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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

Kakanui Escape - The Cockies Quarters.

 A beautiful home and location - the photos don't do the place justice! Was a great place to getaway to and have an amazing family holiday with lots of indoor and outdoor activities at hand. We will definitely be looking to come back again. 

Kakanui Escape - The Cockies Quarters.

 All of it. See description above. 

Kakanui Escape - The Cockies Quarters.

 The house was roomy, good for the grandchildren to play, plenty of good size bedrooms and bathrooms. Kakanui is a great little hideaway by the coast and just off the main road, easy to find . 

Kakanui Escape - The Cockies Quarters.

 The house was very comfortable and well equipped. A great base for exploring the region - at the beach, but only 10 minutes from town. 

Kakanui Escape - The Cockies Quarters.

 This is a lovely warm house with plenty of room and a gorgeous view. We loved our stay here and the kids loved being close to the beach and the wee playground around the corner. Would recommend staying here! 

Kakanui Escape - The Cockies Quarters.

 Great place for our family weekend. Plenty of space, plenty of games, plenty of everything