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    Win Jimmy Cliff tickets!

    Score a double pass to see reggae legend Jimmy Cliff light up the stage in Mt Maunganui, March 27 or Auckland, March 28.... [More]

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [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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  1. The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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    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]

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    Period piece on the Clive River

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

A private haven in the centre of town

 Spacious and good location 

Tui House.   Bird Area

 Location is awesome - quick walk down to lake front and 10 min walk into central Taupo. Sizeable house with great sized dining table, lounge, and private outdoor dining space. Double garage a real bonus! Was tidy, secure, and comfortable! 

Kaka Cottage, Bird Area, Taupo

 Location was excellent. The property would be enhanced with provision of wi-fi. Otherwise it provided all the facilities needed for a very comfortable stay. Some crockery was.badly chipped. 

Stunning brand new holiday home

 Good location across from shop, but not quite walking distance to town when you have children. 

Stunning family-friendly cottage

 The property was lovely and very homely. The location was great and easy to access all aspects of Taupo. 

Kaka Cottage, Bird Area, Taupo

 Location was fantastic, fenced off backyard a real bonus for young families.