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  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]

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  1. Northland
    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]

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Sea, River and Bush Views

 We loved the stunning views from the living area. Also a lovely and quiet location, with a short drive from town. Highly recommend. 

Relaxing native bush retreat

 everything was perfect, very clean and really great people to deal with. would definately recommend to all. 

Quiet and peaceful at a central location.

 We loved our stay at Totara Tree Cottage. Nestled amongst the tree-tops (worth the steep drive) the cosy cottage is only minutes walk from Paihia township + wharf. The double bed is very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher etc. Only grey area (if that) was the SKY TV. One has to take own decoder - which we did - but didn't use as didn't want to interfere with existing settings :- ) We'd definitely re-visit. Thanks to the host who was extremely helpful. 

Palm Rock - Relaxing & private with stunning views

 Fantastic house very comfortable and nicely decorated. Lovely views to the beach and also the bush. Had everything you would need and more, very well equipped. Lovely couple to deal with. House was very clean and welcoming. Would rent again if we are in the Bay of Islands. 

Holiday Home in the Sunny Bay of Islands

 great place, nice and clean and tidy. really really well fenced which was important to us. would happily stay again. 

Holiday Home in the Sunny Bay of Islands

 great place, nice and clean and tidy. really really well fenced which was important to us. would happily stay again.