Looking for a getaway but not sure what your options are? We’ve handpicked a few holiday homes at varying distances from Auckland to help inspire you to hit the road 🚗
1. Akaroa – Less than an drive.
Situated in the stunning Banks Peninsula of the Canterbury region, Akaroa and its outer bays are simply magical. Experience the blend of French and British architecture in Akaroa itself, or venture out and explore the beautiful outer bays.
With views that will take your breath away, or as the French would say ‘à couper le souffle.’ The Boathouse is an ideal spot for couples wanting to explore the French town of Akaroa.
Akaroa seeming ideal, but want to explore the options? Have a browse here!
2. Hanmer Springs – 2-hour drive.
Hanmer Springs is a world-famous alpine village and offers visitors the choice of rest and relaxation, or adventure.
Jacks Lodge is a brand new modern and stylish three-bedroom townhouse ready to welcome you to Hanmer Springs. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee on the deck as you look out across Hanmer Springs township to the misty Miromiro mountain ranges and enjoy a BBQ dinner on the deck!
Keen for the springs but for a different place to relax? Check out all our homes here.
3. Kaikōura – 2-hour, 20 min drive.
A seaside settlement of absolute natural wonder, Kaikōura is sure to blow you away, and to complete your picturesque escape to this stunning coast is The Kaikōura Bach!
With a contemporary atmosphere with tidy and stylish furnishings and an air of holiday comfort, The Kaikōura Bach will not disappoint. It will be hard not to lose track of time and feel the stress just melt away when your holiday could be so effortless and have everything from mountain ranges to glorious marine life.
Keen for whale-watching from a different viewpoint? Check out all our Kaikōura baches here.
4. Golden Bay – 6 hour, 30 minute drive
Tucked away at the top of the South Island, Golden Bay is an absolute paradise and is just a 90 minute drive from Nelson! While a bit further – it’s well worth the trip.
Secluded, peaceful, and with stunning views out onto Golden Bay, Collingwood Beach House has everything you need for an escape to the seaside. Step outside and find a stellar backdrop for your holiday, where there’s somewhere for the kids to run around and a setup for BBQs in the summer sun.
Golden Bay seeming Golden but looking for a different spot? Check out other places nearby here.
5. Te Anau, Fiordland – 7 hour, 30 min drive.
Whisk yourselves away to Te Anau nestled in Fiordland. It’s one of the southern hemisphere’s great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features and exceptional beauty.
The Tiny House was lovingly hand-built by the owner with the help of YouTube and some friends, this gorgeous wee holiday home will have you whiling away the hours staring out at the truly magnificent views of the water.
Keen for the same area with more space? Find another spot in Fiordland here.
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