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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

Nikau Cottage - Cosy Forest Hideaway

 The place was absolutely gorgeous, lots of privacy, quiet and very close to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island and wonderful places to dine. The place was very clean, well equipped and had a wonderful selection of books and games for adults and children. The beds were very comfortable with lots of blankets and towels available. I couldn't have been happier! Thank you so much for making my 28th birthday so memorable. I will definitely be back. 

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

 Very comfortable and lovely property with spectacular views. 

Beautiful cottage with stunning views.

 The cottage is absolutely beautiful - comfortable, well decorated and well appointed. The views are stunning and the grounds are lovely. We would stay again - and stay longer next time! 

~ Koru Cottage ~ Romantic Riverside Hideaway

 Private, breathtakingly beautiful and very romantic. Lots of small touches that made you feel like you were right at home, while enjoying a piece of heaven. The spa pool with the view was a definite winner. :) 

Rest & Relax @ Lake Okareka - stylish + modern

 The Bach is just a few minutes walk from the beautiful lake Okareka. The property itself is luxurious and we felt very fortunate to stay for a couple of days. Stuart and his family were welcoming, even Izzy the family pet dog. I would recommend this Bach very highly. 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Plenty of room, well layed out house, very nice setting. 

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