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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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    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

Palm Rock - Relaxing & private with stunning views

 Beautiful well kept house with gorgeous views. 

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 Beautiful house with gorgeous views. We loved spending our honeymoon here but a few things could have made our stay a little better: if wifi was available and essentials such as salt, pepper, oil, and tea towels were readily available. The oven wasn't working well, the TV is old and unfortunately there was no Sky which was a bit disappointing during Cricket World Cup season. The BBQ wasn't clean and didn't work very well. Overall however, a great bach for a quiet, peaceful getaway. 

Bay of Islands harbour/town views

 Nicely positioned, well appointed, clean and tidy. Thanks. 

  • Bmiln
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Bay of Islands harbour/town views

 Nicely positioned, well appointed, clean and tidy. Thanks. 

  • Bmiln
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Bay of Islands harbour/town views

 Great location, could walk onto the centre easily for dinner. Lovely accommodation but a little minimal and although we weren't expecting it additions such as WiFi and a little more furniture would just make it feel more homely. Overall though a well presented and clean property. 

Bay of Islands harbour/town views

 Good location, house was clean and well appointed. I would definitely stay again. 

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