Destination guide

The friendly city of North Island awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of North Island with a stay in a holiday home rental. Travellers especially like the shopping, cafes and local tours in this welcoming and romantic city. For a bit of culture, visit Auckland War Memorial Museum, SheepWorld or Te Papa. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around North Island

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes North Island a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mangakino Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Te Waihou Walkway (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Monavale Blueberries (21.8 mi / 35 km)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Kiwi House Native Bird Park (22.2 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Avantidrome (22.8 mi / 36.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of North Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in North Island. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lake Moana-Nui (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Dunham Park (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Mangakino Recreation Reserve (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Lake Karapiro (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Founders Park (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around North Island

Fly into Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), which is 38.2 mi (61.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Pukekohe Station, Papakura Station and Takanini Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around North Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,930 holiday rentals around North Island. From 5,401 Houses to 696 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around North Island is on Stayz.

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 Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Auckland City: 1,305 holiday rentals
  • Rotorua: 395 holiday rentals
  • Auckland Region: 1,847 holiday rentals
  • Napier: 264 holiday rentals
  • Taupo: 480 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North Island! 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 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Auckland City: 1,305 holiday homes
  • Rotorua: 395 holiday homes
  • Napier: 264 holiday homes
  • Taupo: 480 holiday homes
  • Waiheke Island: 442 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 North Island?

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

  • Auckland International Airport (AKL): 721 holiday houses
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT): 393 holiday houses
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG): 177 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 North Island?

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

  • Little Kaiteriteri Beach: 247 holiday rentals
  • Hahei Beach: 659 holiday rentals
  • Paihia Beach: 340 holiday rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 668 holiday rentals
  • New Zealand Film Archive: 178 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Island listed on Stayz 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.

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