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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

Grasshopper: Beauty and the Beach, Onetangi

 Great house and property owners 

Stunning views of Mill Bay

 Once again we were delighted with our stay at Palm Cottage. The accommodation is excellent in every way. It is attractive and comfortable with a beautiful view and in a lovely place. Very highly recommended. 

cute cottage, cosy and affordable

 Nice cosy little bach, close to town and the lake. Very central. 

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Charming cottage on the coast

 We really enjoyed Ellenglaze Cottage. We liked the peacefulness, away from the rest of the world, surrounded by a wonderful landscape and garden walks. It is a genuine "get-away" place. 

Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

 Shearers Retreat was cosy comfortable and so peaceful, no traffic noises and handy to Rotorua. 

Stunning views of Mill Bay

 The only reason that we do not give the property 5* is because it may give the wrong impression of the type of accommodation as it it not a whizz bang glass and stainless steel property ( nor would we have booked it if it was). However, for for what we want from holiday accommodation it is everything we could wish for in a beautiful location. Would thoroughly recommend.