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  1. Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!
    Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!

    Get your tastebuds ready for a tasty Easter! We have three Kapiti Cheese Hampers to take with you to the bach.... [More]

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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

Cosy little secret very close to Havelock North

 Fantastic location central to everything. Property is exactly as described, its no 5 star resort but has all the comforts of home and was perfect for our holiday. Being pet friendly was just awesome, and the owners are incredibly helpful. Would happily book again. 

School House - Riverside luxury

 We absolutely loved The School House! Perfect place to get away to and relax in the before our Wedding and enough space for all the girls to get ready. If you want to get away from it all, stay here..you won't be disappointed. Makes me want to move and live in the Hawkes Bay countryside. Thank you for creating such a charming place to stay and for being such lovely hosts. We will be back! 

School House - Riverside luxury

 This is just the bomb... stunning views, totally comfort and style, great books, dvds and music. The owners will give you the heads up on how to get to the river and all the lovely things.. they even provided bacon and free range eggs.. This is a definite yes to stay here 

New Modern Self Contained Accommodation

 Booked in for the weekend and arrived late on Friday night cold and tired to find the host had turned the heaters on and left the lights on to welcome us in. Wonderful stay and will definitely book again. Photos don't do it justice a truely lovely apartment with quiet off street location. Thanks Jenny. 

Off The Track Wattle Tree Cottage

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School House - Riverside luxury

 Very private and beautiful outlook. Spacious rooms and living area. Our girls slept very well, baby loved the wooden cot. Very enjoyed the experience. Loved the fresh free range eggs and bacon for breakfast. Highly recommended.