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  1. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    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]

  2. The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
    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

Timeless Classic Meets Retro

 The location was quiet and peaceful, close to the township and perfect for our needs. 

Red Deer Lodge, St Arnaud

 Spacious kitchen and lounge.Good fridge and freezer space. Showers and toilets adequate and clean. Bunkrooms adequate, though one needed window pane replaced - fortunate that we did not need to use it. Would be nice to have more couches in the dining room to accommodate a crowd in the evenings. Very comfortable stay. 

Views across Port Motueka to D'Urville Island

 Despite the lack of cleaning when we arrived (but quickly under control thanks to a prompt answer from the owner) we enjoyed our stay. The house is huge, in a quiet place and very well-equipped. And we had an amazing sunrise before a nice day in Golden Bay. Thank you. 

BLUE VIEW - Exclusive Harbour View Holiday Home

 Stunning view! Good to be home 

Stunning ocean views, colonial style Kauri Villa

 What wonderful friendly hosts. Property was a stunning piece of history with the most amazing views and space and very well equipped. Spa bath just topped it off. Thanks for making our trip to paihia memorable for our uk family. 

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Mahoka House - Stay Waiheke

 Great views, awesome decor - homely but luxurious, really nice place and we would love to come back again soon