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  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]

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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

Peaceful one bedroom cottage in a rural setting

 Peaceful, private and comfortable 

Beach front self contained cottage - Noddy House

 Stayed two nights in this seaside Bach filled with character and charm. We brought our bikes and it is perfectly located steps from the bike paths that connect all over Hawkes Bay. The Bach is small and cozy but perfect for our family of four with two young kids. Great location, wonderful hosts and enjoyed our time. 

- Beach Road Batch -

 Had everything you needed. 

Country setting with mountain views

 Wonderful place to stay - a home away from home. Superb hospitality and great location to stay for events at showgrounds! 

Beach front self contained cottage - Noddy House

 Lovely location near the beach and handy for local activities and attractions. Kids loved the mezzanine bedroom. 

Suburban House, in quiet area.

 Beautiful Linen. Very Clean and tidy.