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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]

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    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]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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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

Cedar View, a spacious family home with sea views


Cooke's beach houses on Long Beach Russell

 Great location - you can be on the beach in seconds, and walk up and over to Russell in 10 mins. Great views from the house and bedrooms, very large deck to enjoy the views and dine at the same time. Highly recommended. 

Absolute Waterfront Luxury

 Darren was wonderful and so helpful. Wonderful place to stay. We will be back. 

Absolute Waterfront Luxury

 We loved this property! My family-in-law stayed here and we stayed next door at Moana Ki Hiwi. Having both houses side-by-side was perfect. We were able to go to either without anyone having to drive. We loved the outdoors area and living areas. The steps down to the beach were great. We loved the bbq area and had most big family meals there. Apparently, the house is quite echoey as it is quite open. Everything you might need was here: soap, shampoo/conditioner, pantry items and beach things. 

Cedar View, a spacious family home with sea views

 Beautiful house. What a spot!. Very well eqiuped and the owner was great to deal with. Thanks so much. 

STINGRAY RETREAT Russell Bay of Islands

 The property is in a superb location, with an amazing outdoor deck and views. The indoor/outdoor flow would have been just beautiful for our stay if the door wasnt broken, I understand this is to be fixed. It was well equipped and a great size for a group of 6 guests, it felt very spacious. The outdoor shower was just devine! The use of kayaks is great and the charge for the spa is well worth it. Highly recommend this property to all.