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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland

    "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]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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  1. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Kereru Cottage - great family getaway

 We all liked the location - very peaceful and private, and close to the village - lovely coffee shop. The island is a dream for hikers and swimming. Thank you 

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Fantasy Island - seaview cottage

 It was everything that the photo's on the website showed. It was gorgeously appointed and perfect for accessing local food stores, restaurants and beaches. There was privacy as well as lots to do. The dolphins in the bay were a bonus! We loved it. Thank you :) 

Beautiful split level holiday house

 I recommend this house. Beautiful views and good location. Comfy beds. Great spot. Erica was great to deal with. 

Nestled in bush overlooking the bay...............

 All the unexpected added extras like large milk, plunger coffee, box of biscuits, perfume, sun block, insect repellent etc created such a wonderful welcome and enjoyable stay at Pigeons Lodge. The unit was situated perfectly to enjoy the gorgeous bird life, view of the harbour and a feeling of complete relaxation. An, the manager was a delight to deal with and the unit was clean and had everything needed to provide a stress free and easy holiday. Great bush walks to snorkelling spots too. 

Beach front property

 Pah Beach bungalow is a fantastic, well equipped home from home with all mod cons making a family holiday with both teens and a toddler a relaxed experience. The flat fenced lawn is perfect for playing games with young children and also playing pétanque with the older ones. The views out to sea are superb at all times of day and the convenience of the cafe, store and pub across the road are a bonus. This has to be our favourite spot in NZ, so much so we are rebooking for next year! 

Yardmaster House, large 3 bedroom home, sleeps 8.

 Second time staying at the Yardmaster - can't beat it for peace and privacy, and spectacular views (sunsets are amazing and the night sky full of stars is impressive too). Lovely to have linen provided, plus enough home comforts without losing the "bach" holiday feeling. There's nowhere quite like Gt Barrier :)