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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

Sea Views Holiday House

 Very well equipped house with lots of room and privacy as well as large kitchen, dining room and very large living room. Terrific outdoor balconies with table, seating. Great for two families. Drop dead view. 

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Beech Hill Accommodation

 Great place for a quiet holiday. 

  • sandrahe4
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Detached one bedroom character cottage with garden

 The location was extremely handy to the centre of town and yet quiet and peaceful at night. The cottage had loads of charm and character, something we always value, and was well equipped, cosy and warm. A lovely touch was the "taste of Nelson" - Nelson Pantry - a selection of local produce available to enjoy whilst we stayed. Loved the Pic's Peanut Butter! We had a warm welcome from the owner and very much enjoyed our stay. 


 The cottage is immaculately kept and had everything you need for a break away. It was lovely and private and peaceful. Really nice to be surrounded by bush. We loved all the little touches with the fruit, flowers etc. We loved how you used eco friendly products and fair trade coffee too. Thank you for a wonderful stay :) 

The Library Bach - A special place people love!

 Loved loved loved this place! The bach is beautiful, and the interior is absolutely stunning (great vinyl collection too). The views outside are amazing, but the blue penguins proved to be elusive. Great place to relax and unwind with lots of things to see and do. Highly recommend this bach and will definitely be back. Thanks! 

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.