25 November 2021 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Realistic Roadies (from Auckland)

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Looking for a getaway but not sure what your options are? We’ve handpicked a few holiday homes at varying distances from Auckland to help inspire you to hit the road 🚗

1. Waiheke Island – Less than 1 hour!

Okay so you might still be in Auckland, but we promise it feels like you are a world away…

Bach on the Bay, Waiheke Island. PID1072304

Bach on the Bay is surrounded by tropical and native bush with the ideal indoor-outdoor flow to enjoy this summer. Plus if that isn’t enough – you can even bring your dog along for your close-to-home escape

Right distance, not quite the right spot for you? Check out more Waiheke Island Holiday Homes here!

2. Raglan – 2 hour drive

Keen to get at least out of the Supercity? Just a 40-minute drive West of Hamilton, Raglan is a surfer’s paradise with a truly relaxed vibe, full of quirkiness and character. 

The Big Round Window, Raglan. PID: 5033

Picture yourself in the hammock or relaxing inside looking out The Big Round Window over the Raglan Coastline – plus you’re only 30 seconds from the water edge for a swim.

Right beachy vibe, different setup? Check out more cosy coastal spots in Raglan here.

3. Tairua – Approximately 2 hour drive

What Aucklander hasn’t dreamed about a Coromandel holiday this year? One spot we’ve been dreaming about is Tairua – the perfect spot for exploring the east coast and its offshore islands.

Manaia Beach Retreat, Tairua, Coromandel. PID: 1064548

While there are plenty of places to choose from – Manaia Beach Retreat is modern, bright and ready for making memories.

Keen to explore even more Tairua Beach Baches? Click here to browse all the options.

4. Lake Tarawera – 3 hour, 20 minute drive.

A 20 minute drive from Rotorua will take you to the stunning landscape of Lake Tarawera.

The Lakeside Escape, Lake Tarawera. PID: 4107

The Lakeside Escape is the perfect set-up, right by the lake kitted out with kayaks, pizza oven, hot tub, ping pong table and more! It’s the ideal place to relax for a week or two over the summer with the family.

Looking for a different Lakeside? Check out everything in the region here.

5. Hawkes Bay – Approximately 5 hour, 40 minute drive.

While it’s a bit further away – Hawkes Bay is well worth the drive. Not only does it boast gorgeous Art deco buildings in Napier – it’s also world-renowned for its wine and having the world’s largest mainland gannet colony!

The Verandah, Hawkes Bay. PID: 1087291

Built in 1901, The Verandah is the perfect mesh of traditional and modern. Bright and spacious, it’s an idyllic place to relax and soak up some rays.

Ready to make the trip, but want a different place to call home when you get there? Click here to explore more Holiday Homes in Hawkes Bay.

Feeling like nearer, farther or somewhere in-between? Click here to explore all Holiday Homes.

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