Kiwi Travel Trends According to Bookabach Summer 2017/18

NZ travellers opting to book up to six months in advance to score the best summer bach

AUCKLAND, 9th January, 2018:   Bookabach, New Zealand’s most popular holiday rental website, has released the most visited places where kiwi travellers holidayed over the Summer holiday break, and coast and lake getaways continue to be where kiwis choose to keep cool with family and friends.

Top destinations booked on Bookabach this Summer

Short drives from Auckland have been most popular for travellers this Summer with Coromandel, Lake Taupo, and Tauranga/Mt Maunganui taking out the top three most booked.

“The Summer holiday season kicked off in spectacular style over the break with getaways a few hours’ drive from Auckland proving to be most popular booked on Lake and beach escapes continue to be the most popular holidays booked by Kiwis this Summer”, said Simone McDermid, PR and Communications Manager at Bookabach.

The most popular destinations booked on this Summer holiday and the average room rate included:

1) Coromandel - $323/night

2) Lake Taupo - $431/night

3) Tauranga/Mt Maunganui -  $365/night

4) Rotorua - $446/night

5) Rodney District (Matakana, Omaha, Leigh) - $416/night

6) Queenstown-Lakes -  $439/night

7) Western Bay of Plenty (Waihi, Papamoa) - $318/night

8) Taranaki - $467/night

9) Nelson / Golden Bay - $343/night

10) Wairarapa (Marlborough)  - $521/night

11) Waiheke Island - $470/night

Don’t leave holiday bookings to the last minute

Data from Bookabach has also uncovered that holidaymakers are choosing to book well in advance of their Summer holiday breaks to get their bach of choice at their favourite holiday destination.

“Interestingly, over half of the holidays booked online this Summer on Bookabach were sometimes more than six months ahead of the planned holiday. Only 10% of Kiwis booked their holidays online last minute, showing that to get the best bach, you shouldn’t leave things till the last minute”, says McDermid.

For more Summer holiday bach inspiration, go to to book a last minute bach break. 


About Bookabach

Bookabach provides access to New Zealand’s finest baches and holiday homes, apartments and other self-contained private accommodation. With more than 11,000 baches available to rent, Bookabach is one of New Zealand’s largest communities of bach owners and renters. Established nearly 20 years ago, it is now considered New Zealand’s most trusted resource for finding and securing private accommodation.  

*About The Data

The following data in this press release is from Bookabach bookings from the period of December 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018.