Our Top Unique Accommodation Options In NZ
With over 2,000 holiday homes in our books, we’ve collected a wide range of unique places to stay in New Zealand – all with their own architectural charm. From a delightful New Zealand tiny home in Kaiteriteri Beach, to a homely tree house in the Coromandel, a rustic converted wool shed in Queenstown and a spacious wooden yurt in Mt Ruapehu – these quirky finds are great if you are looking for a bit more character in your home away from home!
View the list below to find your perfect quirky accommodation choice.
We’re not messing around when we call this a waterfront location. Imagine awakening to the sound of the water, sweeping sea views, and boats passing right by your window.
Set right on the water in the heart of the Opua township, imagine awakening to the sound of the water, sweeping sea views, and boats passing right by your window. Welcome to The Bridge!
Psst. This listing is just for the upstairs apartment – if you’re keen to be captain of the whole ship then check out The Landing below too.
Got a bigger crew to bring along? Or simply keen to get even closer to the water? Luckily for you – The Landing at the Boathouse is also an option to book out.
Imagine evenings spent with a cheeseboard and chilled beverages on the expansive deck. Fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco long into the evening, while you watch the world go by.
This unique Coromandel holiday home is elevated among peaceful bush surrounds, and offers amazing views of the Tairua estuary. Here, open plan living makes countless spots for a morning coffee or an evening wine accompanied by the green scenery outside. With two comfy hammocks on the wooden balcony, you’ll be feeling like king of the swingers – the jungle V.I.P – in no time, as you bask in the glorious summer sun. Whats not to love?
Are you a ski enthusiast looking for cosy – yet unique – accommodation to retire to after a long, adrenaline filled day? Well look no further. Found in Ohakune, Turoa Yurt is a mere minutes drive from Ohakune-Mountain Road which leads directly towards the incredible Turoa ski field. Its wooden walls, furnishings and spiral thatched roof are certainly a welcome sight to return to, while the log burner will have you feeling toasty in minutes! There are also plenty of board games on offer for fun with the whole family in the evenings, while all the best restaurants can be found a mere 10 minutes away.
Completely off-grid, The Point was designed with the environment in mind, using solar panels to capture light and thermal energy. Yet while it is eco-conscious it is still nothing short of pure luxury. If it is stunning views you are after, this home will not disappoint. The beauty of the sleek modern interior is topped only by the amazing sea views, which can be found from multiple points within the property. A safe private cove for swimming nearby and a wondrous display of stars at night makes it easy for you to fully immerse yourself in the surrounding nature for some unbeatable relaxation.
It’s no secret that at times modern life can get very busy and our homes – as well as our heads – can become rather cluttered as a result. So if you are seeking somewhere to declutter and destress, Bellbird Bach is your kind of place. Its seamless wooden ceiling, floor and walls hold a rather minimalist interior, but one that never feels anything less than homely. The floor to ceiling windows and spacious outdoor decking ensure that your focus is always on the blissful natural surrounds. With with skylights upstairs, natural light floods the place, giving you a great kick start to your day of exploring the Banks Peninsula. While in the evenings, you can soak away the day in the outdoor spa!
This 5 bed home is a slightly unusual accommodation , for the fact that it sits on historic church site. Specifically the picturesque site St Mary’s Anglican church in Raetihi. This home and its neighbouring church are cradled in the stunning foothills of Mt Ruapehu found on the edge of the Tongariro National Park. The site is particularly beautiful during snowfall, with the sun room offering views of the snow covered steeple.
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