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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

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 great batch beautiful views which we could have stayed longer 

Modern self contained two bedroom cottage


Ocean on the doorstep.

 Your Beach House was gorgeous, we all couldn't believe the space and style when we open the door. Bedrooms were spacious, beds were comfy and there was just so much space for us all. The Farrugia Gang 

Ocean on the doorstep.

 Perfect location right on the beach could wander out and watch the sunset - magical. Super close to all the shops and restaurants in town. Was able to park the car up and just wander. The house itself was super clean and fresh and a real pleasure to stay in for a few days. Will definitely recommend this property to friends and family and will stay here again next time we come to the coast. 

Fox River Beach House

 Property had everything there, it is so charming. Location was right there by beach and river, walk tracks, and lovely people. Enjoyed the coffee shop across the road. 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Superb location. Could not be better with its proximity to the sea, its private positioning, and the view out to the sea. Birdlife was prolific. Excellent Wifi access also.