New Zealand is a country known for its natural beauty, and its treehouse accommodations are no exception. Nestled among the branches of towering trees, these unique accommodations offer guests a chance to experience nature in a whole new way.

Thanks to their elevated position, treehouses provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape. And with New Zealand’s diverse range of landscapes – from snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches – there’s sure to be a treehouse accommodation that suits everyone’s taste.

But that’s not all that makes New Zealand’s treehouses so special. They also offer a sense of seclusion and privacy that is simply unrivalled by any other type of accommodation. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, a treehouse stay in New Zealand is sure to create lasting memories.

So if you’re looking for an unforgettable stay in New Zealand, here are the 8 best treehouse accommodations to consider.


Rainforest Retreat

Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, close to Franz Josef Glacier and countless other attractions, Rainforest Retreat is the ideal home base from which to discover the untamed West Coast and glacier country of New Zealand.

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Choose from Gecko Cottage, Gecko House, Kamahi House, Rainforest Neinei House, Tree Hut, and Tree Lodge. All accommodations offer stunning views of the native bush, with a variety of features such as king/queen size beds, full kitchen and bathroom facilities, decks or balconies, quality linen & towels, tea/coffee making machine, and WiFi.

Franz Josef is filled with adventure activities and attractions – from guided walks to the glacier, heli-hiking, skydiving, kayaking, and more. Staying in a treehouse here will allow you to experience this breathtaking part of New Zealand like never before. Book your stay at Rainforest Retreat today!

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Cuddle up in a tree house built just for you, high in the branches, with a view of the Hakataramea Valley’s majestic mountains and dramatic contours. Nest offers the perfect escape into nature, away from the exuberance of modern life.

Each treehouse rental is designed and engineered to provide a modern and stylish escape, complete with all the necessary amenities to relax and unwind. Relax in the privacy of your own outdoor bath as you watch the stars, curl up by the indoor fire with a good book, or get cosy in the luxury stand-alone cedar sauna with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Guests at Nest will feel completely at one with the forest in their very own tree house set high up in the radiata pines. Unique in its architectural design and engineering, this hideaway offers a chic and contemporary getaway. This is the ideal spot for you and your loved one to get away from the hectic pace of life and take some time to relax truly.

The Hakataramea Valley is off the beaten path, but it offers plenty of exciting activities and sights to see. Plenty of interesting sights and activities are waiting for you right in your own backyard in the Waitaki region. This includes Waitaki Wine tours & tastings, biking, hiking, star gazing, skiing, a local jet boat tour, a short drive to Aviemore & Benmore dams, and a fully guided mountain bike adventure.

Nest Tree Houses is a place to unwind, have meaningful conversations, create lasting memories, and take time for yourself so that you can come back to life recharged and ready for the world. Book your stay at Nest today and rekindle your connection with nature.

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Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses

On the South Island of New Zealand, 12 km north of the famous eco-marine town of Kaikoura, you’ll find Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, a modern country hotel on a deer breeding farm. A kilometre to the east is the Kaikoura coast and the famous Mangamaunu Bay, which is nestled at the foot of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range.

View of mountainside in Kaikoura, New Zealand

There are five distinct Tree Houses, each perched ten or more metres above the ground in a native Kanuka grove. Two “Family” Tree Houses feature a master bedroom in the upper branches and a smaller bedroom in the lower branches, and the remaining three Tree Houses are “Single-Bedroom” Tree Houses.

Designed to blend into their natural surroundings seamlessly, each Tree House has been crafted out of sustainable materials, including locally sourced wood. Each structure is surrounded by native foliage and features a private balcony with incredible views of the local landscape.

The one-bedroom Tree Houses are cosy and accommodating, with deep soaking tubs, fireplaces, and unique furnishings that are sure to please any couple. Both the upstairs and downstairs of the “Family” Tree House are decorated in the same fashion, but the downstairs room has been outfitted with amenities and furnishings specifically for children in mind, such as a dedicated bathroom and two bunk beds.

With large windows that offer dramatic views of Kaikoura’s mountains and the Pacific Ocean, as well as bring the tree canopies into view, you will feel like they’re living in a fairytale. So book your stay today and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses.

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Wood Pigeon Lodge

Listen to the birds singing and the wind rustling in the leaves as you stay at the Wood Pigeon Lodge. This private and secluded bush setting is the perfect place to relax and unwind while being conveniently located for all the summer and winter activities in the Tongariro National Park area.

View with a couple of hikers at beautiful Emerald lakes on Tongariro Crossing track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

The lodge itself is spacious and comfortable, with everything you need for a relaxing stay. In the morning, enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck while listening to the native birds chirping in the trees. Then head out for a day of exploring, whether it’s hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, paddling down the Whanganui River, or skiing at Whakapapa skifield.

In the evening, relax by the fire with a glass of wine and take in the peace and quiet of this special place. The Wood Pigeon Lodge is the perfect base for your next adventure in New Zealand’s stunning outdoors.

Enjoy the tranquilly and romance of the bush while you stay at Wood Pigeon’s tree house. Relax on the deck high above the glistening Tepure trout stream, take in the sounds of the native forest below, and look out at the Central Plateau volcanoes in Tongariro National Park, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Tree House has space for five people and runs entirely on renewable wind and solar power. This is in keeping with the proprietors’ philosophy of living simply and lightly in the environment. The wood stove is both a heat source and a stove, increasing the homey atmosphere and adding to the ambience. All of the appliances in the kitchen, including the stove, the fridge, and the water heater, run on gas. Beds are prepared for your arrival, with fresh linens and towels provided.

The nearest cafe and bar are only 6 minutes away by car, the iconic Chateau Tongariro is 15 minutes away, and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Whakapapa ski field are only 20 minutes away. Due to its rural treehouse setting, it is easy to forget the stresses of city living.

So come and stay at the Wood Pigeon Lodge Tree House and enjoy a unique, rural experience that you won’t soon forget. Book now!

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Tui Ridge Retreat

Mesmerise your senses with a stay at the Tui Ridge Retreat, located near the beautiful Matakana Island, Tauranga, and Waihi. All set in a great garden with spectacular views of the neighbouring orchards, you’ll adore your stay here.

The Retreat offers a range of accommodation options, from Morepork Hideout and The Ark to Tui Treehouse and The Pines. The Tui Treehouse resides at the bottom of a picturesque garden with a view of the Kaimai Ranges. It’s away from any city life (no electricity), only relying on solar energy and patterned after a real beautiful treehouse, it is nestled among native New Zealand bush and has a variety of birdsong to accompany your stay.

Nearby, there is an outdoor hot shower/toilet that has been totally enclosed for your privacy which also overlooks the river below and the majestic Kaimai Ranges. This space would be perfect for couples wanting a romantic getaway or solo adventurers seeking privacy.

Great landscape, superb hospitality, and natural beauty are all waiting for you at Tui Ridge Retreat. Book now to experience the beauty of New Zealand!

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Piha Treehouse

Perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating family vacation amidst the Pohutukawa trees and the soothing sounds of the ocean, The Piha Treehouse can sleep up to six people across three bedrooms and four beds and two bathrooms.

Piha Beach, New Zealand

Located 1.3 km away from the iconic Piha beach, the Piha Treehouse offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Waitakere Ranges and Piha beach. It’s also close to several walking tracks and waterfalls, making it ideal for active adventurers.

The north-facing orientation of this carefully crafted property ensures that its inhabitants can take advantage of the sun at all times. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea on the expansive deck or a leisurely meal under the wide umbrella. In the late afternoon, kick back with a glass and a good book on the elevated side deck.

Whether it’s the Kereru (wood pigeons) or Tui in the protected Pohutukawa trees or the vista to the sea beyond, you’ll be mesmerised by the scenery out the full-glass end of the living area, which features doors that open up completely. You’ll instantly feel more at ease thanks to the soothing waves playing in the background and one of the most wonderful hosts in New Zealand.

A stay at the Piha Treehouse is sure to be an unforgettable one, so book now!

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Love Punakaiki

Disconnect and connect with nature at the Punakaiki Treehouse. This luxury tree house lodge is situated on 3 hectares of native bush and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, New Zealand

The Love Punakaiki is a high-end honeymoon suite with two floors. This main house has a combined kitchen and living area leading to a veranda in the treetops with a jacuzzi. Relax with a bottle of wine on the balcony while taking in the sights of the New Zealand forest above you. An upstairs master suite includes a bedroom and an attached bathroom with free toiletries. Enjoy the view of the night sky through the glass ceiling as you lounge on the winged leather recliners in the glass conservatory/library.

This gorgeous house has everything you need to relax and feel right at home, including free wifi, a large flat-screen TV with sky channels, and a fully equipped kitchen. They also have two studio motel units available, Nikau and Rimu. Both rooms have decks overlooking the native bush and come with a small kitchenette. Nikau has a king bed that can be converted into two singles.

Nearby attractions such as Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki Cavern, Fox Cave Track Hike, and Petrel Colony Tours are just minutes away and provide the perfect backdrop for any outdoor adventure.

Come and experience a unique stay at Love Punakaiki, book now for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon trip.

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The Tree House

Set in stunning subtropical gardens and next to the tranquil Hokianga Harbour, The Tree House is the perfect base for exploring Northland’s Twin Coast Discovery Highway. Whether you’re a backpacker, bicycle tourist or independent traveller, they have accommodations to suit your needs.

Gigantic kauri tree growing in Waipoua forest, Northland, New Zealand

The Tree House is a retreat-style eco-lodge that can accommodate up to 20 guests. It is surrounded by regenerating native forests and wetlands, and the grounds are inspired by permaculture ideas.

All visitors have access to the main lodge’s kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. Outdoor stairs and trails connect the parking lot, camping areas, and cottages to the main structure. In the colder months, guests can enjoy the comfort of their heated room or cabin.

Whether you stay in your own private cabin, a shared room in a wooden homestead, or pitch a tent on a camping ground, you’ll be spoilt for choice with so much to see and do in the area. You can cycle along the Far North Cycleway or the Kauri Coast Cycleway, hike through the stunning Waipoua Kauri Forest, or take on the challenge of Tour Aotearoa – biking the length of NZ!

When it comes to adventure, there’s no shortage of activities at The Tree House. Make a reservation today and get ready for an unforgettable stay in the Northland.

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Final Thoughts

Without a doubt, New Zealand is home to some of the most stunning places in the world and offers an unforgettable experience. With these 8 amazing holiday spots, you can be sure to have the best time in this incredible country. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a honeymoon trip, or an adventure holiday, New Zealand has it all. And with our campervan hire, you can take full advantage of the stunning scenery and make the most of your holiday.

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Bastian Graf

Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.

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