New Zealand AirBNB Road Trip

When my good friend, Paige, moved to Sydney, we pretty much instantly made plans to meet in New Zealand for a ladycation road trip.

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This was the first place ever written on my bucket list so, needless to say, I was stoked.

Best View Akaroa

New Zealand is known for its epic outdoor scenery and hikes. We wanted to make the most of our time and budget, and explore as much as we possibly could.

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Snowtop Mountains Sunset

Paige’s roommate, Anne, also joined us for a week of the trip!

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Airline miles and AirBNB helped out tremendously. We stayed at quite a few farms where fresh food and beverages were also included.

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Many of our AirBNBs also included furry friends, like Veronica and Betty, the goats from Thistle Farm, and Andy the pony from Taikorea Yoga Retreat

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I was able to spend a total of 22 nights in New Zealand, and enjoy 15 different AirBNB spaces throughout both islands.

My total personal cost for accommodations was $557.55.

Below are photos of each AirBNB we had the opportunity to stay at throughout the entire New Zealand trip. Click the titles & photos to check out the official listings.

AUCKLAND Art Home // Private Room + Super Host Hangs – $135.64 for 3 nights

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PAIHIA House // Shared Room + Super Host Hangs – $60.10 for 1 night

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KOHUKOHU Hippie Hut // Entire Cottage + Dinner – $57.54 for 1 night

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TAPU Gypsy Caravan // Entire Caravan + Furry Friends – $87.17 for 1 night

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TAUPO Plum Tree Studio // Entire Studio + Breakfast – $145.70 for 1 night

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PALMERSTON NORTH Yoga Farm // Entire Caravan + Breakfast – $46.29 for 1 nightPalmerston North Caravan Cottage.JPG

LOWER HUTT Tree House // Entire Treehouse  + Best View Ever – $260.56 for 2 nights

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PICTON Garden Room // Private Room + Breakfast – $55.27 for 1 night

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WAKEFIELD Yurt // Private Yurt + Breakfast  $41.49 for 1 night

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AWATUNA Country Room // Private Room + Breakfast – $52.45 for 1 night

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HAWEA Buttercup Caravan // Entire Caravan + Breakfast – $49.93 for 1 night

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GERALDINE Sleep Out // Entire Studio + Breakfast – $49.86 for 1 night

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CHRISTCHURCH Studio // Entire Studio + Breakfast – $66.65 for 1 night

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CHRISTCHURCH Hostel Home // Shared Room (to myself 3/5 nights) – $144.59 for 5 nights

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AUCKLAND Home // Private Room + Breakfast – $44.97 for 1 night

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TRAVEL TIP: Don’t be afraid of long layovers! 

I had a 24 hour layover on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on the way to New Zealand and an 8 hour layover on the way back. I spent about $140 extra on rental cars, AirBNB accommodations, and food. It was well worth it. Plus, its a nice way to break up the trip. Flying can get exhausting so a quick nap on the beach can help boost your energy.

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