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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

Beachfront pearl, Elegant  Holiday Home

 Ideal location Well appointed and nicely kept Ideal spot for a vacation in Napier 

'Stunning Ocean Views'  Beach front cosy cottage

 Thank you for a great stay in Napier. we loved your cottage and felt very much at home there. 

Spacious Pohutukawa Villa

 Lovely place to stay for a few days. Loved the big garden and how close it is to the beach. Comfy beds too! 

Beautiful Art Deco house by the sea

 Handy to town and the harbour Cute decor 

Spacious Pohutukawa Villa

 This was the second time we have stayed here. It is an ideal Hawkes Bay base for us, the house is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. Very close to the beach and river for walks and cycling and a short drive to Hastings or Napier. 

Iconic Kiwi Beach Front Bach

 Great bach, nice combination of rustic and modern. Thanks immensely for accommodating us on such short notice (day-of!). Nice location across the street from the beach and near the orchard store for some fresh fruit! Thanks again!