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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


 great location near lake, great relaxed atmosphere for the family. 

The Pink Pipi Karitane

 Felt like you were miles away from anyone which was nice. 

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 Great place for our friends to stay for our amazing wedding! They all said they loved the place & would stay again. It was a short walk down the drive way to our wedding venue so the perfect place to stay. Close to the surrounding lakes, bush walks and other fun activities. No cell phone reception means peace & quiet away from the normal pace of life! 

Nunnbetter - Modern, Family & Pet Friendly home wi

 Right across from the river and close to the shops. 

Waitarere Beach with own Private Spa Pool

 Very comfortable and well equipped. Great stay. 

Seaside holiday property for large family groups

 Without doubt a 5 star "fun for all" bach. Perfect for a casual stay, combined family/friends group or relaxed event. It is unique, with large beautiful gardens and definitely a memorable place. We held a late summer hens party here and all who came raved about the place. While the weather was beautiful for us, it has enough covered common areas to hold a larger sized group if the weather did turn. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and always went the extra mile.