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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]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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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

Rural retreat 5 mins from Havelock North village

 The location was very close to Havelock North and it is easy to drive to Te Mata Park where there is stunning scenery. Just brilliant. 

Take a step back in time

 Loved it. Such a wonderful getaway, so calm and peaceful. A perfect place to relax. 

Rural retreat 5 mins from Havelock North village

 Location very peaceful, just perfect waking up to bird song. Cottage so pretty, everything as expected. 

Ohio hideaway, right in town

 Great location, furnishigs and a pub across the street. Amazing combo! 

Stunning moutain views, tranquil & private

 Great studio accommodation the close proximity to town and the friendlyness of the owners 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 The rural location was absolutely beautiful. A change from all the coastal scenery in that neck of the woods. and the Bach was in a perfect location to take advantage of the landscape. A highlight for us. Would have loved to stay longer but for other commitments.