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    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]

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    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

Rest & Relax @ Lake Okareka - stylish + modern

 Great place to stay! Nestled in stunning forest with Lake Okareka on your doorstep & Blue Lake a longer walk/riding distance away. It was perfect for 2 adults / 2 kids (2 & 4) & beautifully presented, equipped with everything we needed. We were down to watch Crankworx Bike Festival & it was an easy 25minute drive to get through Rotorua and out to the Skyline park. Also just a short 5 minute drive to the Redwoods Forest area for hiking / biking. We would definitely stay again. 

~ Koru Cottage ~ Romantic Riverside Hideaway

 Just off the main road to the Coromandel township, so only a short drive for supplies, very private amazing place. We spent most of our time in the spa that had such a picturesque view and so relaxing with the sound of the native birds and rambling creek just a few feet away and lounging on the hammocks, the house is very inviting and all the comforts you would want. And at night with the outside lighting - beautful 

Blue Gum Cottage. Your country retreat

 The Cottage is a magical place, very comfortable and has everything you need. Highly recommend to anyone in need of a relaxing few days away. 

Herb's Place, St Arnaud

 Good place to stay. We enjoyed everything - the fire and puzzles and waking up to kaka call. We will definitely stay again. No washing machine - but i mustn't have picked that up when I booked it. 

Studio 33.  Sunny and spacious by Oneroa Beach.

 A great place. Clean. Comfortable. And wonderful proprietors. A few minutes walk to shops, restaurants, the beach, and tramping tracks. If you're energetic, a nice walk to and from the ferry and even a few wineries. And a sunrise every morning just outside your window. We hope to return again. 

Studio 33.  Sunny and spacious by Oneroa Beach.

 The property was lovely and clean, it had everything that we needed for our 2 night stay. The location overlooking the beach was magnificent, and within walking distance to the Village Shops and Cafes. We even saw the sun rising in the mornings.