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    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

Valhalla - Stay Waiheke

 For 10 people, a house with 5 bedrooms/ en suite with the quality of the property, it was perfect for us. Plenty of room for us all to gather in but enough room to get lost if you wanted to. The property had everything we could have asked for and the views were stunning. 

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. 

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! :))) 

Valhalla - Stay Waiheke

 Location was great.. Nice spacious house for a big group.