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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]

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    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. 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]

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    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


 The unit is modern, well equipped and comfortably furnished. A couple of small things which could enhance future guest experience would be provision of a suitable fan for those hot summer nights and a small cutting board. Over all, a good place to stay for a few nights, not too far from town, visitor activities,shopping etc. 

2013 Gold Piwa Best Setting ~ Castaway Cottage

 We had an amazing time at Castaway Cottage. Fantastic location. Cottage was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Diane (the manager) was extremely organised and friendly, and very helpful. Would love to come back here again 

Cosy Straw Bale Studio near vineyards and Square

 Great location being close to town and a short walk to a number of the wineries. The breakfast provisions were lovely and I'd definitely stay here again! 


 This accommodation is great, modern, comfortable, handy to everything and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. Hosts extremely helpful and friendly and we hope to stay there again. 

OCEANSIDE could be no closer to the beach

 Most brilliant and closest coastal views without actually being in the surf !! Ten out of ten and worth every cent !! 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Beautifully designed and comfortable. Everything was nicely clean and well presented. You feel like you are tucked away in the hills, with all of Matakana only a 10 minute drive away.