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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]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    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

Aniwaniwa Yurt Stay; retreat in nature

 A wonderfully quiet location, close to nature. The yurt was great for our large family. A step up from tenting in that we did not have to set up and dismantle a tent, and there was definitely more room in the yurt :). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! 

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AoMarama Retreat,16acre of beautiful tranquillity

 One of the highlights of our trip to NZ, our time at this peaceful property gave us fantastic views from our room, kitchen, and toilets! It is perfectly situated for walks down to the nearly empty beach and into town for anything you might need. Rosie and James are a terrific couple and what they have done with their retreat is quite inspired. Highly recommended! Warm thanks for a great stay. 

sunny warm stunning views just all round good

 Views were amazing from inside and out, large space, very well equiped, great kitchen. Location - right on the bike track into Nelson. 

AoMarama Retreat,16acre of beautiful tranquillity

 Very quick response to our initial email which was great as we had limited time to organise accom. Gorgeous property with great facilities that sit on the perfect line between luxury and roughing it. Loved having a glass of local white wine with pipis and cockles collected from the beach below the property, and enjoying reading on the 'sundowner deck'. Thanks! 

sunny warm stunning views just all round good

 Fantastic location, close proximity to local attractions and beaches. Well laid out, roomy and comfortable accomodation. Owner was helpful and excellent to deal with. 

AoMarama Retreat,16acre of beautiful tranquillity

 My partner and I had a wonderful time at Ao Marama and would love to go back, we were very sad to leave!