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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

    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]

  3. Golden Days at Big Bay
    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

Quiet, relaxing, modern home away from home

 Nice house with all the creature comforts you could need for a relaxing stay. We were unlucky as the whole stay there seemed to be an issue with the modem and as such there was no internet for us. But apart from that a great time in a comfortable house. 

Little Akaloa - Family Holiday Home

 Really enjoyed our stay here. Well kept house and garden with a good sized lawn area in front. Peaceful spot with lots of bird song and a lovely view of the hills. A nice quick walk down to the beach. Fantastic old church nearby. 

Stunning Views - Great location

 A big thank you to your family in allowing us to stay in their bach. We find this bach always welcoming and really clean. It has a lovely kiwiana feel about it:) Great views. Love the funky new paint color! 

Cosy_Cottage_Twizel_

 Very clean for a property that allows pets . Great 

Quiet, relaxing, modern home away from home

 Spacious, ensuite and walk in wardrobe were great. Lovely outdoor setting. Under floor heating in the bathrooms was lovely to walk on. Main bedroom separated from the rest of the family by the ensuite added nice privacy 

Homely Twizel Reatreat

 Great house, well set up, nice and warm. We wished we had planned and booked for an extra night or two! Great to be able to take the dog - loved it!