Destination guide

The beachside setting of Waipu is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Waipu. This trendy and relaxing city is known for its spas, camping and cafés. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Seasonal weather in Waipu

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 72°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Waipu

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Waipu is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waipu Cove Beach (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lang's Beach (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Waipu Caves (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Ruakaka Beach (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Mangawhai Heads Beach (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Mount Manaia (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Waipu

Fly into Whangarei (WRE), the closest airport, located 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Waipu?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 264 house rentals near Waipu. From 222 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Waipu for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Waipu?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Waipu. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Waipu Museum: 359 home rentals
  • Pakiri Beach: 399 home rentals
  • Omaha Beach: 282 home rentals
  • Whangarei Art Museum: 266 home rentals
  • Botanica & Cafler Park: 265 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Waipu listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Waipu?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 222 Houses in Waipu. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Waipu include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 15 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 15 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waipu?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation homes with pool available in Waipu.