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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    A guide to hot pools and spa resorts

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Teds Terrific Treat among mountains & lakes

 Awesome location and wonderful 'child friendly' bach with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. 

Central Oamaru, great views of the town & sea

 Great view, very homely. Just a great weekend away. 

Modern Kakanui Beach House

 This Bach is excellent, the view especially for sunrise is amazing. The Bach is clean, well equipped and has good heating. Its a short walk to one of the best beaches and rock pools in New Zealand. We cannot wait to return. 

Central Oamaru, great views of the town & sea

 The stay, the view, the convenient location, this home is amazing, we had an amazing stay, and the owners were so great! Sleep 8 people just fine, and could have slept more with ease! The view is breathtaking, and had all the necessities to make a family get together feel like home! 

Kakanui - Modern, Sunny Coastal Escape

 nicely presented, great views 

Modern Kakanui Beach House

 This property is amazing and in a wonderful location. It was tidy, clean and had the most amazing view. The house is beautiful and our family had such a relaxing few days.