View allFeatured competitions
  1. Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch
    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]

View allFeatured guides
  1. Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions
    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

    Which wine region will you escape to?... [More]

  2. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    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]

  3. A guide to hot pools and spa resorts
    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]

View allFeatured stories
  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

  2. The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
    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

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 A great property for large numbers or two families. We had a great time 

LOCATION  VACATION School Holidays now booking

 House is in a great location, its always clean and tidy and has all the requirements for our stays in Whangamata. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Very happy, the bach was great, good location, well maintained, plenty of space and beds, loved the decks. We had a great time and would rent it again next time a large group of us stay in Whangamata. 

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. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Great place to stay, close to beach, dairy and beautiful estuary. 

O SO CLOSE TO THE BEACH! AND PERFECT LOCATION!

 A beautiful and well planned house that you can make your home while there. Near to the beach and town. Park your car and walk where you would like to go.