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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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    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]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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    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

Pohutukawa Cottage-'HUTU', original kiwi bach

 Very handy, close to where we wanted to be, my family loved it 

The Old School Masters House

 The villa is full of character and charm. It has plenty of space and has a superb modern kitchen. It is at the edge of the kawhia township,in a semirural location , surrounded by fruit trees. It is very reasonably priced. We had a great time there and are happy to recommend it as a quiet 'getaway'. The owner was great to deal with. 

Amazing waterviews, set amongst the kowhai trees

 What an awesome holiday home. Fantastic views. Everything you need for a great holiday is there. Will definitely book again. 

Kawhia by the Sea, Overlooking Kawhia Harbour

 We had an absolutely lovely weekend in the bach. Beautiful, cute lock-wood cottage...with everything we needed. Perfect location and amazing views! Owners were great to deal with. Handy key pick up and good instructions for finding the place and parking. 

Absolute harbourside beach frontage, good views.

 The bach was very comfortable with great facilities. The location was lovely, directly opposite the sea. The property had lovely views and is only a short walk to the town. 

Step back in time on the Waikato West coast.

 Bach was so lovely and tidy, had everything we needed and was handy to everything. Awesome place cant wait to go again.