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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

Peaceful Beach Retreat

 Very handy to beach! 

Shed 6 - garden setting by the sea

 Wonderfully bright, clean and comfortable bach. We loved being so close to the sea and felt extremely well looked after by our wonderful hosts. Hope to return. Definitely recommended. 

Abbey Rose

 Privat and relaxed 

Abbey Rose


Abbey Rose

 Utterly beautiful property. The pictures don't do it justice. It's absolutely stunning. Would love to come and stay again. 

Quiet tropical oasis in exclusive cul-de-sac

 Tropical treat is a lovely property set in beautiful garden. We had everything we needed and had a most enjoyable stay. The apartment was clean , very comfortable and spacious , couldn't have been better.