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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

Peaceful Comfy Farm Cottage Handy Town/Action

 The cottage are very well equipped. It's a good thing to be outside the town (just 12 minutes) because it's so quiet and peaceful. The manager and the owner are so nice and I want to thank you for your hospitality. Very good tips and advises. The best value for money ! Hight recommended ! 

BLACK HOUSE ON THE POINT: NZ's best Holiday House

 We had 2 families with 4 young kids each and they never ran out of things to do. Plenty of room for them to disappear from us adults but still be in a very safe environment. The location and scenery is beautiful and the house was big so we could spread out and presented to the highest standard. Our overseas guests were taken back with everything this place had to offer and it made us proud to be kiwis and showcasing our country. Thanks again for allowing us to stay at your property. 

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. 

Eagle Retreat luxury accommodation

 everything really enjoyed our stay thanks 

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Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

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

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.