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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Unique Private Cottage

 lovely location, great time was had 

The Nook, Old fashioned Kiwi Bach

 So quiet and out of the way stunning area 

Eliza's Garden Cottage - Luxury Vineyard Cottage

 From the friendly welcome, to the fresh bread, fruit and home made breakfast treats. The extra little things helped elevate a great house, location and experience to an unforgettable stay. Thank you so much 

Paddy's Cottage, Fruitlands Alexandra

 Another enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. Highly recommended. 

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*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. 

Coronet Lodge SKI / RELAX / WARM

 It is a very comfortable property, with nice and sounded architectural interior and exterior design which suits our taste. It is not too close to the township but is not far away.