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  1. Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch
    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

    Have a laugh on us: An Evening with Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh), at the Isaac Theatre Royal. It promises to be anything but a normal evening!... [More]

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  1. Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions
    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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  2. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    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]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    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

    Wildside Lodge is a labour of love, a rustic, hand-crafted beauty which evolved through Dan and Kath Lane's philosophy and need for using resources that were locally available and free, or at least recycled and cheap!... [More]

  3. Golden Days at Big Bay
    Golden Days at Big Bay

    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

Jackson Bay fishing beach boating hunting tramping

 Great place to come with the teenagers. To have the use of the Kayaks was a real bonus, a nice batch to relax. The beautiful view of the mountains with the late sun at Jackson Bay is something to remember, we would love to come back! 

The Waves Studio Nine Mile Beach Charleston

 Well presented, great location would love to come back again. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 A great property in a beautiful location. Very clean ,well equipped and comfortable. I would certainly recommend a stay here. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 We were warmly welcomed with a blazing fire. A great holiday home rain or shine and a top spot worth going back to! 

Jackson Bay fishing beach boating hunting tramping

 Great place to stay for a few days, really comfy bach and jackson bay is wonderful 

Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

 A fantastic authentic nz experience. Peaceful with bird life and great hospitality