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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]

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    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

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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


 What's not to like about this property? We had a large number of us attend and we had no issues with room as this property can cater to large groups for sure. The property had everything we needed so wasn't any need to venture out which was great. Great memories made at a great location. The view from the deck was amazing. Many hours spent just sitting enjoying the view! 

Clifftop family friendly holiday home

 Outstanding views ,clean and spacious, had a family friendly feeling, garden beautiful and very well maintained 

Strawny's Beach House

 A fantastic property in a great location. It was perfect for our large group as there is plenty of room to spread out! We had a toddler with us and the house is really child friendly. We'll definitely be back! 

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Mangawhai Heads Family Holiday Home & Sleepout

 It was large enough to accommodate 11 of us but there were separate areas to get away to. Everything was clean and tidy. The location was good - close to estuary and 5 mins drive to Mangawhai Heads. A very enjoyable place to stay. 

Longshore - absolute beachfront plus tennis court

 Location to die for 

BLUESKIN BAY HOUSE - beach, space, views and peace

 Thanks very much for a great stay!