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  1. Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!
    Share a photo and WIN a $250 Bookabach Voucher!

    Share your summer holiday photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBookabachHoliday and be in to WIN a $250 Bookabach Gift Voucher!... [More]

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  1. Northland
    Northland

    "The winterless North" boasts stunning coastline, kauri forests and a rich Maori and European history. Holidaymakers love it. Join them and tick some tourist highlights off your bucket list or find a private bay off the beaten track.... [More]

  2. Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

    Take your pick amongst the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and choose a holiday as ritzy or remote as you like.... [More]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Family fun for all seasons.... [More]

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  1. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Large two level,  five bedroom County Villa

 Great house, easy distance from Auckland. Bit of a distance from Te Aroha itself, and on a nice quiet country road 

  • EoghanO9
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Whale Bay Escape - Raglan

 The property is very modern and fresh making our stay very comfortable. The balcony has a great sea view to kick back and relax in a great Whale Bay location. As mentioned in the advert, the driveway is steep which needed a bit of extra effort to a 65 year old but a 4WD would make it a breeze. I would not hesitate in making this a regular place to book, we all loved staying there. Many thanks to Lisa and Andy for making it available. 

  • SteveSw2
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Aotea Harbour bach, stunning views of the harbour

 The property is well maintained and very comfortable. The views from the Bach are breath taking. Highly recommend the property and area for a relaxing holiday. 

The Rose Cottage (with Spa Pool!)

 A comfy spot with great views of the lake and the bonus of lockup storage for bikes and other gear. 

Aotea Harbour bach, stunning views of the harbour

 Aotea harbour is a hidden GEM! The laid back atmosphere, the closeness of the beach and the excellent layout of the Bach make for a fantastic getaway with the kids. Go down the stairs of the sea wall and right 100m then spend a lazy day under the pohutakawas watching the tide. This was heaven! Fab for the whole family. Couldn't recommend more highly. 

Bush tranquility with stunning harbour views

 Location was fantastic overlooking the water and easy water access. House had everything we needed........and more! Our children loved the games, colouring books and puzzles. We all loved having a DVD player and the retro CD's and great stereo mean't lovely singalongs! The perfect weather helped us enjoy dinners on the deck overlooking the bay. Lots of small fish off the rocks below but alas no big ones! Very peaceful watching the small yachts sail and fishing boats coming and going. Loved it!