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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

Quality Barn Lodge for short or long term stay

 Extremely handy location to Ruapuna Raceway which was the reason for our stay 

BLUESKIN BAY HOUSE - beach, space, views and peace

 Thanks very much for a great stay! 

Poplar Lodge - large comfortable home

 This was a great location and great holiday home. It is well equipped and very clean. Less than 100 metres from Arrowtown shops and all the great biking tracks. Would highly recommend. Also Jackie was very helpful and easy to deal with. 

BLUESKIN BAY HOUSE - beach, space, views and peace

 Lovely warm and cosy old home. Really enjoyed our stay. 

Apartments on Upton Accommodation

 Beautifully appointed apartment. Clean, modern and has everything you need for a short or longer stay. Only a few minutes walk to the heart of town, so no car needed. I would definitely stay in this apartment again. 

Highview Retreat, Queenstown Hill, Queenstown

 Views, rooms, location, what is there not to like about this property. Perfect for a group holiday, especially as it has 7 rooms and 7 bathrooms.