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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]

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    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

Mini Whananaki Beach House

 WE had a great extended family holiday at Miniwhanaki. The two houses accommodated all 14 of the family including my elderly mother very well. The location was great for us - across the road from the estuary which the younger children enjoyed learning to kayak and paddle board in and the boat ramp is close by too. We also enjoyed the coastal beaches for body surfing which are a short drive away. Really relaxing beach holiday. We are looking forward to returning next year hopefully. 

Large family beach house

 Great spot and we had great weather. Good set up and would be ideal for more than one family. 

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 Lovely place to holiday, perfect for our big group. Thanks so much 

Absolute Waterfront Luxury

 The property is magical. It is in the most beautiful setting in the bay of Islands. We had a fabulous family Christmas at this lovely home which was big enough for all 11 of us. We will recommend it to all our friends who wish to have a holiday of a lifetime. 

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 The property was extremely private with fantastic views and was perfect for noisy children who need space to run around. It was extremely clean and tidy and was well equipped with everything we could possibly want, but wasn't so flash that you had to worry about taking your children there. Would definitely recommend this to other people looking for accommodation for large numbers :-) 

Stunning Award Winning Twin Ocean View Beach House

 This is a perfect holiday house. So nice and secluded. We made the most of the different beaches for swimming, fishing and relaxing!! All within short walking distance. Also a great spot for walking. The house itself was amazing! We were 3 families and there was enough room for all of us to be comfortable. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful house.