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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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    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

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 Fantastic location indeed, Excellent swimming at the bottom of the garden during high tide. Beautiful unobstructed views over the ocean, gorgeous sunrises and easy access. The house is very well equipped and comfortable. A most enjoyable stay. Highly recommended to all. Thanks 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 Loved the location and the property. Handy having private access to the beach. Highly recommended! 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 The bach was wonderful. It catered well to our large group. The beach access was so handy! We enjoyed being able to relax and know the kids were having a good time running around the fenced in yard! Would recommend this bach to others! 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 Fantastic property with lovely views. The perfect setting for our small wedding. Loved that there was enough room for guests to stay and enjoy the weekend. Will definitely be back.... with fishing rods next time! Thank you. 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 Neat Place, excellent communication right through. 

Auckland Beachfront Retreat

 The bach fits so many of us and we even had an amazing backyard view and beach access. Very well equipped kitchen and clean and tidy showers. Would definitely recommend this place.