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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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    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

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    A guide to hot pools and spa resorts

    While icy rain is pouring from the heavens, or the hot sun’s filtering through the trees, there are few more relaxing indulgences than spa treatments or the therapeutic waters of mineral hot pools.... [More]

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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

Centrally Located.  Immaculately  presented

 Very happy with stay had every thing we needed and very handy to town 

Akaroa Coastal Cottage

 We arrived after dark on very cold and windy evening - thank you for having the cottage warm. We had 3 days great days in your well equipped cottage. 

Stunning Views, All day Sun

 Very comfortable warm house 

Seaside Cottage - Glen Bay

 loved the sense of timelessness at the cottage. Location was perfect for us - just a good stretch of the legs to the village. Native birds to serenade us was delightful. 

Chichley Lodge - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway !!

 A really nice stay, the house was neat and tidy and the view from the deck was amazing. Cheers. 

Seaside Cottage - Glen Bay

 very nicely presented cottage, would happily stay there again