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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Absolute Waterfront Luxury

 Very well appointed beach home. Ideal for family entertaining with wonderful views from the deck and a covered bbq area. 

Val and Herb's Flat at Waitangi, Bay of Islands

 A lovely large ground floor flat with everything you need for a relaxing stay .Beautiful gardens. Great hosts, very friendly and we would stay once again in we return to NZ 

Idyllic beach front accommodation

 Superb location right by the waters edge. Beautiful listed building that is very cosy. Caretaker on site is very accommodating and friendly. This is our second visit. We will be back again 

Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

 Fabulous position, the character property was just perfect. Sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine was lovely. The kayaks were an added bonus too 

Allure Lodge Apartment

 Thanks for an amazingly comfortable stay! Your apartment had everything we needed and more, and was so close to beaches, shops and scenic walks! Would definitely stay here again :) 

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Sunny Spacious Seaview Stunner

 Fantastic property. All the comforts of home with an exceptional view. Would definitely stay again if we head back to the Bay of Islands.