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    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]

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    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [More]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    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

Stunning Award Winning Twin Ocean View Beach House

 We had extremely high expectations of this property from the photos, the reviews and the website - we were not disappointed! The property really is an entertainers delight, with all the necessary equipment & facilities that you need. The location is breath taking, the views were jaw dropping. We could not have found a better venue and location. A real jewel. 

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Karamu Trail Track Farm Stay and Horse Trekking

 Amazing farm, beautiful view, comfortable, when I lived there I escaped to the heaven. Perfect place for refreshing your mind, renew your life and health. 

Longshore - absolute beachfront plus tennis court

 Fantastic house and location! Beautiful views and suitable for family and friends of all ages. Plenty of activites and games provided for kids to keep them entertained all weekend! Chris and Jo have gone above and beyond to make this house comfortable, functional and versatile with all of the furnishings provided. Can't wait to come back and stay again! 

Coronet Lodge SKI / RELAX / WARM

 Property is spectacular, location is perfect. Just far enough out of the main part of Queenstown to be peaceful but close enough to all the action as well (5min walk to the Shotover Jet, 10min drive to Q-town itself, 15min to Arrowtown) Kitchen/Dining room is a particular highlight, excellent for large family meals and opening out to the backyard for a very inclusive feel during meal times. Highly recommended for a family getaway. 

The Pink Pipi Karitane

 Loved the house and the location. We had a fantastic weekend and I really look forward to a stay their over summer so we can sit out on the balcony and soak up the fantastic view. Thanks a bunch. 

Napiers large quiet family friendly holiday home

 House was amazing and well appointed. Had everything we needed for our cousins reunion. Plenty of room. Nice and clean. Quiet location. Would definitely be keen to stay there again.