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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

Stay, Play, Rest, Relax

 Absolutely wonderful, spotlessly clean and tidy, well equipped, very welcoming hosts. The homely touches such as vegie garden, fruit bowl & woollen booties, even easter bunnies were a lovely added bonus. Definately would return, definately would recommend. Thank you Robert & Amanda 

Seaviews from the deck

 The lounge kitchen dining area and deck were perfect for large groups. Modern kitchen and facilities, the bedrooms and bathrooms are well maintained and clean. Close to shops, beach and park. Great place for large groups 

Paraparaumu Beach Hideaway

 Great property was perfect for us. Great location, a home away from home and Pam was friendly and so helpful. Thank you!! 

Absolute Beach Front Cottage - Bramley Cottage

 Beachfront location is fantastic, living areas are large and perfect for a family. View from upstairs Master bedroom is gorgeous. Absolutely loved it and would love to come again! 

Absolute Beach Front

 The property felt like home. So spacious that family members could interact or have time out comfortably. The views are spectacular and the situation tranquil with an easy walk to the beach or to the corner store. The selection of toys, books & DVDs occupied our smallest family member very happily. The well equipped kitchen made meal preparation and sharing around the large dining table a joy. Great laundry & bathrooms. We hope to return. 

Paraparaumu Beach Hideaway

 Short walk to beach & cafes etc