Win Holiday Prizes: 100's of New Zealand baches, beach houses and bungalows. A large range baches doted around the coastline of New Zealand offering a wide variety of accommodation options. The kiwi bach is an icon along with the beach house. Stay in your bach, bungalow or beach house for a few days or few weeks. Select a bach, bungalow or beach house and get ready to relax.

Baches, Beach Houses, Bungalows

New Zealand offers a huge selection of baches, beach houses, bungalows and holiday rentals throughout the country. New Zealand bach holidays vary enormously – from rural roots to luxury, cliff top accommodation. more

A New Zealand bach is often a small, rustic holiday home, also known as a crib. Beach houses and bungalows may offer more space and more modern amenities.

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  • PETS CAN COME TOO - Wellington

    If your family includes a dog, cat, bird or other furry creature, then we have some good news for you... enables users to select pet friendly accommodation from an extensive list of holiday properties throughout New Zealand without the need to "surf" other websites to try and find establishments that will allow pets.

  • PAROA BAY CHALETS -Russell, Bay of Islands

    Nestling in the hills, our stunning architecturally designed chalets gaze over Paroa Bay Vineyard, toward the ocean and Roberton Island. The three chalets are stand-alone, offering open plan living flowing onto private decks. Each comprises two bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping up to six. Paroa Bay Chalets are ideally located to enjoy nearby Russell, with its many restaurants and cafes.

    + 64 27 403 7411
    194 Paroa Bay Road, Russell 0272, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    Located just 5 minutes walk to Patons Rock beach and 10 minutes drive from Takaka, Patons Rock Beach Villas are the ideal choice for the discerning holidaymaker. With 4 spacious 2-bedroom villas, surrounded in gardens and located well off the road, you will feel like you have the whole place to yourself.

    +64 3 525 8262
    0800 306 697 (Free call - only within NZ)
    177 Patons Rock Road, RD2, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
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    Qualmark Quality Rating  
  • PETS CAN COME TOO - Wellington

    If your family includes a dog, cat, bird or other furry creature, then we have some good news for you... enables users to select pet friendly accommodation from an extensive list of holiday properties throughout New Zealand without the need to "surf" other websites to try and find establishments that will allow pets.

    +64 4 293 2705
    5 Karaka Grove, Waikanae, Wellington 5036, New Zealand
  • POHATU PENGUINS - Pohatu-Flea Bay, Akaroa

    Pohatu is home to the largest Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. On our 24 hour package you will spend a night in the middle of the penguin colony in our beach side cottage and have free time to experience what makes Pohatu so special. Guided evening penguin tour to view White-flippered Penguins (in season), sea kayaking experience.

    +64 3 304 8542
    +64 21 246 9556
    Wildside Booking Office, 8/2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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  • POSSUM LODGE - Doubtful Sound

    Possum Lodge is a traditional Kiwi holiday park, offering riverside campervan and tent sites, self-contained motel units and backpacker cabins. Motel unit from NZ$106 per night. Nestled alongside Lake Manapouri and the Waiau River. Walking distance from the Doubtful Sound Cruise departure jetty.

    +64 3 249 6623
    +64 21 028 24514 or +64 21 223 3032
    13 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand
  • PURANGI GARDEN ACCOMMODATION - Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula

    Superbly located waterfront cottages and beach houses, all surrounded by well established gardens. Just minutes from Hahei's cafes, restaurants and shops, with Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach nearby. The perfect retreat and a great spot for children with safe swimming and fishing. Kayaks and dinghy available.

    +64 7 866 4036
    321 Lees Road, Hahei, Coromandel, New Zealand
  • PUREPODS PURE NATURE IMMERSION - Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

    PurePods is a total immersion, totally private experience of your own slice of beauty. Your PurePod is made of heavy duty glass so you can see everything - from the heavens above to the native plants growing beneath your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three sides and indulge the isolation.

    Little River, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand
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  • RANGIHAU RANCH HORSE TREKS - Coromandel Peninsula

    The picturesque bush-clad hills and valleys of Coroglen on the magnificent Coromandel Peninsula hide a colourful pioneering history. Saddle up and ride through beautiful and historic countryside at Rangihau Ranch, home of the real NZ ride. Your trek can last 1, 1 and 1/2 or 2 hours. There are horses to suit all abilities. Bach accommodation available.

    +64 7 866 3875
    +64 27 357 0281
    111 Rangihau Rd, Coroglen, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand
  • RAROTONGA BEACH BUNGALOWS - Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Rarotonga Beach Bungalows is ideally located on Titikaveka Beach - the most beautiful beach in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands - and within easy reach of Muri Beach and Avarua. There is excellent swimming and snorkelling off the beach. The resort is designed for couples looking for a perfect spot for a secluded beach holiday, tropical honeymoon, or a romantic vacation.

    +682 27030
    Tropical Beach, Titikaveka, Cook Islands

    Enjoy your tranquil, relaxing vacation in our quaint, modern, 2-bedroom cottage on 8 acres of farmland. Be supremely close to Fiordland National Park, Kepler Track, Waiau River and Lake Te Anau. Private and quiet. Adjacent golf course. From here you can easily walk, horse-trek or fish. Stay and experience the pristine, unspoiled beauty of Fiordland.

    +64 3 235 8418
    +64 27 305 9414
    222 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, New Zealand
  • SAVAI'I LAGOON RESORT- Savai'i, Samoa

    At Savaii Lagoon Resort you will find peace and relaxation for which you have been searching. Whether you fill your days snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, kayaking leisurely on the lagoon or exploring the island, you will be rejuvenated by the end of your stay.Your breathe will be taken away by our stunningly beautiful beach

    +64 9 570 1971
    Fagamolo, Savaii Island, Samoa

    Come and enjoy the warmth of our supreme quality log-style accommodation, situated right by the beach, overlooking the Tasman Sea. Experience the beautiful West Coast with its panoramic views, unspoilt beaches and the Southern Alps in the background. Opposite the glow-worm dell, spa pool, small farm yard, sauna, covered BBQ area, playground and wireless high speed Internet.

    +64 3 755 8921
    0800 744 646 (Free call - only within NZ)
    16 Richards Drive, Hokitika 7900, Westland, New Zealand
    Qualmark Quality Rating  
    Silver Enviro Rating

    Solscape is a work in progress. Our diverse accommodation range has been consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimizing our ecological footprint and inspiring visitors with working models of sustainable living. Solscape is a place to breakaway for relaxation and rejuvenation. We offer a venue space for meetings, workshops, and retreats.

    +64 7 825 8268
    611 Wainui Road, Raglan 3225, Waikato, New Zealand
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  • TAIHARURU FARMS LODGE - Whangarei, Northland

    Luxury accommodation set on a 100-acre private coastal estate nestled between a backdrop of outstanding native bush and breathtaking views over the Northland Coast. As the estate's only guest, relax in the architecturally designed executive retreat, swim in your own secluded cove, walk the surrounding coastal trails or enjoy the many activities in Northland using Taiharuru as your base.

    +61 21 938 879
    14 Te Whara Way, Taiharuru, Whangarei 0192, Northland, New Zealand
  • TAUMARUNUI HOLIDAY PARK - Manunui, Taumarunui

    Accommodation consists of tent sites, self-contained units and cabins set amongst mature native trees in five acres of park-like grounds. Park amenities include: well equipped communal kitchen, oven, fridge, microwaves and TV; ablution block with unmetered showers; phone, internet kiosk, wireless internet; free gas barbecue, guest laundry, playground and dump station. Well stocked herb garden for guests to help themselves.

    +64 7 895 9345
    0800 473 281 (Free call - only within NZ)
    487 Totara St, SH 4, Manunui, Taumarunui 3946, New Zealand

    Tekapo Heights—B&B, or self-contained holiday home—Tekapo Retreat, come see what we offer. Tekapo Heights has four spacious rooms, three with en suite, one with separate private bathroom. Spectacular views of the lake and surrounding hills, warm-hospitality and home-cooked or continental breakfast. Tekapo Retreat also has three rooms with en suites, large living areas and views of the lake.

    +64 3 680 6528
    +64 21 036 137
    2 Sams Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • TE MATA LODGE - Coromandel

    Ideal spot to base yourself while exploring the Coromandel. Relax in peaceful surroundings, away from the main highway. The Lodge has a choice of four self-contained dwellings or three cabins with separate communal facilities. Ideal self-contained Coromandel accommodation in idyllic and peaceful surrounds, bordered by picturesque stream with many safe swimming holes. Beach 10 minutes walk.

    +64 7 868 4834
    0800 420 868 (Free call - only within NZ)
    18 Eames Crescent, Te Mata, Thames Coast, New Zealand
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  • TE RAWA RESORT - Havelock, Marlborough Sounds

    Nestled in lush native bush on the crystal clear waters of Pelorus Sound, offering magnificent views, total relaxation and all the comforts of home, in a truly unique aquatic environment. Accessible only by water-transport or float plane, "Te Rawa" features a selection of fully self-contained units sleeping from two to eight persons, plus a honeymoon-suite for that perfect weekend away.

    +64 3 579 8285
    Wilson Bay, Havelock 7150, Marlborough, New Zealand
    Make a reservation or check room availability
  • THE BEACH HOUSE - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    Luxury accommodation in the World-famous Bay of Islands. Blessed with spectacular views of pristine beaches this is an entertainers delight. The majestic holiday home offers large open plan living areas and expansive decks - dining can be enjoyed inside or outside. Boat launching is easy. Sky TV, Broadband Wireless, multiple TV's, home theatre, iPod docking station, etc.

    +64 21 799 097
    125B Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti 0184, Northland, New Zealand
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  • THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - Bay of Islands

    The Carriage House offers Bay of Islands luxury accommodation for 2-4 persons, in a self-catering holiday cottage. Situated on the waterfront on a 25-acre farm. Two en suite king bedrooms, one converts to twin singles. A jetty for your boat or kayak. Only five minutes to restaurants, shops and historic Mission House first settlement. Minimum two nights. Reduced weekly rate.

    +64 9 407 9854
    175 Kerikeri Inlet Road, Kerikeri, 0245, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    Make a reservation or check room availability
  • THE TREEHOUSE - Waiheke Island

    The Treehouse is Waiheke’s most romantic and unique property for a truly memorable Island holiday! Beautiful, private bush setting, awake to birdsong, relax at the end of the day with a glass of local wine and a hot soak in your own private Spa Pool under the ferns and lights. Walking distance to the village, Cable Bay & Mudbrick vineyards.

    +64 9 372 9695
    +64 27 506 1775
    10 Church Bay Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

    Tucked into a lush, forested hillside with sweeping panoramic views across Golden Bay, Tullamoore Beach House is a rare delight on one of New Zealand's most pristine stretches of coastline. Tullamoore offers all the luxuries and appointments of a large family home with private access to one of the Bay's most remarkable stretches of beach, metres from the front door.

    +64 3 541 8687
    Beach Road, Collingwood, New Zealand
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    Just Listed
    Looking for a holiday home in Twizel? Then you have come to the right place. The team at Twizel Holiday Homes want to make your holiday or rental experience in Twizel or Omarama and the surrounding areas as enjoyable as possible. We endeavour to provide that extra personal service and trust that you will experience this when you choose us.

    +64 3 435 0655
    +64 27 773 2232
    Shop 8, Benmore Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • VILLA DU FRESNE - Russell

    Villa Du Fresne at Tapeka Point, Russell. Offering a self-contained Mediterranean villa with one or two en suite bedrooms (sleeps two or four adults) and a fully equipped kitchen with full breakfast supplies. Spectacular sea views from every room, glassed in terrace and BBQ. Luxury of a 'home away from home'—linen, bathrobes, toiletries etc.

    +64 9 403 7651
    +64 21 636 121
    23 Du Fresne Place, Tapeka Point, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • VISIT WAIHEKE - Waiheke Island, Auckland

    Visit Waiheke offers a range of premium Waiheke holiday accommodation options including: private holiday homes, baches, apartments, beach houses, wedding venues, corporate accommodation, luxury holiday home rentals and more. Search, book and pay online in real time. All this is only 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, New Zealand.

    +64 9 372 2425
    +64 21 543 688
    Sandy Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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Bach Accommodation

For a relatively small country, New Zealand has a very long coastline (over 15,000 kilometres) which makes beach holidays or waterside vacations extremely popular with visitors and locals alike. No matter which New Zealand season you experience, staying for a couple of days (weeks or months) at a beach, seaside, coastal accommodation or countryside retreat is highly recommended.

Accommodation on the coastline can be as varied as the environment, but popular (and great value) self-catering choices include baches, beachhouses and bungalows.

Getting away to the bach for a holiday or break from everyday life is part of a Kiwi tradition that is still going strong throughout the country. Traditional baches (or cribs as they are sometimes called in the South Island) are often simple shacks, sheds, disused railway carriages or outhouses cobbled together that have grown organically changing with the needs of the family or the bach users.

Originally, baches accommodated the family, as well as furniture cast-offs, bunks rather than beds, stoves rather than kitchen ranges and often were located in the 'wop-wops' (remote countryside or by the beach). Nowadays, bach holidays vary enormously—from rural roots to luxury, cliff top accommodation. Beach houses and bungalows tend to be less rustic than baches, so take your pick from a taste of Kiwi life or what is typically a more comfortable accommodation choice.

Whether you want to dig out your board shorts and jandals (flip-flops or sandals), fishing rod and bait, surfboards and togs (swimming costumes) or simply get away from it all and relax, a holiday at one of New Zealand's many beach houses, baches or bungalows is an excellent, self-catering choice.

You can find and book your bungalow, bach or beach house in New Zealand online...(search NZ bach accommodation directory)

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