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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland
    Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 The setting is a stunner - watch an orange moon rise from the ocean from the front deck. Back deck is ideal for evening barbecues. Handy to the city and attractions of the Bay. Comfortable beds with nice linen and plenty of rooms to spread out extended families. Heaps of cutlery and crockery. Upstairs bedroom a little noisy (traffic nearby) but earplugs and/or closing most windows solve this minor irritation. Great to have a basic pantry items there to use for the short term. Fab hosts! 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 Presented immaculately. Central to Napier and Hastings yet on the beach. Stephanie friendly, accommodating and very professional. 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 Great spot, clean and tidy and suited our group really well. Thanks for everything. 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 House was very cosy and owner was thoughtful of little details. We had everything we needed. Equipment was well appointed and even a hairdryer was provided which is surprisingly missing in other houses. Really came in handy due to the unusual wet and cold weather. Road leading to house is peaceful, quiet and safe as it only serves the row of houses. Would recommend to friends. P/s the pinot gris was good :). 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 Great location, beautiful views and well appointed property. Didn't realise that two of the bedrooms were off other bedrooms but this was fine for our needs. The main road running along the back of the property is very noisy which is really the only downside. 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 Great place, lots of space, awesome location. Lovely complimentary bottle of wine. Highly recommended.