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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

Large holiday home in Kinloch

 Lovely location. 

  • Kepheus
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Bach and / or cottage - you decide

 This property was perfect for our extended family to stay at. Everything you need is there, the accommodation is clean, spacious and neat and there are boogie boards, life jackets, toys and games too. It's sunny, easily accessible to the beach, the area is quiet and the outdoor shower was great for getting the sand off. Would have no hesitation in returning or recommending. 

Capeview - huge house and great views too!

 We had 13 people on this property and it handled it very well. Well equipped for this number of people, a huge deck to relax on and plenty of room inside. All being able to sit down to meals together made the stay a real shared experience. The location is close to the beach,with a good outlook to the dunes and the choice of nice walks on the beach or along the harbour. We enjoyed being at the nice quiet end of Ohope but with all amenities still being at a reasonable distance 

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The Schoolhouse Kawau Island

 This property has a lot of character with a beautiful beach front setting. We were 2 couples in a large house which could handle more people. This bach would be great for a large Family gathering and we are hoping to get back there again next year. Thanks Michele for chance to share your bach. Brett and Lynelle Southey 

  • bretey978
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The Schoolhouse Kawau Island

 Awesome. Loved the place - perfect for a group, right by the wharf and could go off the front lawn into the water. It is what it says - a bach. Not luxurious but has all you need for a great getaway. I have rated 3 stars for the ammenities but 5 stars for location and suitability for a group. 

The Schoolhouse Kawau Island

 Fantastic stay, brilliant house, great location. The kids and adults loved it. So much room in the house and gardens and land one got bored. Will be back!