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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

    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]

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    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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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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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

Water views through a canopy of native bush

 Great private little spot. 

Water views through a canopy of native bush

 Great place. I love coming back here, and the owners are really helpful! 

Amazing waterviews, set amongst the kowhai trees

 What an awesome holiday home. Fantastic views. Everything you need for a great holiday is there. Will definitely book again. 

Large two level,  five bedroom County Villa

 It was special time with my parents and friend from overseas. That property located in the middle of farmland area. so it was unique staying for my family which is overlooking cows gazing and laying mountains from a distance. Graem and Jenny kept their family photos, which really made us feeling staying at friends' house. Beds was comforable and clean, full kitchen was wonderfully well equipt. It takes around 15 minute to get to Te aroha hot pool and town and 1.5 hour to Rotorua. Great location. 

Bush tranquility with stunning harbour views

 Perfect location and perfect view. 

Whale Bay Paradise, Raglan

 With stunning views of the surf, this tranquil bach is a great place to stay. A surfer's dream bach, it is simple and relaxing. Easy access to Whale Bay and great to hear the waves at night. Fantastic.