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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 Mountaineer Chalet - Fiordland

 Had a really nice stay! The place is super super nice. Jane was such a nice host, cheese on the table as a welcome and apples from Milford. Absolutely a fantastic place, highly recommended. 

Sea Views Holiday House

 Very well equipped house with lots of room and privacy as well as large kitchen, dining room and very large living room. Terrific outdoor balconies with table, seating. Great for two families. Drop dead view. 

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. 

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. 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 The location cannot be faulted - loved having this spot all to ourselves. Just enjoyed watching the sea, birds and spotting a dolphin or two! The bach is very cosy and could happily settle in for a good while! It is the quintessential kiwi bach with a few extra mod cons like wi-fi which was great to have. We will be back!