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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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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

Peaceful Studio on Beautiful Otahu Estuary

 On the estuary at the southern end of Whangamata. Could park our car right at the door. Quiet location in residential street. 

Fabulous modern studio flat in lovely quiet street

 Good little beach bach. Has all the essentials. 

Fabulous modern studio flat in lovely quiet street

 Location nice and quiet. Property clean and modern. 

Peaceful Studio on Beautiful Otahu Estuary

 The studio is in a wonderful location with the beautiful river estuary directly behind where one can walk along the river to the beach or easily go swimming. The studio is comfortable and well equipped. There are interesting books and delightful touches. We particularly appreciated the delicious breakfast provided - everything was fresh, wholesome and of the best. 

Fabulous modern studio flat in lovely quiet street

 Close to town and beach, nice little deck. 

Whangamata Vistas B&B

 Scenic views, modern decor/bthroom, comfy bed, friendly helpful host, highly recommended.