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  1. Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch
    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

    Have a laugh on us: An Evening with Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh), at the Isaac Theatre Royal. It promises to be anything but a normal evening!... [More]

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  1. Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions
    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

    Which wine region will you escape to?... [More]

  2. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Childhood memories of good times at the bach can last forever. With a bit of planning your family holiday can be just as memorable.... [More]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

    Rising dramatically 2797m out of the Central Plateau, this vast volcanic beauty has two commercial ski areas and a friendly little club field.... [More]

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  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lakefront Holiday Home

 Great place, well set out with living downstairs and dining up top, amazing views. Stairs and driveway no issues at all. Great place would love to return 

Chapel Cottage - in the village of Russell

 Chapel Cottage has everything one would want or need in a holiday home. It was very clean, well laid out and spacious enough for a family of four. The location at Russell is very central and walking to the shopping centre was a breeze. Will be back. 

cute cottage, cosy and affordable

 Had a great time here, very homely, easy care, stress free batch. Great location and had everything we needed for our stay. The linen, blankets being available is always an added bonus for us. Thanks for sharing your home with us. 

Four Seasons in one Day

 Easy walking distance to oneroa and some lovely wineries. Great attention to detail with little treats and candles etc. very homely and personal. 

Eliza's Garden Cottage - Luxury Vineyard Cottage

 From the friendly welcome, to the fresh bread, fruit and home made breakfast treats. The extra little things helped elevate a great house, location and experience to an unforgettable stay. Thank you so much 

Coronet Lodge SKI / RELAX / WARM

 It is a very comfortable property, with nice and sounded architectural interior and exterior design which suits our taste. It is not too close to the township but is not far away.