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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    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

Timeless Classic Meets Retro

 Very clean and tidy! Great location too! 

Timeless Classic Meets Retro

 Lovely décor, warm and comfortable beds and bach. Thanks so much, highly recommended. 

Waters Edge - lovely spot

 Fantastic position with regard to the lake. Great indoor and outdoor living spaces. Nails on the deck were a bit tough on the feet. A problem with some mice but overall a very enjoyable stay. 

Perfect Holiday Spot- just Relax, Rest and Revive!

 Great location, well priced, perfect size for our group ( 4 adults 2 kids) but could have squeezed couple more kids in quite easily. Very high standard of cleanliness and had everything required, plus more for our stay. An additional key would have been useful ( and perhaps use of the boat!!!!!! -husbands comment). 

Room for 2 families here !

 The property was very spacious and ideal layout for 7 adults and 2 children. A resl bonus having lots of toys and books for the children. The location was ideal and lovely decks to enjoy outside living. 

Peaceful home with pool

 Great family house, and very very clean