View allFeatured competitions
  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]

View allFeatured guides
  1. Northland
    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]

View allFeatured stories
  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

THE ARROWTOWN WENDYHOUSE

 Fantastic property for our two families with two bedrooms upstairs and two down. Had absolutely everything we needed including toys and puzzles for kids and a greatly appreciated air conditioner (heat pump in winter) for some very hot days! Close to town and short walk to river. Great place. Highly recommend. 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Lots of space, very clean, well equipped, owner of house nearby but not overcrowding us, there to help if asked for. Great to take kids and dogs 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Lots of space, very clean, well equipped, owner of house nearby but not overcrowding us, there to help if asked for. Great to take kids and dogs 

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. 

Lake Tarawera - Lakefront bach

 What a fantastic summer week we had at this property. The weather was great and the property features and facilities were just as good. Amazing swim beach from the reserve adjacent to the property, boat ramp so handy and the house had everything you could possibly need. Thank you for sharing your holiday paradise with us. 

Amazing sea views, contemporary architectural home

 This property was the perfect location to end our holidays. We loved the open plan which opened out onto the huge deck, some great art pieces and furniture which gives the house a very cool vibe. A great location if you're looking to get away from the city and escape to a secluded spot with nothing but land and seas around you. Bonus is that it's only over an hours drive to get to. Looking forward to coming back!