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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]

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Stunning ocean views, colonial style Kauri Villa

 The views were outstanding. 

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Stunning ocean views, colonial style Kauri Villa

 Good views and spacious 

Paihia, Bay of Islands

 Lovely accommodation with all the comforts of home. What a beautiful setting! Loved sitting out on the deck. Spotlessly clean...beds all had crisp white sheets with towels and soap arranged befitting hotel accommodation. Perfectly situated close to town. We did so enjoy our stay and our overseas family member was suitably impressed. What a pity that we were only a party of four as the home is well suited for a larger group. Chester and Louise were a delight to get to know. Thank you! 

ANKAR HOUSE - Affordable Beachside Holiday

 The house was lovely, nice yard and easy to access the town centre. Paihia is a beautiful town with plenty to do and see. I would highly recommend a visit. 

ANKAR HOUSE - Affordable Beachside Holiday

 the Ankar_House was very well organized, clean and tidy, we loved it, I left something in the house when I left and when I came back, she found somehting else I left behind that I didn't even realise! thank you very much!!! 

Wairangi - Paihia Beach House

 What a fantastic house!!! Had everything we needed and more. Perfect location to Paihia.