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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. 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

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 Handy to beach, lots to do and see in the area and a very comfortable and tidy bach. 

Self-contained cottage close to beach and river

 top spot and realy good people, a must do !!! 

KAKANUI luxury retreat, stunning beach views

 The property was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. We loved the location with such a wonderful view of the bay. Excellent! 

Modern Kakanui Beach House

 Property has great living space, fab views and great spot to relax with walking, swimming, rock pooling, a great family spot. 

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to possibly booking it again for a slightly longer period. The location is fine, a beautiful seaside resort, and protected from the wind which was strong enough to drive me off the headland when attempting a sketch, resulting in a head cold! The nearby seafood restaurant can be recommended, as can the surfing beach we have heard. 

Restful Sea and River Views.

 The views from the house towards the river and beach are simply stunning. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Can't wait to go back and would highly recommend this place.