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Experience the Full Kiwi Adventure

Picture yourself sitting by the pool relaxing after hard days sight-seeing, a good book in one hand and your favourite tipple in the other. Around you are the well-manicured lawns of a subtropical garden with views the Coromandel Hills and Firth of Thames. Wandering indoors via the terrace and through the patio doors, you’re welcomed by the open stone fire, beamed ceiling and antique furniture of this most beautiful of guest lounges. Welcome to New Zealand and the full Kiwi experience.
It doesn’t sound bad, does it? This is just one of the many unique accommodations that you could find yourself staying at by speaking to the staff of Amity Travel Tailor Made and arranging a self-drive holiday of New Zealand. We believe that your holiday adventure should be a Kiwi experience from start to finish, and that includes where you stay. With a large portfolio of boutique B&Bs, farmhouses, eco-lodges and self-catering cottages and apartments, there is little need to stay in one of the multi-national hotels that could be anywhere in the world.
Kiwi natives are a naturally open and friendly society, keen to share their personal experience and knowledge of their local area; this can be a massive bonus picking up little pieces of advice (such as avoiding tourist traps) that help you to get the best out of your holiday time. Many of the homes will treat you more like long-lost friends rather than paying guests, offering you the option to dine with them in the evening or to partake in local events, giving you the kind of holiday memories that will live with you forever.
Variety is the spice of life and you get plenty of that with so many different styles of accommodation; one day you will find yourself waking up to glorious views across a picturesque bay whilst staying at a state-of-the-art lodge perched high on a cliff top, and the next, you will be opening your curtains to views of rolling hills and farmland before heading off for breakfast on the terrace of a very rustic homestead from a bygone era.
Farming is big part of the way of life in New Zealand and many of the farms have opened themselves up to the public, offering you the chance to stay on a working farm. You can try your hand at milking the cows, feeding the chickens or just take a guided walk through the countryside. Eco-Lodges are at the forefront of modern tourism and New Zealand is leading the way here too – these self-sustainable lodges offer a very different stay to any other type of accommodation and are a welcome addition to any holiday. So while hotels have their place, with such a variety of sleeping options as you work your way around the stunning landscape of these beautiful islands, there really is no excuse for staying in identical hotel rooms night after night.
If you would like to walk the stunning beaches of the Abel Tasman, go wine tasting in the vineyards of Marlborough, take a cruise along the Doubtful Sound, hike across a glacier or just relax on the beaches of the Coromandel, we can provide it all for you. In fact, the list is endless, and top it all off by staying in some of the most welcoming and friendly accommodation across the continent to make your stay something you’ll never forget.
If New Zealand is calling your name, be sure to contact one of our experienced team members to book your holiday now. Call 01489 579 975 or email us at holidays@amitytravel.co.uk to secure your place for this winter.