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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


 Tranquil surroundings with plenty of bird life. 

Cosy Bach

 Was a great place to stay and would recommend. If we need a place in Taupo again that is definitely our first pick. Many thanks to Annette for making the booking etc so easy :) 

Acacia Bay - private & secluded with lake views

 Such a beautiful place and amazing views, Everything you could want and more! 

Cosy Bach

 This holiday Bach was great cosy warm quite and had everything you would need. We loved staying there and will go back for a 3rd time soon. Thanks 

Acacia Bay - close to town - great for families

 We enjoyed the quiet location in Acacia Bay, yet it was not too far to drive into Taupo. The house was spacious and comfortable and the owners were responsive to email queries and welcoming. 

The Bay Views on Isobel

 Awesome location. easy to manoeuvre a boat around in back yard and park off the street. nice views of the lake and comfortable stay.