Press Release: Bookabach names top holiday destinations booked 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 (Martinborough)  - $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. 


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