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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland
    Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Private Bush Retreat

 Lovely bach, secluded, peaceful and friendly owner. Great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the region. 

Beach cottage close to beach access and shops

 It was a home away from home. Very comfortable, all mod cons. Bed linen & towels provided plus cleaning included in the price so all a bonus. Shops & beach all within walking distance so very central. 

Beach cottage close to beach access and shops

 It was a home away from home. Very comfortable, all mod cons. Bed linen & towels provided plus cleaning included in the price so all a bonus. Shops & beach all within walking distance so very central. 

Fox Street Boardriders Club

 This was a really pleasant and comfortable place to stay. It's tastefully-decorated and well-equipped with everything you need (bbq, private courtyard/garden with lots of sun, hammocks, outdoor bath, modern indoor bathroom) to have a peaceful holiday without even leaving the property — but its location means it's easy to enjoy the wonderful Opunake beach (a brief walk away) and stunning views of Mt Taranaki and the beach. 

Alpaca Farm Retreat - secluded and private

 What a wonderful holiday in such a treasure of a place! Close to the supermarket and close to New Plymouth, but hidden away in tranquil peace... Kids loved it! Lovely modern home and the spa was awesome! Definitely check out the shop when you are there too! Didn't want to leave!!!! 

Opunake beach side bach

 Fantastic getaway for the family, it helped we had a gorgeous weather.. The house is very modern, comfy, tidy, relaxing inside & out, enjoyed every minute there. Recommend this place to anyone who would like to get away from the busy town life & the kids xbox & laptops :)