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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

BEACHFRONT Modern Holiday Rental at Kennedy Bay

 Location fantastic. Right on the beach, but quiet and peaceful only the sounds of the waves, which are very gentle. The property was well equipped, roomy, very comfortable and all you could ask for 

Mac's Kiwi Bach Matapouri Bay at the Beach

 Perfect, quiet escape - the bach itself and its garden, the proximity to the beach and the relaxed feel of Matapouri. Great value and we look forward to returning once again. 

SANDUNES BACH- Morning coffees on the beach

 Close to the beach and great view. 

Panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.

 Loved everything about cottage and location. Sky tv wasn't working which was only a problem during unexpected Storm. 

COUNTRY CHARM: Tranquil self-catering cottage

 Well looked after and very charming little cottage with everything you need for a weekend's stay. Lovely private location surrounded by trees with a great outside area. 

Kawhia by the Sea, Overlooking Kawhia Harbour

 This bach is charming, quaint and user friendly. It has a great atmosphere of relaxation both inside and out. It has all the elements a beach bach in a small seaside town needs including an excellent view which is exactly what we wanted. We would love to go back.