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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

River Cottage: Holiday Home near Lake Ohakuri

 We were a large work group competing in a race in Taupo. This property was perfect for fitting us all in (about 16 adults). The kitchen is small but well stocked, living room was comfy and the outside areas was perfect for evening drinks and a BBQ. All the beds are cramed in the rooms which is great for housing a lot of people for a low price and i supose if you are a smaller group, you will have your pick of the beds! Would recommend 

  • CatherineMc21
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Great views - great location

 Location was perfect, close to lake and town. With 6 bedrooms it was great for the 12 of us staying. Just meant very quick showers for everyone as we ran out of hot water, but that's no problem in the middle of summer when we utilised the lake anyway. 

Large, well equipped home with beautiful Lake View

 We had a very nice stay, it is a great house for 2 families. Thank you! 

River Cottage: Holiday Home near Lake Ohakuri

 Fabulous spot if you like been out of town. Parents and kids all had a blast. Great size section, awesome river for swimming and heaps of room in the house and sleep out. Kids weren't even interested in the TV! Had a blast. Thanks 

  • KimR1893
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Ultimate Taupo event home

 Wonderful house in an awesome location, meet the hosts and they are lovely people. Would recommend this property to anyone looking for an upmarket location. 

Great views - great location

 Good size house and location