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    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

    "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]

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    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]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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  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]

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

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

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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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Crows Nest Villas - Panoramic Sea Views

 'Sails' at 'Crows Nest' is superbly comfortable with your every need catered for. We were very pleased to be greeted by a welcoming bottle of wine and fruit bowl. The wine was soon enjoyed on the deck taking in the stunning view. The bowl of fruit made for delicious breakfasts with the addition of yoghurt. The pantry is stocked with more than the bare minimum of plates bowls and cups, there were abundant towels available should we require more than one and oh so many other thoughtful additions. 

Central Paihia Lodge

 Brilliant location as our base during Bay Week Regatta. The property was very clean and had everything we needed. 

Central Paihia Lodge

 Location and great view. 

Dawson - with wide sea views of the Bay of Islands

 Beautiful bay views. Apartment had everything we needed and felt like home. Our kids loved the small pool. Great bach and liked that all linen and cleaning were included. Really nice owners and very welcoming and helpful. Thanks for a great stay! Of note: walkable distance to town and beach but steep hill that would probably be too much for elderly or small children. Easy drive. 

Relaxing native bush retreat

 My Mother-in-law described it as 'Heaven on earth' so needless to say loved her time there. Thanks to Kelly and Emma for their hospitality and local information. 

Verde - Comfortable Home Close to Beach

 Awesome house with all that we needed. Close to shops and beautiful views. Very private and well equipped. Had a wonderful time.