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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Childhood memories of good times at the bach can last forever. With a bit of planning your family holiday can be just as memorable.... [More]

  2. Kapiti Coast
    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [More]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

    Rising dramatically 2797m out of the Central Plateau, this vast volcanic beauty has two commercial ski areas and a friendly little club field.... [More]

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  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

    Wildside Lodge is a labour of love, a rustic, hand-crafted beauty which evolved through Dan and Kath Lane's philosophy and need for using resources that were locally available and free, or at least recycled and cheap!... [More]

  3. Golden Days at Big Bay
    Golden Days at Big Bay

    Fond memories of bach holidays at Big Bay in the 1940s - long drops, meat safes, sackfuls of seafood and a great community.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Crab Apple Cottage Martinborough

 The cottage was well presented, and very well equipped. It is in a nice, quiet location within easy walking distance to town. We appreciated the very generous breakfast provisions and baking. We would definitely love to stay here again. 

On Water's Edge at Pataua South: Whangarei 30 mins

 Location - excellent set up - lots of room - want for nothing just bring food and clothes and don't forget the wine for the sunsets 

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The Mountaineer Chalet - Fiordland

 Had a really nice stay! The place is super super nice. Jane was such a nice host, cheese on the table as a welcome and apples from Milford. Absolutely a fantastic place, highly recommended. 

Sunny Leith 90 Mile Beach

 Another restful, week at Sunny Leith Our second visit and it certainly wont be our last. A real bonus in meeting Bobby and Noeline. They made us very welcome. A very comfortable bach which we would highly recommend.. 

Sea Views Holiday House

 Very well equipped house with lots of room and privacy as well as large kitchen, dining room and very large living room. Terrific outdoor balconies with table, seating. Great for two families. Drop dead view. 

Pipi Villa - a special home for a family holiday

 Beautiful house with massive rooms. Gorgeous deck with sun all day long. The beds are so incredibly comfortable and warm. We loved staying in this very cosy house with all its entertainment options and above all in a quiet street not too far from the town centre. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Hopefully this fantastic place will still be used as a holiday house in the future.