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    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Very tranquil and relaxing location hidden in the trees but still a very quick and easy walk in to town. The studio was set up beautifully and the bed incredibly comfortable. We had a very enjoyable, restoring weekend. 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Fantastic, Perfect for a weekend getaway! !!! 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 The studio was prepared to a high standard with delightful touches of flowers and artwork and had a very comfy bed. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching the sunset over the Firth of Thames and the quail families who frequented the orchard next door. Very handy to town yet rural with a bush setting it provided a real retreat from the busyness of travel. 

Quiet modern studio with stunning views

 Location lovely 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 great! 

Quiet modern studio with stunning views

 It's close, quiet, with a beautiful view