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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

Rose cottage close to Picton

 Very homely and comfy cottage, enhanced by home made cake on arrival. Well equipped. Good location to walk into Picton or for exploring area. 

Luxury bach with sea views, peace and seclusion

 A simply stunning location, only improved upon by the excellence of the house. If you crave some peace and quiet you won't do better than this property. Pour a glass of wine, put a log on the fire and soak in the glorious Sounds vista. Already planning a return journey! 

Luxury bach with sea views, peace and seclusion

 Michael said in my very first conversation with him that the property would exceed our expectations. He wasn't wrong! No pictures can do it justice. We loved sitting on the deck at night in front of the fire toasting marshmallows and stargazing. We took advantage of having a bath with the doors open and stunning views. The outside shower was also a treat. The property was very well equipped with a variety of comfortable seating to enjoy the 360 degree views from. The beds were beyond comfortable 

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Stunning view, peaceful location

 As above 

301 Oxley's Rock Apartments, Picton waterfront

 Spacious apartment, very well appointed and extremely well located. 

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.