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Seeking New Zealand

Waikanae/ Wellington, 60k, N

New Zealand - North Island
Waikanae/ Wellington, 60k, N

For 2015 we have arranged exchanges in Canada and are no longer looking for any other country exchanges in 2015. We're open for suggestions in 2016 onwards. We welcome New Zealand exchangers to contact at any time.

Known as a "bach", this is a place where you come for the outdoors and to get-away-from-it-all. There's a good sized living area and two smallish bedrooms with a divan in the living area. A spacious deck facing the afternoon to evening sun and large garden which is great. Sometimes days are spent reading in the garden with a swim at the beach in the late afternoon.

The bach is Located in amongst others in a 1940s holiday seaside development at Waikanae beach on the Kapiti Coast near Wellington which has hardly changed much till now. Local owners, who are usually from Wellington, keep the baches in good repair but try to maintain that 1950s atmosphere. We are 5-10 minutes stroll to the beach which is safe for small children as Kapiti Island provides shelter.
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Home exchange is  a unique way of taking a holiday that has a wide range of benefits for people just like you.    HomeLinkers tend to be independent, adventurous people who are also decent, generous, honest and trust-worthy. If this sounds like you then we are sure you will love a HomeLink experience. 

Naturally you will have questions and the answers to most of them can be found in our Visitors Area but if you want to chat about it please give us a call on 09 959 0557 or email us with your phone number.

Valerie & John Martin,  HomeLink N.Z.


  "Last August we had a month on the Big Island of Hawaii - overlooking a golf course with the coast just a short drive away. Needless to say we had a wonderful month and are looking forward to meeting our exchangers next week.

With over 40 exchanges in the past 15 years we find the HomeLink family so friendly and helpful and do not consider taking holidays any other way"

D&V from Auckland    



HomeLink N.Z. offers our Members the following features

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  • Free listing of second home for new members
  • Free extensions of first year membership - conditions apply 
  • Monthly newsletter full of helpful hints.
  • The benefits of nearly 60 years in the business

All you need  is............

A will to travel
A home to exchange
An independent spirit




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