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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

    "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]

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    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. 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]

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Fantastic sea-front Bach

 This lovely little bach is a real retreat in Puponga. Well away from the hussle and bussle but on the main road just footsteps from the beach. The bach is extremely comfortable to sleep in with his high quality furniture, whiteware and fittings. Some very thoughtful touches have been added to make it feel just like home. This is the second time we've stayed & i'm sure we'll be back again! Thank you Fred & Sarah for another lovely holiday away from home. 

Beach End Hideaway Cottage

 A delightful ,simple ,private bach with stunning , ever changing sea and tidal flats outlook. A gorgeous area to explore.. Wharariki beach with seals, some great potters, a lovely basket weaver, the Aorere for fishing.... The highlight was the oystercatchers and godwits on the beach in front of the bach. 

Inhouse unit overlooking Tasman Bay

 Thanks so much Ray and Gwen for such a wonderful holiday! We had a great time staying with you, thanks for the beautiful fresh vege's - Olivia was so excited to be able to help. 

Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

 Our hosts provided great info about local things to do. Loved our week-long stay at Rotoiti Cottage. The cottage had all the facilities we needed and a fantastic location close to the lake. Recommend kayaking & fishing on the lake, gold panning at Louis Creek and Lyell Creek, plus water taxi to the lake head and walk back (3 hours or so). Hamish is your man at the lake front by the campsite for water activities on the lake. 

Funky cottage located on 60 acre Farm

 Location. Easy. 

Blackmore Historic Cottage

 Lovely old worldly cottage which was perfect for our needs.