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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

Nature lovers' slice of paradise

 Beautiful gardens, clean, bright and comfortable house - and close enough to the shops. We stayed in summer but the house looks well equipped for winter as well. Highly recommended. 

Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

 Beautiful property in a fantastic location, wonderful child-friendly hosts and a river full of big trout (one fewer now); what more could you ask for?! 

Stunning Ocean - Front Beach House

 Location was right on the beach, close to wineries, Hastings and Napier. The property was clean and tidy. Highly recommend! 

Acacia Haven - views views views

 This property is an awesome spot. Amazing views, quiet and peaceful. Hope to stay again. 

Ruakaka Beach Holiday Retreat

 Wonderful stay. Fantastic property with everything you need provided for your use. Extremely high standard accommodation. Enjoyed every minute whether lounging at "home" or enjoying the surf at the beach. We had children with us and they loved the space and comfort provided. They loved the outdoor shower (as did the adults)! All facilities were spotlessly clean and beds were clean and comfortable. Would recommend this property to anyone. 

Absolute Waterfront Luxury

 Very well appointed beach home. Ideal for family entertaining with wonderful views from the deck and a covered bbq area.