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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

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage

 Not front row but nicely sheltered and easy walking distance(lane next door) to all beach attractions. Ideal for dog as securely fenced. Very confortable. 

  • James Dykes
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Mangakino Cosy Kowhai Cottage

 Cute little bach. We loved our stay in Mangokino. The alarm does go off immediately on opening the door and it was difficult trying to concentrate turning it off in the dim light with ringing ears. A delay of a few seconds would have been good. We enjoyed ourselves regardless though. 

Mangakino Cosy Kowhai Cottage

 Cute little bach. We loved our stay in Mangokino. The alarm does go off immediately on opening the door and it was difficult trying to concentrate turning it off in the dim light with ringing ears. A delay of a few seconds would have been good. We enjoyed ourselves regardless though. 

Beach Front on the Reserve Upper unit

 Awesome place, so relaxing which was just what we needed. Nice sheltered bay. A couple of kyaks in the garage would be great. Would definitely use again. 

  • dianin851
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Fisherman's Rest- in magnificent Mercury Bay.

 Nice quiet location. Very clean & tidy and everything is available. We call it perfect place at very reasonable price. 

Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

 Shearers Retreat was cosy comfortable and so peaceful, no traffic noises and handy to Rotorua.