is the largest city on the North Island, New Zealand
. You have arrived in the City of Sails
. Take time to explore the natural beauty of the harbour filled with islands, as well as shopping at sophisticated stores or dining at fine restaurants. Condo rentals are an enjoyable alternative to staying in a hotel. Prepare a breakfast in the vacation rental kitchen, have tea on the balcony. Or, should you be renting holiday home accommodations with a breathtaking view of the water, sit on the terrace and immerse yourself in the wonderment of what you see.
A two-hour car ride and you can be in Middle Earth
on the recreated movie set of the film, The Lord of the Rings
, located on private farmland, a working sheep and beef farm, near Matamata
Discover the undiluted beauty of New Zealand. Visit the national parks
: Te Urewera, Whanganui
was gifted by the Maori chief, Te Heuheu Tukino IV, to the nation; the mountains have deep spiritual significance for the Maori people. Three volcanoes are at its centre.
is given a whole new meaning when you see the Arachnocampa luminosa
in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
. Thousands of tiny magical creatures light up your way as you enjoy the boat ride. Having more than one vacation rental accommodation may make day trips more enjoyable; be close to the sights and activities that interest you.
You are in wine country. Taste the fine wines of New Zealand
, an international reputation for excellence due to 'the riches of a clean, green” land covering the length of 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres).The Pacific Rim cuisine
- a composite of inspiration from various countries - will delight your palate
. Dine in fine restaurants; discover numerous cafes. Plan a winery tour with a group of friends. Accommodations big enough for a group are a great choice for vacation rentals.
Offering a great mix of things to see and do, Wellington
- at the southwestern tip of the North Island on Cook Strait - was named by Lonely Planet: Best in Travel 2011
as the "coolest little capital in the world"
. Take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car
. How many animals live at the Wellington Zoo
? Be enriched by the vibrant Maori culture at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers privately-owned accommodation for vacation home rentals to be enjoyed all over the world.
A variety of lodging is available for your holiday home, from a condo rental to a cottage, and everything in between.
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