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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]

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    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]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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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

Sunny, spacious property close to beach

 The property had everything we needed. It was like walking into your own home. It was a 2 minute walk to the beach, neighbourhood was quiet and very pleasant. This would suit any age group of people wanting to stay at Otaki. 

Jacaranda House

 We had a great weekend. The house was such a lovely place to stay in and had a very restful feel to it. We enjoyed the way it was tastefully decorated and all the extra touches that made it homely. The kitchen was great to cook in and well-stocked. Even though the weather wasn't as good as we had hoped, we enjoyed an early morning run to the beach and back. Would be very happy to stay here again! 

Kohine - Beachfront Bliss

 Home away from home. Enjoyed our stay 

Stunning stream side Kiwi bach.

 Went again to this bach, this time with co-workers. Had a wonderful time lounging in the sun on the back deck. Highly recommend. 

Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

 The property was very comfortable and private, close to the beach and the river and swing in the back were great fun for the kids. 

Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

 Great location, close to the beach and shops etc. Lovely setting bush and river - very peaceful. Well kitted out kitchen. comfortable place to stay. This was our second stay. Would definitely stay again.