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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ngunguru Absolute Waterfront

 Clean, well presented, fantastic location. 

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 Loved the fact that we were right on the water and the scenery was just stunning! having the use of the kayaks was fab we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The property itself was very spacious and very charming we would love to come back and stay again! We had the most relaxing peaceful holiday with our kids! 

Amazingly Waterfront - swim off your front lawn!

 All amenities here and we had fun with the board games at night!! Beautiful local beaches to explore and it was great to have the use of kayaks and the dingy. Magic spot on the estuary. 

Papaka Bach - Awesome Waterfront Location

 We loved this place! The bach was clean, comfortable and quiet. All linen, fluffy towels and tea- towels were ready for us when we arrived which was perfect as we flew up with hand lugage. Beds very comfy, and we didn't need anything! Great location, and outlook, close to beaches, takeaway, dairy and the City. We recommend the bistro at the Sports Club and Schnappa Rock. Great beaches just the other side of Tutukaka. We will definitely be back at some stage. Thanks so much :) 

Ngunguru Absolute Waterfront

 We loved the view of the estuary, just sitting in one of the quaint hammock chairs with a glass of wine and reading in the sun. The apartment is decorated to a very high standard and had everything we needed. The town itself is cute and small, the local takeaway shop had the most amazing burgers. We really enjoyed kayaking around the estuary. It was a very peaceful, relaxing trip and we would definitely return! 

Ngunguru Absolute Waterfront

 We love staying here. There is so much room and everything that a family needs. Steve and Sue are awesome to deal with and nothing is too much trouble for them. The area is beautiful, the nearby shop very well stocked, and the cafe is great too. This is the best place to relax and recharge.