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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]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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  1. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Only 50m to the beach!

 We really enjoyed our stay at this tidy, well-equipped bach. Big garden, decks front and back and extremely close to beach, estuary and the very cool adventure playground at Island View Park. The owner was very accommodating and great to deal with. 

Tui's Rest Whangamata

 Plenty of room for our group of 4 adults, two children, two dogs. Gentle flat 20min walk to surf - 10 minutes for fit adult. Shady area outside under tree with huge picnic table. Barbeque works great. Plenty of kitchen equipment. BUT no mosquito netting on windows - flies in droves and some mozzies! Gaps in gate a worry with our smaller active terriers! Very hot inside, especially sleepout, so one electric fan not enough. Overall: Great place for family holiday at very reasonable rates. 

Whangamata Vistas. More than just a view.

 The view from the room was fab and it was so peaceful as it is up in the hills away from the crowds. The room was very well appointed and spacious with a comfortable bed. Nice breakfast too. 

Bunnies Beach House, private, borders the reserve

 The place was amazing, great size, great location & a great deck. would def stay there agian. Cheers 

Fabulous modern studio flat in lovely quiet street

 Perfect for a little get away. It was nice and new, great time all in all. 

The Funky Whanga Bach

 Amazing place to stay, really relaxing.. We loved the fact it was fully fenced off so the kids could run around freely.. Toy Room was great! Had everything you needed!! Even water pressure! :) Would diff recommend to anyone, old or young!! Loved the location as it was only a 7min stroll to the beach, 2min to the supermarket and 5min to the main street/shops