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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

Herb's Place, St Arnaud

 Good place to stay. We enjoyed everything - the fire and puzzles and waking up to kaka call. We will definitely stay again. No washing machine - but i mustn't have picked that up when I booked it. 

Perrow street, Wanaka township

 Plenty of room, nice quiet area, clean & tidy, modern. 

Contempory, sun-soaked Wanaka retreat

 Great home, child friendly, would definitely stay there again. Thanks Jen 

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. 

Moore Fishinn is centrally   located

 The property was very well presented, clean and tidy. It was located close to supermarket and town centre. We appreciated the home made biscuits. 

 Maytime Cottage Arrowtown

 What a great property, we will be back. Privileged to meet Greg the owner. This cottage is a must stay in this vicinity. Really handy to town and for us , the golf courses. All five of us will be recommending to our friends. The stone, Greg, front and centre as you walk in. Cheers Ian.