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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

Bridle Creek Retreat

 This is a beautiful, modern property, in a quiet country setting, but only a few Km from town - the best of both worlds. The property had everything that we needed for a 4 night stay, and Kathleen was very helpful and friendly. We will certainly recommend this property to others, and stay here again ourselves if we are in the area. 

New Modern Self Contained Accommodation

 Great location & neat place to stay. We would highly recommend and intend to come back! 

2 Nile Court on Nile Street

 Excellent location and really lovely house with plenty of space. 

Apartment 4 on Conical

 Close to shops. Nice and clean. Very nice place to stay. 

Karaka Bay Beach Apartment

 loved location. Small but nice. We managed with 6 but it would be perfect for 4 

Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

 Fantastic spot with wonderful water views of the bay. Very helpful owners and an onsite caretaker who make your stay super easy and relaxing. The kayaks provided were great and we used them most days to explore the bays or just have a late afternoon paddle looking at the boats and the birds.Also had a fun bike ride and some lovely walks. Would love to return.