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    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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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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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

Romantic Sanctuary in the Bush

 Amazing! Will be returning. 

Romantic Sanctuary in the Bush

 Kauri Cabin is just gorgeous. It is well furnished and tastefully decorated. The bed was very comfortable with lovely warm linen and bed coverings. We really appreciated the thoughtful extra touches such as the heater and the citroella candle. The bush location is blissful and completely private The heated flooring in the bathroom was utter decadence. We would love to visit again and highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful, classy get-away. 

Secluded private chalet

 Great place and location. Has everything you need, clean and tidy. 

Luxury Accommodation for 2

 Great little Bach up on the hill so it felt like you were in the trees. Wonderful views from every aspect and the bird song was truly lovely. Great relaxing chairs for sitting inside or on the deck for reading or meditating just fantastic! 

Private Bush Retreat

 A great place to stay. So private, lovely bush setting. Super for an anniversary celebration. 

Private Bush Retreat

 Absolutely perfect ;D we will definitely be back again when we are back in Taradise ;D Inspiring work with the self-contained, eco-friendly bach! Keeping true to the nature that surrounds this beautiful bach. I would love to call this home!