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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
    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]

  3. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    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

Karamu Trail Track Farm Stay and Horse Trekking

 The property is good, well maintained, quiet and self sufficient. The place is amazing for a summer getaway. Its a steal for the kind a price and experience they sell. 

Timeless Classic meets Retro   $120 - $130 +

 Great house, retro but so clean and tidy! Good location also, decks both sides of house. 

Breathtaking views of Whangarei Heads

 Great location opposite the beach - the house was very comfortable and we felt at home as soon as we arrived. The big backyard and kayaks etc were a bonus - especially since we had a 5,6 and 9 year old. Many thanks - Would we stay again? - you bet! 

Bach and / or cottage - you decide

 Every year we come back and enjoy this bach and love the fact that we are creating special memories for our children of their summer holidays with family. 

Nature lovers' slice of paradise

 Beautiful gardens, clean, bright and comfortable house - and close enough to the shops. We stayed in summer but the house looks well equipped for winter as well. Highly recommended. 

Ruakaka Beach Holiday Retreat

 Wonderful stay. Fantastic property with everything you need provided for your use. Extremely high standard accommodation. Enjoyed every minute whether lounging at "home" or enjoying the surf at the beach. We had children with us and they loved the space and comfort provided. They loved the outdoor shower (as did the adults)! All facilities were spotlessly clean and beds were clean and comfortable. Would recommend this property to anyone.