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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [More]

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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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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Quiet Cozy Country Spot

 Yvonne and Johnny greeted us on arrival and made us feel very welcome. The cottage is adorable and is located only minutes from town. It easily accommodated our party, the beds were comfy and clean and there is a lovely fire in the lounge to keep the environment warm and toasty. (The hosts had provided newspaper, kindling, plenty of fire wood, firelighters and matches too) The kitchen had everything we needed and the bathroom met our expectations. Our party thoroughly enjoyed our stay. :) 

OCEANSIDE could be no closer to the beach

 Amazing to listen to the wild sea esp. at night. We just love it. 

Modern quiet self contaned cottage close to town.

 Very clean, modern, quiet, and all the facilities we wanted 

Modern self contained two bedroom cottage

 The property appeared to be brand new and was like a show home. It was so lovely and spotlessly clean in a good central location. I would definitely recommend and stay here again if I was to return. We liked it so much that we even had a night in during our one night stay and wished we had booked another night. It was a home away from home. 

Modern self contained two bedroom cottage

 Highly recommended. Very comfortable and very well presented. / 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Prime holiday location. Very private and blessed with great sunsets. A grand West Coast experience soon to be improved by the new flush toilet! We had a very good time here.