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We all love holidays but travelling with a family can require planning that rivals running a small nation! Here are some of our top tips for travelling with your family. Make a checklist of everything you need to take. Start with your wishlist and narrow it down to essentials and fill the remaining space with[…]
Spring has arrived in New Zealand and with that see’s hope for warmer weather and for many of us beach lovers, more trips to the beach. One of our hottest beach spots is Mount Maunganui. Situated on the peninsula in Tauranga this hotspot is a paradise for locals and visitors alike. With beaches, salt water[…]
Our featured property is situated in Arrowtown just out of Queenstown. This gorgeous little village is quaint with old world charm on the outside but do not be fooled by this. Walking into the shops is like entering an on-trend high street in terms of quality and style. Arrowtown is known however for its gorgeous walks,[…]
Spring is just around the corner and for those living in the Queenstown Lakes region, this means spring skiing! Spring skiing is all about firm at first and softening later in the day meaning magic turns to be made in between. What could be better?! The warmer and more settled weather is another reason locals[…]
Our featured property last week was from Maraetai so I thought it was well worth highlighting how beautiful this area is. This spectacular location in East Auckland has amazing views, beautiful beaches and is perfect for a summer holiday. What to do? Auckland.com recommend…. Swim at the safe white sand beaches Relax with a picnic[…]
Our featured property is situated in Maraetai in Auckland. This gorgeous executive style brand new home is family friendly, cozy and warm with amazing views over the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and lovely countryside behind. The house is 4 bedrooms, Media room ( TV room ) , Lounge , Designer kitchen and Dining area. Expansive[…]
It is really so simple! We get asked this question frequently because people want to know what the catch is. There is no catch – getting your holiday for a fraction of the price is this simple… Register! Search! Swap! Instead of squirreling away and saving for a vacation and going once every few[…]
We received this lovely email from one of our houseswappers and had to share. “We are delighted with Kiwi House Swap, as we have just organised a 6-week exchange to Auckland to spend Christmas with our son & family. The exchange is ideal as we are exchanging cars & the other party is more than[…]
With a tagline ski | board | play it is very clear what to expect when you visit Mt Ruapehu in winter. Ruapehu boasts “the largest lift accessed terrain, the highest lift in New Zealand and a massive 722m vertical descent.” Ruapehu has 2 ski fields – Turoa and Whakapapa. While many skiers have[…]
Take me here!! Our featured property is a beachfront, true Kiwiana bach located at Piha Beach. The covered over deck is a highlight as the sunset views are stunning. Piha beach is on the West Coast of Auckland. The rough surf beach is renowned for it’s great waves but can be pretty rough at times so make[…]