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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

Self-contained cottage close to beach and river

 loved the batch and kakanui will b back at somestage regards dion and sarah 

  • danielcarter
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Central Oamaru, great views of the town & sea

 The house was fantastic! Warm, very comfortable a fully equipped home. We slept really well! Will be back and will recommend to others. 

Spacious, comfortable holiday home by the lakes.

 Great location in Otematata, well set out and very clean and warm. Everything that we needed was there and well fenced for our little dog. Highly recommend. 

  • LindaCu4
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The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 Handy to beach, lots to do and see in the area and a very comfortable and tidy bach. 

Sunny, private setting in Quiet location

 If you are travelling by car this place is very convenient and comfortable 

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

 Loved the decor and the view. Beds were very comfy, it was snug and sweet and so nice to have somewhere you can go with your dogs