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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]

  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]

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    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

Peaceful Setting,easy steps down to the beach

 An incredibly unique, beautiful & secluded spot! We got a bit puffed on the stairs to the beach but by the end of our stay we were that much fitter:) 

Luxury Accommodation for 2

 Terrific place. Beyond the idyllic location, the accommodation was beautifully kept and adorned with nice "homey" touches like ground coffee, hot chocolate, and dry wood and paper for the wood stove. Irma and Kees are sweet people: there to help but as far from intrusive as one can be. 


 We absolutely loved this bach. The house is stunning and very well equipped with lots of extra's. The view is to die for, the garden gorgeous and there was plenty of room for the nine of us. Big bonus was that we could bring our dog, who had a great time as well! We would love to come back to this slice of heaven! 

Secluded beach front property with drive on access

 Excellent place, would love to return! close to the beach - great fun and plenty of fish! the separate kitchen and dining area made it a little hard with a new born (sleeping lots) however a monitor is all that needed. cant wait to rent again. 

Secluded beach front property with drive on access

 Nice sheltered bay, lovely to have use of the kayaks, well organised with good range of amenities. I didn't mind that the full kitchen or the dining area was not in the unit but it might be worth noting for those with dodgy joints that you're walking up and down garden steps to get to these. Bird chatter and great views from dining room makes it worthwhile. 

"Our Lovelea Place" - Sandy Bay

 Excellent access (driving) to two parts of the Queen Charlotte Track. Spacious, well equipped home with great views. Quiet, peaceful, great spa!