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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

Perfectly Positioned Beach House

 Clean and very comfortable. Would hgighly recommend. 

Quiet semi-rural lifestyle accommodation

 Nice place, great location. Friendly hosts 

North Beach House, Westport

 Great quaint bach that had a retro treasure just waiting to be discovered in every corner and cupboard, just like a stay at Nana's. Everything supplied to make for the perfect stay and thanks for the jug of milk, it was a welcome sight after a day of travelling. Walking distance from town, cafe and bars. We love the place, a real family home. 

Quiet semi-rural lifestyle accommodation

 Location great - farm animals great - nice people 

Perfectly Positioned Beach House

 Thanks Claire loved the weekend!!! 

Awesome Lake Views - Bach Mea Noi

 All the beautiful views & the serenity! Just great to sit in the deck at night & look over the lake & hills!