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    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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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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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

Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

 Everything in the property was perfect and made us to have a lovely stay. We would love to come back. Thanks! 

The Library Bach - A special place people love!

 Truly contemporary bach in a beautiful part of New Zealand. 

Cute and classy bach

 Fantastic spot, gorgeous house and beautifully quiet. All the modern conveniences you need when away from home. Great for kids with plenty of space outdoors and park next door. 

Pinehaven Riverside Cottage - Escape the Rat Race

 Very quiet very peaceful. Loved the time there 

*Heart Stone Cottage*

 We were two friends meeting half way in Oamaru and really enjoyed staying here. Thank you! Of particularly note was the well equipped kitchen and the great fire. The house has a lovely ambience and is convenient to town. 

Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

 A delightful place to stay with sea views in a quiet location . This downstairs apartment is beautifully furnished and has a real sense of history while also being warm ( we stayed in early autumn) and convenient. We enjoyed using the kayaks and walks in the area. The property manager was extremely helpful. We look forward to returning again.