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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lake Tarawera - Lakefront bach

 Great spot for a getaway, house is well equipped for both Summer and Winter stays. 

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The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

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

New 5 bed Penthouse including secure parking+Wifi

 Very central to all the places we needed to be over the week. Lots of space for the 9 of us that stayed there. 

Springfield Rise Lodge - overlooks the golf course

 Huge property, great facilities, but still felt really homely and comfortable. 

Lake Tarawera - Lakefront bach

 Absolutely stunning property and setting. We loved every minute here. Great location to explore local places and amazing house to return to. Sunrises were spectacular. Great place to relax, enjoy and explore local area. I would definitely recommend to others and I look forward to returning. 

Panoramic Pukawa getaway

 A prefect place for a Tongariro holiday. The house is warm, gets lots of sun, has a great layout, views and easy access. Very quiet location but close to Turangi, Tokaanu, and the Tobgariro crossing. Would be a great spot to stay if skiing in the winter too. 

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