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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]

  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

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 Large house, big lounge for socializing, comfortable beds and good showers, good location to ohakune shops and about an hour drive to tongariro crossing. 

Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

 We had such a great family time there. Amazing hosts , who went out of their way to make the stay there special for our three boys. The cottage was beautifully appointed. It was lovely to hear the stream on a warm summer night. So peaceful and relaxing. A great spot, all keen to come back another time. 

Alpaca Farm Retreat - secluded and private

 What a wonderful holiday in such a treasure of a place! Close to the supermarket and close to New Plymouth, but hidden away in tranquil peace... Kids loved it! Lovely modern home and the spa was awesome! Definitely check out the shop when you are there too! Didn't want to leave!!!! 

Opunake beach side bach

 Fantastic getaway for the family, it helped we had a gorgeous weather.. The house is very modern, comfy, tidy, relaxing inside & out, enjoyed every minute there. Recommend this place to anyone who would like to get away from the busy town life & the kids xbox & laptops :) 

Karamu Trail Track Farm Stay and Horse Trekking

 The property is good, well maintained, quiet and self sufficient. The place is amazing for a summer getaway. Its a steal for the kind a price and experience they sell. 

Opunake beach side bach

 The location was perfect for us, just outside town and quite private. House had everything we needed, good layout and views.