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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]

  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

Waikuta Lakeside Lodge - 4 Star Boutique Luxury

 The house itself is very comfortable and spacious, with large living areas, lots of space for everyone to have peace and quiet and large bedrooms. For our family of six it was perfect, with the deck, spa and lawn with the lake right at the edge of the property, but not deep so parents can relax while kids swim and kayak. Well presented and stocked house but not so fancy that you can't relax and enjoy being there. The beds were comfy and I loved the window seat with a book and drink. :-) 

Paradise Valley Lodge - large country cottage

 Lovely - highly recommended for a large group. 

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. 

The Ultimate Beach House in lovely Peka Peka

 An amazing place to stay--has everything and anything you need and more. The property manager Mary-Lou is incredibly warm, friendly, and attentive. Wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely be back! 

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. 

Mini Whananaki Beach House

 WE had a great extended family holiday at Miniwhanaki. The two houses accommodated all 14 of the family including my elderly mother very well. The location was great for us - across the road from the estuary which the younger children enjoyed learning to kayak and paddle board in and the boat ramp is close by too. We also enjoyed the coastal beaches for body surfing which are a short drive away. Really relaxing beach holiday. We are looking forward to returning next year hopefully.