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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

Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

 Beautifully restored cottage. Awesome to be able to read all about the history and the progress of the restoration. Had everything required for our stay Fantastically situated with a great coffee shop as a neighbour :) 

Absolute beachfront at Patons Rock

 This cozy bach was beautiful and so tastefully decorated. Loved the big deck and was glad the front area was fenced so our kids could safely play. It was magical for us all to be right on the beach and we made the most of it. Location was good for the peaceful aspect but was a 10 minute drive to amenities. Kitchen well equipped. Very good value for the money. To the owners- I'd suggest getting a DVD and maybe upgrading the shower head to a stronger, more efficient one. We'd love to return! 

Peaceful modern cottage in bush environment

 An overwhelmingly positive experience! Fantastic accommodation and we loved listening to the birds from the back deck. We were hot and tired when we arrived after a long day and Gwen brought us a cooling drink which was the perfect start. She then offered to pick us up after our time in the park and even to take us to our next accommodation. We got the feeling nothing was too much effort and our only regret was not spending more time there. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend! 

Large Beachfront Home - Beach Break Rototai

 House is very spacious and has all amenities. Good fire and plenty of fire wood also. Very private 

Large Beachfront Home - Beach Break Rototai

 Truly a 'Retreat'. Great house with interesting and quirky artwork, wonderfully spacious and comfortable, with direct access to miles of beach. 

Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

 Lovely place to stay. Beautifully renovated. Had everything we needed and more.