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    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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    "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]

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    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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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

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    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


 What a great place and what a great location. If you want to discover a little piece of New Zealand paradise and stay in a lovely, roomy home right on the beach then Tohoranui is the best. Sitting out on that deck every morning in the sun watching the ocean was pure bliss while the kids played pool, table tennis or went kayaking. There were 13 of us - 7 adults, 3 teens and 3 primary school kids. Everyone enjoyed what Tohoranui had to offer - fun, sun and lots to do. 


 wonderful location and superb house. we had 27 of us easily accommodated in this bach. 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms - it works briliantly. Sea on side and Estuary the other - it really is an epic spot! Totally recommend for a large group to share some holiday fun in 

Clifftop family friendly holiday home

 The property exceeded expectations- family friendly, spacious and comfortable with lovely views and lots of sunshine. 

Three family homes in one- Room for everyone!!!

 The property was perfect to meet the needs of our large group. Everybody could have their own space or get together in the lounge for a few laughs. The house was very clean and tidy. Hopefully we will be back again. 

Three family homes in one- Room for everyone!!!

 Great house for a large group!! Lots of room to spread out for a large group, and plenty of lounge space for everyone to hide away! Facilities were clean and well presented! 

Strawny's Beach House

 We had 9 kids under 5yrs and 8 adults and this house was just perfect for our large group!! So much room and so close to the estuary, which made things very easy for everyone. Would love to stay here again and have already recommended to friends.