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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]

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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

Panoramic views from Rakino to Coromandel !

 Fantastic views in a peaceful and tranquil location, yet not far to drive to town. Fab garden and loved sitting on the deck and enjoying the sunsets :) 

Cosy Couple Hideaway or Family Retreat

 Very nice cosy bach tucked away from everything else. Super comfy beds and everything was exactly as described. Big back yard and decent shower / laundry area. Perfect for a weekend getaway 

Palm Beach Family bach with magical beach views

 The location near the beach, the amazing panorama from the house of the beach and the ocean, the daily visits of local native wood pigeons.......a very relaxing atmosphere. 

Expansive sea views, modern design, all day sun

 The bach had amazing views, was spotlessly clean and had everything we required for a fabulous family holiday. 

Expansive sea views, modern design, all day sun

 Have not stayed there yet as we had to cancel due to cyclone Pam 

Cosy Couple Hideaway or Family Retreat

 Great location - is at a walking distance to nearby shops and beaches. Cosy, comfortable and neat place to stay at.