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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. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

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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. 

Bliss in the Bay-Stunning ocean-front beach house

 In this comfortable home, you feel far away from the city - with outlooks across the sea to the bare and beautiful Pencarrow hills. Relax in the living area or the master bedroom while watching the ferries or cruise ships pass by or step out and enjoy some great walks - the Eastern walkway runs along the top of the hills behind the house, offering great views; you can walk around the bays to Scorching Bay (1 hour 15 mins) or back to Lyall Bay (45 mins). Lovely bathrooms, well equipped kitchen. 

Opoutere Hideaway Stunning Waterviews Romantic

 Great location, clean house and owner prompt to respond to any questions,we enjoyed staying there. Thank you 

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 

~ Koru Cottage ~ Romantic Riverside Hideaway

 The location, the spa pool, the facilities, the river - pretty much everything!