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    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]

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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]

  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

New 5 bed Penthouse including secure parking+Wifi

 Very spacious accommodation with all the bells and whistles you require for a great stay away from home. Close to waterfront, shopping and great cafes & restaurants. Views of the sunrise & sunsets from deck of a morning and again at night are fantastic. 

New 5 bed Penthouse including secure parking+Wifi

 The apartment was amazing . so close to the centre of Napier and had the most amazing views. The layout suited us as there were four of us ladies from the same family , with ages ranging from 23 to 81 years. The apartment was very clean and tidy and the beds comfortable I would recommend the apartment to anyone 

Spectacular Views from Well Appointed Bach

 The property provided a private & quiet environment with a lovely view of the Bay. The deck and bbq made for pleasant outside living. Only a short walk to the beach for a swim. Plenty of room inside if the weather was against us. A very beautiful location. We loved the natural beauty of Leigh and also the lovely village atmosphere in Matakana. 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 The property was very clean and it was so nice to have good bedding. A complimentary bottle of wine was appreciated - thanks. The location was okay for us but it is a wee way out from Napier township so a car is necessay. We all enjoyed our stay in the sunny Hawkes Bay. 

Beach Retreat A fantastic beach setting.

 The property was very clean and it was so nice to have good bedding. A complimentary bottle of wine was appreciated - thanks. The location was okay for us but it is a wee way out from Napier township so a car is necessay. We all enjoyed our stay in the sunny Hawkes Bay. 

SEVEN HEAVEN , Exclusive Large Oakura Beach House

 Lovely house in a great location. We had a very pleasant stay here. The house had everything we needed and was super clean and well presented, with many wonderful extra touches that made the stay feel special. A pleasure to stay at. Highly recommended.