A houseboat will take you to places a road can't. You can fish, swim, barbecue, or simply explore isolated walking tracks. Situated on the idyllic, Whangaroa Harbour, Whangaroa Houseboat Holidays is the perfect option for your next holiday. It will be a holiday you will not forget!

A Perfect Getaway

Renting the houseboat is an opportunity to explore New Zealand's most beautiful Harbour. Enjoy and experience an untouched part of New Zealand all to yourselves.

A Great Family Holiday

Go swimming, kayaking, diving, fishing, paddle boarding, or bush walking. You can just chill out and read a book! There is a little something for everyone, with a holiday on the houseboat.

An Epic Fishing Trip

The fishing in Whangaroa Harbour is legendary. Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai and John Dory can be caught from the back door of the boat. Cook up your catch on the houseboats BBQ!

What We Offer

Self-drive houseboat

Rent from $1,090

Sleeps up to 8 people (6 adults comfortably)

Rent from 2 nights or 3 nights to an entire week


What people say about us

Staying on the maple leaf was a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. This houseboat was spacious and perfect for our needs, a real "glamping" experience on the water. The area is post card beautiful and perfect for kayaking, fishing, swimming, and stargazing.

by Sarah Dever

Stayed on Maple Leaf back in 2016 and absolutely loved it! Kids had a ball kayaking, fishing and especially jumping off the boat! Amazing scenery! Such a beautiful Harbour! Looking forward to our upcoming holiday again on the boat in two weeks time!!! Whoop whoop!

by Leanne Wilson

The Boat

The "Maple Leaf" is surveyed as a bareboat charter/hire and can sleep up to 8 people (6 adults comfortably).

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. 

The Place

Whangaroa Harbour is an unexpected wonderland. Located in Northland, New Zealand, it is a 30 minute drive north of Kerikeri and 4 hours drive north of Auckland. 

The Harbour is one of the safest and most sheltered in New Zealand and within the cruising area you will find so much to explore, see and do.