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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. 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]

  2. Mabels Cottage in Mangonui
    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

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 This location is magic. We loved being away from it all. There is plenty of room for our 3 families. The fishing is great. The jetty and beach are so close & lovely clear water to swim in. We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday. 

Lake Maraetai Lodge

 The place was very clean and tidy. We enjoyed our stay there. Very peaceful and would recommend it to our friends and family. 

Clifftop family friendly holiday home

 Awesome property. Great for a larger amount of people with all the different spaces (two kitchens/bathrooms/laundries), which means you can spread out over the indoor/outdoor areas. Perfect property for families with kids.. sandpit, tramp, lawn space, all fenced in & love the sound proofing between the bedrooms and lounge, means you can make noise while kids sleep. And to top it all off, the view is amazing! Would definitely stay here again & recommend this place to others. 

Clifftop family friendly holiday home

 The views from the house are exactly as advertised, if no better. All of the described amenities are beyond what we expected to find and the owners were some of the friendliest people we have ever had he pleasure of dealing with. At a glance the proximity to neighbours seems rather close but they too are very lovely and very friendly, encouraging us to have a good time in mangawhai and even giving us advice on things to do while staying there. Great location, awesome house and even better owner 

BIG LOG HOME!! Spacious for families and friends!!

 Amazing huge house which had everything we needed for an awesome weekend away for 17 of us, even with those numbers no one felt crowded. Cooking for everyone at once was easy as with the big bbq and 3 ovens. The fireplace kept the whole house warm, and the pool table, foos ball, spa, and Sky TV kept everyone entertained for the nights and evenings. All topped off by being a very nice location near the lake, and close to all the awesome Rotorua attractions. Can't wait to stay here again. Thanks! 

BIG LOG HOME!! Spacious for families and friends!!

 Beautiful big house with an amazing backdrop, perfect for a relaxing getaway. With a group of 14 adults in town to do the Tough Guy and Gal challenge the house catered perfectly for our weekend escape. We are now looking for another excuse to come back soon.