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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]

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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 Beach Quarters overlooking Tryphena Harbour

 Nice bach with a good sized kitchen and living area and plenty of beds. Great view of the sea. Thanks for having us :) 

XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for 2

 We had a fantastic stay here, wonderfully relaxing and the most amazing views. Would highly recommend the experience to anyone. 

XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for 2

 Fabulous monster sea views from a clifftop gorgeous apartment .Access road is well maintained but 4WD vehicle recommended . 

Fantasy Island - seaview cottage

 A pretty view from up on the hillside , quiet and peaceful but still an easy walk to the store and pub. 

Expansive architecturally designed home

 Many thanks for our wonderful break Great Barrier Island is stunning and the house with it's awesome views is incredible. Spacious and clean with good linen -. Thanks for the preserves and the use of the garden Just added to it 

Private, quiet, modern holiday home

 Awesome little retreat. Had a great weekend spearfishing, was lovely to come back each night and eat our catch on the deck.