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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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  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. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    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]

  3. 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]

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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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

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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

*A Cosy Cottage Retreat at the Beach!*

 Property is has everything that you need for a warm, relaxing stay. Very close to the beach, a great cafe and amazing wood fired pizza bar, along with a lovely gallery exhibiting local artists varied and interesting work. It is away from everything and yet had everything anyway, so you don't need to leave. 

couple's getaway and pet holiday spot

 Everything was even better than advertised and we greatly enjoyed our time with Erika. Thanks. 

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 

Toa Iti (Little Warrior)

 Great location & place was tidy and clean. 

Coromandel Orchard Cottage

 It had everything that we wanted. Great base to explore the upper Coromandel Peninsula 

*A Cosy Cottage Retreat at the Beach!*

 We were thrilled to have spent 5 days in a little piece of peaceful paradise to rejuvenate both body and soul-highly recommended by all-including Dudley, the labradoodle, who had a blast!