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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

Cute lockwood with stunning lake views

 Amazing views , amazing place and nice little fireplace to keep inside cosy. Will defiantly return 

The Rusty Snapper - Waihi Beach Holiday Home

 Large accommodating property very close to the beach and a great cafe, also pet friendly. Would definitely rent again, only downside squeky floor up stairs in master bedroomonsuite. 

Pio Shores - Bowentown Holiday Home

 Very close to the beach. Large house and a nice lawn area out the back also. 

Stunning character bach with modern day features

 Close to beach, great for our stay after a wedding. 

Tui Cottage - Lake Rotoiti

 Location peaceful, cottage clean with a at home feeling. Deck terrific with a view of the lake. Not on the main road which was a plus and we had plenty of room for 8 Adults and 2 boats. Just a couple of concerns you may not be aware of. The light fitting above the kitchen sink flickers suggesting it may need some attention. Hot water cylinder switch has the cover missing on the on/off switch. We did find 1 broken glass in the cupboard. 

Pio Shores - Bowentown Holiday Home

 Great for families. Secure garden. Playground and beach short walking distance. Waihi Beach shops close to buy your groceries and have a coffee. Boat ramp close. A wonderful spot to have a family holiday.