and stylish castle offers a once-in-a-lifetime staycation experience. The exterior of the castle is carefully preserved but the interior has newly renovated facilities. Including five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, a dining room, a large swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi, BBQ area, to name a few. Indeed, your gang of eight, whether it be family or friends, are guaranteed to have an epic time here. Book on Airbnb.
📍 Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
9. Aroha Cobhouse
Another cosy staycation in Auckland. Certainly, 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 for up to four people and lots of outdoor greenery…you’ll be in your element. Book here.
📍Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand
10. 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 a partner will fall into a realm of tranquility. In the evening, take in the stunning views of the ocean, with a glass of wine to hand, from the large deck boasting an outdoor bath, BBQ and intimate dining space. For bookings, visit Airbnb.
📍 Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
11. Pure Pods Pohue, Canterbury
This 5-star haven of excellence sits surrounded by the Canterbury hilltops and offers the perfect romantic retreat. Of course, Pure Pods have plenty of accommodations around New Zealand, however, here you can wake up to nature in a luxurious glass cabin. Plus, watch the night sky under a million stars. Book via Airbnb.
📍 Port Levy, Canterbury, New Zealand
12. Mawhiti Stay, Waiheke Island
Escape with eight guests to this magnificent waterfront property on Waiheke Island in Auckland. The space was designed by award-winning firm Steven Lawson Architects. Consequently, the home features masterful designs from the large living space with an open fireplace, chef’s kitchen, private courtyards and much more. Certainly, one of the most unique Airbnbs in New Zealand. Plus, Waiheke Island is the perfect summer escape offering vineyards, glorious beaches and restaurants on your doorstep. Book your stay.
📍Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
13. Sunny Cottage, Queenstown
This 5-star gem is located in Kelvin Heights Peninsula. Plus, it caters up to four guests and it’s quite affordable. Relax on an alfresco dining space, sip cocktails at sunset or treat yourself to a lunch with sea views from the living room. Additionally, you can 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 on Airbnb.
📍 Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
14. Lavender Hill Farm, Auckland
Just 30 minutes from Auckland centre, discover this gorgeous property surrounded by lavender fields, animals like alpacas 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 on Airbnb.
📍Auckland, New Zealand