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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

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 The property was very clean and it was so nice to have good bedding. A complimentary bottle of wine was appreciated - thanks. The location was okay for us but it is a wee way out from Napier township so a car is necessay. We all enjoyed our stay in the sunny Hawkes Bay. 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 The property was very clean and it was so nice to have good bedding. A complimentary bottle of wine was appreciated - thanks. The location was okay for us but it is a wee way out from Napier township so a car is necessay. We all enjoyed our stay in the sunny Hawkes Bay. 

Stunning views across the country and out to Ocean

 We stayed at this house with family friends for 8 days. The view is amazing, the pictures just don't do it justice. The place isn't perfect but close to it. Just a few things not finished like painting. Nothing that impacted on the use of the house. Amazing kitchen, 2fridges and plenty of room for a few people to cook at once. No tv which we loved...the kids used the hill with the supplied boogies board as a slide. Loved the Adhoc things that we left in the home for us to enjoy, eg binoculars 

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Zodiac Bay Lake Retreat

 Clean comfortable beds and nice bathrooms with powerful showers and plenty of hot water. Heated towel rail a huge plus. Hotel quality bedding. 

Zodiac Bay Lake Retreat

 Would highly recommend Zodiac Bay. We had a great time at this prime location. Close enough to attractions and still very peaceful. We had our family with 4 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. The owner was easy to communicate with and very helpful. We will defiantly be back!! 

Shepherd House (Private geothermal hot pool)

 This house is nothing less than EXCELLENT. The setting, the view, the layout, the décor, the pool, everything. For the price and the number of people that can stay there, it is outstanding value.