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Blenheim Retro Riverside Retreat

 Thanks a mill . Great place to stay, nice and quiet as well. don't let first impressions fool you ,perfect place for a stay in Blenheim. 

Wairoro Park 'the Point House'

 Fabulous location, a lot to do! Family friendly. One of the cleanest baches that we have ever visited. We will definitely return for another stay! 

Bush backdrop, privacy and Bay views

 Not hard to see why there is such great feedback. Lovely place, well resourced, beautiful veiws, very warm, playground nearby, oceans beach 10mins away, beautiful bays and such a hospitable couple whom we had the pleasure of meeting before we left. We had our kids 11, 8, 6 and 2 and there was ample space. Kids loved it and can't wait to go back. Thanks guys - Charlie n Kelli 

Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

 Feels like you're deep in the country but is actually only a short drive to everywhere a tourise might reasonably want to go. Owner is very generous giving personal tips and recommendations on places to go / see that you don't find in the guidebooks. 

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 Great wee spot, nice and quiet but not too far from Wanaka. House is great, everything you need and nice and tidy. Very enjoyable stay, highly recommend. 

Aranui Lake House (Lake Maraetai), Mangakino

 Lovely outlook close to lake and park easy walk. Very tidy house well looked after. 

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