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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. 

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The Library Bach - A special place people love!

 Loved loved loved this place! The batch is beautiful, and the interior is absolutely stunning (great vinyl collection too). The views outside are amazing, but the blue penguins continued to be elusive. Great place to relax and unwind with lots of things to see and do. Highly recommend this batch and will definitely be back. Thanks Anna! 

Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

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

Stunning views of Mill Bay

 The only reason that we do not give the property 5* is because it may give the wrong impression of the type of accommodation as it it not a whizz bang glass and stainless steel property ( nor would we have booked it if it was). However, for for what we want from holiday accommodation it is everything we could wish for in a beautiful location. Would thoroughly recommend. 

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. 

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 Handy to beach, lots to do and see in the area and a very comfortable and tidy bach.