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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

*LAKE VIEW  @  APARTMENT 2*  $100 - $120 +

 This property met our family needs perfectly. It was really comfortable and we felt at home. The kitchen was a draw card when looking for properties and this one was just great. The location was ideal. Overall a great experience. 

Stunning family-friendly cottage

 Awesome bach, we even stayed for an extra night as it was so nice. it comes with pretty much everything you will need and is impeccably clean. The outside of the house even looked lovely so much so we used it to stage some photos of our classic car. 

Absolute Holiday Retreat

 It was well setup, clean and cosy. The property is centrally located suitable for our needs. Will certainly look to rebook next year. 

Quiet, peaceful hideaway by the Waikato river.

 Great location for our week in Taupo. Had everything we needed, nice private property. Tranquil setting with stunning view across Waikato River. 

cute cottage, cosy and affordable

 Had a great time here, very homely, easy care, stress free batch. Great location and had everything we needed for our stay. The linen, blankets being available is always an added bonus for us. Thanks for sharing your home with us. 

HILLTOP COTTAGE TAUPO

 Great Holiday Spot. Lovely view from the lounge.