Inglewood, North Island, New Zealand

Inglewood, North Island, New Zealand

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 198 vacation rentals near Inglewood. From 111 houses to 28 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Inglewood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The gateway to Egmont National Park

Many visitors to Inglewood make just a fleeting stop, before heading off to explore the sprawling wilderness of Egmont National Park, or to ascend the snow-capped peak of mighty Mount Taranaki. But this warmly welcoming town is a beguiling destination in its own right, with independent shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants serving irresistible comfort food classics like hearty meat pies and freshly fried fish and chips. Inglewood vacation rentals range from quaint cabins to lavish homesteads, so you're sure to find the right one for you and your loved ones.

Heavenly hikes and sensational skiing

Within Egmont National Park, you can enjoy all manner of thrilling outdoor pursuits. Top of the list for many is a trek to the top of Mount Taranki, one of New Zealand's largest and most majestic volcanoes. It's perfectly possible to climb to the summit in a single day, but novice hikers would be wise to take a guide, and attempting the ascent in winter is best left to experts. If you are visiting in colder months, you can get your adrenalin kick at Manganui, the mountain's exhilarating ski and snowboard area. Here, you'll find powder-covered pistes suitable for all ages. You'll never run out of hiking trails to explore around Inglewood, with tracks suitable for everything from a 15-minute stroll to an epic 3-day trek.

Fun for all the family in Inglewood

Inglewood is the proud home of Fun Ho! Toys, New Zealand's iconic toy vehicle brand. The company's virtually indestructible model vehicles were produced here between the 1930s and 1980s, and this illustrious heritage is celebrated today at the Fun Ho! Toy Museum. Most excitingly of all, the resident toy maker continues to make models to order, using the factory's original molding plates. Around 20 minutes by car from Inglewood, Poukai Zoo is another fun day out for kids of all ages. Here you can get up close and personal with an array of well cared-for creatures, from adorable alpacas to majestic lions.

Sunny summer days and crisp winters

Inglewood has a mild coastal climate. The summer months of December to February are usually pleasantly warm rather than swelteringly hot, with fresh evenings. Winters are relatively mild, with temperatures generally more chilly than outright cold. Of course, the weather gets much more severe as you begin to ascend Mount Taranaki, the summit of which is often snow-covered. Rainfall is likely at all times of year, so be sure to pack your waterproofs.

Inglewood's wonderful wildlife

Within minutes of leaving the comfort of your Inglewood vacation rental, you can find yourself immersed in a world of natural spectacle. The region's mild climate provides ideal conditions for Egmont National Park's lush rainforest to flourish, with an abundance of conifers and broadleaved trees. The park is home to countless beautiful birds, including threatened species like the iconic North Island brown kiwi. The park also encompasses a number volcanic cones, but all of these are essentially dormant, and simply provide more splendor to gawp at.