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New Zealand is a pristine haven abundant with water features, gorgeous cities, wildlife including lots of native birds, and a list of lovely trees and foliage. The plants and their surroundings created the optimal environment for both precious habitats and just simply great scenery—folks come from far and wide to witness it. But some truly special abodes have been delicately placed amongst some of these naturally wonderful places, providing a peaceful, secluded way to enjoy the country. These treehouse Airbnbs are the best around.
Basically a cute little tiny house on stilts, the abode is elevated above the base terrain of Mount Karioi, while overlooking velvety green hills and stunning blue waters of Whale Bay. The home includes a kitchen and a fully functional bathroom. Hosts provide locally roasted coffee and an optional mountain bike rental in case guests want to explore the surrounding trails and beach area.
Located within a lush area near Auckland, full of New Zealand’s gorgeous Kauri trees, this lower to the ground option has a simple clean layout, similar to something you’d see in Japan. A bathroom and shower are also tucked in the private oasis, which is sealed off seemingly, from civilization. However, the main house is near, and famed black sand beaches are a few minutes’ drive away. Another perk, the spacious deck is heated.
This off-grid treehouse couldn’t really be located in a better place: shaded in a canopy of macrocarpa trees at the base of Mt Taranaki national park. A brilliant spot for anyone looking for a romantic adventure, it’s spread across four levels with something new to discover on each one. Kick back in the canopy, swoop on the swings or shoot down the slide. Or, if you’re feeling a little less energetic, chill out in the secluded living space nestled between the trees. This self-contained treehouse is powered by renewable energy and is only a short drive to New Plymouth, local beaches and the mountain. Inside, you’ll find a bathroom, kitchen and lounge and, right up on the top floor, the bedroom. Outside has plenty to offer too: a lake with kayaks, farm animals, a rowboat, glow worms, gardens, walkways all of which are available for you to explore and use.
You’ll have to travel to the surrounding forests of Mount Creighton to discover this unique, one-bedroom treehouse. With space for three guests, it’s just as suitable for a romantic getaway with your other half as it is for an adventure with two of your closest friends. This beautiful spot is nestled amongst the native beech forest, which means waking up each morning to picturesque views in every direction. Here, you can wake up to bird song, have your morning tea beside a Tui, and enjoy your dinner overlooking a stunning sunset in Bob’s Cove. There are hiking and walking trails at your doorstep for all kinds of active travelers and its surprisingly central location makes it easy to explore the local areas, too. Only a 12-minute drive to Queenstown and 30 minutes to Glenorchy, you can have your busy Queenstown experience, then escape to your private hideaway for some peace and quiet.
This Pohutukawa treehouses best feature is the wrap-around deck, which offers a multitude of viewing points and places to lounge. Located in Gisborne, this particular place is great for families, as it features three comfortable bedrooms within its elevated walls.
This fairytale treehouse has more than 200 brilliant reviews, which means you’re practically guaranteed a wonderful stay here. This gorgeous house is built right in the boughs of the trees, reconnecting you with tales like the Lord of the Rings and the Magic Faraway Tree. It’s a top spot for anyone with a taste for the mythical world, surrounded by nothing but peaceful nature. This quiet getaway is only a few minutes from the city and sits on a secluded 28-acre property: you’ll never have to worry about noisy neighbors. The house has a full kitchen with an electric oven and gas cooktop as well as a bedroom, bathroom (with separate bath and shower), and living area, which is all on one level. Outside, there are peaceful gardens perfect for sitting in quiet contemplation. The french doors from the lounge flow out onto an expansive deck where you can enjoy your morning coffee, while listening to the native bird song.
This cute and cozy two-person treehouse will appeal to tiny-house lovers and fans of “Treehouse Masters” with all of its unique details. Based in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, this one-of-a-kind spot is definitely an Airbnb to remember, recently built as a family project and now loved by all kinds of travelers visiting New Zealand. While it feels a little like your own personal, private oasis, this treehouse is actually in a fairly suburban area: not that you’d realize at all once you’re settled in. The benefit? You can spend days at the indoor heated swimming pool or the on-site spa, or wandering around the grounds and taking in the views. And, if you fancy an evening spent with a few more people around, you’re only a short drive from cafes, takeaways, and a couple of restaurants.
Tui Treehouse is undoubtedly one of the most popular Airbnbs in the area, with more than 300 incredible reviews talking about this treehouse’s amazing features. That’s something you’ll believe as soon as you see it in real life, standing tall and proud in a relaxing atmosphere. With space for two people in its one bedroom, this small treehouse brings together a lot in a compact space. Perfect for couples wanting a romantic and private space or solo adventurers, the Tui Treehouse is situated at the bottom of a large garden with views out to the Kaimai Ranges. Completely off-grid, it’s powered by solar lights for a peaceful stay with no disturbances in sight. Under the treehouse is a hammock for complete relaxation and, nearby, is the guest BBQ in a quaint summer house with seating and a lovely garden view.
Away Treehouse really takes the word “away” literally and, once you’ve set up camp in this incredible spot, it really does feel like you’re a world away from anyone else. This unique treehouse sits at the beautiful, unspoiled eastern end of Waiheke Island. It’s surrounded by hundreds of acres of pure nature: a place to get away from everyday life, unwind, relax in comfort, and be pampered. While it calls itself a treehouse, it’s one that goes all out with premium amenities. Like the spa, based inside a safari tent and offers a range of seriously indulgent treatments. Then there’s the private outdoor hot tub, which you’re free to fill with water from the stream and use as much as you like. The treehouse itself comes filled to the brim with luxurious decor, wooden floors, and a large, comfy bed.
The Hobbit House is a little like something out of your favorite series, a chance to switch off entirely from the outside world and to spend a few days simply enjoying the peace and quiet here, instead. This hobbit house is certainly a quaint one, filled with traditional elements that make it feel a little like you’re stepping back in time. With its one bedroom, it’s most suited to a couple and comes with all of the mod cons necessary for a wonderful stay. Inside this little cabin, you’ll find a hobbit window and a hand-made bed. Small but perfectly formed, it exists in the charming garden of a property with stunning views of rural New Zealand. A top spot for explorers, it’s just minutes from a cycle track and gorgeous bush tracks. There is a basic kitchen to use during your stay, too.
Set in a private nook in Waikino, this quaint treehouse features a queen bed in a snug loft and one additional sleeping spot below. What makes this house extra special is that it’s been formed around an old olive tree, further establishing its treehouse status.
Almost as if a part of the trees itself, this sky-high shack in Wellington is an environmentally friendly structure made completely from recycled materials. With patches of this and that comprising the exterior and interior, there’s a definite bohemian vibe going on, and it’s enhanced by oodles of native foliage. Soak in the outdoor fire-heated bath or retreat to the main house for more up to date amenities.
Magnificent bedroom views connect to an open wooden deck especially as majestic. Peer out toward the forests of New Zealand, while being a short distance from golfing and shopping of Auckland. But you’ll feel so far away while hearing native birds call, and relaxing in the secluded, plush chalet in the trees.
Wood Pigeon Lodge is an adults-only getaway, so you can be certain of peace and quiet and no interruptions on a 24/7 basis. It’s also one of the most luxurious treehouses around, housed in something that stretches the definition of a treehouse into a space that even the most nature-hesitant of guests will enjoy. This two-bedroom treehouse is a brilliant spot for families and, with space for five guests, ensures plenty of space for all to enjoy. This eco-house generates its own electricity and is designed to capture the sun, set on a small hill in the treetops with stunning views of the forest. This rural spot is well located, only 15 minutes from the world-famous and iconic Chateau Tongariro and 20 minutes from the Whakapapa ski field and Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Laze upon the deck, above the sparkling waters of the Tepure trout stream or gaze across to the volcanoes of the Central Plateau in the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
There aren’t many places in the world where you can live alongside penguins but that’s exactly where you’ll find yourself if you check into this Akaroa, Canterbury-based Airbnb. This one-of-a-kind treehouse is on the south-eastern corner of Banks peninsula and comes with various types of neighbors, including many rare sheep breeds and, of course, the penguins. This rural treehouse takes a little extra coordination to visit – based along a steep, gravel road – but it’s well worth the effort. Once here, relax back in nature and take a deep breath of the fresh air. You’ll be amazed by the tranquil surroundings with lots to do: like the relaxing private safe swimming beaches or the bush walks to wander down. At night, thanks to the lack of light pollution, you’ll look up to the milky way and stars. The best part? Your stay includes an Evening Penguin Tour (if in season) and a discounted guided sea-kayaking safari to explore Pohatu marine reserve.
This treehouse is a perfect midpoint for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway who doesn’t want to be miles away from civilization. Perched right on the fridge of the city, it’s close enough to spend your days exploring but peaceful enough to fall asleep feeling like you’re in the depths of the jungle. This one-bedroom treehouse opens onto a private deck surrounded by trees and the garden, making it a perfect, tranquil spot to enjoy a good book in a peaceful setting. There are comfortable chairs to sit and admire the city and even a harbor view from inside the cabin. Located in the popular Brooklyn Village, it’s only a five-minute drive or a 25-minute walk into the city. Its quaint details give this treehouse a picture-book-like appeal for all kinds of guests.