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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

Papaka Bach - Awesome Waterfront Location

 We loved this place! The bach was clean, comfortable and quiet. All linen, fluffy towels and tea- towels were ready for us when we arrived which was perfect as we flew up with hand lugage. Beds very comfy, and we didn't need anything! Great location, and outlook, close to beaches, takeaway, dairy and the City. We recommend the bistro at the Sports Club and Schnappa Rock. Great beaches just the other side of Tutukaka. We will definitely be back at some stage. Thanks so much :) 

Ngunguru Absolute Waterfront

 We loved the view of the estuary, just sitting in one of the quaint hammock chairs with a glass of wine and reading in the sun. The apartment is decorated to a very high standard and had everything we needed. The town itself is cute and small, the local takeaway shop had the most amazing burgers. We really enjoyed kayaking around the estuary. It was a very peaceful, relaxing trip and we would definitely return! 

Ngunguru Absolute Waterfront

 We love staying here. There is so much room and everything that a family needs. Steve and Sue are awesome to deal with and nothing is too much trouble for them. The area is beautiful, the nearby shop very well stocked, and the cafe is great too. This is the best place to relax and recharge. 

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 This property is absolute waterfront and the pleasure we had eating our meals or drinking our wine or coffee with the estuary just there was huge. Our kids loved seeing 4 different stingrays over the 4 days! The house is nice although the outside furniture and fittings could do with some TLC. So 6 Stars for the location! Just let down a little by a lack of external maintenance 

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.