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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

    "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

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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

Brand new Bach on Benn - perfect in every way!

 We loved staying here. We are a family of four (with 2 teenagers), so this place was on the small side for us but still felt spacious enough, and was beautifully fitted out with very comfortable beds and furnishings. We really appreciated that everything was included (linen, towels, cleaning after, etc) so made it very easy to arrive and then leave - a bit like staying in a really nice motel unit. We would definitely stay here again. 


 Palm Beach Delight is perfectly named - the cottage is set in a wonderful, private garden with great sun and just a short stroll down to Palm Beach. The cottage is stylish and comfortable, with every detail just right. We don't think we've ever stayed in a nicer place. We loved the resident wood pidgeons, the super comfortable beds, and the great magazine collection. We've been to Waiheke a couple of times before but this was the best yet because the cottage just made our holiday. 

Charming cottage on the coast

 Wonderful place! Very private with beautiful bush walks throughout the property and a quick drive or walk to the beach for a surf. Could hear the kiwis calling at dusk and spent time with the beautiful eel down in the water hole. Will definitely come again, thanks for the hospitality. 

Sun, Sea Views, Spa Pool and 4wd vehicle

 We had a wonderful stay at Whisper Cottage. Beautiful inside and out, view amazing. 

Dolphin View  Russell Bay of Islands

 Great little bach, ideal for a family with 1-2 kids. Had everything we needed, nice view from the deck, spa was awesome - even though weather was hot we still had great use of spa. Only a few minutes walk to beach and 5-10 min walk to shops. Comfy beds and pillows and lovely bush outlook from bedrooms. 

~ Koru Cottage ~ Romantic Riverside Hideaway

 This was honestly one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed! Such a paradise! If your looking for somewhere private to relax then look no further and right from the start the whole process was easy!