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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]

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Oreti Beach House - Sound of the Surf

 Perfect place to unwind! 

  • CheriePo2
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Amazing views of the bay and beach

 Everything I stayed in a feel places in riverton and this so far the best one 

White Ivory Cottage, Riverton

 Great place with lots of light in a good location.Would like to have stayed longer. 

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Orepuki Crib Overlooking Te Wae Wae Bay

 Great tidy place with views that blow you away. 

THYME OUT RETREAT HOLIDAY APARTMENT

 Great location and everything you need. 

Great kiwi crib with elevated sea views

 The view of the surrounding coast and farmland was excellent. As a couple we found all facilities adequate - and there is extra room for a bigger family group. Although we didn't need the fire, there is provision for wet days indoors - with plenty of wood in the shed, and a good supply of magazines.