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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]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    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

5 Bdrm Beachfront Family Escape

 Incredible location that is not much more than a few metres from the sandy beach, where we swam, and launched the boat and kayaks. Very enjoyable surroundings, with eye-candy views across the bay from the living room, kitchen and deck. Spacious living area and lots of options for sleeping arrangements making it ideal for more than one family and friends. We will be back again next year! 

Mini Whananaki Beach House

 WE had a great extended family holiday at Miniwhanaki. The two houses accommodated all 14 of the family including my elderly mother very well. The location was great for us - across the road from the estuary which the younger children enjoyed learning to kayak and paddle board in and the boat ramp is close by too. We also enjoyed the coastal beaches for body surfing which are a short drive away. Really relaxing beach holiday. We are looking forward to returning next year hopefully. 

Napiers large quiet family friendly holiday home

 A wonderful place to stay with everything you could need on holiday. The children just loved the dart board and babyfoot and were playing with them all the time. The place is fully secure as we brought our puppy with us and she couldnt get out. Plenty of hot water when your are many and a great central point to visit around. Highly recommend. 

Papamoa Beachfront Beauty

 The entire family thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Amazing location 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 The house is very comfortable ,the beach is perfect for children ,Excellent management of the property 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 We loved our holiday so much that we booked another night! Thankfully there were no guests booked in that day. The location is perfect, with beach access to the harbour where the children could play safely. We were able to relax. The house itself is fantastic, spacious and comfortable. It is VERY well equipped and the best bit was being able to enter / exit easily with the beds and cleaning being taken care of. Many thanks, we will be back every year while it is being used as a holiday house.