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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

Blue Mountain Accommodation - Your Rural Retreat

 Absolutely fantastic property and location. Our whole group had a lovely weekend staying here. House is immaculate and has everything you need. The kids loved the space inside and outdoors and loved their ride on the ponies. Would highly recommend staying here anytime of the year and Heidi is a pleasure to deal with. We'll be back! 

Beautifully Appointed Swiss Chalet

 Fantastic!!! Close to restaurants and shops. Comfortable and very clean. Great drying room. Perfect !!!! 

Bach One Nine Ski Base & Summer Retreat

 Very well set out for guest 

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 Great bach, great location, very nice and cosy, accommodated 10 of us very well, well equipped, we all had a great stay 

Beautifully Appointed Swiss Chalet

 Well equipped, great bedding and linens. Location is very convenient to town, only a couple hundred meters walking, and on the way to the ski fields. 

Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

 Absolutely gorgeous setting - river valley - incredibly warm, welcoming and thoughtful hosts - thank you! We were a group of four adults and three kids, aged 2-3.5. The kids had a ball feeding and chasing the animals and going for a ride on Gordy's farmbike, and swimming in the local waterhole. Adults loved roaming, swimming, chatting to Gordy and Jenny - and being out of mobile and internet range! Bliss! Highly recommend. We went in summer, imagine it would be wonderful in winter, too.