Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Whangamata reigns as top Bookabach destination for fifth yea

Media Release
Under embargo until 15 January 2013

Whangamata reigns as top Bookabach destination for fifth year running

Whangamata has cemented its position as the top summer holiday hotspot for Kiwis, coming out as the most popular destination in New Zealand for the fifth year running, according to statistics unveiled today by holiday home booking website Bookabach.

Bookabach CEO Peter Miles says the fact that average rental prices for the top ten destinations has increased by 5% to $326 per night shows that bach owners are still getting a great return on investment from renting out their properties during the peak summer period.

Luxury getaways in Queenstown and Waiheke Island’s Onetangi and Oneroa areas remained high on the agenda for many Kiwis, and renters willing to pay an average nightly rental of $440 or above to secure a spot in these sought after locations.

“Holidaymakers, probably many of them Aucklanders, were happy to pay an average of $466 per night for a place at Oneroa to get away from the city during the Christmas and New Year break.”

“The fact that Queenstown and Onetangi were also the locations with the biggest boost in popularity compared to last year, despite the higher prices, shows that Kiwis are certainly not afraid to splurge a little when it comes to getting the perfect summer getaway.”

“Despite the increases, staying at a bach is still an economical option compared to an overseas holiday. Raglan is still great value at an average of $201 per night, and when the cost is split over multiple families or a group of friends, it usually works out much cheaper than comparable accommodation options,” says Miles.

Lake Wanaka retained its number two position on the top ten list, while Whitianga, Taupo Central, Raglan and Oneroa all slipped one spot compared to last year.

The rankings are based on the total number of nights booked via Bookabach.co.nz between 1 December 2012 and 11 January 2013.

Bookabach.co.nz’s top ten summer destinations:

1. Whangamata

2. Lake Wanaka

3. Mangawhai Heads

4. Whitianga

5. Mt Maunganui

6. Taupo Central

7. Raglan

8. Queenstown

9. Onetangi, Waiheke

10. Oneroa, Waiheke

About AA Bookabach
Launched in 2000, Bookabach offers Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand the opportunity to experience the quintessential bach holiday by putting them in touch with the owners and property managers of New Zealand’s finest beach houses, from simple one-room baches to luxury holiday homes. Bookabach is a subsidiary of the New Zealand Automobile Association.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>

ALSO:

Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>

ALSO:

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news