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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

Detached one bedroom character cottage with garden

 A wonderful little cottage, private and perfect for two. An easy stroll to town, and close to the river bike/walking trails, dairy and pub on the corner. Many thoughtful touches and inclusions: fresh flowers, basic foods, wifi, even nail clippers. We will be back for our next town weekend! 

 Maytime Cottage Arrowtown

 What a great property, we will be back. Privileged to meet Greg the owner. This cottage is a must stay in this vicinity. Really handy to town and for us , the golf courses. All five of us will be recommending to our friends. The stone, Greg, front and centre as you walk in. Cheers Ian. 

Great Value in Queenstown Town Sleeps 10

 Spacious, well equipped house in good location 

Lakehouse Paradise: We've got it all...

 Very comfortable and lovely property with spectacular views. 

Four Seasons in one Day

 I like the area beacaus it wasnt too far from the shops and transport. 

BLACK HOUSE ON THE POINT: NZ's best Holiday House

 An absolutely amazing property! Stunning view and beautiful property - the real wow factor! We had a brilliant time thanks.