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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

Quiet private Cooks Beach property

 Lovely stay, nice tidy house and very cosy with the fireplace. 

Stunning house with sea views

 Great bach with plenty of room! Awesome deck overlooking the water as welL! Ideal location nice and close to the beach and also Shakespeare Cliff! 

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Cooks Beach Escape, Cooks Beach

 Fantastic location central to all towns, fantastic place has everything you need highly recommend to anybody 

  • KarenPe8
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Location location!! Beautiful Cooks Beach ....

 Lovely location, walking distance to beach, restaurant/cafe and ferry. Includes everything you need for great holiday with boats and bikes. Bach full of kitchen equipment and essentials, very welcome. We had a great time here and would definitely recommend 

Amazing Views Beach Front access across road

 Bach is cozy and has everything one needs with comfy beds (only downsides: old TV and no Sky). My family enjoyed their stay and particularly loved the location which was a 2 minute walk to our wedding ceremony site on the beach. Beautiful views and very affordable. Would definitely recommend this bach! 

Fantastic Beach Front Bach

 Great bach, good for kids and pets, big fully-fenced section. Beach right across the road.