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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

Mountain Cottage Retreat - great views of Rotorua

 Close to the city Centre, view is amazing. 

Waikuta Lakeside Lodge - 4 Star Boutique Comfort

 Quiet 5 start retreat fit with comforts of home (fully furnished, kitchen, bbq) also the wonderful deck with spa overlooking the lake. Everyone enjoyed using the kayaks. The batch is far enough from town not to get the thermal smell however close enough to get into town also.We would definitely come back and stay again and would also recommend the batch to others. Our friends from California absolutely loved the batch and set the tone for their tour of NZ. 

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Quiet family bach close to beach

 The location was very handy to the beach, the bach was roomy with lots of space in the bedrooms, and a lovely big lounge 

Rotorua Farmstay Tuck Inn

 Family friendly, well set up accommodation. Incredible views from the property, absolutely gorgeous spot. 

Lakeside Holiday Home with Superior Comfort

 This is a lovely property in a magical location. The kids loved kayaking out to the little island and roaming around the beach jetty area. It was fantastic to be able to leave our boat in the water. Very comfortable property although we did find the sleepout/garage a little basic and the water pump next door was fairly noisy. In all though we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you. 

Lakeside Home in Rotorua

 Location perfect. Kids loved kayaks, lake,Swans & ducks. House was beautifully cleaned with the added touches of washing powder, pantry items, coffees etc & free WIFI. The only reason we scored a 3 is, it's showing it's age & really needs a spruce up. Carpet thread bare, doors & lights needing attention. This lovely home is tired & needs a coat of paint...just all minor things that really didn't affect our stay but should be mentioned in case the owner wants to address them.