10 of the best Airbnbs with hot tubs and outdoor baths in New Zealand, 2022

As the temperature drops and we return to winter in New Zealand, it gives us a great opportunity to indulge in one of our favorite things: soaking in a warm bath. And if we can do it under the stars, then more is better!

Whether you want to explore the North or South Island, relax, recuperate and soak up luxury in New Zealand’s best Airbnbs with hot tubs and open-air baths – if that didn’t make you your suitcases, we don’t know what will be.

Wai Rua Yurt

Ruatangata West, Northland 2 travelers | 1 bedroom

If you like to think of yourself as a professional relaxer, we have a treat for you. Wai Rua Yurt is the ultimate off-grid break set amid scenic farmland and pristine native bush. If it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for, look no further… in fact, your only neighbors are the farm animals: ducks, native birds, cows galore and even a very friendly pig called Frankie . You can’t get more from the card than that. In the morning, take in the peaceful lake views and in the evening, take a dip in the Gram-worthy wood-fired hot tub. Other perks include freshly baked bread, eggs and bacon for your enjoyment and a log fire – yes, you read that right, they have a log fire in the yurt to keep you warm and cozy all night long . It’s dreamy, right?

A beautiful garden lit by fairy lights and tiki torches in the garden, with an outdoor bath with hot running water.  No wonder this is one of the best Airbnbs in New Zealand with an outdoor bath.Boutique Country Retreat With Outdoor Bath

Hamilton 2 Guests | 1 bedroom

Just outside of Hamilton you will find the charming Retreat Country Shop. The cottage is nestled in native bush where you can enjoy a peaceful stay with a delightful side of birdsong. Take a lovely bath in the tub with running hot water in your own private garden lit by twinkling fairy lights and tiki torches. You’ll feel close enough to the hustle and bustle of the city, but the world is far away once you enter your hideout, so what are you waiting for? RSVP to the Ultimate Relaxation Weekend now.

Stunning views from the deck show blue waves with comfortable chairs and seating areas.Luxurious seaside sun trap in the clouds

Pukehina, Bay of Plenty 8 Guests | 4 bedrooms

If you’re looking for next-level views, the Bay of Plenty is home to some of the best spots around. Gather the crew and check this luxurious seaside sun trap, which offers stunning 180 degree views of Pukehina Beach from its elevated perch and basks in glorious sunshine all day. Spend the day splashing around in the waves and come back for a well-deserved soak in the delightful hot tub that sits right on deck. Keep an eye out for resident cat Max, who can come over to say hello. Not only will you have views for days, but the house also has everything you could possibly need, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Come on, have fun, after all, you deserve it.

A bed in a well-appointed and warm room.The Syrah Cabin

Okiato, Bay of Islands 2 travelers | 1 bedroom

If you’re looking for an off-the-grid vacation, we know exactly the place. Escape the city and head to the Bay of Islands for a glamorous glamping weekend. Hidden inside native bush and nestled behind syrah vines is The Syrah Cabin—an eco-retreat that will simply take you away. Just a 10 minute drive from the beautiful historic town of Russell, you’ll have a vineyard, winery and restaurant just 1km from your front door, but something tells us you’ll want to stay the night. Relax on the super king bed, cook up a storm in the outdoor style kitchen and don’t forget to pack your bath bomb for the ultimate soak in the outdoor oak barrel bath for two. We don’t know about you, but we’re packed and ready to go.

The exterior space of a detached dwelling shows a bath in the background.Akatea Hill

Raglan, Waikato 5 travelers | 2 bedrooms

Looking for something pretty? Well look no further, gather the crew and get ready for a weekend getaway to Raglan at Akatea Hill, where you can connect with nature in your own secluded cabin surrounded by native bush and don’t get us started on the stunning views. Relax with wine in one hand and a book in the other and recharge your batteries in complete privacy – with only the native birds to keep you company, you are guaranteed not to be disturbed. Oh and no relaxing session is complete without a hot bath under the stars. Absolute happiness!

A hot tub in the foreground with a stunning backdrop of Queenstown in the background.birch haven

Queenstown, Otago 6 people 3 bedrooms

If you’re heading to the mountains this winter, you’ll want to stay birch haven, a little corner of paradise that will add a touch of luxury to your stay. If you’re something of a professional skier or snowboarder, the best thing after hitting the slopes is to take a well-earned dip in the hot tub. Climb the spa frame and pop a bottle of sparkling while admiring epic views of Lake Wakitipu and the Remarkables in Queenstown. Can life get much better than this? We think not.

A person relaxes in an outdoor bath under the stars.The kite

Marahau, Abel Tasman 2 travelers | 1 bedroom

It’s no secret that the Abel Tasman is a slice of heaven and we’re all dying to go right now. If you’re the lucky one heading to this wonderland, you’ll want an equally beautiful place to rest. Check The kite-a relaxed luxury villa that sits practically right next to the Abel Tasman National Park. So put on your explorer hat and head out into the wilderness for a day of adventure. After a day outdoors, come back and soak in the outdoor tub while admiring the beautiful Southern Hemisphere night sky. It’s not the only gem, plus farm animals, free bikes, a welcome basket full of local snacks and drinks, they’re also doing their part for charity as they’re part of the Stay For Good program , which means ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to charities in New Zealand and around the world that focus on the arts, community and sustainability. Winner!

A house seen outside under a starry sky.Alpine Cubes Reviews

Ben Ohau, Canterbury 6 travelers | 2 bedrooms

If you’re planning a trip to the Deep South anytime soon, we suggest getting cozy as it’s going to be that cold. There’s no better place to be warm than at Alpine Cubes – a small hut that houses the best stargazing in the world, an ever-changing skyline, fresh air and water straight from the mountains. Shit, doesn’t that make you feel alive? There’s even a wood-fired hot tub to heat things up and the chances of you seeing a shooting star are unmatched. This 50m2 cabin can accommodate up to six people, so rally the troops and make this vacation one to remember and don’t let the extreme alpine weather conditions stop you.

The boutique mountain hut shows a bath on the lawn.the lookout

Wanaka, South Island 3 travelers | 1 bedroom

If like us, you like to be in the mountains, we have found your next vacation. Book your flights to Wanaka and settle into this mountain retreat. the lookout is a super cool open-plan chalet that is out of this world, with Gram-worthy views of the lake and mountains on your doorstep and a double outdoor tub to lose yourself in – what more could you ask for? While you’re at it, find out how to spend 72 hours in Wanaka.

A hot tub overlooks stunning views.Stargazer Luxury Retreat

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury 2 travelers | 1 bedroom

We think it’s fair to say that New Zealand is the ultimate stargazing destination, so if you haven’t yet taken advantage of its clear night skies and lack of light pollution, we think that it is time for you to do so. How about the comfort of a wood-fired spa? If that sounds a bit like you, head over to Stargazer Luxury Retreat in Lake Tekapo, where the stars shine into the night. The lake is right on your doorstep, as well as the famous attraction Church of the Good Shepherd – although we know a whole weekend of hot tubs sounds epic, be sure to explore the beauty of Lake Tekapo.

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