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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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    "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]

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    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]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

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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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Poplar Lodge - large comfortable home

 Poplar Lodge was really great accommodation for our family holiday. The bedroom setup was just what we needed for Grandparents, parents, and children. The large kitchen and dining area meant there was room for everyone without getting in the way of each other, and the BBQ and outdoor eating was lovely. The Lodge was situated really close to the centre of Arrowtown. It was in a quiet situation. We all had a very happy time here. Many thanks, and smiles all round. 

The Gatehouse - Waiheke Island Holiday Home

 Excellent Property, looking forward to be back 

Strawny's Beach House

 Great bach for a crowd of people, great set up for families to holiday together. Love the variety of things to do in Mangawhai, we stayed 2 weeks and had perfect weather the whole time, still didn't fit in everything we wanted to do, would definitely go again and rent this place again. Highly recommend. 

Three family homes in one- Room for everyone!!!

 This holiday home is perfect for large groups, close to town and to the lake. 

Longshore - absolute beachfront plus tennis court

 The varied needs of our group of 22 people: 8 months to 84 years, were well catered for. Because of the layered, spread-out nature of the venue we never actually felt crowded. The all-weather options in this extensive venue provided serious competition for the beach even in beautiful weather! The toys and games for ALL ages proved a hit. Top marks go to outlook over the sea and Kapiti plus the immediate access to such a safe, stunning beach. 

Three family homes in one- Room for everyone!!!

 Nice big house for large group.