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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. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Private Bush Retreat

 The natural beauty , coupled with the peaceful and quiet location. We had everything we needed at our location to relax and unwind. I like the idea of no TV and just Capture all the sights and sounds of the bush while lazing on the deck or couch in the lounge. Magic. 

Beautiful Bliss Cottage

 A very well presented cottage, with all you need for a break away from home. What a lovely surprise to find a selection of provisions upon arrival as a welcome. The added touch of fresh herbs and fruit in the garden for guest use is also a very nice touch. 

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Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 We loved this property, fun for the whole family with loads of room. Excellent location with great views. We can't wait to come back. 

Private Bush Retreat

 Lovely bach, secluded, peaceful and friendly owner. Great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the region. 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Lots of space, very clean, well equipped, owner of house nearby but not overcrowding us, there to help if asked for. Great to take kids and dogs 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Lots of space, very clean, well equipped, owner of house nearby but not overcrowding us, there to help if asked for. Great to take kids and dogs