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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

Herb's Place, St Arnaud

 Good place to stay. We enjoyed everything - the fire and puzzles and waking up to kaka call. We will definitely stay again. No washing machine - but i mustn't have picked that up when I booked it. 

Footprint Cottage, Ligar Bay

 This accommodation was excellent. We can't fault it - even when we were forced through illness to cancel and rebook. Very central to all the places of interest in Golden Bay. Thankyou Liz and Neil. 

Footprint Cottage, Ligar Bay

 Clean quiet comfortable. Easy walk to safe beach. Had a very pleasant stay. Would come back. Tom 

Detached one bedroom character cottage with garden

 A wonderful little cottage, private and perfect for two. An easy stroll to town, and close to the river bike/walking trails, dairy and pub on the corner. Many thoughtful touches and inclusions: fresh flowers, basic foods, wifi, even nail clippers. We will be back for our next town weekend! 

Stunning Panoramic Views and a Swimming Pool!

 We had a wonderful stay - lovely location with beautiful views. Loved that so many of the small things were provided - salt, pepper, coffee, tea, oil, milk, toys, books, DVD's etc... Overall great value for money and would be more than happy to stay here again. 

Nelson/Monaco Holiday Home

 The property was well presented and was equipped with everything to make the stay very comfortable and relaxing. The location was great and close to all the amenities e.g. walking track, restaurants and local shopping. The garden area in particular was lovely. Thank you.