One of the best things about baches is that they’re all so different. There are no two baches out there that are quite the same. Instagram, along with other forms of social media, has quickly become one of the most popular ways to share our uniquely beautiful bach holiday experiences. Our top nine most Instagrammable baches are sure to inspire your holiday Insta-feed.
1. Ohau House – Lake Ohau, Otago
A stay at Ohau House will provide you with plenty of Insta-worthy moments. From the deck, take in the absolutely stunning view of Lake Ohau and the Southern Alps by day or the dazzling starry night sky after dark. The home’s interior is gorgeous too. A lovely modern, open plan design with comfortable furnishings and massive windows so you can fully appreciate the scenery.
2. Clifton Glamping – Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay
This place takes glamping to a whole new level of luxury. Enjoy an outdoor bath in the midst of nature or sip on a local wine on the elevated deck above the picturesque Maraetotara River. The bach itself presents so many unique photo opportunities; from the amazing view to the cleverly designed camp kitchen, to the exquisitely styled, cosy interior.
3. Joie De Vivre – Kawau Island, Auckland
There are not many baches that are literally sitting in the Pacific Ocean. On stilts above the water, complete with a private jetty and mooring, you have the option of sailing your own boat to the incredible Joie De Vivre. Soak up the sun on the deck or enjoy one of the many local walks to explore the unspoiled beauty of the Island. It’s only half an hour from the mainland by ferry, but you’ll feel a million miles away.
4. Whau Bay Log Cabin – Matauri Bay, Northland
Positioned on a 60-acre property with its own private beach, this lovely little log cabin is an Instagrammer’s dream. Enjoy barbeques on the deck just metres from the water and swims in the clear blue sea with no one else around.
5. Views on Tussock - Queenstown
Views on Tussock is perfectly positioned to take in the raw natural beauty of Queenstown’s iconic scenery. Enjoy the stunning lake and mountain views from anywhere in the house - the bedrooms, the lounge, the deck, the spa or even from one of the bathrooms.
6. Waiheke Art House – Waiheke Island, Auckland
With possibly the most photo-worthy window seat in the country, The Waiheke Art House is not to be missed. Tucked away in lush native bush with wraparound decking, the house blends in perfectly with its surroundings. Recently featured in NZ House & Garden for its fabulous architectural design, it’s just as beautiful inside as well.
7. X Spot – Great Barrier Island, Auckland
Positioned on a cliff top on the remote Great Barrier Island, X spot has some of the most incredible panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf you’ll ever see. The perfect size for a couple, this is a great place to enjoy each other’s company as well as the property’s beautiful surroundings and the island’s natural delights. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a pod of dolphins or a whale in the water below. View property >
8. Glenorchy Log House – Glenorchy, Queenstown-Lakes
The Glenorchy Log House is a nature lovers dream bach - with world class walking tracks nearby and stunning mountain views, just five minutes from majestic Lake Wakatipu. If you run out of things to photograph outside (which is highly unlikely) the house’s interior is pretty spectacular too. Think rustic log cabin meets contemporary luxury.
9. Taieri Mouth Escape – Dunedin, Otago
Designed as a modern interpretation of the Kiwi bach, Taieri Mouth Escape has won multiple awards for its captivating architectural design. Look out over the dunes all the way to the sea through the massive windows in the stylish open plan living area downstairs. Minimalistic and stripped back, this bach is ideal for a restorative escape.