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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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    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

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Coastal/Rural large contemporary holiday house

 very well equipped and spacious - especially the kitchen . Lovely setting , well maintained and comfortable . An upmarket property . 

Coastal/Rural large contemporary holiday house

 Stunning home in wonderful rural surroundings. Beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. It was really peaceful, an absolutely amazing place to rest and retreat. We admired the expansive rural views by day and dark starry skies at night beside the outdoor fire. A great house for entertaining and sharing with other families. Would love to stay again sometime! The Rabbit Island Coffee Container at the gate was awesome bonus :) 

Coastal/Rural large contemporary holiday house

 Stunning home in wonderful rural surroundings. Beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. It was really peaceful, an absolutely amazing place to rest and retreat. We admired the expansive rural views by day and dark starry skies at night beside the outdoor fire. A great house for entertaining and sharing with other families. Would love to stay again sometime! The Rabbit Island Coffee Container at the gate was awesome bonus :) 

Beautiful valley with mountain views

 Nestling in the foothills - a great base for exploring, tramping and fun on the beach. Spacious and bright house with great facilities and garden for kids to play in. 

Beautiful valley with mountain views

 A tranquil setting creating a relaxing stay with more than enough for the kids to do!, walks, rivers, beaches an easy 30 minutes drive away, this was the break we wanted and got, loved it! 

Beautiful valley with mountain views

 Spacious and a very quiet location. Ideal for a getaway from a busy life, great for families. Beautiful surroundings.