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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


 The location of this property is to die for. Perfect also for a couple of families. Found the outside rooms could do with a little TLC. We had a fabulous holiday. 

Lake Escape at Cooks

 We had a fantastic stay in this amazing home - all 3 families were very comfortable and really enjoyed all the spaces this place offers! Great indoor/outdoor flow and easily handles 3 families with children! Would highly recommend this place to anybody and hope to return here this time next year!! Thanks a lot Shelley. 

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. 

Bach 125 -All the Modern Conveniences at the beach

 A wonderful quiet location, bach & facilities fantastic, brilliant for families with plenty of space for everyone. Can't wait to stay again. 

River Cottage: Holiday Home near Lake Ohakuri

 Fabulous spot if you like been out of town. Parents and kids all had a blast. Great size section, awesome river for swimming and heaps of room in the house and sleep out. Kids weren't even interested in the TV! Had a blast. Thanks 

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Historic Mataia Homestead

 Both the place and property we're amazing - even bigger and better than we'd thought from the images. The house is well supplied with kitchenware and has a lot of indoor and outdoor seating. Beds were comfortable and everything was well presented. Would (and have already) absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay with a large group of friends and family.