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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

Private Bush Retreat

 Absolutely perfect ;D we will definitely be back again when we are back in Taradise ;D Inspiring work with the self-contained, eco-friendly bach! Keeping true to the nature that surrounds this beautiful bach. I would love to call this home! 

Romantico Cottage-Eco-friendly alpine style chalet

 The location was a complete surprise as we didn't expect such a peaceful location so close to Auckland City. Lovely to sit outside for breakfast. A lovely cottage constructed entirely of wood. The stairs could be a problem if you had young children or older people staying but we're fine for us. 

Luxury Accommodation for 2

 Terrific place. Beyond the idyllic location, the accommodation was beautifully kept and adorned with nice "homey" touches like ground coffee, hot chocolate, and dry wood and paper for the wood stove. Irma and Kees are sweet people: there to help but as far from intrusive as one can be. 

Shaftesbury Glade Cottage

 Absolutely breath taking, fantastic cottage constructed out of cedar wood, balance of space between kitchen, bed room and bath. Loved the jet tub and sauna, wish we could have stayed longer. 

Secluded private chalet

 WOW, what am absolutely amazing place to stay! We stayed for 2 nights and it quite simply was not long enough.The house is gorgeous and filled with everything you will need and more for a relaxing getaway.When we arrived the lights were on and waiting was a lovely bottle of wine. The fire quickly warms the house and creates a very cosy atomosphere. The house was spotlessly clean, homely and well equipped. We are already planning a return visit, I can't wait - this is relaxing at its best.. 

'Love' Hanmer Couples Retreat

 We loved everything about the Love Hanmer Retreat Beautiful location, great views, very clean well equipped kitchen,perfect place to stay for a romantic time. We can not say enough about this place it had everything we were looking for. recommend it highly