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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

Omaha Escape - Overlooking golf course & Estuary

 nice roomy house with plenty to do and you can just walk to the beach! 

Nunnbetter - Modern, Family & Pet Friendly home wi

 Right across from the river and close to the shops. 

21/2 acres, 1600m from beach

 The home was beautifully set and very easy to live in during our stay. It was indeed a pleasure for our family to have restful break there. 

Suburban House, in quiet area.

 The brown house was perfect t for my family reunion. We had a lovely time there and enjoyed the peace of the neighbourhood. My family from UK were amazed that absolutely everything they needed was there. Thank you Jenni for making the stay so easy and enjoyable. 

Nunnbetter - Modern, Family & Pet Friendly home wi

 Fantastic house. Spacious, comfortable. Had everything we needed. 

Nunnbetter - Modern, Family & Pet Friendly home wi

 Close to shops (4 minute walk to township Ngontaha), speedway track (15 minute drive) and all the touristy things (about 5 minute drive from Gondolas etc) but far enough away to escape the busyness.