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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Quiet and left alone 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 The rural location was absolutely beautiful. A change from all the coastal scenery in that neck of the woods. and the Bach was in a perfect location to take advantage of the landscape. A highlight for us. Would have loved to stay longer but for other commitments. 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Really enjoyed our stay at Tui barn, the studio was surprisingly spacious. The outdoor spa pool was an added bonus sitting under the stars having a soak !! Loved the artwork And decor. Bed was comfortable. Really large TV too. Lovely setting in bush. 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Lovely place, nice people a great place to stay 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 Great property, had everything we needed for a weekend escape. Loved it! 

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Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 The location was perfect, remote and very peaceful but still close to everything. Unit had everything we needed. Only wished our stay was longer - we will be back!!