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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
    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

Lake views and bushwalks

 Unique property very comfortable, loved every minute spent there. Hot tub fabulous. We had a relaxing three days and location was beautiful. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 Unique property very comfortable, loved every minute spent there. Hot tub fabulous. We had a relaxing three days and location was beautiful. 

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! 

Stunning 2 storey beach house with ocean view

 We had a great time staying here in Rapahoe, a peaceful and relaxing place. 

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 Fantastic place to stay for the authentic batch get away ! Affordable and so close to the beach. Loads of room to sleep and awesome outdoor seating for a big group of us to play cards and have dinner! Definitely would love to come back. Thanks heaps! 

Large house, suitable for 2 families

 Great location with an awesome view!