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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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  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

BIG LOG HOME!! Spacious for families and friends!!

 Absolutely awesome place. Would definitely stay there again!!! 

BIG LOG HOME!! Spacious for families and friends!!

 Nice and peaceful setting close to the river and lake. The lodge is very well suited for families with children. 

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 This location is magic. We loved being away from it all. There is plenty of room for our 3 families. The fishing is great. The jetty and beach are so close & lovely clear water to swim in. We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday. 

Lake Maraetai Lodge

 The place was very clean and tidy. We enjoyed our stay there. Very peaceful and would recommend it to our friends and family. 

BIG LOG HOME!! Spacious for families and friends!!

 Amazing huge house which had everything we needed for an awesome weekend away for 17 of us, even with those numbers no one felt crowded. Cooking for everyone at once was easy as with the big bbq and 3 ovens. The fireplace kept the whole house warm, and the pool table, foos ball, spa, and Sky TV kept everyone entertained for the nights and evenings. All topped off by being a very nice location near the lake, and close to all the awesome Rotorua attractions. Can't wait to stay here again. Thanks! 

BIG LOG HOME!! Spacious for families and friends!!

 Beautiful big house with an amazing backdrop, perfect for a relaxing getaway. With a group of 14 adults in town to do the Tough Guy and Gal challenge the house catered perfectly for our weekend escape. We are now looking for another excuse to come back soon.