Whangaroa Houseboat Holidays

Rent this unique accomodation, far from the crowds, in New Zealand's historic and beautiful Whangaroa Harbour, Northland.  Be your own captain as the houseboat is self drive and no licence is required.

It will be the holiday that you never forget!


Perfect Weekend Getaway

Renting the houseboat is an opportunity to explore the Harbour. Discover the spectacular sea caves  towering cliff formations, rocky indented coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, some hidden and inaccessible from the land. Whangaroa's scenery is awe-inspiring!


Ultimate Romantic Escape

Whangaroa Harbour remains an unspoiled natural resource, ideal for rest and relaxation. Calm waters, surrounded by majestic scenery are the perfect environment for a romantic escape. A holiday on the houseboat is genuine kiwi experience, the way holidays should be!


An Epic Fishing Expedition 

The fishing in Whangaroa is legendary. Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai and John Dory can be caught from the back door of the boat. You can gather cockles, pipis and oysters at low tide. There is nothing better than cooking up your catch on the houseboats BBQ! 

A Great Family Holiday

Go swimming, kayaking, diving, fishing, paddle boarding,  walking or tramping. Explore pristine bush, coastal walks,. You can just chill out and read a book! Enjoy rotating views with not a soul in sight. It's perfect for those who love the outdoors. 

"Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our 4 days aboard Maple Leaf in early January. It's pretty hard to please the teenagers and adults at the same time, but the vessel and surroundings were hard to beat"

The Houseboat

The Maple Leaf houseboat is surveyed as a bareboat charter/hire and self-drive, within the limits of the Harbour. 

To charter, no licence is required, although we do recommend a level of previous marine experience. On boarding, a full safety and operating briefing ensures you are safe and comfortable. 

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