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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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    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]

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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

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  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

Grasshopper: Beauty and the Beach, Onetangi

 Great house and property owners 

Nikau Cottage - Cosy Forest Hideaway

 The place was absolutely gorgeous, lots of privacy, quiet and very close to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island and wonderful places to dine. The place was very clean, well equipped and had a wonderful selection of books and games for adults and children. The beds were very comfortable with lots of blankets and towels available. I couldn't have been happier! Thank you so much for making my 28th birthday so memorable. I will definitely be back. 

Vineyard Vista Studio overlooking Stoney Ridge

 We had a lovely long weekend stay here. Perfectly peaceful. They have gone out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Loved being in amongst the trees. Will definitely be back. 

Whisper Cottage,Sun, Sea Views,Spa Pool & 4wd

 The house is tucked away in the bush, it's comfy with great seaviews and it's a great deal with the car. 

The Villino at Cypress Ridge Estate

 Very private and comfortable, amazing views, excellent host. 

Sea La Vie - Luxury Accommodation

 What a beautiful appt, finished to the highest standards. The towels were Delish!! The bed super comfortable. The views were amazing. We walked down to Onetangi for breakfast via the track and worked it off on the stairs back (240 I counted ) :) Thank you for a lovely place, we thoroughly enjoyed it and I have already recommended to a friend.