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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

Alpine Abode - mountain view chalet

 Super handy to town. Great pad to relax in during a hiking and canoe trip. 

Private, Romantic Log Cabin with Stunning Mt Views

 Private, very clean! Just gorgeous! 

Alpine Abode - mountain view chalet

 Tidy and well presented as always, we will definitely be back! 

Ohakune Junction, Warm inviting Chalet

 Great for checking out the area n the mountain. Access was a breeze with good instructions. Thanks 

Private, Romantic Log Cabin with Stunning Mt Views

 Lovely cabin, design very well considered and cosy. Owner even returned something we left behind! I'd definitely go back. 

Heartwood House, For Your Mt Ruapehu Holiday.

 Great stay with the family. The kids loved the trampoline and treehouse, and it was great to be able to take our wee dog knowing there was a fenced section. Will definitely visit again - thanks!