Airbnb is a site that lets people list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, including New Zealand. Here are 10 of the best options available.

1. Wookpecker Bay Bach - Punakaiki

Situated on the West Coast this is a basic bach but with magnificent views over the ocean - perfect for hibernating in winter while safely embracing the elements.


Price: $750 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/1584860

2. The Mudcastle - Nelson

This is a place that fairy tales are made of. Called the Mudcastle, guests are treated to magical spaces, fresh bread and stunning views.

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Price: $10,473 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/389512

3. The House Truck - Takaka

Experience life on board a house truck with this beauty. With bush, sea and mountain views it features an outdoor bath and wood fire - a perfect escape this winter.


Price: $700 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/525762

4. Four bedroom house - Auckland

Enjoy a family stay in Auckland with this modern house. Close to Eden Park, it has four bedrooms and an outdoor bath.

Price: $1200 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/1271220

5. Luxury vacation - Arthurs Point, Otago

This is the place of absolute luxury. With views over the Shotover River and surrounded by mountains, it is close to ski fields, golf courses and wineries.


Price: $3500 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/215130

6. A home built in 1427 - Auckland

This Remuera home was built by French settlers some 342 years before the first European landed on our shores. They named it 'Chateau Le Orakei', which - again according to the owners - means 'whale's vagina'. Judging by the reviews, it would be a fun place to stay.

Price: $4200 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/2335055

7. Riverside apartment - Taupo

Enjoy riverside ambiance with this three bedroom apartment. In a gated complex with a heated swimming pool it accommodates up to eight people.


Cost: $1820 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/2165676

8. Spaview Queenstown Spa - Otago

This large home features five bedrooms, spectacular views and a huge outdoor spa overlooking Queenstown.

Cost: $5250 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/453230

9. Glamping - Manawatu

This country-themed campsite is half way between Wellington and Taupo on a sheep and beef farm. It has two luxury tents, and guests can go tramping, clay bird shooting or watch a shearing demonstration.


Cost: $1890 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/2386234

10. The Hippie House - Golden Bay

Set up by some of Golden Bay's original Hippies, this house is a colourful and quirky getaway. Nestled amongst the bush, it has both ocean and mountain views and can accommodate up to six people.

Cost: $1295 pw

View: airbnb.co.nz/rooms/525766

- nzherald.co.nz