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    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

    "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]

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    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]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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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]

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    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

Kuratau Kete is a beautiful bach set beside the la

 Great to be able to include our dog. Ticked all the boxes for a short stay and affordable accommodation 

Fantastic West Coast getaway for couples

 What a perfect way to spend the first night of a much needed holiday. Ruru Hut was beautifully fitted out with everything we needed and then some. John and Annie have a great eye for design and detail with an environmentally sympathetic and incredibly comfortable unique accommodation option. This couple are generous, friendly, respectful of space and savvy. We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked again. We loved the river walk, had a swim off the private beach. Thank you! 

Modern studio top of cardrona valley

 This is a perfect base for any type of outdoor activity, tramping, horse or quad riding,skiing,flying (close to Wanaka airport), close to hiking, biking tracks, wonderful surroundings, complete privacy (no close neigbourhoods), we definetly will come back soon. Thanks for the wonderful days in Cardrona Oasis ! 

Fantastic West Coast getaway for couples

 Stopped here as my halfway point on a drive from Queenstown --> Nelson. I was looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing to stay and this was exactly it! John and Anne welcomed me and showed me their adorable little cabin. There was even delicious home-made baking and plenty of english breakfast tea. They had also left some Vogels, spreads, eggs and bacon for a morning feast. It's the small details like this (and the amazing outdoor bath!!) that make this such an enjoyable destination. 

Kanuka Eco Friendly Cottage

 We had a very comfortable stay. Loved the outdoor bath and shower and breakfast on the deck with visits from Quantum the cat. Many thanks to Carolyn 

'Boutique Barn' barn accommodation / wedding venue

 Absolutely beautiful setting with an even more gorgeous barn to match. Access to fresh fruit, veggies and farm eggs was a lovely touch. Highly recommended for a quiet weekend getaway, or as we discovered afterwards, it would be perfect for extended lengths of stay as well. Cheers.