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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]

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Shepherd House (Private geothermal hot pool)

 This house is nothing less than EXCELLENT. The setting, the view, the layout, the décor, the pool, everything. For the price and the number of people that can stay there, it is outstanding value. 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

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

Via Del Lago - a place for family or friends.

 Our friends who actually stayed in the house thought it was perfect, and have already mentioned trying to book it for their family later in the year. 

Via Del Lago - a place for family or friends.

 Our friends who actually stayed in the house thought it was perfect, and have already mentioned trying to book it for their family later in the year. 

A private haven in the centre of town

 Great place to stay centrally located. 

The Red Door Bach Taupo New Zealand

 Excellent value. Clean and homely place which was the perfect base for us!