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At low tide you can discover the remains of a Jurassic fossilized forest and see impressions of ferns in the bedrock at Tama Toka, Curio Bay. Rare Hector Dolphins play at Porpoise Bay, Whaka Aihe. Invercargill introduces you to the heartland of the Southland region. The town’s modernized centre with its historical buildings and inviting cafes makes for a welcoming holiday destination. Invercargill is where you can attend the Southland Rodeo, see the Southland Rowing Championships and cheer on the rugby teams at Rugby Park Stadium. There is the track cycling championship races and classic motor racing. The 1967 Motorcycle Speed Record was set by Burt Munro with his 1920 Indian Scout. This New Zealander’s spirit lives on in the Burt Munro Challenge held at Oreti Beach.

A host of cultural venues – from chamber music to Shakespeare in the Park, or a night of Jazz at EAT on Windsor – adds that special note to your holidays. There is the Summer Series Orienteering event in Queen's Park. Socialize with the locals and head to the Glengarry Community Market – a great place to buy a souvenir of creative art or a hand-crafted item. While you are picking out fresh produce for the meal you will be preparing in the kitchen back at your vacation rental accommodations, you will be entertained with music.

Gentle waves wash the sandy shore in a gentle rhythm and the soothing sound sets the pace for a visit to Stewart Island. Scuba dive and see the underwater forest of tall bladder kelp and marine creatures that inhabit the warm water. The Marine Reserve in Paterson Inlet covers 1075 hectares. A short ferry ride from the fishing port of Bluff and you will have arrived at an island that has lush rain forests. Perhaps you will have the good fortune of seeing a flightless bird – the kiwi – in its natural habitat. Eight-five percent of Stewart Island fits within Rakiura National Park.

A vacation rental is privately-owned and accommodations are conveniently set up with the comforts of home. Photos and descriptions give you the details and testimonials let you know what fellow travellers have to say about their accommodation experiences while they stayed in vacation rentals. There is a lodging accommodation to suit every budget. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers style options. Vacation rentals come in the form of cottages, villas, chalet rentals and cabins, apartments as condo rentals or a condo rental overlooking a lake or with an ocean view. Book your holiday home accommodation at this easy-to-browse website.

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  • A Spacious and Modern Large House on Lake Rotorua, Rotorua

    A Spacious and Modern

    Lake Rotorua: House
    • 5 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 13
    • #210297
    305 to 325 NZD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Affordable modern 5 bedroom home, with an in-built home theater (with massive screen). Peace and tranquillity with large indoor/outdoor flow sun drenched deck, 1 minute stroll to the lake A 5 minute drive to town or some of Rotorua's top attractions and restaurants. This home is stunning and modern, located in a sought after enclave of homes in Kawaha Point, enjoying a unique water aspect. Backing on to a gorgeous stream with a short 50 metre stroll to the shores of Lake Rotorua. The lake has a wonderful mix of beach and grass with a jetty (A great private spot to take the kids or have a picnic with friends), and we have 2 brand new kayaks for you to use for some summer fun. This home enjoys seamless indoor/outdoor flow onto a private, sun-drenched deck for summer entertaining with family and friends. The five bedrooms offer your family or friends numerous living options. The city close by (5 minute drive), modern convenient living with lake walks, peace and tranquility then this needs your serious consideration. Pretty much everything is supplied, including all linen and towels, pillows, modern gas BBQ, and kitchen appliances. Enjoy the central gas heating and underfloor warmth during winter or cocktails on the deck during the summer. A great little opportunity to enjoy a spot of trout fishing or take a 10 minute drive to the gorgeous Redwood Forest for an amazing mountain bike experience or a perfect venue for that work retreat!

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