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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

Little Akaloa - Family Holiday Home

 Lovely location, clean comfortable, enjoyed the bird life and being able to bring our dog. Perfect for two families. 

Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 the cottage was cute, cosy ,tidy and affordable 

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage

 Not front row but nicely sheltered and easy walking distance(lane next door) to all beach attractions. Ideal for dog as securely fenced. Very confortable. 

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Quiet, relaxing, modern home away from home

 Well situated and easily accessed from main arterial routes. Comfortable, without being luxurious 

5 Amuri Avenue - Hanmer Holiday Homes

 It is pet-friendly. 

Ilam Cottage suitable for short or long term stays

 Sue is a wonderful person and the perfect host. We had such a great stay and experienced Kiwi hospitality at its best. The place was very clean and spacious and in a very nice & quiet neighborhood. There is a New World supermarket with a very good selection in walking distance (5 min.) We found it very convenient that it wasn't too far to drive from Hwy 1 but also close enough to the city. We would love to be back any time!!!