Press Release: Bookabach Unveils the Most Dog-Friendly Destinations to Celebrate the Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog may well turn into the Year of Traveling with Dogs. Just in time for the Chinese New Year — this year falling on Feb. 16 — new data reveals that Northland and the Bay of Plenty are the most pet-friendly when it comes to travelling with your pet in New Zealand.

Bookabach combed more than 12,000 holiday homes on its website to determine which kiwi destinations are friendliest for travelers’ four-legged family members. Beachside towns in the Northland region are putting their best paw forward when it comes to welcoming dogs in holiday homes. Bookabach’ dog-friendliest destinations list is made up of spots that have the most baches, big and small, that will allow you to bring your pet.

Bookabach’ Dog-Friendliest Destinations include:

  • Northland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Auckland
  • Coromandel
  • Lake Taupo
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Waikato
  • Nelson-Golden Bay
  • Queenstown- Lakes
  • Canterbury


“Holidays these days are not complete without bringing your four legged friend with you and there is so much choice available when it comes to finding a bach for you and your pet,” said Simone McDermid, PR and Communications Manager at Bookabach. “When using Bookabach.co.nz to book an upcoming holiday, travellers simply select the pet friendly option while searching and results will include only properties that welcome pets.”

In honor of Year of the Dog, which comes along only every 12 years, Bookabach has chosen the five Pet-Friendliest Properties from its list of more than 12,000 holiday rentals across New Zealand that welcome pets. They come complete with doggy pools, dog houses, doggie bowls and more.

Bookabach’ Pet-Friendliest Properties:

Peace and Tranquillity - Kerikeri, Northland Property ID 8902

A private and peaceful Kerkeri home with plenty of space for your dog to explore.
3 beds / 1 bath / sleeps 4
From $175 per night (Approx. $44 per person, per night)

Doug’s Holiday House - Waikanae Beach, Wellington Property ID 36424

This Waikanae bach has a large deck and fenced backyard, just metres from the ocean. Perfect for a bark on the beach.
3 beds / 2 bath / sleeps 7
From $120 per night (Approx. $17 per person, per night)

Mountain Views on Chalet - Hanmer Springs, Canterbury Property ID 37851

Set in one of the South Island’s most scenic towns with a fully fenced backyard and outdoor living area.
3 beds / 1 bath / sleeps 6
From $110 per night (Approx. $18 per person, per night)

Waihi Beach North End - Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty Property ID 37174

This Waihi bach has a nice sheltered deck where dogs and their owners can relax together, plus there’s a full-fenced lawn and it’s only minutes from the beach.
4 beds / 1 bath / sleeps 7
From $170 per night (Approx. $24 per person, per night)

Wendy’s Place - Hastings, Hawkes Bay Property ID 38189

Both dogs and their owners will both feel comfortable at this lovely Hastings Villa. There’s even a dog park three-minutes drive away.
5 beds / 1 bath / sleeps 7
From $160 per night (Approx. $23 per person, per night)


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.  https://www.bookabach.co.nz/


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