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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

Rotoiti Retreat - Lake Rotoiti Holiday Home

 I'm conservative with evaluations. We enjoyed our brief stay. The property is basic, very clean and comfortable, private and in an idyllic lake side location about 25 mins from Rotorua. 

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Lake Tarawera Retreat - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

 We picked this place because of the location to a wedding we attended. Great views and plenty of room absolutely ideal for us. 

  • CatherineAn2
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Sand Castles - Mount Maunganui Holiday Home

 The property was clean and tidy when we arrived. Fully stocked kitchen with everything you need, bbq to use, clean shower, bath etc. We only had access to the lower part of the building so cant comment on how the second floor is. 

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Wharerimu - Lake Rotoehu Bach

 Lovely place to stay, so peaceful at night! 

  • Folko Boermans
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Lake House and Studio - Lake Rotoiti Holiday House

 Great location and a perfect place to chill out. 

  • RachLizO
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Sand Castles - Mount Maunganui Holiday Home

 The house and location are amazing and it is a great place to stay. However, there needs to be a lot more crockery and cutlery - we invited friends for a BBQ but had to ask them to bring their own plates, knives and forks which was awkward. Also had to run the dishwasher all the time due to the lack of crockery and cutlery.