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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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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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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. 

Fine accommodation in a stately coastal setting

 Great three days. Amazing hosts, lovely setting, fabulous breakfasts. Would love to return. 

Te Punga Lodge - The Perfect Year-Round Getaway!

 lovely house where we had a great and relaxing stay 

Tongariro crossing skiing, hot pool $195 night

 I liked hearing the native birds sing throughout the day outside. There was plenty of room for our family of 11. Lots to do- kayaking, playing pool, swimming etc and New World was only a short distance away for supplies. Awesome place. 

Te Punga Lodge - The Perfect Year-Round Getaway!

 The website info on this property is great but only a touch on how fantastic this property really is! It exceeds expectation and delivers on style, romance and design all in equal parts! 

Tongariro crossing skiing, hot pool $195 night

 The house accommodated our 12 people comfortably. Plenty of parking for the trailer, awesome thermal heated house and pool and friendly home owners to communicate with. The house was also close to ski hiring and the mountain.