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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]

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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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  1. 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]

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

    A colonial cottage with views of Mill Bay - the perfect base for enjoying historic Mangonui... [More]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Beautifully designed and comfortable. Everything was nicely clean and well presented. You feel like you are tucked away in the hills, with all of Matakana only a 10 minute drive away. 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 Very clean and very relaxing. Thank you! 

Romantic Sanctuary in the Bush

 The chalet is a really amazing place nestled in the bush, we felt as though we could have been sitting in a jungle somewhere exotic. It was lovely and clean with everything we needed for the weekend. 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 Stayed over Christmas period, a very relaxing and enjoyable surroundings. Great coffee down the road and opens on Christmas Day!. Only wish was that we have extra books with us to read. Never the less, it was a great stay. Best wishes to Mark and Kanani. 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Will had a lovely relaxing 3 days at Tui barn. Will definitely be back again!! 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 View over the valley looks like Tuscany, many shades of light. Appreciated its proximity to Miranda Hot Pools, Orere Point, Thames and the Stray Dog Cafe and Farm Shop.. Enjoyed the country atmosphere which included, bird song and other animals. A great shower. Appreciated the filtered water and coffee plunger. We had a wonderful 5 nights stay, felt like being on a retreat, still relaxed and are feeling the benefits of our stay, after being back in the city for a few days. Steve+ Catherine