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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

POST RETREAT - Former Post Masters Residence

 The location couldn't be better.Thought it might be noisy but it wasn't at all,lovely 

200 sqm new home with Swimming Pool

 Thank you for a wonderful time away. The large open plan spaces with fabulous indoor / outdoor flow made it easier for us to all be together. You made it easy for us to sit back and relax knowing that the children were able to entertain themselves with an abundance of games both inside and out. Thanks again and we will visit again soon :-) 

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. 

The Pink Pipi Karitane

 Felt like you were miles away from anyone which was nice. 

The Calbury Crib - 70's inspired Bach

 We absolutely loved our stay in your Bach, no one wanted to leave and we are all eager to go back again in the near future! Perfect location and setting for a very relaxing girls weekend, and would be ideal to take our families too! Thanks so much! 

Seaside holiday property for large family groups

 Without doubt a 5 star "fun for all" bach. Perfect for a casual stay, combined family/friends group or relaxed event. It is unique, with large beautiful gardens and definitely a memorable place. We held a late summer hens party here and all who came raved about the place. While the weather was beautiful for us, it has enough covered common areas to hold a larger sized group if the weather did turn. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and always went the extra mile.