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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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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]

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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

Te Punga Lodge - The Perfect Year-Round Getaway!

 Loved everything about the property, well equipped, beautiful surroundings and even a one hole pitch and putt. A swimming pool would have taken it to a whole other level, but wasn't a major. Beds all super comfy, plenty of room for everyone and entertaining was a breeze in the super kitchen. Felt palatial yet very homely and comfortable. 

Luxury Bach langs beach 50m to white sand and surf

 We had a lovely stay at this property. The views are stunning and it was a very easy 3 minute walk to the beach. Everything in the property was new and of a very high standard. 

Te Punga Lodge - The Perfect Year-Round Getaway!

 lovely house where we had a great and relaxing stay 

Waiamber Cottage, Russell - Bay Of Islands

 The house was great and the three levels provided good distance between baby, noisy older boys and mother in law. The beach and kayaks and life jackets were good fun and well used. Great kitchen and great views throughout. Lovely garden and grounds. There were two sky boxes which was great. Needs a DVD player though for the kids :) 

Blue Gum Retreat of Kerikeri

 Absolutely fantastic place to stay! Everyone was very impressed with the property and the how easy it was to deal with Liz. Thanks! 

IVP Island View Place - luxury architect designed

 Amazing view. Very well equipped house, worked very well with 2 families.