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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

Beachside Escape 2 hrs from Auckland

 Loved the proximity to the water, loved the sea views and to be able to take the dog. 

Un-interrupted harbour views beach house

 This bach played a big part in making our stay on the Kaipara Harbour special. The peace & quiet, the views, the places to explore were all fabulous. The photos cannot do the view justice - it was amazing and we spent our evenings sitting outdoors enjoying the night skies after the lovely sunsets. The Italian bakery in Kaiwaka is definitely worth a visit too. 

Private Headland, Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Kaipara

 The bach itself was great, had a cosy feel, we especially loved the pizza oven! Large surrounding paddock and situated on a private headland - great place for a getaway from city life. A short drive to the private beach was heaven. Pack a picnic and stay there all day. The owners welcomed us to go throughout the property and the views were amazing. Many a night we took a picnic and watched the sunset. Great TV back at the beach to unwind in front of. Definitely recommend to friends and family. 

Quiet and tranquil, overlooking the sea

 nice very quit location. good place to relax, just 22 km to Kauri museum 

New Lockwood Holiday Home

 Lovely house, great views. Would love to come back and see if we can catch a fish next time. 

Harbour Views and Sunsets

 We were very happy all round with this property, love the place had everything we needed we hope to come back some time, lovely views awesome deck with comfy sofa just an awesome place to stay thank you for sharing this beauty with us !!aaaaa