Fancy a treehouse stay in Kaikoura with a spot of luxury and pampering? Look no further than Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses, a stunning property nestled between the rugged coastline and the northern edges of the Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand.
The Flying Fox Whanganui is a quirky and blissful stay on the forested banks of the beautiful Whanganui River. This hidden gem offers earth-friendly accommodation, in an idyllic rural setting with access to canoe, hiking, and biking adventures. Don’t miss the awesome list of adventurous things to do further on too…
Totally random! Hop on board your Ohakune Train Carriage Accommodation in the Tongariro National Park. This cool red train is an ex-New Zealand Government railway carriage that’s now converted into a comfy and warm chalet for up to six guests.
The ethos at Split Apple Retreat New Zealand is one of peace, tranquility, and serenity. Near Abel Tasman National Park this exclusive eco-lodge offers creativity and relaxation. With luxurious interiors, vibrant art, nutritious gourmet food, sustainable practices, and healthful spa treatments. Designed to refresh and reinvigorate travellers looking for a dream escape.
Imagine yourself nestled off the Kapiti Coast in the tranquility of nature on Kapiti Island. Not just any island, but a bird and nature sanctuary devoid of predators and pests.
Here, an overnight experience awaits you. A rare opportunity to enjoy the serenity of an uninhabited island under the stars. It’s an adventure calling your name. Read on for information about this Kapiti Island Nature Tour and Glamping…
Want to immerse yourself in majestic New Zealand landscapes? Want to escape to the end of the world where nature hasn’t changed and where time seems to stand still? If you want to experience all of this, then head to The Headwaters Eco Lodge in Glenorchy at Lake Wakatipu in the South Island.
This charming region, known for its vineyards, stargazing, and dreamy landscapes, also houses some truly unique accommodation. From luxurious boutique hotels amongst the vines to quaint strawbale studios in the heart of Martinborough Village to cute tiny houses in rural tranquillity, the Wairarapa offers a range of distinctive stays that promise to make your trip anything but ordinary. Read on for Unique Places to Stay in the Wairarapa for Couples…
Welcome to the enchanting city of Dunedin – Ōtepoti, where eclectic accommodations await your arrival! As you explore New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, treat yourself to one (or more!) of these Unique and Luxe Places to Stay in Dunedin.
Looking for a fun, unique place to stay in Ohakune? Here are five popular Ohakune Accommodation with spa pools that are close to all the skiing and snowboarding action at Tūroa. Plus you’re near ski equipment hire, shuttles, apres-ski restaurants, and bars in Ohakune. For 6-8 guests check out these dream retreats where you can relax after a big day on the Mount Ruapehu slopes or the trails.
Also read on for a bonus: Activities and Tours in the Tongariro National Park
SiloStay in Banks Peninsula sure has the unique wow factor. Innovative Designers turned eight-grain silos into fabulous eco-friendly and affordable accommodation for up to 3 guests.
They don’t just pay lip service to eco-friendly – there are sustainable heating and water-saving solutions too.
The Lilac Rose Boutique Bed and Breakfast is a charming and romantic 100-year-old villa in an upmarket neighbourhood. Only 4 km from the centre of Christchurch in New Zealand.
You step out of your car and take a deep breath of the fresh country air. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the vines are swaying in the breeze. You can’t wait to explore Tussock Hill Vineyard Retreat.
Unique places to stay in Christchurch are more than just accommodation; they’re gateways to unforgettable experiences, whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, or someone seeking the unusual.
If you’re looking for an authentic New Zealand South Island holiday then don’t miss a stay in one of New Zealand’s unique baches. You may also hear them called cribs in Otago. This is how the locals spend their holidays in low-key style accommodation, surrounded by South Island’s spectacular wilderness. A bach holiday means turning … Read more
These Glamping Near Wellington options take us to quirky Glamping Pods on a working sheep and beef farm in Gladstone and on to stylish Greytown and plush Lotus Belle tents at the campground for an affordable fun stay. Glamping offers a unique travel experience where nature and luxury combine to give you a comfortable and … Read more
Fancy a weekend in a stylish boatshed on Waiheke Island? How about a romantic escape to a little house in Papakura? Looking for a retro caravan stay at the beach? This list of Fun Auckland Weekend Getaways offers a diverse and quirky range of places to stay.
These country, bush, and beach locales are all within an hour’s drive radius. Perfect if you’re looking for a unique R&R with no long drive ahead. Or you’re a visitor exploring the region and seeking a quirky stay…
Auckland is a city with stunning natural beauty and vibrant culture. There’s no shortage of things to do from champagne breakfast at the top of Sky Tower, bungee off Auckland Bridge, an evening of jazz at speakeasy Caretaker, and kayaking to Rangitoto Island (and if you want to stay on the island see Fun Auckland … Read more
Wellington is a fun and cosmopolitan city. A hotbed of culture, nature, art, foodie heaven, quirky cafés, theatres, local breweries, beautiful harbour and the occasional windy day! These 12+ unique places to stay in Wellington are set in some of Wellington’s popular neighbourhoods and offer quirky and memorable stays…
Read on for an amazing selection of accommodation: Lighthouse, Art Hotel, Off-grid Bach, Keep, Historic Holiday Home, and more…
Best for: Holiday Retro Bach for 6 Guests, Island Hideaway, Swimming, Hiking, Games, Adventure Rangitoto Island last erupted 600 years ago and the forested volcanic cone shapes the whole island. Thanks to the Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust you can stay at this Rangitoto Island accommodation, in historic Bach 78 Islington Bay, on the coast of … Read more
These 7 Unique Places to Stay in Blenheim offer exceptional and unique accommodation along with nature, adventure, gourmet delights, and some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Blenheim is known as a gourmet paradise with artisan food, Southern seafood, rolling countryside, and a chance to taste some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc! For families, the … Read more
This list of Blenheim Vineyard Accommodation features stylish holiday homes, set amongst the vines with plenty of room for up to eight guests. They’re also close to Marlborough’s world-class restaurants, craft breweries, gin distillers, artisan shops, cafes, boutiques, and the 30+ vineyards you can visit for wine sampling and cellar door sales.
Get ready to experience the ultimate in luxury at one of New Zealand’s top lodges – The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawkes Bay. This breathtaking accommodation is popular with romantics and lovers of life. A world-class retreat with unique adventure activities, The Farm earns high praise from Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveller.
Wairua Lodge – Rainforest River Retreat is a unique mountain retreat nestled in the Coromandel rainforest. Even the drive up to this eco-friendly getaway is an exciting wilderness journey. With stunning forest walks, refreshing swimming holes, an outdoor bath, and mesmerizing glow worms, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. Plan your trip today and get ready for the magic of Wairua Lodge.
Looking for a sustainable and eco-friendly place to stay in a beautiful location? This list of Bush and Eco Accommodation Coromandel is a must-see!
The Coromandel is known for its stunning beaches, lush forests, and laid-back vibe. It’s the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway or adventure-filled holiday.
Wind down at the beach in one of these relaxing Raglan Holiday Homes. With a modern coastal vibe, Raglan offers world class surfing, along with artisan shops, coffee spots, stylish restaurants and outdoor adventures. Learn to surf, head out kayaking and paddle boarding, take up rock climbing and hike to the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. … Read more
Named Glacier Country for good reason, this region is blessed with soaring mountain peaks, rugged terrains, native rainforest, wild beaches, hot springs, and history. The two glaciers steal the scene with their icy beauty. This list of Unique Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Accommodation showcases a range of rustic hotels and holiday homes that blend … Read more
With dark sky sanctuary status, white-sand beaches and native forest Great Barrier Island is a peaceful getaway for star gazing, beach combing and forest walks. Two thirds of the island is covered with bush so it’s a haven for native birds. This list of Eco and Quirky Accommodation Great Barrier Island NZ gives you a … Read more
With world-class restaurants, gorgeous boutiques, cafes, and bars dotted around a stunning village square Martinborough is a heavenly holiday retreat. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and rolling countryside why not take a well-earned break and immerse yourself in the local wine culture by booking into a Martinborough Vineyard Accommodation… Type of Accommodation: Vineyard AccommodationLocation: Martinborough … Read more
Retreats are special places for contemplation, relaxation and healing. This list of Spiritual and Eco Bay of Plenty Retreats are tranquil havens in native forest and organic garden settings, where nature is a big part of your experience. These unique places to stay include a self-sufficient cottage with native birds and estuary views, rainforest chalets … Read more
Why not try tiny house living on your next holiday? This list of Tiny House Bay of Plenty Stays gives you the chance to experience downsizing and appreciate the small things in life. From a cool gem in the heart of Mount Maunganui to an enchanting small farmstay in Tauranga to a laid back pod … Read more
Luxury Glamping – Bay of Plenty includes an idyllic stay in a heavenly natural location. If you’ve ever wanted to try glamping then the sunny Bay of Plenty climate is perfect for this style of holiday. The region has a variety of landscapes, beautiful beaches, forest parks, cute villages, thermal wonderlands, lots of sun, and … Read more
This Best list of Unique Accommodation – Bay of Plenty takes you from a kiwifruit orchard to the beach to the lake. With an eclectic range of styles from a retro family caravan, a high end designer barn, cool beach baches and eco-friendly treehouses and chalets. The Bay of Plenty’s motto is ‘sure to make … Read more
The distinctive style of Art Deco is on full display in the city of Napier in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Visit in February for the popular Art Deco Festival, with performances, aircraft displays, vintage car rides, fashion and architectural delights. For the rest of the year Napier enjoys a mild climate so this beauty is a … Read more
This list of breathtaking Marlborough Sounds Accommodation includes resorts, B&B, a glasshouse luxury holiday home and even glamping! New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds encompasses stunning bays, coves and waterways. A natural paradise for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, diving, dolphin watching, mountain biking and bushwalking. The Marlborough sounds were formed thousands of years ago by sea level … Read more
There’s something so special about the northern tip of the South Island. Boasting some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, this remote region is home to the country’s golden beaches, and the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, making it one of New Zealand’s premier hiking and beach destinations. For an unforgettable holiday check out this list of Quirky Golden Bay Accommodation.
After an adrenaline rush of bungy jumping, a day cycling around the Gibbtson vineyards, a craft beer in hand watching the red-hued sunset from Perky’s Boat, it’s time to relax for a night at one of these Boutique and Unique Queenstown Hotels. Each is handpicked for its location, bijoux size, bespoke experience and welcoming ambiance. … Read more
On your next South Island holiday surround yourself with the beauty of nature and go Glamping in Wanaka and Lake Hawea. These awesome nature retreats are fun for everyone. Read on to discover stylish yurts, rustic safari tents, big luxurious bell tents, and even tiny houses all set in country, lake, and forest environments. So … Read more
If you’re looking for a special escape then Glamping in Queenstown is the one for you! Wilderness and natural beauty surround you as you relax in your five-star luxury tent. Check out these spectacular camps for nature lovers and adventure seekers. You’ll be inspired… Accommodation Type: Glamping and YurtsDestination: Queenstown | South Island | New … Read more
Location: Northland | Bay of Islands | New ZealandAccommodation Type: Underground Kaeo, Northland | Adults only, 2 Guests | $$$ Best for: Apartment, Unique Beach Stay, Romantic, Kayaks, Swimming Spectacular Views: If a romantic escapade in a luxury cave apartment, along with lovely sea views is your kind of dream holiday, then plan a stay … Read more
Surrounded by luxurious, dense vegetation and fresh sea breezes, get ready to experience an unforgettable stay at one of these Motueka Eco Accommodation options. These Unique places to stay are a good starting point to discover the popular Nelson region and the Abel Tasman Park and immerse yourself in all the natural beauty and culture. … Read more
Rotorua in New Zealand is renowned for showcasing Māori culture, stunning lakes, and forests, and as a geothermal wonderland hotspot (literally!) One of New Zealand’s top holiday destinations why skimp on your accommodation? So here’s a list of Unique and Boutique Rotorua Accommodation with oodles of luxury. In a range of locations from forest to beach … Read more
With seal colonies, whale watching, and swimming with dolphins, Kaikoura is one of the best places in New Zealand to view marine life and experience ocean adventures. Kaikoura also has an amazing range of unique places to stay! So if you’d like to escape to something different check out this list of Quirky and Eco Kaikoura Accommodation which includes a glass pod, tree house, train carriage, covered wagon, yurt and much more!…
- Wacky Stays – Yurt, Tipi, Housetruck, Covered Wagon and more!
- Kanuka Terrace – Eco Strawbale House
- The Factory Villa – 100 year old Converted Dairy
- Hapuku Tree Houses – Luxury in the Treetops
- Hapuku Carriages – Magical Stay at the Beach
- Kahutara PurePod – Glass Hideaway Immersed in Nature
- Pohutukawa Cottage: Tranquil and Unique Kaikoura Accommodation
These Amazing Eco friendly Retreats in Nelson, Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Park embrace the ethos of healthy living, caring for their guests and nurturing the environment. With a blessed climate, Nelson and Golden Bay enjoy lots of sunny days (source). Oh…and gorgeous beaches, crystal clear sea, stunning bush walks in the Abel Tasman and … Read more
You’ll find Magic Cottages at Takou River in the stunning Bay of Islands. This eco luxury retreat is set within idyllic native bush on the banks of the Takou River. Choose from a divine range of earth-friendly accommodation hidden within an organic farm and sub-tropical gardens. The on-site therapist offers massage and beauty therapy treatments which you can book with a relaxing river-side hot tub. Switch off and escape to pure tranquility at Magic Cottages at Takou River.
Want to stay somewhere cool? Heavenly Spa Views Yurt is a new Mount Ruapehu accommodation in Tūroa Village in Ohakune. This relaxing retreat includes luxurious and comfortable furnishings and top range amenities like Samsung, Miele, Smeg and Nespresso. You’ll feel at home in the yurt in no time. Note: If you’ve never heard of vrbo.com it’s … Read more
Step back in time for a unique stay at The Little Red School House. Once the local school for all the farming families in the area, this cute retreat is an Oamaru Bed and Breakfast situated 20 minutes inland in Five Forks. Far enough away to feel remote but close enough to Oamaru for a bite to eat or visit to the museums and activities in this Victorian-era town.
Calling all Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans! Woodlyn Park’s motto is ‘sleep in the shire’ and this quirky Hobbit Hotel in New Zealand offers fun accommodation in farmland near the popular Waitomo Caves.
Spiritual Retreats in New Zealand are set in peaceful wilderness locations; pristine forests, quiet countryside, high on hills, by the ocean – each unique retreat offers healing for the body and soul and lovely self-indulgent relaxation.