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    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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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

    Which wine region will you escape to?... [More]

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    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]

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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

    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

Waterfront Beach House With Lovely Views

 really enjoyed our stay. the property was very comfortable with plenty of space. only wished we could have stayed longer. 

Mayfair at Whitianga

 Location was great, short walk to the beach at Mercury Bay and to restaurants/stores in town. Hose was lovely, comfortable. Owners were easy to deal with, very nice. Excellent place to stay. 

Sea views from Villa at Aqua Soleil

 It was good to have a spa pool and swimming pool which was great for the kids. The property was very clean and great proximity to the beach. If we were to be really picky, we did find it quite hard to operate the tv and we couldn't find any instructions. No drama because we were out most of the day and relaxed at night but just thought we'd mention it as guests. Thanks though ... we loved our stay. 

Maison Whitianga, Modern, Private

 Very clean modern open plan home... perfect for that get away with family or friends. 

The Troll House, Whitianga in the Coromandel, NZ.

 Troll house was perfect for us. We had an awesome holiday and would definitely stay again. Lovely bright house - we loved it. 

AQUA SOLEIL Villa in Whitianga with SEA VIEWS

 Great location. Nice pool. Modern well fitted apartment. Was great for our young family.