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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]

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Rural retreat 5 mins from Havelock North village

 Location very peaceful, just perfect waking up to bird song. Cottage so pretty, everything as expected. 

Napiers large quiet family friendly holiday home

 Lovely house, very comfortable for the whole family. 

New to the holiday market

 Perfect for what we wanted, plenty of room, good shower and sunny deck. Hope we can book it again 

Enjoy the sound of the birds among the trees

 Awesome location and nice property. The house was extremely comfortable and was well equipped with extra bedding for the cooler nights. 

Need a night or two in Hawke's Bay?

 Easy to find, very clean and quiet, great shower, friendly people 

Classy cottage amongst the grapevines

 Spectacular location and beautiful outlook across the vines to rolling hills. Lovely little cottage, great facilities and the best hosts that anyone could hope for.