9 December 2020 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

How to Have the Best Staycation in New Zealand

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Ideal New Zealand Staycation

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New Zealand locals know that this beautiful country has a vast landscape and more to offer than its famous tourist spots. But too many of us haven’t had the chance to explore the country entirely.

If you are looking to explore this beautiful country and get to know your homeland on a deeper level, a staycation is what you need! With many companies, like Bachcare offering perfect holiday accommodations, you will almost feel as if you’re visiting another country without having to board a plane.

Because of the country’s versatility, you can make the most of the parts of the country you don’t often get to see. If you’re from the city, take a trip to the coast. If you’re from the coast, take a trip to the city. It’s as simple as that. 

Bachcare offers accommodation all over the country. From coastal, mountainous, city, countryside, or lakeside, there is so much discover in New Zealand!

What are you waiting for? Book your staycation now with Bachcare — this country of many wonders is waiting for you!


What Is a Staycation?

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So, what is a staycation, you ask?

Also known as a ‘holistay,’ a staycation is when you go on holiday in the country where you live. 

Sure, exotic holidays to faraway destinations are exciting, breathtaking, and incredible ways to see the world. But have you ever stepped out of your front door and realised how truly amazing your own country is?

There’s no time like the present to explore your homeland because we guarantee there are some hidden gems out there that you have yet to uncover. And let’s be real, there’s something quite comforting about taking a trip in your native country and playing tourist. 

So, without further ado, here’s how to have the perfect staycation in New Zealand!


Treat It Like a Real Holiday

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Just because you’re not jetting off on an aeroplane, it doesn’t mean that you should shrug off the idea of treating your trip like a real holiday.

There are some remarkable sights in New Zealand, so just because you live here, doesn’t mean you should downplay them.

The whole point of a staycation is the opportunity to explore your home country because remember, you’re lucky enough to live here. People from all over the world travel to New Zealand for its beauty, and you have it all right on your doorstep.

So, once you’ve embarked on your staycation, treat it as you would if you were on holiday in a different country. Take time away from work calls, leave your day-to-life behind, and relax as if you were taking two weeks off to travel abroad. 


Don’t Overthink It

The whole point of taking a holiday is to relax. 

Obviously, you want to plan your days to some extent, but if you overthink everything and plan your days second by second, it takes away the excitement and unpredictability.

If you are struggling with ideas of where to go and what to do, type “things to do near me.” The power of the internet can practically plan your days for you, so don’t stress yourself out too much. The point of a staycation is to relax and have fun.


Choose the Right Lodging

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Choosing the right accommodation can be crucial to whether your staycation is a flop or a success.

Bachcare is one of the best companies to go with when it comes to finding your perfect place to stay. We offer holiday homes all over the country.

From beach houses right by the sea to cosy cabins nestled in forests by beautiful lakes, whatever your preference, we have something for you!

The holiday homes are so varied that we guarantee you’ll feel a million miles away from your everyday life.


Schedule One New Experience Per Day

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To enjoy the perfect staycation, try to choose one activity or experience to do each day.

New Zealand is a country full of opportunities, so you won’t be short of things to do. The hardest part of your staycation will be deciding upon what to do because there is that much choice!

If you’re into extreme outdoor activities, then New Zealand is the place to be. The pioneers of bungee jumping came from here, so what better place than to tick it off your bucket list?

Whether you want to plunge headfirst off Kawarau Bridge over the scenic river gorge or get your thrills at Nevis, the highest jump in the country, there are many options to explore if extreme sports are for you.

Alternatively, if you’re more of a history type, you can delve into the Maori culture and learn about the indigenous people of New Zealand.

Whatever floats your boat, New Zealand has it — and so do you, because you live here!


Try a New Restaurant 

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What’s going on holiday without indulging in great foods and eating out at restaurants? If you were abroad, you’d probably be eating out every night, so why can’t you treat yourself to some brilliant food while on your staycation?

Why not research some restaurants and try some new foods? Dressing up and eating out is one of the significant luxuries of going away, and doing so on your staycation should be no different!


Stay as Long or Short as You Want

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The beauty of a staycation is that you don’t have to stick to a 2-week package deal. If you spontaneously fancy getting away for the weekend, then what is stopping you? 

Sometimes, the perfect staycations stem from sporadic ideas. Why not jump in your car this weekend and explore your beautiful country?

If you’re short of plans this weekend, or you have a week off work in the next couple of weeks or months, plan a trip around New Zealand.


Book Your Staycation Today!

Book your Staycation with Bachcare and discover your wonderful homeland even more! 

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