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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

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! 

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! 

Clean & tidy unit at base of scenic Denniston

 Comfortable grannyflat type apartment with everything you need in a full kitchen, two TVs, comfortable bed with good linen, and lots of hot water in shower. Quiet, comfortable, spotlessly clean. Easy parking next to home. Lovely open garden and covered porch and deck for sitting, even if it rains. I would stay again and recommend it to friends. Hard to think of negatives: about 20min drive from Westport and no mosquito screens in bedroom for a hot night. 

Stunning Clifftop Uninterrupted Ocean Views

 Absolutely stunning location and beautiful cabin. Delightful, helpful owner with excellent communication. Thank you for a wonderful stay and for the opportunity to bring our furry family friend too! Can't wait for a return visit. 

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Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Great views and an awesome location. 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Greatly recommended location "by the Sea" for Getting back to Nature". This batch stands alone for the wild West Coast experience. The Batch had welcoming layout with a peaceful vibe.