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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [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


 Fantastic property for our two families with two bedrooms upstairs and two down. Had absolutely everything we needed including toys and puzzles for kids and a greatly appreciated air conditioner (heat pump in winter) for some very hot days! Close to town and short walk to river. Great place. Highly recommend. 

Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds

 The location was perfect for us, as it is in a very quiet and secluded area, but not far from Queenstown and Frankton for the necessary shopping, and we would without hesitation stay there again should we return to the area. 

4 Bedroom Warm & Spacious Home on Rata Street

 great backyard and great location. we had a fantastic week with 2 families of small children and managed fine. Upstairs really warm at night, a fan might be handy for the upstairs bedrooms. 

Caberfeidh Retreat .Hunting , Fishing and Tramping

 Lovely relaxing place, beautiful location. 


 Great location. Excellent for two families. Very well equipped. We will be back. Pam 

Picturesque Lake and Mountain Setting

 Beautiful cottage, yummy fresh eggs & home baking on arrival. Excellent location to everything. Exceeded all expectations. A must for anyone wanting to stay around Lake Hayes.