PHOTO: Bachcare bookings from Aucklanders more than doubled last week compared to the week before (file picture). Photo: 123RF

With hope that the end of lockdown could finally be in sight, many Aucklanders are already planning their escape, with the number booking baches outside the region more than doubling this week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has committed to ensuring that Aucklanders will be able to travel outside the region over summer and Christmas.


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New figures from the holiday home management firm, Bachcare, show a 108 percent increase in bookings by Aucklanders last week compared with the week before – the busiest week since lockdown began in August.

Bookings for travellers from outside Auckland were up 34 percent for that two week period.

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Top 10 traditional summer bach destinations for Aucklanders are:

  1. Pauanui

  2. Matarangi

  3. Waihi Beach

  4. Cooks Beach

  5. Mt Maunganui

  6. Mangawhai Heads

  7. Matapouri

  8. Raglan

  9. Hahei

  10. Whangapoua