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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. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

 Quiet location, friendly feel, a different experience. Cute beach. Comfortable beds and well appointed throughout. 

stunning absolute waterfront orua bay beach house

 The location is just lovely, a nice quiet friendly location right on the water. Its rather odd not being able to drive in or out at high tide but there is a walking track. The good aspect of this is there is no excuse not to relax and enjoy the view. 

stunning absolute waterfront orua bay beach house

 This is an amazing property with views forever over the Manukau. Throw open the bifold doors and wow! Even cooking in the kitchen is a joy with the view that you get from it. The beach is great, swimming and fishing literally just off the front lawn. The bach is well equipped and you really don't want to leave it to go and see anything else. We would definitely like to go back, but would go for longer the next time. Orua Bay is a gem! 

stunning absolute waterfront orua bay beach house

 Fantastic place and a lovely adventure getting there and walking the beach. A really comfortable house with plenty of space. Great outdoor dining area. The rope swing in the pohutukawa tree that swings you out over the sand or water was in constant use by our children. We didn't fish but the lovely neighbours were catching plenty. We loved the changing moods of the harbour and enjoyed the beach community - everyone is happy to chat a while as you walk past the baches. Good kayaking. What a find! 

Quiet waterfront kiwi bach

 Fantastic location, right on the beach, great for dining watching the sunset. Good for kids, we put all the toys and necessities under the tree for shade and they played all day. Quiet at the end of the road and 2 play grounds either end of the beach. Plenty of room inside for the 4 of us, it is an older bach but has everything you need. The only thing we wished we'd taken was the portable bbq. Would definitely hire again. 

 The property is in a great location just a short walk to the beach. It was presented immaculately and we would definitely stay agan.