Escape to an amazing bach this long weekend

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Bookabach has revealed a list of the best baches across the country - all finalists in this year’s Bach of the Year Awards - and with Labour Weekend mere hours away, we’ve found a few options close to Auckland still available for an unforgettable last minute getaway.

The Bach of the Year Awards are all about celebrating the diverse range of unique holiday rentals across New Zealand, inspiring Kiwis to seek out the ‘perfect’ bach and create experiences to remember for years to come.

From a stunning seaside retreat in Waiheke to an urban loft for city dwellers, there’s a perfect bach for every Kiwi on Bookabach just waiting to be discovered.

Tent House - Waiheke Island

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This private Waiheke retreat creates an immediate impact thanks to its impressive design, and it has a pretty impressive history too. Thanks to its unique design, the Tent House was shortlisted for the NZ HOME of the Year awards in 2015 and was also featured in Elle Decor Italy magazine.

The owner who designed and built the quirky bach is offering holidaymakers the chance to stay here for a limited time only.

Ideal for a couple in need of some alone time, the property is also perfectly positioned for exploring vineyards and is just five minutes from Palm Beach and the supermarket for those last minute milk dashes.

Downtown Haven- Auckland CBD

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This two-bedroom urban gem is located right in the city centre, for those who want to swap Auckland’s outskirts for an urban adventure.

Filled with artwork and unique design features, this quirky apartment will offer couples or a group of friends an ideal base for exploring Auckland’s shops, Britomart and the Viaduct.

No preparation is needed for last minute bookings either, with all the necessary amenities included such as local snacks and food essentials on arrival.

Puriri Valley Lodge- Waiheke Island

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Sitting in six acres of native bush and Bordeaux grape vines is this breathtaking Waiheke find, the Puriri Valley Lodge, looking out over Rangitoto and the Hauraki Golf.

With space for up to 18 guests, groups organising a last minute getaway can snap this up and enjoy private walking tracks, their own petanque coute and a luxury living space to wind down in the evening.

For guests who want to enjoy Waiheke’s wineries, the award winning Cable Bay Restaurant and Mudbrick Restaurant are also only a few minutes drive away.

Oceans 152- Ohope, Bay of Plenty

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An idyllic seaside retreat, Ohope’s Oceans 152 is located on the Golden Mile with sweeping views of Whale and White Island.

Up to six guests can unwind at this bach by either relaxing on the bach’s large front deck or in the property’s garden surrounded by tropical palm trees.

With a BBQ on hand, guests can also fire up the barbie to make the most of the longer sunshine hours and head to the beach just a stone’s throw away.

Have your say on New Zealand’s best bach

After you’ve booked your lust-worthy getaway, remember to vote for your favourite bach at www.bachoftheyear.co.nz. Your vote will put you in the draw to win a $10,000 Bookabach voucher to fund your next holiday adventure.

Daniel Rolph

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