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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. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Spectacular Views from Well Appointed Bach

 Fantastic location, easy quick walk to the beach. View from bach to the beach so we could see the bay and the goings on everyday before we headed down there ourselves. Fully equipped house with everything we needed and wanted. Decking was awesome, kids loved the pool table and the kayaks were superby for the bay too. Very close to everything and we had yummy pizza at the sawmill cafe. Thankyou for a wonderful stay. We will definately be back. 

Holiday home with breath taking views

 We loved this home! La Grande Maison was everything we expected and more, from the fully appointed kitchen to the views in every direction. The furnishings are fabulous and make one feel like a trusted friend. We only stayed three nights this time but will definitely visit again. La Grande Maison is a wonderfully exciting and tranquil place to visit. Thank you to the owners who put the all the effort into establishing this fabulous place. 

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Omaha River Retreat - Entertainers Paradise

 Lovely place to unwind. 

Christian Bay, 10 mins to Matakana and Omaha

 Cavan House is exquisitely sited overlooking Christian Bay - the home and its surrounds take in both sea and bush views as well as grazing land - the eye never tires of the view. The home, its layout and furnishing is a delight - lovely bedrooms, living spaces and loads of bathrooms. The space and style of the home gave everyone the opportunity to have time on their own, or interact together as a family. The children's retreat was also a godsend! All in all - the perfect place to escape too. 

Seaside holiday property for large family groups

 Loved the "Fale" style living very relaxed! Excellent location for everything pretty much in the middle so close by for all activities. Filled all our needs and more! 

Road End - Matakana Holiday Home

 Loved the country location but still close to Matakana and Warkworth. The house was big and accommodated our big family and the kids just loved the freedom to run free. All loved the outside fireplace area and was a big hit for star gazing at night. We had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend.