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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! 

The Loveshack.Romantic secluded lake front cottage

 Had an absolutely wonderful stay. Beautiful spot and a sweet wee cottage with everything you might need. Found a wee gem at Okere Falls Store, great feed and German beer. Definitely recommend. 

Contempory, sun-soaked Wanaka retreat

 Great home, child friendly, would definitely stay there again. Thanks Jen 

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. 

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. 

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!