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  1. Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch
    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

    Have a laugh on us: An Evening with Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh), at the Isaac Theatre Royal. It promises to be anything but a normal evening!... [More]

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  1. Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions
    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

    Which wine region will you escape to?... [More]

  2. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Childhood memories of good times at the bach can last forever. With a bit of planning your family holiday can be just as memorable.... [More]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    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

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

    Wildside Lodge is a labour of love, a rustic, hand-crafted beauty which evolved through Dan and Kath Lane's philosophy and need for using resources that were locally available and free, or at least recycled and cheap!... [More]

  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

Unique Private Cottage

 It suited our requirements well. The description of the property was accurate. It was clean and well equiped for our stay. We are coming back next year for the contact epic and woul love to stay again. 

Unique Private Cottage

 It suited our requirements well. The description of the property was accurate. It was clean and well equiped for our stay. We are coming back next year for the contact epic and woul love to stay again. 

Seaside Cottage - Glen Bay

 very nicely presented cottage, would happily stay there again 

*Heart Stone Cottage*

 Lovely spot, nice and private, good location for getting places. 

Paddy's Cottage, Fruitlands Alexandra

 A character schist stone cottage in a rural location but only 5 minutes south of Alexandra. A snow coating in April was a bonus which made for cosy evenings with the efficient wood burner. Great water pressure! 

Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

 Absolutely loved our stay at Jedforest. The wintry blast did not stop us from enjoying the Catlins and then returning to a crackling open fire was simply perfect. Special memories with our family, thank you so much for sharing your clearly cherished crib with us.