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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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  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

HILLTOP COTTAGE TAUPO

 Great Holiday Spot. Lovely view from the lounge. 

Kaka Cottage, Bird Area, Taupo

 House very comfortable & warm during the bad weatherwise days we struck .Centrally situated & a very quiet area.The A C Baths were a wonderful place on those wet days.. Also appreciated the books, toys , games we were able to use for 3 children. Only downside.. no dryer & washing machine outside in garage.Tea, coffee. milk would have been great on our arrival after a long journey. A welcoming & comfortable home.. Thank you. 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 Excellent house at a good location. 

Hilltop Views overlooking Lake Taupo

 Great views, comfortable property, fire kept us nice and warm. Third bedroom very small, just room for the bunk beds and nothing else but it suited us well enough. 

Beech Tree Cottage Taupo

 Nice quiet property, lots of games and dvds etc for use on rainy days! Clean and tidy house, easy to maintain. 

Tui House.   Bird Area

 Nice and central, everything you need for a comfortable stay.