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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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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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    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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    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

Waterfront Holiday Home

 It is close enough to the centre of town but also far enough away to be removed from the traffic etc in the township. This house was ideal for our circumstances and someone has made a nice job of the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. Akaroa is a beautiful place and is well supported with cafes, shops, bars and tour providers. 

Tutukaka Coast Sunny Retreat

 Fabulous location with stunning views. Very well set up for families. 

Executive Style Beach House

 Such a lovely property - we didn't want to leave even though the weather was terrible! 

Executive Style Beach House

 Everything 

Villa Rosa - a charming turn of the century villa

 Liked the proximity to the Village 

THE ARROWTOWN WENDYHOUSE

 An enjoyable stay, excellent for families with young children - very well set up. Maybe just a few extra blankets for at night? or maybe we just didn't see them - not a complaint though!