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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

Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 Great budget place to stay in Hanmer. Alex set the place up just as we needed for our salmon fishing trip. It is exactly as it is sold and would recommend it to all. In fact i may be there again soon :) Thanks Alex.... 

Chichley Lodge - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway !!

 We fell in love with this place and can not wait to go back ! The View, the birdsong the character of the bach , everything we wanted and more, we loved the fact our dog Max could come along as well, we read all instructions and came prepared for our weekend we are so glad we have found this little slice of paradise for a regular getaway from the busy city life. 

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Yurt / Ger - Wacky Stays - FREE entry to Farm Park

 Liked: the yurt idea, animal feeding and access to the zoo, bathroom facilities, friendliness of the owner. Location is a couple of miles from town, but thats no problem with a car....it was quite apart from the donkeys and the cockerel (and we were very pleased to hear them :-)) 

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Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 The property was as described and is very convenient for Hanmer Springs. Also fair price, comfortable bed, clean and self contained. 

Chichley Lodge - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway !!

 We absolutely loved our stay at Chichley Lodge. It was the perfect getaway. So peaceful, with the most amazing views! We look forward to returning sometime soon. 

Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 Great location at great price.