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A stunning showcase of tucked-away escape spots all over New Zealand, and a tribute to a simpler way of life.

Hideaways is a celebration of quintessential New Zealand holiday escapes: mountain huts, coastal baches, riverside cribs, converted silos, hunting shacks, and more.

Breathtaking photography and evocative text explore far-flung retreats from around the country, with a focus on the unique, secluded and romantic — each offering a change of pace, a chance to disconnect.

A beautiful tribute to getting away from it all.


Whether you're an urban dweller looking for an escape to somewhere remote or a homebody who prefers to let their mind do the wandering, Sam Stuchbury and Hilary Ngan Kee have created the perfect book for you.

Natalia Didovich, New Zealand House & Garden

Stuchbury’s dreamy photographs and the book’s high production values suddenly make a lost weekend in a Marton paddock, a caravan in Beachlands or a treehouse in Katikati not just do-able, but essential.

Jenny Nicholls, North and South

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 30, 2017

    RHNZ Godwit

    256 pages

    RRP $55.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile

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