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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


 Great location. Accommodation spotlessly clean - very adequate for our stay. Section and outlook lovely. 


 Quiet and close to town, nice gardens and view of the lake, comfy beds and the biscuits went down well. 

*LAKE VIEW  @  APARTMENT 2*  $100 - $120 +

 10/10 we just adored this property. It was perfect for the two of us but could definitely fit a few more in if necessary. It was lovely and clean, and quite spacious too. Lake views in the morning were wonderful, nice location. We will definitely be back. Thanks Pam A+ 

Bliss - Taupo Holiday Home

 Beautiful views and lovely garden. Upstairs living space is warm and welcoming. Downstairs, noticeably cooler as you'd expect of a house built into a hill. Wonderful large and comfortable open plan living area, opening out onto decks, with access down a staircase to the garden. Great family home. 

*LAKE VIEW  @  APARTMENT 2*  $100 - $120 +

 Great location and value close to the lake! Enjoyed my stay would go there again. 

*LAKE VIEW  @  APARTMENT 2*  $100 - $120 +

 Brilliant location, nice and simple layout. A fabulous space to take a break beside the lake.