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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
    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

Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 This place has a skate bowl, basketball hoops, a bmx track! Also, the house is massive, with plenty of room with heaps of beds. We really enjoyed our stay, thanks! 

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The Whai Beach House

 Fantastic location! Great facilities and accomodation. would highly recommend! 

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Stunning Award Winning Twin Ocean View Beach House

 When looking for a house to rent, we had one simple brief-to find the best rental house in the North Island that sleeps 15 people. I scoured every rental, across every site, and Oke Beach House was the cream that rose to the top. We had very high expectations before arrival, and they were, without fail, exceeded. The house is fully equipped to the highest standard,and setting is mind blowing. I unreservedly recommend this house, and have no doubt a number of those who stayed will return 

Stunning Award Winning Twin Ocean View Beach House

 Incredible place! We chose it for our wedding and all our guests loved it. 15 of us slept there, it was comfortable, immaculate, beautiful and roomy. The location is stunning with amazing views of the sea from almost everywhere in the house! Quick and easy access to 2 different and beautiful beaches. Very modern equipment, (made it really easy for our cater) with everything you need. Definitely the perfect choice for a small wedding like ours. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Very happy, the bach was great, good location, well maintained, plenty of space and beds, loved the decks. We had a great time and would rent it again next time a large group of us stay in Whangamata. 

Paradise Valley Lodge - large country cottage

 The property was just fabulous. Really suited our group of 16, 9 adults - 7 children (ages ranging from 5 - 78yrs), some knew each other well, and others who just met at the weekend! Plenty of space for us to cook/eat/interact when we wanted to, and disappear when a quiet moment was needed. Wonderful garden for the kids to explore and 'safely' get lost in. Would definitely book again.