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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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    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

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

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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

Milnthorpe Holiday Cottage

 Delightful setting midway between beach and bush 

Milnthorpe Holiday Cottage

 We do recommend this stay it,is a magical spot, very relaxing with everything you need on hand. Comfortable and tidy 

Milnthorpe Holiday Cottage

 Oh so quiet, just what we needed. Walk to the beach along bush walkways a pleasure and what a delight when you get there, golden sand, the ocean enticing you to swim- could be standing on a beach anywhere in the world. 

Milnthorpe Holiday Cottage

 Great place to stay, perfect location for our family gathering. Lovely setting looking out to the bush. Clean and tidy. Spacious Homely thanks :-) 

Milnthorpe Holiday Cottage

 Second visit here and we just love the location - just minutes away from beautiful Milnthorpe beach and directly opposite the woods with all the lovely walks. We just love this end of the bay, far quieter. The Bach has everything we needed and is clean and comfortable. Loved the neighborhood weka too who visited at mealtimes! Just one thing-try to tighten the screws on the incredibly squeaky bed in the main bedroom - as a very light sleeper I woke up every time my husband moved. 

Milnthorpe Holiday Cottage

 We (including our dog) had a fantastic time at Milnthorpe. The cottage was well equipped with a very comfortable bed & very spacious with enough room to park our boat. Althouigh the cottage is on the same property as our hosts they gave us our space. We will be back next year :-)