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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

POST RETREAT - Former Post Masters Residence

 The location couldn't be better.Thought it might be noisy but it wasn't at all,lovely 

23 Caverhill Close - Alpine Holiday Homes

 Nice house. Well situated to walk into town and get to the pools. Was comfortable and had everything we needed for our long weekend. 

Torquay Terrace, Hanmer Springs

 I loved the big sunny deck and it was a great location. Great place to stay, thanks. 

Torquay Terrace, Hanmer Springs

 Great property, well laid out house and garden, very comfortable beds, loved the location: close to walking and mountain bike tracks and short walk to town. Would stay here again. 

112 Jacks Pass Road - Alpine Holiday Homes

 Well maintain property close to central Hamner. The perfect retreat for a hot North Canterbury summer. 

5 Chalet Crescent - Alpine Holiday Homes

 Was very close to town and it was a lovely area