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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]

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A Little Touch of Luxury in Makarora

 We loved our stay at Hawkshead. A delightful location and very well appointed accommodation. We would have liked to have stayed longer to have more time to explore the area. Very pleased. 

Well located and very comfortable

 Good location, enjoyed out stay, thanks you. 

Perrow street, Wanaka township

 Plenty of room, nice quiet area, clean & tidy, modern. 

Contempory, sun-soaked Wanaka retreat

 Great home, child friendly, would definitely stay there again. Thanks Jen 

The Gamekeepers House

 the house and the atmosphere, surroundings, hosts, quietness, comfort, views, location, fresh eggs and tomatoes, everything :-) 

A Little Touch of Luxury in Makarora

 Ideal stopover between the West Coast and Wanaka. Makarora is a pleasant spot, with a good pub and walks in the forest and along the river.