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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 1,975 holiday rentals near Auckland Region. From 1,190 Houses to 133 Cabins, 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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Auckland City: 1,336 holiday rentals
  • Omaha: 219 holiday rentals
  • Waiheke Island: 452 holiday rentals
  • Auckland CBD: 294 holiday rentals
  • Oneroa: 295 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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 City: 1,336 holiday homes
  • Omaha: 219 holiday homes
  • Waiheke Island: 452 holiday homes
  • Matakana: 233 holiday homes
  • Piha: 106 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Auckland Region?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Auckland Region. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Piha Beach: 556 holiday rentals
  • Mudbrick Vineyard: 1,131 holiday rentals
  • Cable Bay Vineyard: 1,133 holiday rentals
  • Orewa Beach: 739 holiday rentals
  • Viaduct Harbour: 1,290 holiday rentals

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

Explore destinations around Auckland Region

Auckland City
1,336 holiday rentals
219 holiday rentals
Waiheke Island
452 holiday rentals
233 holiday rentals
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Snells Beach
240 holiday rentals
Dairy Flat
244 holiday rentals
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Half Moon Bay
710 holiday rentals
Hatfields Beach
118 holiday rentals
Kawau Island
226 holiday rentals
Clarks Beach
20 holiday rentals
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Tawharanui Peninsula
230 holiday rentals
83 holiday rentals
Red Beach
158 holiday rentals
215 holiday rentals
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