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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 Luxury Accommodation for Two

 Amazing place. Quiet, private location with incredible views. Really well appointed and comfortable Hills is ideal for a quiet relaxing escape. Looking forward to staying again. 

Beech Hill Accommodation

 Great place for a quiet holiday. 

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Ohiwas' Best Bach,Clean,Cosy & Private.

 This bach is set in gorgeous, peaceful and private surroundings. It is very well-stocked, comfortable and homely. Close to many attractions and not far from Whakatane, Ohope and Opotiki. With fishing almost at your doorstep, what more could you ask for. 

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Grasshopper: Beauty and the Beach, Onetangi

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Detached one bedroom character cottage with garden

 The location was extremely handy to the centre of town and yet quiet and peaceful at night. The cottage had loads of charm and character, something we always value, and was well equipped, cosy and warm. A lovely touch was the "taste of Nelson" - Nelson Pantry - a selection of local produce available to enjoy whilst we stayed. Loved the Pic's Peanut Butter! We had a warm welcome from the owner and very much enjoyed our stay. 

Contempory, sun-soaked Wanaka retreat

 lovely and quiet home. Very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Would love to come and stay another time. Thanks