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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

    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

Private Luxury Accommodation for Two

 What's not to LOVE about this location. Taranaki at it's BEST - An AMAZING place to stay, so modern. We enjoyed the views (mountain, countryside and sea). As it was set on a farm land it was so peaceful and private .... we will definitely be staying again...! 

Beautiful Bach for Two, hot tub and little beach

 Our four day break at Cariad was brilliant. The bach has a retro look but that's where it stops - every amenity was available with all the subtle extras of fine living... comfy bed,snowy white linen and feather pillows, breakfast on the deck suspended above the bay... the birdlife was everywhere - heaven on earth. Cariad has the whole package for total relaxation, the feel of the bach, the amazing views, complete privacy (including the beautiful little beach) there is no way to NOT relax!!! 


 "Paradise" great little cottage, beautiful gardens in a very private location. Beautifully decorated with great furniture and an amazing bed. So peaceful native birds waking you up in the morning it was just wonderful and brought back child hood memories. I would be back in a heart beat. Thank you so much!!! 

Te Awanga Cottages - Coastal and Contemporary

 What a neat spot!!! Cottage is lovely and very nicely appointed and clean. Perfectly located for the cycle trails. They were are so much fun. Thank you for the lovely bottle of wine. Had a fantastic stay. 


 The cottage was private and well-appointed. Bed and bedding very comfortable and a great night's sleep had. Pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful touches of flowers and fruit on arrival. Also impressed by the small luxurious touches such as quality hand wash and personal products. This is a property where the owner obviously takes great pride in going the extra mile to provide guests with a very lovely stay. Only negative is that it's quite a walk into town but it's all even ground. 

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 The situation close by bush. Short drive to Nelson. Privacy.