Find the best place to stay — North Island

Where to stay around North Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,596 holiday lettings near North Island. From 6,275 houses to 815 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in North Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Auckland Region: 1,843 holiday homes
  • Wellington: 273 holiday homes
  • Auckland City: 1,409 holiday homes
  • Bay Of Islands: 384 holiday homes
  • South Island: 3,141 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in North Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Wellington: 273 holiday lettings
  • Auckland City: 1,409 holiday lettings
  • Rotorua: 403 holiday lettings
  • Paihia: 322 holiday lettings
  • Waiheke Island: 639 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to North Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in North Island are:

  • Wellington International Airport (WLG): 167 self catering accommodations
  • Masterton Airport (MRO): 109 self catering accommodations
  • Auckland Airport (AKL): 667 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in North Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in North Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Zealand Film Archive: 1,360 holiday rentals
  • Villa Maria Estate: 855 holiday rentals
  • North Shore Events Center: 1,363 holiday rentals
  • Mount Maunganui Beach: 700 holiday rentals
  • Paraparaumu Beach: 233 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental property or accommodation in New Zealand’s North Island your home away from home

It is hard to know where to start with New Zealand’s North Island. It is a stunningly beautiful island, home to the large cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington, the adventure sports centres of Rotorua and Taupo and the stunning serenity of regions like the East Cape, Napier Bay and the Whangerei region. Whenever you travel to New Zealand you will receive such a warm welcome that you are tempted to up sticks and buy a New Zealand property to live in full time! It is a country of hugely diverse landscapes which are steeped in Maori legend, from the steaming craters of the Te Whakarewarewa to the sub tropical rainforests of the Bay of Islands.

Things to do on holiday in New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand is a country where sport and active living is paramount. Everywhere you go, the great outdoors are the playground for locals and visitors alike, and even the cities are filled with bungee jumping sites, huge arenas and enough entertainment to keep anyone lucky enough to be staying in New Zealand accommodation happy for quite some time. Around the coastal regions, water sports thrive, from activities like sailing and windsurfing to swimming with dolphins or scuba diving. However, the beaches that surround the coast are perfect for quiet beach holidays, secluded from the rest of the world if this is what you wish for from a New Zealand property.

The mainland is ideal for walking and cycling, through magnificent scenery which you would be hard pushed to beat for shear beauty. Across New Zealand’s North Island you will be able to find golf courses, tennis courts and large parks, and depending on the exact location of your New Zealand holiday rental, you could try black water rafting (white water rafting in the pitch black of a cave!), zorbing, bungee jumping, sky diving or any manner of sports, both known and unknown!

There is more to taking property in New Zealand’s North Island, than getting a fix of adrenaline. Travel guides of New Zealand are filled with an enormous number of points of interest, as the country’s development has been staggeringly well documented, as a result of the relatively recent colonization and the great respect with which the indigenous people have been treated with, leaving an unrivalled combination of historical and mythical places of interest available to tour.

Places to holiday in New Zealand’s North Island

Beach holidays and holidays to remote properties in New Zealand’s North Island can be taken with ease, as there are endless beaches from which to choose from. The beaches of the Bay of Islands are some of the most popular places to take holiday accommodation in New Zealand, but surfers who travel to New Zealand will be best taking accommodation on the west coast of the island.

Auckland is a great city, and even if you take a New Zealand holiday rental elsewhere, it is worth taking a few hours to investigate the city a little bit. The famous skyline is not simply aesthetic, as you can climb the Auckland Tower for great views, bungee jump off Auckland Bridge or abseil down a number of the larger buildings. The marina is filled with multi-million pound yachts, and is surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the country.

Weather in New Zealand’s North Island

The New Zealand summer is blissfully hot, despite its location in the world. Average temperatures in December, January and February average around 25°C, with daily peaks in the mid 30’s. Winter can be cold, with temperatures dipping to around 6°C.

Travel to New Zealand’s North Island

Flying from Britain, you will arrive into Auckland International Airport (AKL). There are flights to Auckland from London Heathrow (LHR), having stopped over in Singapore (SIN), Los Angeles (LAX) or Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

Attractions in and around North Island

Looking for things to do while you're in North Island? Local attractions include Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, Auckland Zoo and National Aquarium of New Zealand. Don't miss landmarks such as Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge, and unique cultural highlights such as Auckland War Memorial Museum and SheepWorld. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Omaha Beach and Onetangi Beach or experience the natural beauty of Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill Domain. You could easily spend a day shopping at Queen Street Shopping District, Cuba Street Mall and Hamilton Centre Place. Don't forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at Eden Park or Westpac Stadium. Fun activities in the city include Te Waihou Walkway, Barbary and Waimarino Adventure Park. Other popular places to visit in town include Oneroa Beach, Auckland Domain and Auckland Town Hall.