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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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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

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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

Beach Front Bach in Private Bay

 Perfect as usual, still excellent value and still on the beach! I'll keep coming back. 

Miners Retreat - North End Waihi Beach

 We just loved it. We didn't want to leave. It bought back child hood memories and we created some new awesome ones. It was just a shame we had to leave to get back to work lol. It was close to the beach and dairy. Great outdoor living with heaps of space and a little outdoor fire. Good size fridge/freezer. Was a squeeze to get into bed each night, but it made it more of an adventure :) 

Location location!! Beautiful Cooks Beach ....

 Lovely location at cooks beach! The property location was perfect being only a short walk to the beach. We made the most of biking around the lovely township, playing the board games at night and just having a really enjoyable relaxing time! It is the perfect kiwi bach with everything you could possibly need. 

Pupu Springs Golden Bay - Strawberry Cottage

 Awesome spot cant wait to get back there 

Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

 Absolutely loved our stay at Jedforest. The wintry blast did not stop us from enjoying the Catlins and then returning to a crackling open fire was simply perfect. Special memories with our family, thank you so much for sharing your clearly cherished crib with us. 

Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

 Location perfect Property clean - but we left it cleaner than we found it! I rated it three stars because it is not up to motel standard - which we didn't see as a negative. it is a lovely old kiwi crib. We even had a non-paying guest - a mouse!