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    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]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

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    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

HILLTOP COTTAGE TAUPO

 Plenty of beds. Great views. Easy access. Close to town. 

Taupo Lakehouse on Heuheu Street

 Location was really good and wasnt a hassle from getting into town or anywhere in that matter. propert was very well maintained loved staying there 

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Waihi Haven at the Beach, cycle tracks nearby

 Stunning, bright and welcoming home. So easy to be in and relax in. Very comfortable bed and excellent amenities. Easy walk to the beach and enjoyed the Flip n' Bear pancakes - recommend the baby as it was still the size of a plate! 

Classic kiwi experience

 Great spot, close to the Lake, clean and tidy, child and pet friendly, fully equipped. Easy and friendly to deal with. 

Mangakino Cosy Kowhai Cottage

 Cute little bach. We loved our stay in Mangokino. The alarm does go off immediately on opening the door and it was difficult trying to concentrate turning it off in the dim light with ringing ears. A delay of a few seconds would have been good. We enjoyed ourselves regardless though. 

Mangakino Cosy Kowhai Cottage

 Cute little bach. We loved our stay in Mangokino. The alarm does go off immediately on opening the door and it was difficult trying to concentrate turning it off in the dim light with ringing ears. A delay of a few seconds would have been good. We enjoyed ourselves regardless though.