Nz pohue purepod discoverpage detailed small scale stays
Nz annandale banks peninsula sunset discoverpage detail small scale stays
Nz crab cove cave view discoverpage detailed small scale stays
Nz pohue purepod discoverpage detailed small scale stays
Nz annandale banks peninsula sunset discoverpage detail small scale stays
Nz crab cove cave view discoverpage detailed small scale stays
Amazing accommodations from mountain to sea

in the heart of New Zealand

Set out on a journey where your accommodation becomes an experience in and of itself. Whether you're seeking a cosy cottage by the beach or a remote glamping experience in nature in New Zealand, at TravelEssence we've got you covered.

Now that you're planning a trip to New Zealand, we're here to help you choose the best accommodation that meets your needs and requirements.

We offer the largest range of hand-selected boutique accommodations, with our teams in New Zealand always on the lookout for new places that are the most unique and characterful and with welcoming hosts who love to share their slice of heaven with you.

The ideal places for you to stay?

Just tell us who you are travelling with and how you like to travel, and our specialists will carefully recommend the best options for you, as we know all of our properties personally, and work with them directly — just tell us your special wishes and ideas, and we will take care of it. No problem.

Be it a cottage on a working farm, a glass house under the dark canvas of the night sky, or a tree house in the middle of the canopy of the trees, we will suggest only options that we know you'll enjoy!

So, let's start planning your dream holiday and making some unforgettable memories together!

"I like to stay in Kiwi holiday houses known as 'baches'. These are houses found in the most beautiful locations."

Kieran, TravelEssence customer

Get a taste of our accommodation

Special places to stay, carefully selected just for you
Nz fiordland lodge dining fire solo stays luxury
A high-end lodge, located in Fiordland National Park.
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Luxury accommodation in a glass pod in the middle of nature
Pure Pod
A solar-powered pod made entirely of glass.
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Secluded cottage in Horopito | New Zealand holiday
A luxury cottage set on one hectare of New Zealand native and protected Manuka
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Aerial view of Mangapapa Hotel
Located in the heart of the wine and food country, Hawkes Bay.
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Aerial view of a house near the beach in New Zealand
Hosts Peter and Karen have created an oasis that is a stone’s throw away from Waihi Beach and a two-hour drive southeast of Auckland.
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Very comfortable lodge at amazing location | New Zealand holiday
Holiday home
An eco-friendly holiday house set on the Whangarei Heads
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Browns Boutique Hotel Browns Boutique Hotel Original evening
Bed & Breakfast
A bed and breakfast bursting with Victorian character.
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Accommodation steps away from the beach | New Zealand holiday
A beach front Kiwi bach surrounded by gardens and native bush on the wild West Coast.
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When you book with TravelEssence you are guaranteed to enjoy:

Local hospitality
Enjoy unique, quirky, and characterful accommodation throughout New Zealand in beautiful locations where you’re hosted by TravelEssence's local partners and suppliers. Enjoy the kiwi hospitality and insider tips.
Value for money
We have found the best accommodation and activities and we hand-select them for you so you can spend your time enjoying them. Our travel specialists can help you get the most for your money with their local knowledge and expertise.
Personalised service
Do you have special wishes, needs, or requirements? Both TravelEssence and our suppliers are happy to cater for your special requests because we are in direct contact with ALL of our hosts before, during, and after your arrival.
A preferred agent
Your hosts love having you stay with them, just as they do all of TravelEssence guests, because TravelEssence guests, like yourself, are happy, well-informed, and travelling at a relaxed pace. Plus, all suppliers are paid prior to your arrival.
Seamless arrival
Arrive seamlessly and enjoy instantly. Because all paperwork and payments have been taken care of by us prior to your arrival, all that is left for you to do is start enjoying from the moment you arrive, until the moment you are ready to leave.
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Would you like to find out a little more?

We offer regular online presentations. Get to know New Zealand a little better. And see if you like what we offer and what we can offer you. It’s free, of course, and no obligation. You can find our next online presentations here.

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Who will you be travelling with?

Get tailored information relevant to your travel companions

Travelling is a fantastic experience regardless of who you are with! Whether you're flying solo or with a partner, friends, or family, it's always fun and fulfilling.

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Ready for the holiday of a lifetime?

Discover a world beyond ordinary

At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.