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  1. 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]

  2. Kapiti Coast
    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [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

Lakefront Holiday Home

 The views were unbeatable. the bach was nicely decorated and very clean and comfortable. 

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Coronet Lodge SKI / RELAX / WARM

 Property is spectacular, location is perfect. Just far enough out of the main part of Queenstown to be peaceful but close enough to all the action as well (5min walk to the Shotover Jet, 10min drive to Q-town itself, 15min to Arrowtown) Kitchen/Dining room is a particular highlight, excellent for large family meals and opening out to the backyard for a very inclusive feel during meal times. Highly recommended for a family getaway. 

9 Devon - Your Favourite Place

 Fantastic house in a quiet street. The house was modern, well-equipped and so comfortable. We felt at home right away. The kids loved the big bathtub and exploring around the bushes in the yard. Nice distance to walk to the village, pools, and parks. We've stayed in many holiday homes in Hanmer, but this tops our list! We will be back. Many thanks! 

Lake Tarawera - Lakefront bach

 I'm a bit reluctant to say how good this place is for selfish reasons. This place is a real hidden gem... Beautiful views of lake, lovely kitchen and spa. Thanks for sharing, we can't wait to return next summer. 

Nature lovers' slice of paradise

 Ruapehucorner was once again the perfect location for our weekend of trail bike riding in the Tussock Buster. Our group of nine adults were very comfortable and warm in this lovely and charming house. We will be hoping to stay here again next year. Thanks. 

 Maytime Cottage Arrowtown

 Perfect location, perfect house, perfect holiday. Could not fault the cottage. We felt very at home and everything was there we could ever need. The whole group were blown away and it really made our holiday. Thankyou! 

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