Borders Reopen: Where Will Aucklanders be Travelling To?

Borders Reopen: Where Will Aucklanders be Travelling To?

Aucklanders are getting ready to pack their bags and go on getaways, as Air New Zealand, the Auckland airport, and many vacation services organizations see the hustle and bustle of summer coming around.

Starting December 15, 100 percent of vaccinated individuals are permitted to go on trips within Auckland without restrictions. However, the non-fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals need to produce negative coronavirus test results within 72 hours prior to their trip’s departure. Police-facilitated security check points will be dispatched to ensure the concerned individuals comply with the rules.

The top famous destinations that Auckland customers who patronize Bachcare go to during the first weekend when the borders open again are a few hours of drive away by car, or a ride on the ferry coming from the city limits. These city limits cover Mount Maunganui, Whangamata, Waiheke Island, and Omaha.

During the period of the holiday season this year, the top destinations that are most bookable are Coromandel, Northland, Tauranga, the larger-sized Bay of Plenty and Nelson, according to Bachcare spokeswoman Zaina Razzaq. In each of the individual regions mentioned, 93 percent is the occupancy volume during New Year’s Eve. In the far northern part, booking occupancy takes an 18 percent dip, in comparison to last year’s holiday season. According to Razzaq, such a decrease in the frequency of travel, at the time, may be a result of the presence of police checkpoint stops.

Razzaq makes suggestions of vacation spots people can have their getaway adventures on. These places are lakeside sites. Examples of these sites are Queenstown and Taupo. Razzaq also recommends vacation places that have the tendency to be quieter during summer time. Examples of these places are Mount Ruapehu and Canterbury.

According to, the top most famous trip destinations among their customers are within December 23 and January 6. These vacation places are Queenstown, Taupo, Wellington, Nelson, and Rotorua. The other places that made it to the top 10 list are Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Paihia, and Mount Mauganui.

Booking’s New Zealand-based manager, Todd Lacey, says there are a greater number of New Zealanders making their reservations at the last notice, but, have plans to be on vacation for a longer period of time, at least for this year.

According to Lacey, he thinks that plenty of people who had to forcedly cancel Queenstown ski holiday trips during winter this year have made bookings again for the upcoming summer season.