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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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lakeside Maisonette, Queenstown

 A very special bach - spectacular views from every room of a house that is both stylish and comfortable. 

Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

 Lovely and peaceful with lots of native birds around, close to the harbor and Owaka (for supplies). Games, tv and dvd all provided for the evenings or rainy days. Great shower. Would be fabulous with a logburner installed instead of the open fire. 

Luxury Accommodation for 2

 Terrific place. Beyond the idyllic location, the accommodation was beautifully kept and adorned with nice "homey" touches like ground coffee, hot chocolate, and dry wood and paper for the wood stove. Irma and Kees are sweet people: there to help but as far from intrusive as one can be. 

Detached one bedroom character cottage with garden

 A wonderful little cottage, private and perfect for two. An easy stroll to town, and close to the river bike/walking trails, dairy and pub on the corner. Many thoughtful touches and inclusions: fresh flowers, basic foods, wifi, even nail clippers. We will be back for our next town weekend! 

Alpine Retreat - Alpine Avenue - Mountain Views

 Information provided was very useful. The house was handy to town and the shopping centre. It was also warm and cosy. Very organised book a bach. 

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 Handy to beach, lots to do and see in the area and a very comfortable and tidy bach.