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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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    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]

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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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  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

Modern Family Bach - Short Walk To Beach

 Property was a dream place to stay in. Lovely and clean. Obviously a well loved house. Owners left heaps of material for us to read about local events/activities & kitchen well stocked with utensils, dishes etc. Place easy to get to & very clear instructions sent to us for locating the house, key etc. No views, but that was OK as we were out most of the time. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - cosy lounge- we had everything we needed. 

Stunning views across the country and out to Ocean

 We stayed at this house with family friends for 8 days. The view is amazing, the pictures just don't do it justice. The place isn't perfect but close to it. Just a few things not finished like painting. Nothing that impacted on the use of the house. Amazing kitchen, 2fridges and plenty of room for a few people to cook at once. No tv which we loved...the kids used the hill with the supplied boogies board as a slide. Loved the Adhoc things that we left in the home for us to enjoy, eg binoculars 

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Beach retreat. Waterfront location - Alamar Cres.

 Great location and facilities. 

Kiwi Bach with Panoramic Sea and Harbour View

 Spectacular view from the expansive deck with lots of space inside. Overall a nice cozy bach with a 70s vibe, I had a great time 

Mangawhai Heads Family Holiday Home & Sleepout

 It was large enough to accommodate 11 of us but there were separate areas to get away to. Everything was clean and tidy. The location was good - close to estuary and 5 mins drive to Mangawhai Heads. A very enjoyable place to stay. 

Cute 2 Bedroom Bach, Great Location, Ideal Getaway

 The bach itself was beautiful - spacious and cosy at the same time - it was a great place to get away to and relax in. Great location too - very close to the estuary and town centre. Home time came too soon.