Style: December 02, 2019


STYLE | travel 81


Style goes on a hunt to find the unique, off-the-grid and more

traditional baches around the country.

Words Shelley Robinson

Overlooking the sweep of

Waimarama Beach, First

Light House is also ecofriendly.

Kiwis and baches go together like pavlova

and cream at Christmas. But to get

there, early decisions must be made. Do you

travel once the children have been sated

with their gifts and filled to the gills with

Nan’s chocolate? Or work up a detailed

plan for packing the presents in the back of

the car, along with Aunt Maisie’s very heavy

Christmas cake and a ham that will have to

sit in the back seat with the children?

But the crucial thing is to book your bach

well in advance. Otherwise, you’d best be

planning for a tent in the backyard. The

key to a good holiday bach is to have one

in the family or have an appointed person

whose sole responsibility for the year is to

find your abode for the holidays. Several

browser tabs will be required – and maybe

a Facebook group chat.

With that in mind, Style has done a bit of

the legwork for you, with the help of the folk

from Bookabach, to find an eclectic range of

baches around the country that may pique

your travel interest for next Christmas. Not

this year, of course. If you haven’t booked yet,

it’s out the back and into the tent you go.

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