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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. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Purakaunui Crib right beside water

 So close to the water. Awesome dingy and kayak. Great for activities. Great view from the deck. Lovely place to eat breakfast. Very comfy beds. Nice and warm. Clean and organised. AWESOME!!! 

Purakaunui Crib right beside water

 thank you ainslie your batch is beautiful we had a great time 

Purakaunui Crib right beside water

 We enjoyed the view and the being so close to the beach. 

Purakaunui Crib right beside water

 Great location, comfy place, thanks so much 

Purakaunui Crib right beside water

 we really enjoyed our stay at Purakaunui , the batch was lovely had everything you needed , even a Nespresso machine. It was so quiet and tranquil, just what we needed after a busy Christmas period, I think we only heard one car drive past. we highly recommend the batch. 

Purakaunui Crib right beside water

 Purakaunui is such a special place - peaceful, immensely beautiful and with the most amazing emerald water in the inlet - and this bach is well-equipped, cosy and beautifully maintained for a comfortable stay. It's a brilliant place if you want to be near Dunedin, but still experience the best of the best of New Zealand's nature with birdsong, seals and stunning beaches all around. The bach has a superb outlook yet is completely private. Good beds and great squishy sofa, plus attractive decor.