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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

Stunning peaceful view with heaps of room.

 Lovely views, convenient location. House has everything that you need, very tidy. Our son had a fantastic time watching the cows too. Highly recommended for families. 

Orchard Seaview Bach

 Quiet standalone cottage with views over farmland to the ocean about 1km away. The ocean was close enough that you could hear the dull roar of the surf at night. The cottage was very bright, due to the large number of well-placed windows. The bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was well-equipped. Although we didn't use it, the wash machine was a nice bonus. 

Holiday Bach Holdens Bay

 My second stay at this Bach, the property is ideal for dogs! Great big yard at the back, fully fenced! The place has all the things you need for a great stay, with your four legged friends! Great access to dog exercise areas, both off and on- leash. 

Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

 Shearers Retreat was cosy comfortable and so peaceful, no traffic noises and handy to Rotorua. 

Rest & Relax @ Lake Okareka - stylish + modern

 The Bach is just a few minutes walk from the beautiful lake Okareka. The property itself is luxurious and we felt very fortunate to stay for a couple of days. Stuart and his family were welcoming, even Izzy the family pet dog. I would recommend this Bach very highly. 

Orchard Seaview Bach

 close to the beach, lovely views from the deck, safe for the children.