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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

Franz Josef Glacier Holiday House

 Nice quiet location but still close to the main part of town. The house was immaculately kept and had everything you need for a break away. Bed and bedding very comfortable and a great nights sleep was had. Highly recommend. 

Quiet semi-rural lifestyle accommodation

 Nice place, great location. Friendly hosts 

Jackson Bay fishing beach boating hunting tramping

 Spacious, comfortable bach at the end of the road. Good location for walking and exploring the region. Suggest bring drinking water as tap water brown after rain. 

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. 

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 great batch beautiful views which we could have stayed longer 

Our  Brunner retreat on the Terrace

 Great place, great view and very comfortable rooms. We will be back :)