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  For 60 years HomeLink has stood alone in providing a unique personal service to its Members.  With an branch in New Zealand and with 28 representativescovering 81 countries, we are happy to offer expert advice. We have been Home Exchangers ourselves since 1993 and welcome your questions.

We are John & Valerie Martin, we live in Auckland and we are the New Zealand Directors of HomeLink International  EMAIL


Seeking New Zealand

Courtenay, 30k, N

Canada - British Columbia
Courtenay, 30k, N

Family friendly home on Vancouver Island, 3 hours by car from Victoria, 4 hours from Vancouver by car and ferry. Gently sloped beach near Miracle Beach Park & Mount Washington Ski Resort. Large forested lot and walk-on beach complete with bald eagles, deer, herons, seals, sea lions and the occasional killer whale. Opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, paleontology, and caving. Two great museums and lots of wildlife nearby. 30 minutes from Courtenay or Campbell River, the 'Salmon Capitol of the World'. Many ways to explore First Nations culture.

This could be either a simultaneous exchange or a non-simultaneous exchange. Recommend exchange of vehicles. Includes the use of sea kayaks. Spin cast or fly fish for salmon off the beach in late August and September.
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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

  • Advanced search facilities with data updated every two hours
  • Secure in house messaging
  • Helpful advice always on hand by phone. (09)263 9677
  • Free classified business advertising for registered members
  • 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




HomeLink is the oldest home exchange organisation in the world.

Established in 1953 and so we are uniquely placed to support journalists looking for information about home exchanging.

We can help in preparing press articles on home exchanging.  We have many members who are happy to speak to journalists. We can always provide you with hi-res images. 

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Journalists enquiries

Valerie & John Martin Directors HomeLink NZ  Ph. 09 959 0557