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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

    "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]

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    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]

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    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

Ote Special by the Lakes

 Great location, excellent boat access and room for plenty of guests. Supply of linen and cleaning took the hassle out of our stay and was appreciated. 

Beautiful little cottage in Winter or Summer

 We had a lovely time in a quiet hideaway. Lots of birds to watch just outside the windows. Close to walking and biking tracks and a short walk to the river. We left feeling well rested and would love to come back again. 

Self-contained cottage close to beach and river

 Nice, tidy wee cottage with everything we needed. A lovely spot. 

Spacious, comfortable holiday home by the lakes.

 Easily the best batch we have hired in Otematata. Clean and modern. Well appointed and the owner was very helpful and cooperative. 

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

 This delightful, tiny cottage makes for a great getaway in a great seaside small city. The view from the house overlooks the sea and the entire city below. (Thank you for having good binocs!) The cottage has all we needed, space is tight but makes it interesting! Two twin beds were a funny little time for the husband & I, we have our whole live to share a bed! lol Enjoyed a bath like the old days just enough retro to entertain the mind while offering Freeview TV. The garden is lovely, 


 Amazing views and a great spot to relax. We will definately be back. Thanks so much