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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland
    Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Quiet rural setting whilst close to shops

 Such a fabulous home. We really enjoyed the time staying here. It was very well set up, and great for entertaining with great facilities for families, especially the pizza oven, flying fox, and pool. Only drawback were a couple of beds that were too firm for our liking, and an unfinished deck, so care with small children was essential. All in all, wonderful, and would def want to stay again if available 

Peaceful estuary waterfront home

 Great house, Easy owners to deal with, Relaxing place, cool spa, great toys to borrow, we will be back Cheers for the Holiday 

Peaceful estuary waterfront home

 Fantastic location. The house was designed perfectly to take advantage of the uninterrupted view of the water/estuary. The outdoor entertaining area spills out onto a large flat area of grass perfect for the kids to run around on. We were here in July, one of the days was perfect winters day weather and we had the hammocks out, the photos look like we are in Fiji! Everyone loved the outdoor spa. Excellent large kitchen. Overall great place to stay, would love to come back in the summer! 

Peaceful estuary waterfront home

 Woweeeee what an amazing property! The photos didn't do this place justice. The view, the spa, games (indoor and out) all the extras; fluffy towels, heating, staples such as spices and salt pepper, movie's, spa bath! Really made for an amazing stay. Thank you so much we loved our stay!!! 

Peaceful estuary waterfront home

 This place is perfect! Location is stunning, we literally fished off the front lawn, nice flat walk to the shops for a coffee and Lotto. The house itself is extremely spacious. Never got claustrophobic at all, plenty of bathrooms, bath towels and linen provided which was great. We made use of the dinghy and kayaks, and the spa was an absolute hit with the kids. No negatives whatsoever, it was a great weekend!! Hope to stay again soon! 

Peaceful estuary waterfront home

 Large spacious house, beautiful waterfront setting. Well equipped with every indoor and outdoor activity imaginable. Comfy beds and a fabulous kitchen! Loved our stay- couldn't be better!