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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

 We had such a great family time there. Amazing hosts , who went out of their way to make the stay there special for our three boys. The cottage was beautifully appointed. It was lovely to hear the stream on a warm summer night. So peaceful and relaxing. A great spot, all keen to come back another time. 

Tui's Rest - Home away from home

 Had a great stay in Taupo. The house was spacious and comfortable for 10 of us. Has everything we needed and location is a short drive to main town centre. Highly recommended. 

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*****The Woodshed*****

 A fantastic place to stay with children and dog. House catered so well with indoor and outdoor toys for children and books for everyone. The kitchen was stocked with every plate and implement you could ever need for a dinner party or picnic, a true home away from home. We loved the safe yard, the views and location. Store, petrol and takeaways just around the corner and lake very close by. Friendly, helpful owners - thank you for letting us stay. We have recommended to family and will be back! 

Timeless Classic meets Retro   $120 - $130 +

 Great house, retro but so clean and tidy! Good location also, decks both sides of house. 

Seaview House, The name says it all....

 Great location and Leyan was fantastic to deal with 

*****The Woodshed*****

 This was a perfect setup for a get together with a friend and her children. A room for each of us, the older boys loved being downstairs, the younger girls nearby upstairs. Lots of room to be together in the lounge and lovely views to enjoy from the deck in the morning sun, but shaded for dinner when we had been out in the sun all day. Perfect!