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  1. Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!
    Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!

    Get your tastebuds ready for a tasty Easter! We have three Kapiti Cheese Hampers to take with you to the bach.... [More]

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  1. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Childhood memories of good times at the bach can last forever. With a bit of planning your family holiday can be just as memorable.... [More]

  2. Kapiti Coast
    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [More]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

    Rising dramatically 2797m out of the Central Plateau, this vast volcanic beauty has two commercial ski areas and a friendly little club field.... [More]

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  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Eco-friendly Te Aute Ridge Cottage

 Loved everything about this cottage! The view from the bed was amazing the sound of the birds was beautiful and the outdoor shower was fantastic! So much to do close by at Bethells Beach, exploring caves, sand dunes, lakes and beaches. Such a magical and peaceful stay, only negative... needed to stay longer! 

  • EmmaO641
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Eco-friendly Te Aute Ridge Cottage

 Really cool atmosphere, perfect amount of space and great outdoor shower. 

Idyllic bush and beach retreat

 Clean, tidy, everything you need. 

Eco-friendly Te Aute Ridge Cottage

 Outdoor shower was blissful! Really enjoyed the local Bethells Beach Café. 

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'Love' Hanmer Couples Retreat

 We loved everything about the Love Hanmer Retreat Beautiful location, great views, very clean well equipped kitchen,perfect place to stay for a romantic time. We can not say enough about this place it had everything we were looking for. recommend it highly 

Eco-friendly Te Aute Ridge Cottage

 Awesome place to stay. Great walks and very close to beach. Very friendly owner, thanks for making our stay that much more special.