With the new year just around the corner, start planning your Guardian Home Exchanges for 2017. Enjoy free holiday accommodation worldwide and choose from thousands of tempting exchange offers including country cottages, city apartments and beach villas.
Sunset views of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains from this one bedroom condo.
Mt Richon, Western Australia
Stunning three bedroom rustic home in Mt Richon set in a large natural garden.
Trip report: wonderful wildlife of Otago Bay, New Zealand
"Our second house swap and, again, the message exchanges beforehand made us feel so welcome. Our daughter Lizzie, who is in New Zealand on a working visa, was even invited to stay by our host family. We enjoyed Dunedin itself with its Farmers' Market, Victorian Station, Botanical Gardens and, of course, Speights Brewery! The seals and yellow eyed penguins on Sandfly Bay and the blue penguin colony at the end of the Otago peninsula were unforgettable. Other visits included the Victorian Fete at Oamaru, the Moeraki boulders followed by a fabulous meal at Fleurs Place, Long Beach and the memorable birdsong of the Ecosanctuary at Orokonui (captured for ever on my phone). It may be a little while before Glyn and Howard make it to Europe but we shall look forward to returning their hospitality. We loved our stay here." - Jan
Highlights of the home exchange:
Superb location near city centre
A great variety of places to visit
Spacious, comfortable house with views of Otago Bay and Peninsula