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    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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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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

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    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]

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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

    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

Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home

 Fantastic location. Well appointed place. There was even equipment to bake a birthday cake! Recreation gear all in good nick. And fine fishing to top it all off! Thanks, Barry 

Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar

 fantastic, could not have been better, highly recommend. 

Villa 19 Stunning Views!!!!

 A fantastic property, high standard and in a great location overlooking the bays, everything we needed and more. Didn't want to leave. 

Villa 19 Stunning Views!!!!

 Great to be tucked away north of Russell in Tapeka Point. Deserted beaches all round and trees full of Fantails and Tuis! House was stunning! The views from the deck over two coasts are incredible. North facing for day long sun and incredible sunsets. Linens etc were excellent quality. Main bedroom has incredible views and retractable panoramic windows. All in all perfect. 

Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home

 Amazing view 

Villa 19 Stunning Views!!!!

 Absolutely loved the house and the shower was amazing! Would definitely stay there again! Only thing that was missing is basics from the house - salt/pepper would have been great.