Tutukaka vacation rentals

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Apartment in Tutukaka
PACIFIC PARADISE APARTMENT
Anne and Wayne Crowe welcome you to our little piece of Paradise Situated in beautiful Pacific Bay we offer you a beautifully presented apartment with super king bed and spacious lounge/dining area with well equipped kitchenette with microwave/tea and coffee making facilities and small fridge There is a modern very large bathroom with bath / shower etc Our water has an ultra violet water purifying system so safe to drink Situated just a couple of minutes walk from the a lovely quiet beach
Oct 10 – 17
$69 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 409 reviews
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Guesthouse in Tutukaka
Outstanding Views of the beautiful Tutukaka Coast
Situated on the Tutukaka Coast, we have outstanding views of one of the worlds best diving sites - the Poor Knights Islands. We are a few minutes from the Tutukaka Marina and the outstanding Surf at Sandy Bay. Our two bedroom self contained unit is located down a private road and offers a quiet retreat for a weekend away or a great base to explore the beautiful beaches, dive the Knights or visit the nearby vineyard, golf course and Marina . Basic continental breakfast is available for guests.
Aug 11 – 18
$74 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 237 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
Black Rock Holiday Home - Tutukaka
Modern cedar home in Dolphin Bay, Tutukaka with all the modern benefits including a separate self contained sleep out. Absolute water front with panoramic ocean views and access to the beach below for fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring, or just sitting on the sand. Enjoy all day sun from the ocean facing decks and then retire to the courtyard in the evening for a BBQ while sitting in front of an open wood fire. Tutukaka's finest restaurants and bars only a 3 minute drive away
Aug 27 – Sep 3
$549 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews

Popular amenities for Tutukaka vacation rentals

Stay near Tutukaka's top sights

Tutukaka Marina19 locals recommend
Schnappa Rock Restaurant & Bar44 locals recommend
Dive! Tutukaka16 locals recommend
Salt Air Cafe19 locals recommend
Takeaways At Ngunguru9 locals recommend
Wāhi Restaurant Tutukaka11 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Tutukaka

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Apartment in Tutukaka
Sea view apartment
Jul 25 – Aug 1
$88 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 151 reviews
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Cabin in Ngunguru
Tui Bush Cabin
Jun 30 – Jul 7
$51 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 221 reviews
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Chalet in Ngunguru
Cedar Heights Chalet
Apr 4 – 11
$89 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 172 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
Knights in Residence - Ocean Front Retreat
Feb 18 – 25
$213 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 101 reviews
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Guest suite in Ngunguru
Spacious and cozy, so close to the water
Jun 18 – 25
$58 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 207 reviews
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Cabin in Hikurangi
Marua Retreat - Secluded Green Cabin in the Hills
May 16 – 23
$123 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 116 reviews
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Guesthouse in Ngunguru
Coastal Country Loft
Feb 15 – 22
$76 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Treehouse in Whangarei
Fairytale Treehouse
May 21 – 28
$145 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 351 reviews
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Barn in Whananaki
The beach hut
Apr 26 – May 3
$94 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 185 reviews
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Cabin in Northland
Waiotoi - The Bush Hideaway - Tutukaka
Sep 22 – 29
$112 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 121 reviews
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Home in Matapouri
Matapouri Beach House
Jul 12 – 19
$185 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 102 reviews
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Home in Whangarei
PATAUA SOUTH "RA PUAWAI" RETREAT
May 23 – 30
$152 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 178 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Tutukaka

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Guest suite in Whangārei Heads
Adorable 1 bedroom oasis with private spa & sauna
Aug 21 – 28
$102 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 262 reviews
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Vacation home in Ruakākā
Luxurious Beachfront Paradise - 1h35 from Auckland
May 1 – 8
$337 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Cottage in Northland
Sandy Bay Sublime
May 20 – 27
$81 per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
Absolute Beach Front -Tutukaka's slice of heaven
Feb 6 – 13
$421 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 52 reviews
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Guesthouse in Tutukaka
Cosy cabin with big views
Aug 24 – 31
$71 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 36 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
Silver Tide - Stunning Home, Panoramic Ocean Views
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$473 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 87 reviews
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Guest suite in Tutukaka
Time out in Tutukaka
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$68 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 50 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
A Slice of Kiwi Paradise!
Jul 26 – Aug 2
$233 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 27 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
Whangaumu Bay Mod 2 bdm bach 100m from safe beach
Jun 14 – 21
$137 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 40 reviews
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Home in Ngunguru
The Little Blue Bach
May 16 – 23
$113 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
W91: Stylish, modern, up-market house, great views
Jul 10 – 17
$302 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 41 reviews
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Guest suite in Tutukaka
Rest and relax on the coast
Nov 1 – 8
$110 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 19 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Tutukaka

Total rentals

120 properties

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

80 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

4.2K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Tutukaka

All About Tutukaka

White-sand beaches fringed by pohutukawa trees draw travelers to Tutukaka, a city on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The surrounding green hills are covered with evergreens and the song of tui and bellbirds. With its sparkling natural harbor, whose marina is full of boats, and its local dive shops, Tutukaka is a hub for coastal exploration.

The craggy coast is studded with sandy shores, many of which are only reachable by boat or hiking trails. You could head to Sandy Bay for surfing, or drop anchor in Kowharewa Bay to fish for John Dory and Crevalle jack. You can also rent a stand-up paddleboard at the marina to explore more of the coastline. After a day on the water, retire to Tutukaka’s city center for freshly caught fish and chips on the village green. Although the city is a year-round destination, a special time to visit Tutukaka is actually during the winter, when the pohutukawa trees, sometimes called “New Zealand Christmas trees,” are decked out in scarlet blooms.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tutukaka

New Zealand’s Northland region has a subtropical climate and is often referred to as “the winterless north” because of the pleasant weather year round. The hottest weather in summer is in late January and February, while the cooler months are June and July. During late December and January, the Christmas and summer holidays coincide, and most of New Zealand goes on holiday.

Every summer at the beginning of January, the Our People in the Park Tutukaka Music Festival takes place at the Marina Reserve. Six months later, the Tutukaka Northern Lights Festival illuminates the village over 11 days at the beginning of July, with displays up and down the coast, including performances from LED and fire dancers, glow yoga, and night SUP paddleboarding.


Top things to do in Tutukaka

Tutukaka Lighthouse Walkway

For a gentle local walk, take the signposted track from Marina Road out to the lighthouse across the Tutukaka headland. The scenic Tutukaka Lighthouse Walkway only takes around an hour, but the last section must be done around low tide because of the rocky causeway that leads to Kukutauwhao Island.

Matapouri Peninsula

Just a 10-minute drive north of Tutukaka, the Matapouri Headland boasts beautiful beaches. From the horseshoe-shaped Matapouri Beach, with its white sand and huge pohutukawa trees, take the walkway across the headland to the secluded Whale Bay, which has no road access. Or walk out onto the headland to visit the Mermaids Pool and further lookouts along the coast. After your walk, cool off with a dip in the sea, which is possible most days of the year.

Poor Knights Marine Reserve

If you love snorkeling or diving, Tutukaka is the entry point for exploring the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, where warm currents and clear waters create a diving paradise. The soaring volcanic cliffs that ring the reserve are home to seabirds, while underwater, a diverse range of sea life abounds. You may encounter dolphins, whales, and sting rays while peeking into the underwater caves. Deep-sea fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are also popular activities in this marine reserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there pet-friendly house rentals in Tutukaka?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Tutukaka. Choose from more than 10 house rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Tutukaka?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 house rentals in Tutukaka featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Tutukaka have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a bbq area in Tutukaka. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Tutukaka?

    Tutukaka has more than 50 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Tutukaka have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 house rentals with air conditioning in Tutukaka. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in private suite rentals in Tutukaka?

    Experience the best of Tutukaka with our private suite rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do apartment rentals in Tutukaka have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with wifi in Tutukaka. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Tutukaka vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 vacation homes with pools in Tutukaka, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

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