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    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

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    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

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    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Orani - perfect for a budget conscious family!

 We had an excellent stay at Orani, the house was just as was described and suited our holiday needs perfectly. It was very spacious and had an excellent deck that we spent lots of time on. The house location was perfect for us, so close to excellent snorkeling spots and just a short scooter ride to anything we needed. The brewery just up the road had some tasty beer as well! Thanks for the awesome holiday and we hope to make it back one day!! 

Vaka Beach Cottage-great snorkeling & kayaking

 Great location with a good snorkelling beach out front. A bonus that kayaks and snorkelling gear were included. It was a nice and private place, and well-maintained. 

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20 metres from a stunning beach

 We love Lyas Holiday Home, it was very clean and in a great location. Just a 20 metre walk to the beach and across the road from snorkel, paddle board and kayak hire. It isn't right in town so you get away from all the bustle but it is only a 15 minute drive. When we arrived we were delighted to find fresh fruit, milk, bottled water and juice left for us. The overall standard of the house is very clean and had everything we needed for a great holiday. 

Sam & Tere's Holiday Home

 Our family of 9 (including 2 kids aged 10 and 13) just returned from a 13 day stay at Sam_n_Teres. We utilized all 4 good sized bedrooms. The house is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was so well equipped, it made it easy (especially with the large BBQ grill) to cook a family dinner for 10 of the 13 nights. The large living room gave us lots of space to play family games. We used the washer and dryer almost every day. Most notable was the kindness of Vaine and husband Sifa- the best! 

Vaka Beach Cottage-great snorkeling & kayaking

 Great tidy & neat little cottage. Decent size with adequate kitchen to cook meals if required. Free use of snorkel gear and kayaks makes for a fun stay. Situated on what I consider the best beach in Raro, with fantastic snorkelling and lovely golden sand beach only metres away. Peter and Jolene are fantastic and looked after us very well and kept regular contact to ensure we were all OK. Will definitely be coming back! 

  • MattO561
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Yala Villa - economic family home

 Great place for family with kids, spacious and fully loved the mosiquto screening! Awesome home especially if you're on a budget, exceeded expectationsm would definitely use again.