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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

An Oakura Charmer, Seaviews. "Bailiu"

 quiet, rural, comfortable, clean, friendly. 

180* sea views, superior coastal 3 yr old cottage

 WOW!!! We had a fantastic weekend at the Bach, which had everything we needed for a comfortable stay with so many added extras adding the icing on the cake. The view was outstanding and showcased our beautiful West Coast to perfection. Can not think of a better place to get away, kick back and relax. A big thanks to the owners for the way the property is presented 

Taranaki's Exclusive Thermal Spa Apartment,

 a luxurious place to stay, quiet and direct route to city centre and walkway. Highly recommended 

Valley View Cottage

 We loved staying here. It was spotless and perfect for our needs. Also quiet and close to the city. Such a well stocked kitchen too. The delicious biscuits were very welcoming. 

Alpaca Farm Retreat - secluded and private

 A lovely house, comfy beds, beautiful rural outlook. And learning about the alpacas was fascinating. Thanks heaps. 

Modern executive home in quiet location

 Jan's property was fantastic. It's excellently located near the coastal walk and the city. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped. Our bed was particularly comfortable and we really didn't want to leave. We really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it to anyone going to New Plymouth.