Top 10 Yurts In New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Made up of two separate islands, New Zealand is known as the “Paradise of the Pacific.” New Zealand is a beautiful country adorned with mountains, beaches, and plains, making it incredibly biodiverse despite its relatively small size. There are only a handful of small cities in the country, which makes New Zealand a pretty sparse country with plenty of nature to see and explore. New Zealand has tons of natural beauty in its landscape so why not consider staying in a yurt while you’re here? It’s a little more upscale than a tent, but still offers guests the chance to immerse in the outdoors. Read on and check out these top yurts in New Zealand.

1. Spacious and glamorous yurt in Greytown (from USD 153)

This yurt accommodation in New Zealand offers all the fun of glamping with the outdoorsy excitement of staying in a yurt. The yurt is open all year round with heating options in the winter, as well as cooling in the summer. The sights from the yurt are luxurious and offer a calming experience with garden views. The yurt provides a large and comfy king-size bed complete with linens and pillows. Guests can enjoy the outdoor tub that’s right next to the yurt, as well as proximity to town and included amenities such as an Apple TV, USB ports, a coffee maker, and bikes available on request.

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Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand
492 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge outside bath incredibly comfortable bed and stunning views
it was really hot during our time so we were very thankful for the air conditioning
superb linen and chattels beautiful breakfast all helped to make it a memorable experience
beautiful very clean feels like a real retreat
great location sparkling clean and ashley had great communication
amazing place sparkling clean and great location
very considerate and thoughtful hosts
hosts are great recommending to people 100%
incredible hosts who have a wealth of local knowledge
ash and sija were lovely hosts highly recommended
the hosts shared local tips which were helpful
the location is great
fantastic location being so close to town yet very private
great location close to shopping street but away from the mainstream
perfect place to get away from the busy city
so peaceful and an amazing location
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2. Tranquil lakeside yurt in Ruatangata West

Located out in nature near Whangarei, this Airbnb rental in New Zealand is a great accommodation for people looking to get out and stay off the grid for a few days. The yurt is positioned on a farmland and next to a lake surrounded by trees. Wake up in the mornings to the sound of ducks and birds, and take in the rural views and starry night skies in the evenings. The yurt has separate kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as organic breakfast essentials provided for guests in the mornings.

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Ruatangata West, Northland, New Zealand
147 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the condiments and breakfast are delicious and generous
beautiful atmosphere cleanliness and the spa is just amazing
absolutely the best place to stay every thing was perfect relaxing clean just everything’s out need
elaine was a great host
elaine was a lovely host & very communicative
thank you very much to our wonderful hosts
elaine was a great host
gorgeous and unique setting with lovely hosts
beautiful location and beautiful yurt
the location is so peaceful and picturesque
the location was beautiful and quiet perfect for a weekend away
absolutely loved our stay a truly relaxing occasion in the most incredible location
stunning location get away from it all with views and surroundings that are so tranquil
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3. Warm and cozy yurt with stunning views in Motueka Valley (from USD 62)

Known as “The Chocolate Yurt,” this accommodation is a perfect place to stay in the Motueka Valley region. The yurt is located in an “eco-village” just 15 minutes away from the valley. Despite being in an eco-village, the yurt is fully loaded with some pretty nice amenities including Wi-Fi access and kitchen access. It is also connected with electricity while still being off the grid. There’s a wood-burning fireplace to warm up during the colder months and there is a free parking space included.

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Motueka Valley, Tasman, New Zealand
846 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
such beautiful views from the deck and the shower
great view with an open door concept bathrooms and a functional kitchen as well
wow what a place - stunning views great facilities and wonderful hosts
loved waking up to the sunrise & delicious pancakes for breakfast
the outdoor bath and shower provide both privacy and excellent views
so peaceful and clean with such beautiful touches
the yurt is clean cosy and comfortable
this place is heaven on earth a lot more that expected clean designfull view quality
views are magnificent yurt is warm cosy immaculately clean and even more than you would ever expect
lovely host she was very helpful
the hosts are very nice
remko was a lovely host and the breakfast he cooked was delicious
remko was helpful and responsive
she and her family were great hosts and were ready to accommodate to our needs
good location to explore abel tazman national park
stunning location with everything you need for a comfortable stay
only 15 min from motueka but you feel like you are in a totally different place
after traveling all over new zealand this location was our favorite
this is the perfect place to retreat to and remove yourself from the hustle and bustle
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4. Private yurt in a serene garden in Pohara (from USD 59)

This authentic yurt provides a perfect opportunity to stay out in nature while still having some of the comforting amenities people need in their daily lives. Located on the private property of the owner, the yurt is pretty secluded in the garden area of the home. The yurt comes with a skylight so you can check out the stars at night while resting cozily in the queen-size bed. The yurt also has handwoven carpets on the floor and furnished with hand-painted wooden furniture. Amenities such as Wi-Fi access are also included, though guests should be aware that the kitchen, toilet, and shower are not directly attached to the accommodation.

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Pohara, Tasman, New Zealand
121 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
cozy and magical and it was lovely to wake up to birdsong and sheep
we were also really pleased with the lovely breakfast
came with a great sauna and spa and they even had a small kitchen put together
as advertised clean and cool
very clean warm and cozy
great quiet nice and clean place
just needs a better clean
it's very neat & clean inside and everything you need is there
wonderful hosts scenic setting and adorable yurt
the hosts were kind genuine people and i thoroughly enjoyed being their guest
steve was a lovely host
really nice owners very helpful and generous
the yurt is really beautiful and steve is a extremely friendly host
such a cool spot close to the beach
easy pleasant walk to a good restaurant
short walk to the beach and easy access to great sea kayaking
good location from all the the best bits of abel tasman
the location is great and steve was very nice
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5. Traditional yurt near the beaches in Raglan (from USD 71)

With the Tasman Sea on one side and Mount Karioi on the other, this yurt offers the chance to stay outdoors in a beautiful setting near the local beaches. While electricity in the yurt is available, only the fridge, lights, and water pump are electrically powered. During the colder months, there is a gas-powered water heater, as well as a stove. The kitchen area is located off the yurt’s immediate area, but there is a barbecue on-site and guests can borrow kayaks if they wish to cruise around the water.

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
134 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
beautiful views over raglan as you eat your breakfast and sip your coffee in the morning
very clean and comfortable
nice touches and super clean and fun
host was very accommodating highley recommend
awesome set up and friendly host
tipi and his family were great hosts
great view great accommodation and great host we loved our stay in the yurt and would recommend thanks
beautiful place good host good experience stay
it is a beautiful location and very simply decorated which is nice
amazing and unique experience staying at tipi's place
we just loved our stay at the yurt the location was sublime and the surroundings incredibly tranquil
amazing space and location - tipi and his family were very hospitable well worth it :)
great location and even better views
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6. Private yurt on a large meadow in Te Anau (from USD 260)

Located on a huge meadow overlooking the plains and mountains, this is a veritable five-star yurt accommodation. The yurt provides calmness and relaxation while you’re out in nature. Just because you’re off the grid, it doesn’t mean you need to forgo modern amenities. The accommodation provides luxury while also being eco-friendly with French linens, an Italian marble shower, mood lighting, a fire pit, and even modern art and sculptures. Unparalleled views of the mountains in the distance make the stay genuinely remarkable and amenities like breakfast, cooking facilities, Wi-Fi, and bikes make it worth coming back to.

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Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand
277 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the separate bathroom/kitchen has all the amenities you need with lots of thoughtful extra touches
there were yummy snacks and breakfast
the bathroom is beautiful and has a heated towel rack for that extra touch of relaxation
if you're looking for a classy yet affordable comfortable yet natural setting this is definitely that place
and the best part - the bed is incredibly comfortable we slept great
a great place really clean and stylish
the yurk is so comfortable clean and has every comfort you could ever wish for
comfy clean and stunning views
brilliant hosts provided for an unforgettable couple of days
over and above our expectations amazing hosts that go above and beyond
plus the hosts mary & andrew are superb easily one of our top airbnb stays
andrew is so responsive friendly informative
it is super close to great walks
amazing setup in a beautiful location
can't recommend this place enough great location great set-up everything you need and more for a relaxing getaway
walk to the water kepler or town was easy if you like biking and walking
such an great place to stay definitely recommend
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7. Glamping yurt on the water in Cape Foulwind (from USD 105)

When you walk up to the yurt, you’ll immediately notice gorgeous views and surroundings. The water crashing against the shore and the stunning greenery that surrounds the property make this accommodation one that you won’t forget. The stylish yurt provides fantastic views and a large queen-size bed for your comfort. Essentials are included, as well as TV access and even Wi-Fi so you’ll never be totally off the grid.

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Cape Foulwind, West Coast, New Zealand
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
great facilities and the view was amazing
the view of the ocean from the bed was relaxing & picture perfect
the yurt is fantastic - roomy with amazing views private and with full kitchen and great bathroom
the yurt had beautiful views and was lovely and comfortable
so comfortable spacious and clean
instant love it’s clean stylish very well equipped ray has left nothing out
very clean special little extras and overall a once in a life time experience we will definitely come back
communications with host were prompt and friendly
wicked placed to stay great host and such a surreal place to wake up and enjoy a new day
great location so close to the beach
highly recommended really cool place in a beautiful location
amazing location and beautiful stay has everything you need to relax and unwind no matter what the weather
kitchen and bathroom facilities are fantastic and the location is amazing
it’s so close to the cape foulwind walkway and the star tavern and both of these were excellent
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8. Spacious yurt with picturesque garden in Waitahanui

This cozy and fun yurt accommodation is great for a group of friends or a small family as it can sleep up to four people. On top of the spacious room in the yurt, guests will also have access to breakfast and dinner cooked upon request, which comes straight from the host’s own food truck. The accommodation has a lively garden next to it, as well as a few chickens roaming around. Essentials are included, as well as Wi-Fi access and parking.

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Waitahanui, Waikato, New Zealand
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
also the bed/mattress is awesome you’ll definitely sleep like a baby
we were warm and comfortable at night and our son enjoyed feeding the chickens
the bed was extremely comfortable and we had great sleep after a big day in taupo
judy is very friendly and approachable and everything was clean comfortable and homely
spacious very clean lovely approachable host
the yurt is very clean tidy and pleasant
we loved the yurt judy was great host
judy was a communicative host and the yurt was very comfortable
was a fun experience staying in the yurt at judy’s very friendly and made us feel at home
judy is a helpful and welcoming host
host was friendly and helpful but shared bathroom is not lockable
great location to explore lake taupo
what a great experience in a lovely location
nice to be able to walk to the river and the beach
great location and awesome yurt
we had everything we needed & the kids enjoyed a different accommodation experience in a great location
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9. Luxury yurt in Waikato

Located just outside of the Auckland city center, this yurt offers the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get off-grid for a while. The accommodation is self-catering and even has a beach close by for swimming and hanging out during the day. The yurt itself is furnished with gorgeous hand-selected furniture including a 100-year-old copper bathtub. At the top of the yurt is a clear dome, allowing guests to gaze up at the stars while they rest. Some breakfast essentials are included for guests, as well as an outdoor shower.

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Auckland, New Zealand
212 reviews  
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bath a really great touch and the bed is amazingly comfortable too
the bed was super compfy
bed was super comfortable
the entire set up is very cool especially the bathroom and outdoor bath we had everything we needed
it’s styled magically and the bed is like sleeping in a 5star hotel while getting the glamping experience
private clean comfortable & perfectly eccentric
kitchen is functional and the bathroom is spotless and beautiful would love to be back again
the yurt was so amazing the bed comfortable and our host was wonderful
the hosts are very friendly and helpful
everything on hand kept simple but very quirky thank you to the hosts
friendly hosts and all the comforts of home
bruce and josy were very welcoming and helpful
it's in a great location too
amazing location really enjoyed our stay
beautiful location and we wished we stayed another night
amazing location and gorgeous well thought out accomodation
this place has so many cute little touches
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10. Chic yurt on a luxury campsite in Raglan

This luxury yurt is designed to promote wellness and relaxation. It is stylish, and offers plenty of amenities that you wouldn’t typically expect from a yurt accommodation such as TV access, Wi-Fi, a hot tub, and essentials. Guests can relax by the fire pit at night or look up and watch the stars. In the afternoons, you can head to the nearby town and check out the local cafes or fire up the barbecue.

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
104 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the little kitchen that opens out to the deck works so well
a fully stocked kitchen we loved it
kitchen was good had everything needed for few nights
everything was super clean and convenient
it was so warm and toastie - spotless and beautiful
inside all ammenities are clean well thought out cosy and super stylish
the whole space is super clean & everything is to a standard much higher than we had expected
the fire pit and outdoor bath were amazing made even better by our host leaving marshmallows to toast
beautiful location out of town feels very private
this is likely the most beautiful place i’ve ever slept
close to raglan which is such a cool little beach town - definitely worth a visit
what a gem- this place is outstanding
what an amazing place this was the most perfect getaway
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New Zealand glamping

New Zealand is a traveler’s paradise, with vistas and landscapes that span from mountains to beaches. For adrenaline junkies, there are many adventurous things to do in New Zealand. After your adventures, stay in one of these yurts and experience the beauty of the country while staying in modern and comfortable accommodations.

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