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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

Ocean View Cottage - Beachfront - Fabulous Views

 Beautiful place. Digging holes in sand a problem due to so many people. Otherwise idyllic 

Boutique apartments with sea views (Bure 1 - Wera)

 Wow!! A fantastic location . Did not want to leave. Would definitely like to return. Thank you!! 

Hot Water Beach House with Views

 wonderful, perfect, a breath of fresh air 

Hot Water Beach Bach

 Straight opposite the beach - fantastic to wake up to the sound of the waves and uninterrupted view. 

Ocean View Cottage - Beachfront - Fabulous Views

 Very modern and clean bach. Excellent location on the beach front, would definitely stay there again. 

Hot Water Beach: 'Taumata' Holiday Home

 Fab location everything we needed as a family is provided the play room and swing were an added bonus really enjoyed our stay