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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

Kakanui - Modern, Sunny Coastal Escape

 nicely presented, great views 

Delightful elevated sunny S/C Studio

 A lovely setting, beautiful beach, we enjoyed our stay 

Whisper Cottage,Sun, Sea Views,Spa Pool & 4wd

 Amazing location. The added bonus of the car was fabulous. Pick up car straight from getting off the ferry was great. The place had incredible views. Spa was fantastic. Great location. Very relaxing. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a complete break away. Will definitely be staying again! Love how it's so close to Onetangi and the vineyards! 

Delightful elevated sunny S/C Studio

 Garden Location Design of the Bach The fact you had the whole site to yourself Wildlife 

Whisper Cottage,Sun, Sea Views,Spa Pool & 4wd

 We loved everything about our stay at Whisper Cottage. Having a car gave us the chance to explore the island and discover new places. We arrived late at night and were blown away in the morning when we woke to a spectacular view of native bush and blue sea. The cottage was sparkling clean and fully equipped with everything you could ever need. The spa was an extra treat! We'll be back again! 

Stunning Harbourfront Bach **Great Value**

 The property was cozy, plenty of outdoor space and comfortable