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    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]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    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

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

 A lovely location and a magnificent Bach. Good times, we will be back. 

Delightful quiet cottage

 Lovely small, neat and characterful bach at the end of a quiet residential street. No amenities locally but bach a short drive from Blenheim, Picton and nearly 40 wineries, so plenty to amuse you. Five minutes to the beach and 40 minutes or so to a picture postcard cove. Kids enjoyed the sleepout. Had a great time, thanks. 

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

 Another great stay at this cottage. It is a gem of a place. Quiet, clean, handy to town, warm, and very cute. Thank you very much! 

contemporary modern aprtment with stunning views.

 Beautiful place, nice and cozy. Wish I could live the place like there! I think it is much much nicer to stay there rather than staying at one of the motel in the city if you are the person to wish to stay somewhere quiet and fancy! Thanks for the wonderful experience ;) 

Beautifully appointed unit.

 Lovely property and beautifully furnished, highly recommend. 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Prime holiday location. Very private and blessed with great sunsets. A grand West Coast experience soon to be improved by the new flush toilet! We had a very good time here.