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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

Number 10 w SPA, kayaks, bikes ...

 Absolutely amazing! Everything you will need and the location was amazing. Location was beautiful and great for the Tongariro crossing. Although no shop in walking distance so ensure you arrive with Milk!!! New World is only a 10 minute drive away. The master suite bed was possibly the comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Mary was incredible efficient and proactive. I will definitely be staying again 

Number 10 w SPA, kayaks, bikes ...

 AMAZING location! a minute away from the lake/ boat ramp. Great toys, for the whole family and everything you might need for a perfect and relaxed getaway. 100% recommended! 

Number 10 w SPA, kayaks, bikes ...

 Yet again this was another very relaxing get away from the rat race of city life. Only this time we had better weather and were able to make use of the bikes and the kayaks. What a fantastic paddle up the river to the cafe. The spa was a real treat after doing the hike over the Tongariro Crossing. As for the decor of the home..... What a fantastic job you have done! a very nice place to relax and or catch up with friends and family. We will be back for sure! 

Number 10 w SPA, kayaks, bikes ...

 A nice place. We especially enjoyed the yse of the toy shed for the kids and adults alike. 

The Toy Bach - Absolute Lake frontage

 It was good to have semi separate areas for our group and the location on the lake is lovely. 'The Toys' is ideal for two families: a true upstairs, downstairs arrangement with separate living and bathroom areas and plenty of parking. 

Number 10 w SPA, kayaks, bikes ...

 The location was beautiful. Very handy to the lake, tennis courts and surrounding areas ( Tokaanu hot pools). The property was set out so lovely and clean. The owners have thought of everything for their guests, and the toy shed was amazing. So much for young and old to do. We certainly hope to go back again.