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    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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. 

Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home

 The house is in a fantastic position where you can watch the boats going out then follow them if the urge takes you. Plenty of room for all the family and by the beach for the children to swim and play on the pontoon. 

No.1 Luxury Studio Accommodation

 Amazing spot! The studio was awesome. Loved the eco products too! So close to Tapeka beach for lovely afternoon swims. Will definitely be back :) 

No.1 Luxury Studio Accommodation

 A beautifully appointed, comfortable and exceptionally clean property in a lovely location. 

Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home

 Location, Location, Location. Excellent facilities. Husband was very happy with having boat on mooring for the week. Will be back.