Explore New Zealand baches for friends or family in the best destinations

From the wonders of Waipu Cove to the hot pools of Rotorua and the foodie delights of Matakana, you have a range of options to choose from for where to book a holiday in New Zealand. You can find baches all over the country that keep you close to the beaches, forests, parks, towns and cities so you can make the most of your trip. Whether you want cultural tours with the kids, wine tastings with your friends, adventures on the water on your own or romantic hot pool soaks with your partner, you can find it in New Zealand. Check out the best places to stay and discover the options for New Zealand baches to see what you can expect.

Matakana baches for culinary delights

Found north of Auckland City, Matakana is a quiet town with stunning beaches and foodie delights. The town boasts numerous farmers markets, food vendors and vineyards where you can sample the flavours of the region, such as artisan cheeses, craft beer, homemade spreads and award-winning merlot and syrah. Matakana is the ideal destination for a girls’ trip or couple’s retreat with gourmet food trails and wine tastings, and you’ll find no shortage of baches that put you in the heart of the region. You can find baches in the wine valleys or close to the shops of town, or you can venture away from civilisation with forest baches and beach baches that let you enjoy the outdoors.

Waipu Cove baches for fascinating historic experiences

Known for its friendly atmosphere and rich Scottish heritage, Waipu Cove is a lovely town on the unspoilt Bream Bay with many unique attractions. You can tour the Waipu Caves to see incredible geological formations illuminated by glowworms, or take the kids to the Waipu Museum to learn about the Scottish migration to New Zealand. If you want to experience the best of the area, booking a bach in the heart of the wilderness gives you privacy and comfort for intimate couple's time or family quality time. You can stay close to the beach or tucked away in the forest to take advantage of the natural playground of Waipu Cove for all kinds of adventures with the kids. With a bach like Langs Beachfront, you'll have private beach access, personal watersports gear, a beautiful deck and other amenities to enhance your family holiday.

Rotorua baches for Maori culture

Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Rotorua is a quiet town known for its soothing hot pools and vibrant Maori culture. The hot pools are a popular attraction for couples looking for some romance and relaxation, while kids will enjoy learning about Maori culture at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. No matter how you choose to spend your time, Rotorua offers many baches for your stay. You’ll find baches on the lakefront for beach fun and outdoor adventure, baches in town and baches nestled in the forest. Rotorua also offers baches with hot pools, so you won’t have to leave your holiday rental to enjoy the rejuvenating experience. For a comfortable family stay, book a bach like the lakefront cottage and enjoy outdoor dining space, private mini golf and plenty of walking tracks to take with the kids.

Port Waikato baches for family fun

Located on the banks of the Waikato River as it enters the Tasman Sea, Port Waikato is a lovely seaside destination with wildlife and outdoor adventure. You’ll find hiking trails and cycling tracks through nature preserves and along the coast for spectacular views and wildlife sightings. Port Waikato has numerous beaches where you can take the kids for fun in the water or enjoy some sunbathing on your own. Baches are available all over Port Waikato, ranging from budget-conscious to outright luxurious, so you can have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Waiheke Island baches for wine tours

Boasting beautiful beaches like Palm Beach, Oneroa and Onetangi and serene vineyards and olive groves, Waiheke Island is the perfect escape for beach days and culinary tours. You’ll find a lot of outdoor adventure on Waiheke Island, including clifftop walks, swimming and kayaking, as well as cultural tours like the Stony Batter walkway. You can also take a ferry from the island to downtown Auckland for sightseeing and nightlife. Beach baches are the best way to experience Waiheke Island and spend time enjoying the beaches and coastal walkways. You’ll find a range of baches for budget travel, luxury trips, couples and families, so you can be sure that everyone has what they need for the trip. Places like the waterfront bach give you a private, secluded location with stunning natural surroundings, nearby walking tracks and a private all-tide swimming beach.