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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Peaceful Comfortable Rural Cottage

 Stunning grounds set the mood for a relaxed restful stay. The location was ideal as a base for exploring the local area. Thoroughly enjoyable. 

Gunado - a cosy kiwi bach.

 Loved Gunado! Homely and warm, even though the weather wasn't playing ball! So close to the beach, estuary was great for our two small boys as well. Way more space in the house than we had pictured, main bedroom a dream. Can't beat a wood burning fireplace too! 

AROHA COTTAGE almost beachfront

 Excellent location in walking distance from Kina beach and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises if you can get up in time! 

Hope Springs Bed and Breakfast

 The place was clean, quiet and peaceful with views of the countryside and beyond. 

Gunado - a cosy kiwi bach.

 The property was comfortable and very clean. Ideally situated for trips to Farewell Spit and Collingwood area. 

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Punanga - Waterfront Cottage in Quiet Location

 Great place to stay with everything we needed in the batch. Great access to the beach allthough the path is getting a bit overgrown and we got rather wet before we reached the beach as it had been raining for 3 days. Will definetely be back over the next few years. Fantastic situation as a base for exploring the region.