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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]

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

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

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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Period piece on the Clive River
    Period piece on the Clive River

    A riverfront villa that's perfect for groups: mess about in boats, bike to wineries or swan about historically.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lakeside on the Coast

 our 2nd visit to Ross Cottage and we shared it with some Aussie visitors who said it was the absolute highlight of their 2 week tour of the south island....the cottage is just gorgeous, a real home away from home, very warm and cosy, beautiful linen and towels, with even a pantry full of the necessary basics....dinner at the pub across the road was was meeting the locals and other visitors staying the night in the pub....a true kiwi experience....the Aussies will never forget! 

Lakeside on the Coast

 Clean, peaceful, quiet, relaxing, interesting history, welcoming, historic pub across the road, scenery, comfortable.......loved it. Thanks for sharing your home, very much appreciated. 

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 Fantastic location - right by the beach, central to everything. The most amazing river and walk is a stones throw away. Easily walkable to everywhere but so cute it didn't matter if you stayed right there. Very family friendly. Not a pretentious place with lots of patch work everywhere but a great place to feel comfortable and on holiday. We loved it! 

Ocean on the doorstep.

 Fantastic renovated house right on the beachfront. Modern and warm inside with excellent furnishings. Owner was so understanding when we had to leave a day early due to a family bereavement. Would definitely recommend to others. 

Ocean on the doorstep.

 Great place Would highly recommend. 

Ocean on the doorstep.

 The beds were amazing - the most comfortable & snugly which ensured we all slept well. Location amazing so close to the shops and the beach at the end of the garden. The Bach has been renovated to an extremely high standard - we will definitely be back - thanks Chris .