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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland
    Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Wainui Beach Hideaway - close to the beach

 Great place, great location. 

Wainui Beach Hideaway - close to the beach

 Great place, great location. 

Bliss - Taupo Holiday Home

 Beautiful views and lovely garden. Upstairs living space is warm and welcoming. Downstairs, noticeably cooler as you'd expect of a house built into a hill. Wonderful large and comfortable open plan living area, opening out onto decks, with access down a staircase to the garden. Great family home. 

Tutukaka - Church Bay beach front bach

 Excellent, compact unit. Clean, tidy etc. propertys main feature is its location and its magnificent view! Would definitely book this property again no hesitation. 

Pascha Retreat Lodge

 Beautiful and quiet location set in a valley, the old residence is full of character with a comfortably large kitchen for cooking, simple bathroom and a comfy lounge with a romantic fireplace (which we happened to use on one sudden cold night). No pretentions or over the top frills here, just simple old fashioned charm. Good for walks around the property, close to little river and its cafe, and a nice drive to Akaroa. Make friends with the chickens or sit in the sun overlooking the valley 

Wainui Beach Hideaway - close to the beach

 Liked the comforts of the property - lovely kitchen, 2 bathrooms (not that we needed them for 2 people) and the privacy. Very central for lovely walks. Close to the beach.