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7 amazing treehouse accommodations in New Zealand

Relive your childhood by staying in one of these magnificent treehouses the next time you go on holiday.

For a truly authentic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, nothing beats a bedroom in the sky surrounded by trees instead of skyscrapers.

Unplug and recharge in one of these unique treehouse stays in New Zealand.

1. Hapuku Lodge, Hapuku

1. Hapuku Lodge, Hapuku from HotelsCombined

Snooze atop the canopy in Hapuku inside your very own treehouse. Perched 10 metres off the ground and armed with large glass windows, you'll spend hours soaking up stunning views of Kaikoura’s dramatic mountains and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Guaranteed.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: All rooms boast a two-person spa bath, fireplace and balcony. There's also an on-site restaurant so you'll never have to leave.
  • Why do we love it? It might look like a couple's retreat but this treehouse is family-friendly with babysitting services and even a kids' pool.

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2. Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef

2. Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef from HotelsCombined

Rainforest Retreat has rooms for everyone, from backpackers to luxury travellers, but the ones you want to be in are the treehouses. There are only two: the deluxe spa treehouse and the Kamahi 4-bedroom treehouse which fits 10. Head's up, time to get that group going. Close to natural beauty such as glaciers and lakes while being in the town centre makes this a popular choice in glacier country.

  • Star rating: 4-star
  • Features: Restaurant and bar on-site, game room, kids' club, barbeque facilities.
  • Why do we love it? It's conveniently located near the Franz Josef township where you can take flights up to see the glacier and experience a completely different environment.

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3. Tree House Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Cheviot

3. Tree House Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Cheviot from HotelsCombined

Fancy sipping wine in front of an open fire and beneath tree trunks older than you? The Tree House Lodge is beautiful both inside and out. For views of the rolling hills in the morning and stargazing at night, go for the superior chalet.

  • Star rating: n/a
  • Features: Queen-size beds, lounge, gym, complimentary breakfast daily.
  • Why do we love it? The lounge features two tree trunks, each nine metres high.

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4. Kauri Chalet, Auckland

Romantic getaways can sometimes mean sitting on a deck surrounded by a lush forest and listening to nature. Particularly if you stay at Kauri Chalet.

Beautifully set in 3,000 square metres of native bush, this Airbnb is ideal for guests who want to experience life in the woods while still remaining close to the city, which is 18km away.

  • Star rating: N/A
  • Features: Queen-size bed, deck with underfloor heating.
  • Why do we love it? Close to Kare Kare beach, bushwalking trails abound for hiking and tramping.


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5. Wellington Harbour Treehouse, Lower Hutt

This self-built 2,000 square metre treehouse is one of the top Airbnb locations in New Zealand.

The open concept of this modern treehouse ensures you enjoy breathtaking harbour views and all-day sun on a clear day everywhere you turn.

  • Star rating: N/A
  • Features: Modern kitchen and bathroom, washing machine and dishwasher, barbeque facilities and outdoor heated bath.
  • Why do we love it? It features direct access to York Bay so you’ll really feel like you’re away from it all.

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6. Raglan Treehouse in the Woods, Raglan

Ready for a digital detox? There is no coverage at this stay, just you and stunning views of pasture, native bush and the ocean.

Keen? This is the real deal for anyone looking to get off the grid. But if you really need to check your emails, there is Wi-Fi in select spots of the treehouse.

  • Star rating: N/A
  • Features: Queen-size bed, fully equipped kitchen, barbecue facilities, deck overlooking the ocean.
  • Point specific to the focus of the article: Treehouse is built up in the pine trees on a 35-acre property.
  • Why do we love it? The treehouse is built within pine trees on a massive 35-acre property where you can take walks or ride mountain bikes to keep yourself busy during your stay.

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7. iNuk Treehouse, Ahuriri

For guests who want to be woken up by native birdsong and not be too far from modern civilisation, there’s iNuk.

Set in the quaint fishing suburb of Ahuriri in Napier, this treehouse is surrounded by native bush and birdlife for the ultimate relaxation getaway.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Self-contained studio with bathroom, lounge and kitchenette.
  • Why do we love it? This is a truly eco-forward stay and uses locally sourced soaps and shampoo and organic cotton throughout.
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