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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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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 

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. 

Cosy Couple Hideaway or Family Retreat

 The property was very cosy, clean and a perfect place for a summer getaway. My friends and I enjoyed the house, especially the kitchen as it had all the essentials for cooking. Also, the table outside was great! We had all of our meals there. I highly recommend this place! :))) 


 We had a wonderful stay here, the bach is beautiful and very homely. Would definitely come stay here again. Great location and right by the bus stop made the rest of the island easily accessible. Stunning views and quiet location for a great get-away. Our group of 8 adults just loved it. 

Palm Beach Retreat Waiheke

 Views were all amazing, and it was a short walk down to Palm Beach but the highlight had to be the insanely good tv and stereo system. 

Palm Beach Retreat Waiheke

 Great location with wonderful views over the gulf. Need a car to get most places although Palm Beach bus close by. Two issues. We ran out of data so maybe a way for the tenant to purchase and pay for additional data from the ISP? Also although technically possible to sleep 12 people, 5 of those places were either roll out beds or couches in common areas with no privacy. Okay for kids sleeping in with their parents or in living room but not really for adults.