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    Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

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    Mabels Cottage in Mangonui

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ocean front family bach - 'Wavewatch'

 If you want to stay in Granity then this is a great bach. Its old but roomy and has a nice feel. You get a nice view of the sea from the back, though the view is a bit obstructed. I personally felt it was a bit overpriced. But there isnt alot of options and I went in height of season. Also it could sleep quite a few people so would be very economical for a group. The beach and surronding area is lovely. Its close to westport and all the local attractions. 

Walking distance to river, beach and town!

 What a great place, had everything and more. Would have liked to have stayed longer but had time constraints. 

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 Great location, plenty of room, really enjoyed our stay 

Teapot Cottage (50's time-warp cottage)

 Rugged, fascinating, 1950s, Quirky cottage filled with working memories and all in pristine NZ bush of the West Coast. The local town provided the essentials but it was the hosts who made the stay utterly memorable and the fishing is out of this world. Everything they suggested was unbelievably good. Thermal hot pools in the local river, tours, places to go - just amazing. The area and the property have to be seen and experienced to be believed. There is nothing like this region. So good. 

Modern quiet self contaned cottage close to town.

 Good location, modern and clean. Additional pantry items provided. Disappointed that WiFi was not available in unit! 

Lake views and bushwalks

 Absolutely LOVED our stay here. This was such a relaxing place and we SO enjoyed the kayaking on the quiet lake. Everything we needed was here. A lovely break in our busy touring schedule.