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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

Whitebait Cottage  -  Beach Cottage

 Great cabin. Well set up and lovely and clean. Highly recommend as place for a great relasing holiday. Dogs loved it also. Beautiful setting. Loved the stone mats they make. 

Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

 A quirky little bach with lots of details to admire! 

Quiet Cozy Country Spot

 Perfect! The best "bach" and lovely hosts. 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 The location cannot be faulted - loved having this spot all to ourselves. Just enjoyed watching the sea, birds and spotting a dolphin or two! The bach is very cosy and could happily settle in for a good while! It is the quintessential kiwi bach with a few extra mod cons like wi-fi which was great to have. We will be back! 

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 great batch beautiful views which we could have stayed longer 

Modern self contained two bedroom cottage