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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

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. 

Comfortable and modern family home away from home

 Very spacious, comfortable and well equipped for family living. Located close to the lake and with lake views from some rooms were both positives for us. Shopping centre located close by was very convenient. Very comfortable beds and good bathroom facilities for a large group (there were 9 adults and 2 children in our family group) 

Perfect Getaway for Couples and Families

 The property was well suited to the amount of people and the purpose of our stay. It is well located in relation to the lake and town and had all the basic amenities that we required. 

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Spacious home minutes to lake and town

 We had a group of 12 staying at this house and it was so easy. The house is MASSIVE! The location is great if in Taupo for an event. The little things added by the owners make it stand out e.g. top quality linen & towels, numerous keys which makes a stay with a big group easy, BBQ supplied with gas. Super warm house, loads of heating options. Cons: The house is a bit dark and the lounge suite is uncomfortable but these are far outweighed by the pros. Highly recommend a stay here. 

Shepherd House (Private geothermal hot pool)

 Plenty of room to spread out! The place is clean and tidy and handy to town without being too close. Also handy to the beach! 

Comfortable and modern family home away from home

 Ideal location, very comfortable beds and living rooms. Awesome spa!