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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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  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

  2. The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
    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

Timeless Classic Meets Retro

 Very clean and tidy! Great location too! 

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 Walking distance to town. The drying cupboard was very useful and the house had spacious rooms 

Northland's Romantic Wilderness Retreat

 Our 2nd time returning back at fern ridge and wasnt disappointed. Waking up to a amazing view and in the evenings watching the sunset over the mountains was priceless ? erin&john wer nice&helpful as usual. 

Magical Waterfront Property in Delightful Location

 Beautiful spot. Very tidy and had a lovely cosy feel. Sunsets on the deck were stunning! Hosts were very easy to deal with. Highly recommend. 

Carmel Cottage Trout Fishing Mountain & Bush Walks

 Lovely place, perfect for the overnight stay we needed. Close to shops and easy to find. 

Te Makiri Cottage in Onetangi's vineyard belt

 Very clean and peaceful setting, perfect place to relax