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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
    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

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Stunning panoramic city and sea views

 Private spacious area overlooking Napier with beautiful views. 

Lomani Wai Nature Reserve Matuku Apt, near Napier

 Very peaceful location close to town 

Gorgeous cottage, rural setting

 Lovely, cute cottage in super surroundings, a vista from the front veranda of the huge front lawn, trees and gardens that surrounded it. The cottage has been decorated with care and thought related to its use by visitors. Open plan lounge, diner and half kitchen, with separate bedroom, bathroom off the living area. Fittings and fixtures in keeping and a lovely comfortable bed. We would definitely consider using this Cottage again. 

Rural retreat 5 mins from Havelock North village

 We had a lovely few days in this gorgeous cottage and the out look over the garden is delightful. The cottage was beautifully presented, the bed linen was lovely, the cottage was clean and thanks for the yummy treats in the fridge. The owners were close by if we needed anything (in a seperate home across the drive) but gave us privacy and left us to our own devices. On this occasion we did not use the pool, but definitely will next time. 

Spacious Pohutukawa Villa

 Lots of safe outdoor space for the kids and really close to both beach and lagoon. 

Gorgeous cottage, rural setting

 Love the location, close to the golf course and about 15mins from anywhere in the Hawkes Bay. Love the country style!