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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

Dolphin Vista - Luxury living between 2 beaches

 Great location; fairly quiet and handy to Russell with easy access to good swimming beach. The bach had everything we needed and was comfortable, well-equipped, and spacious. 

Sunny, sheltered, spacious, 50 metres to the beach

 The site is really peaceful. I love the views across the lake. 

Luxury Tuscan Beach Home Whangamata

 So close to beach, house was amazing had everything you needed and more 

Dolphin Vista - Luxury living between 2 beaches

 Right near the beach! 

Luxury Tuscan Beach Home Whangamata

 The beds and rooms were very comfortable. We were so much happy with how close we were to the beach and the equipment provided contributed to much of the enjoyment we had as first timers to the famous Whangamata beach. Would come again. 

Awakino River Lodge - Coastal Romance - Historic

 The property was simply magnifique!! We, the Canadian "Group of Seven" (one dog), wished we had arrived earlier than we did, and that we had time to stay longer. Hopefully we have the opportunity to visit again. Thanks Garry! Cordialement, James & Sherry