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Sustainable Stays Trend Upwards in New Zealand


From lofty tree homes to wonderful nature stays, Kiwis have been taking advantage of the sustainable stays offered on Airbnb.

In the past two years searches for treehouses on Airbnb have risen by almost 60 per cent!

We have come up with a list of New Zealand’s best sustainable stays to inspire you on your next mini-getaway.

Romantic Bush Chalet, Titirangi, Auckland

Enjoy the intimate surroundings of the native forest in this romantic chalet hideaway.

This beautiful bush chalet is surrounded by Kauri trees and native birds, ensuring a private and peaceful experience.

Set in over 3000sqm of native New Zealand bush, this stay is close to stunning West Coats black sand beaches, and just a short drive away from Titirangi town and Karekare Beach.


Tui Treehouse, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Have a break from busy city life and come to Tui Treehouse.

The Tui Treehouse is situated at the bottom of a large garden with views out to the Kaimai Ranges.

This off the grid place is perfect for couples wanting a romantic getaway.

A spiral staircase winds around the tree trunk up to an amazing, totally private space with its own deck.

Nearby the enclosed outdoor hot shower/toilet overlooks the river below and the Kaimai Ranges Wake up to bird song all around and when it’s raining the calming sound of raindrops on the roof.

Under the treehouse is a hammock for complete relaxation.


Fairytale Treehouse, Whangarei, Northland

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.

Take an adventure into this dreamy dwelling that’s nestled in its own private stand of native trees.

This quiet getaway is only a few minutes from the city and is based on a secluded 28-acre property.

Breakfast items are also provided for you to prepare at your leisure, leaving you free to spend as much time as possible at this unique location.


Surrounded by Nature, Carterton, Wellington

The Tree House is a perfect, off-the-grid retreat for nature lovers, where you can listen to birdsong, see the sunrise from the deck and hear the river flowing in the valley.

The outdoor bath on the deck allows you to enjoy the magnificent night sky of Wairarapa.

If you prefer a daytime bath or simply chilling out on the deck, you will appreciate the abundant birdlife, including fantails, kereru, morepork and tui.

A two-minute walk will lead you to The Watermill Bakery which is open for delicious pizza on Friday evenings.


The Treehouse, Upper Hutt, Wellington

Unique accommodation for travellers wanting a quirky and delightful stay.

Stay in this small and comfy treehouse, made from recycled materials and overlooking the hills of the Akatarawa.

Warm and cosy with a heater and electric blanket for a warm bed, equipped with free WIFI and power, and an outdoor bath.

Come and unwind in this nature-based retreat.

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