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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

Kaka Cottage, Bird Area, Taupo

 Great place to stay, close to town, tidy, comfortable and easy to find. 

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Walk Everywhere,so close to Town

 very handy to town, nice quiet location. 

Tui House.   Bird Area

 FYI House was great for our 2 families. We have a 2 year old and our friends a 2 year old and 3 month old. The location was perfect to walk to the lake and to town. House was clean and well stocked in terms of cooking equipment. The BBQ got a good work out too. Thanks! 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 Property very clean and comfortable....lovely position.....will come again 

Blissful Bungalow with Spa Pool

 Amazing property, Great and quiet location. Very cozy and comfortable. Owners are very nice too. 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 The Bach has everything you could need for a wonderful stay. Location is great with beautiful views.