View allFeatured competitions
  1. Win Jimmy Cliff tickets!
    Win Jimmy Cliff tickets!

    Score a double pass to see reggae legend Jimmy Cliff light up the stage in Mt Maunganui, March 27 or Auckland, March 28.... [More]

View allFeatured guides
  1. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [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]

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

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 Great character property. Loved the outdoor area and being right on the water. Great view, great vibe, very relaxing. Loved it. Love having the kayaks available for use too. This would be a great property for a group of friends to hang out and enjoy a relaxing weekend away. You'll never run out of table space here... 

Papaka Bach - Awesome Waterfront Location

 This is a great place for a relaxing holiday, its off the main road and overlooks the Estuary. Inside is very clean and has everything you need. 

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 Good spot for touring around the Tutukaka coast. The use of the kayaks was much appreciated and being able to fish from the lawn was great fun. On the whole the house was well fitted and kitted out, but lack of wardrobe space upstairs was an issue to begin with, and we couldn't get one of the external doors to lock. 

Stylish modern house on Ngunguru waterfront

 Property was in a fantastic location - just across the road to the water which was safe for the kids to swim. At low tide they swam and collected crabs. Even a picnic table across the road at the waters edge. Free WiFi was a great bonus. Probably a 10 minute walk to the shops but quite manageable. The house had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. The master bedroom upstairs had lovely sea breezes at night. If we are ever back this way we would love to stay again - thanks :) 

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 The place is as described in the listing, we stayed 4 nights. It has got all comfort and ti's really private. Easy walk to the shops, fishing and kayaking is a plus plus! Really convenient for family with baby and parents coming form overseas. Will def come back. 

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 The property is great and ideally located. Would definitely consider coming back again.