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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    A guide to hot pools and spa resorts

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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

Waterfront Lake Brunner

 Fantastic views across the lake. It was a comfy home to relax in. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 The perfect retreat, no mobile, Internet or phone to interrupt. Loved the use of the kayaks and the hot tub is superb. Thanks so much for creating this beautiful spot. 

Awesome Lake Views - Bach Mea Noi

 Great time, lovely weather and awesome views! Thanks so much :) 

Lake views and bushwalks

 A great property in a beautiful location. Very clean ,well equipped and comfortable. I would certainly recommend a stay here. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 We were warmly welcomed with a blazing fire. A great holiday home rain or shine and a top spot worth going back to! 

THE CHOCOLATE BOX  BACH

 Loved this bach - very comfortable, homely and an enjoyable stay. My two boys loved the bunk room, and the cricket set - thanks very much for that! All you need in the kitchen, very comfy bed in the main bedroom, and a great location close to the lake - perfect cycle distance for two young boys and two parents in need of a relaxing break! Would definetely stay here again.