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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

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

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

Cosy Bach

 Great place to stay for the Easter weekend. Complete in amenities and there's plenty of room for two families. 

Big Family Home in quiet area of Blenheim

 The house was warm and dry, with ample space for sleeping a large group as well as relaxing in the large spacious living areas. Lovely quiet area but still close to supermarkets and other amenities. 

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 awesome well setup accomadation 

Big Family Home in quiet area of Blenheim

 Loved the location, close to our cycling event and easy to get around from. Nice quiet street with ample parking for three vehicles. Comfortable house for 12 with great bedrooms, large living for socialising indoor and outdoor. All lovely and clean with adequate extra blankets and linen etc. We were blessed to have found this property and will certainly be booking again! 

Great Rural Family Home at Lake Tarawera

 beautiful house and setting. Very clean and comfortable. Loved having the large table in the kitchen to sit at and chat to the cooks! Slept well in good beds. Easy to park the boat and other vehicles . Thanks ??