Bach of The Year

The country has voted and the best bach in New Zealand has been decided. Check out the medalists in each category too.

Harbourfront Bach
Northland

This modern family bach is ideally positioned to take advantage of the historic Whangarei Heads. Set on over an acre of land, the bach offers plenty of parking for cars and boats, a huge deck to enjoy the sun and views, as well as enough space and privacy for a small family to really relax.

With plenty of bedrooms, open-concept kitchens and amenities galore, these homes are fit for epic family holidays.

Hannah's Bay Comfort
Rotorua

A cute 1950s cottage that has had a complete makeover and is now offering a waterfront holiday perfect for families. Located adjacent to an expansive lakefront reserve, this holiday home will be everything you are looking for including two kayaks and a stand-up paddle board.

Coastal Cool Beach House
Wellington

Sitting in a prime location, this coastal retreat is the perfect spot to enjoy long summer days and swims, or refreshing winter strolls. The backyard is perfect for barbecues and sunbathing while the kids make use of the bikes, soccer sets and the large trampoline.

McLeod’s Funky Bach
Northland

A clean, comfortable and modern holiday home boasting a well-equipped kitchen, barbecue, lounge and games room. There's plenty of safe outdoor grassy space in a fenced section for the children and pets to run around and play.

Ostend Holiday House
Waiheke Island

This Waiheke Island home has plenty of room for the whole family with five bedrooms and two baths. Enjoy the big front lawn, have a sundowner on the front veranda, and watch the kids playing on the trampoline.

Harbourfront Bach
Northland

This modern family bach is ideally positioned to take advantage of the historic Whangarei Heads. Set on over an acre of land, the bach offers plenty of parking for cars and boats, a huge deck to enjoy the sun and views, as well as enough space and privacy for a small family to really relax.

Alpine Lodge
Wanaka

This lakefront self-contained four-bedroom apartment in Wanaka is sure to be a favourite with families. With the lake just off the doorstep, this bach is great for swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Our Judges

This year the judging panel will be uncovering the top holiday homes across four different categories including: Family Friendly, Unique, Design and Pet Friendly with the introduction of our first ever Junior Judge to have a voice for the kids of New Zealand who know holidays best.

Caleb and Alice Pearson

As winners of The Block NZ season two, Caleb and Alice are keen to use their passion for renovation and interior design to uncover the best holiday homes around New Zealand.

Jayden

Jayden lives in Red Beach and was chosen as our first ever junior judge to decide on the best homes in each category. Kids are one of the biggest influences in a family holiday, so having a junior judge to represent the kids of New Zealand was a must have.