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  1. Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!
    Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!

    Get your tastebuds ready for a tasty Easter! We have three Kapiti Cheese Hampers to take with you to the bach.... [More]

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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

Crab Apple Cottage Martinborough

 The property was very clean and tidy and in a great location. We loved the short walk (2 minutes) to the village shops and the huge back yard. We'll definitely be back. 

Footprint Cottage, Ligar Bay

 This accommodation was excellent. We can't fault it - even when we were forced through illness to cancel and rebook. Very central to all the places of interest in Golden Bay. Thankyou Liz and Neil. 

Footprint Cottage, Ligar Bay

 Clean quiet comfortable. Easy walk to safe beach. Had a very pleasant stay. Would come back. Tom 

Vineyard 2 Bedroom Chalet

 An amazing weekend Mandy's 50th and our wedding all made so smooth and easy by our great host Will Shirer. We cant thank him enough for his help and hospitality we highly recommend staying here. 

Myrtle's View - peace, privacy and romance

 we loved the Garden and the track to the beach! 


 Property pros: well-presented. Great spa. Not as far down as the 309 as feared! Close to Waiau Falls and actually a few things within walking distance. Very airy. Plenty of cutlery and kitchen gear. Driveway is a challenge, but so is the rest of the area driving-wise. 

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