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Explore the Auckland Region from holiday homes to rent

Located on New Zealand's North Island, the city of Auckland truly offers something for everyone. With its famously low-key Kiwi vibe and plenty of natural beauty as its backdrop, this city does not disappoint. From sandy beaches to scenic harbours, a bursting cultural scene full of art, music and shopping, plus a nearby wine region, you'll find it impossible to be bored. Browse Auckland vacation rentals by the sea or in the heart of the city, and prepare to explore all that New Zealand's largest city has to offer.

Things to do

Attractions near Auckland holiday rentals

Auckland is full of museums that cater to practically everyone. Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Museum of Transport and Technology, or explore the exhibits, both indoors and out, at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. You can also let the kids run free at the Children's My Science Playroom. There are tons of gallery spaces to see, including the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, with pieces dating back to the 11th century. The Auckland Botanic Gardens are well worth a stroll, while the kids will love a visit to Western Springs Park and the Auckland Zoo within.


Things to do near Auckland holiday homes

As New Zealand's largest city, Auckland offers tons of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The adventurers in your crew will want to head straight to the city's Sky Tower for some (controlled) base jumping, while the funky boho shops on Ponsonby Road will be the top attraction for your favourite coffee snobs. You'll also find high-end boutiques and art galleries scattered throughout. Be sure to hop on a ferry to Waiheke Island for a true urban escape, complete with wine tasting, or head to the neighbouring Rangitoto Island and hike up a volcano.


Local weather for your stay in Auckland holiday homes

Because Auckland is best enjoyed when you're outdoors, plan to visit in May or September. In both early autumn and early spring, you'll find comfortable temperatures and moderate crowds. Summer is peak season for all of North Island, so expect throngs of fellow travellers from November through March, paired with high prices and hot weather. The upside of going in the summer is the lack of rain, unlike when the winter months roll in. You'll be rewarded with low prices from June through August, but consider your suitcase allowance when browsing Auckland vacation rentals. You'll need layers and some rain gear.

Family friendly

Family fun near Auckland Region holiday rentals

Families with children can enjoy plenty of adventurous activities in Auckland Region. Holiday rentals are available near places like SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium, an aquarium with underwater viewing tunnels and shows, and Waitemata Harbour, a harbour area with adventure sports like sailing and bungee jumping. You’ll also like Auckland Domain, a large city park with museums, memorials and the blast crater of the Pukekawa volcano.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Auckland Region

Couples looking for a romantic retreat will love the attractions of Auckland Region. Holiday homes are available near places like One Tree Hill, a park with a trail to summit and obelisk, and Queen Street, a vast shopping area with national and international art and Maori cultural works. You’ll also like SkyCity Auckland, a vibrant casino with table games and upscale restaurants.

Where to stay near Auckland Region?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,732 holiday rentals near Auckland Region. From 1,233 Houses to 383 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Auckland Region is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Auckland Region?

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

  • Auckland: 1,171 holiday rentals
  • Waiheke Island: 442 holiday rentals
  • Auckland Central Business District: 238 holiday rentals
  • Palm Beach: 447 holiday rentals
  • North Shore: 499 holiday rentals offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Auckland Region! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Auckland Region?

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

  • Auckland: 1,171 holiday homes
  • Waiheke Island: 442 holiday homes
  • Campbells Bay: 384 holiday homes
  • Whenuapai: 71 holiday homes
  • Browns Bay: 410 holiday homes

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 Auckland Region?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Auckland Region are:

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.): 625 holiday houses
  • Ardmore (AMZ): 927 holiday houses
  • Great Barrier Island (GBZ): 33 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Auckland Region? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Auckland Region. From travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Viaduct Harbour: 1,132 holiday rentals
  • Auckland Newmarket Station: 1,108 holiday rentals
  • Matakana Village: 411 holiday rentals
  • Auckland Domain: 1,125 holiday rentals
  • Auckland Central City Library: 1,118 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Auckland Region listed on 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 homes.

Explore destinations around Auckland Region

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Waiheke Island
442 holiday rentals
Campbells Bay
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Browns Bay
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Bucklands Beach
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Castor Bay
164 holiday rentals
Te Arai
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Rothesay Bay
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Mangere Bridge
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