25 November 2021 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Realistic Roadies (from Wellington)

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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 Wellington to help inspire you to hit the road.

1. Martinborough – 1-hour drive.

So close – why aren’t you already there? Bike around the boutique vineyards and take in some of the best pinot noir in the country!

The Olive Estate, Martinborough. PID: 1046941

Immerse yourself in the vineyard atmosphere when staying at the Olive Estate, nestled by vineyard and olive trees on a 4-hectare block within the Olive Grove gated community (including access to a communal tennis court)

Keen for the short trip but not sure if the right house for you? Check out more options here.

2. Foxton Beach – 2-hour drive

If you’re looking for a relaxing tranquil weekend away, then look no further than the white sands of Foxton Beach.

Pat’s Place, Foxton Beach. PID: 1075567

Cosy with the comforts of home – Pat’s Place is a quintessential kiwi bach and the perfect place to spend your summer days. Dine al fresco with the family (including any doggies) and make the most of the long summer evenings.

Foxton Beach = yes, but a different place to rest your head? Check out more options here.

3. Hawkes Bay – 4-hour 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 – but 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.

Hearing the Bay calling your name? Check out all properties on offer here.

4. Lake Taupō – 5-hour drive

Whether you’re a keen mountain biker, enjoy a spot of fishing, live for a thrill, or are seeking out relaxation – Taupō has it all! 

The Awanui Lodge, Taupō. PID: 1853

The Awanui Lodge is the perfect getaway for families and groups alike, with a large open-plan setup and a huge deck with a large outdoor table to enjoy those balmy summer evenings.

Keen for the road trip, but not sure if the Lodge is for you? Check out all properties in the area here.

5. Golden Bay. – 8-hour drive (if you use the car ferry)

Tucked away at the top of the South Island, Golden Bay is an absolute paradise and is just a 90 minute drive from Nelson! While a bit further – it’s well worth the trip.

Collingwood Beach House, Golden Bay. PID: 1092400

Secluded, peaceful, and with stunning views out onto Golden Bay, Collingwood Beach House has everything you need for an escape to the seaside. Step outside and find a stellar backdrop for your holiday, where there’s somewhere for the kids to run around and a setup for BBQs in the summer sun.

Golden Bay seeming Golden but looking for a different spot? Check out other places nearby here.

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

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