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    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]

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    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

The Black Blonde Bach

 Fantastic bach, beautiful with everything we needed for our trip. Fabulous location with great views. 

Piece of Paradise in Oamaru Bay, Coromandel

 We had a great time at the property, our girls loved the kayak and being over the road from the beach. Loved our time 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Very tranquil and relaxing location hidden in the trees but still a very quick and easy walk in to town. The studio was set up beautifully and the bed incredibly comfortable. We had a very enjoyable, restoring weekend. 

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 

~ Koru Cottage ~ Romantic Riverside Hideaway

 Just off the main road to the Coromandel township, so only a short drive for supplies, very private amazing place. We spent most of our time in the spa that had such a picturesque view and so relaxing with the sound of the native birds and rambling creek just a few feet away and lounging on the hammocks, the house is very inviting and all the comforts you would want. And at night with the outside lighting - beautful 

pretty magical cottage

 We had the most wonderful time at the cottage. Thank you for all the lovely personal touches with the flowers and essentials. The cottage has such a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere and we love the character of the house. Such a great quiet retreat, a real treasure!