View allFeatured competitions
  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    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]

View allFeatured guides
  1. Northland

    "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]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    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]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

View allFeatured stories
  1. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Cottage Over Blueskin Bay

 Great place to stay for a relaxing peaceful break. The cottage was modern, comfortable and in a great location. So happy that we were able to have our dog stay with us too. 

High above the Ida valley. Views to the Mountains

 Excellent modern house with everything you need - we really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend 

Sea Greene Beach Cottage

 Lovely cottage, excellent location, beautifully appointed and clean - perfect. Thank you 

Last Chance Lodge, Earnscleugh

 This is an outstanding place to stay. Very well appointed, and a beautiful garden to sit in and enjoy. We were there to cycle Roxburgh Gorge Trail and Goldfields Trail and this property is conveniently placed for these as well as the Central Otago Rail Trail. Within easy driving distance of all Central Otago vineyards, then back to our comfy digs with our purchases!! We look forward to staying at Last Chance Lodge again. 

Sea views & safe swimming 15 min north of Dunedin.

 Great location, lovely house with everything you need. The beach is good for kids and we saw a seal and took mussels off the rocks for dinner. Relaxing and good stay. thanks 

Historic Seaside Cottage

 This was our second stay in an idyllic spot..we were greeted on our second day by a friendly seal that visited us thereafter each being so close to the water..highly recommend.