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  1. Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!
    Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!

    Get your tastebuds ready for a tasty Easter! We have three Kapiti Cheese Hampers to take with you to the bach.... [More]

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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

*Heart Stone Cottage*

 Had a lovely stay. The beds are really comfortable and my elderly parents had a good sleep. Plenty to see in Oamaru and handy to old centre. Very clean and the fire and heat pump kept us warm. Thanks 

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Escape 2 90 Mile Holiday Home

 Fantastic house and location, would recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the far north, cannot wait to return!! Thanks Again 

Grasshopper: Beauty and the Beach, Onetangi

 Great house and property owners 

Stunning views of Mill Bay

 Once again we were delighted with our stay at Palm Cottage. The accommodation is excellent in every way. It is attractive and comfortable with a beautiful view and in a lovely place. Very highly recommended. 

Cute and classy bach

 Excellent quiet location and handy to Wanaka 

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 Property - tidy, well kept, yet so homely! Location, so close to beach and lovey walks along the beach. Quick drive to Oamaru for necessities :)