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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lakehouse Paradise: We've got it all...

 Of course the view would be a great draw card, but it is a most comfortable and well supplied house. First fire of the year and we were toasty warm. The canoe was rather heavy to carry down but well worth it for the special time on the lake. Met the lovely neighbour who cleans and felt like inviting her to join the girly 4 days! Overall, a restful and comfortable stay. Many thanks 

  • Edwina
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The Fidgety Fantail Holiday Cottage, Lake Tarawera

 Loved the little log house. great location especially for our dog, right next to a reserve and a fenced section. House had everything you could want cosy and warm. Location was excellent. We took our boat and could easily get to boat ramps. Had fun exploring lake Tarawera and surrounds. 

  • AnneV941
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Lake Tarawera - Lakefront bach

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

Lake Front with Resort Facilities

 My kids loved the hot tub and swimming pool. Beautiful view of the lake. Would recommend to friends and look forward to going back one day! 

Rose Lake Retreat, Rotorua **WiFi Free**

 We loved staying here! Right on the lake with lovely black swans on it! But the best was the spa! Hot and ready for us to relax in after a long day of driving. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was easy to cook in, There is a little supermarket nearby which was eay to get to as well. 

Magical Waterfront Property in Delightful Location

 Beautiful spot. Very tidy and had a lovely cosy feel. Sunsets on the deck were stunning! Hosts were very easy to deal with. Highly recommend.