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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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    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

Directly opposite sandy Tararu Bay.

 Very much enjoyed our stay. Convenient and cosy with a great view - sunsets spectacular 

Estuary hideaway close to the beach and estuary

 Every time we visit this bach it's like coming home. We love Whangamata and love this bach which is so homely. It's so close to the wonderful beach - a brief stroll down the road and there you are. The bach is fully equipped with everything you could possibly want. It's kept immaculately neat and tidy. There's a few games for those inclement days - Scrabble, cards, Jenga. And of course a television - just like home! 

2013 Gold Piwa Best Setting ~ Castaway Cottage

 Quiet, peaceful, very romantic and secluded. A great place to get off the beaten track and recharge our batteries. 

The Reserve Whitianga - Near to Town and Sea

 Close to town lovely all around deck still nice and quiet 

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Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Just paradise for that breakaway and recoup. 

The Black Blonde Bach

 The Black Blonde is the perfect place for a romantic escape. We loved the Bach and all the lovely extra added luxury's Anna provides. Although the weather was starting to get pretty cold we were lovely & warm and everything we needed was right there. Just perfect. Thanks so much Penny and Tiv