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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]

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    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]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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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]

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*Heart Stone Cottage*

 Great kitchen for self catering everything we needed. Comfy beds and a quiet location. Invigorating walk to and from the town. Loved it. 

Te Nikau Forest Retreat

 Really lovely place to stay with all the nice touches provided. We had a great time :) Thank you. 

Stunning Views, All day Sun

 Great location, handy to town. A good climb to burn off the icecreams. Only negative was that almost all the ocupants stubbed their toes on the top of the stairs at some point due to the piece of wood sticking out. 

Little cottage at Palliser Bay

 Lovely little country cottage, great spot. 

Absolute Beachfront Gem

 The location is first rate and can not be beat. 

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Ophir relaxation away from the Hustle & Bustle

 We had a wonderful stay in Ryan's Cottage in Ophir - a charming place and an idyllic location. The cottage was well equipped and decorated beautifully, and the outside table and chairs sheltered by the vine-covered roof was lovely. Judy was the perfect host and was on hand for us to ask any questions or to say hello. We would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to staying there again. Many thanks!