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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

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. 

Beach Front Family Bach with an excellent view

 Such a beautiful spot, bach has everything you need and you couldn't get a better location, we hope to be back! 

Absolute harbourside beach frontage, good views.

 Location was peaceful including a beautiful harbour view at the doorstep. Accommodation was perfect for our stay. 

Amazing waterviews, set amongst the kowhai trees

 A nice quiet bach away from it all with stunning views!! 

Kawhia by the Sea, Overlooking Kawhia Harbour

 We loved the location and with an amazing view , a great place to chill. Very relaxing. 

Kawhia by the Sea, Overlooking Kawhia Harbour

 great relaxing time we had at this bach , views awesome , bach really clean and tidy and everything we needed , only regret we should of stayed longer !!!!!