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Whangamata tops holiday home rankings

13 May 2013

Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula has cemented its position as the top summer holiday hotspot for Kiwis, coming out as the most popular destination in New Zealand for the fifth year running, according to statistics unveiled by holiday home booking website Bookabach.

Luxury getaways in Queenstown and Waiheke Island's Onetangi and Oneroa areas remained high on the agenda for many Kiwis, and renters willing to pay an average nightly rental of $440 or above to secure a spot in these sought after locations.

Lake Wanaka retained its number two position on the top ten list, while Whitianga, Taupo Central, Raglan and Oneroa all slipped one spot compared to last year.

The rankings were based on the total number of nights booked via between 1 December 2012 and 11 January 2013.'s top ten summer destinations:

1. Whangamata
2. Lake Wanaka
3. Mangawhai Heads
4. Whitianga
5. Mt Maunganui
6. Taupo Central
7. Raglan
8. Queenstown
9. Onetangi, Waiheke
10. Oneroa, Waiheke

Launched in 2000, Bookabach offers Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand the opportunity to experience the quintessential bach holiday by putting them in touch with the owners and property managers of New Zealand's finest beach houses, from simple one-room baches to luxury holiday homes. Bookabach is a subsidiary of the New Zealand Automobile Association.

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