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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

Nature lovers' slice of paradise

 Ruapehucorner was once again the perfect location for our weekend of trail bike riding in the Tussock Buster. Our group of nine adults were very comfortable and warm in this lovely and charming house. We will be hoping to stay here again next year. Thanks. 


 Absolutely perfect cottage - quaint, romantic, secluded all the recipes for a great stay. We will definately be back. Hannes you have an amazing place and we cant thank you enough for being able to stay there. I did notice you have vericosis on one of your lemon trees. I suggest you remove it before it spreads to the other trees. let me have your address and i will send one over for you. Cheers Lloyd and Meg. 


 Palm Beach Delight is a beautifully presented cottage, well appointed with all that we needed. There was a welcoming bottle of local Rose wine and chocolates. It has a very comfortable bed with nice linen. The garden setting is lovely and private with native trees and birds, also lime tree, fig tree and herbs. We had a lovely relaxing three days staying here, thank you so much. I can recommend the local fish and chips in Palm Beach and the pizza from the bus in Little Oneroa. 

Escape 2 90 Mile Holiday Home

 Fantastic house and location, would recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the far north, cannot wait to return!! Thanks Again 

Valhalla - Stay Waiheke

 For 10 people, a house with 5 bedrooms/ en suite with the quality of the property, it was perfect for us. Plenty of room for us all to gather in but enough room to get lost if you wanted to. The property had everything we could have asked for and the views were stunning. 

pretty magical cottage

 We had the most wonderful time at the cottage. Thank you for all the lovely personal touches with the flowers and essentials. The cottage has such a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere and we love the character of the house. Such a great quiet retreat, a real treasure!