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New Zealand – a very personal experience

Stunning scenery, miles of beautiful coastline, helicopters over Glaciers, eerie fjords, wineries, sulphurous geysers, the list seems almost endless. All of this is what attracts so many people to New Zealand, but what is it that  makes so many return to take another look ? Amity World Travel believes it is down to the hospitality of the locals and being part of a personal experience. New Zealand has been Amity World Leisure Travels top destination in recent years, even outselling its nearest neighbour and tourism rival Australia, amongst the feedback received is just how friendly, down to earth and helpful the New Zealanders are. The quietly confident, no nonsense, can do attitude allows them to go that extra mile in making sure your holiday of a lifetime is a wonderful memory that last forever.
Amity World Leisure Travel specialise in tailoring holidays to your own personal needs and understand what makes their clients come back and say “WOW we can’t wait to go again”. Part of that is down to the choice of accommodation that they offer, from boutique B&B’s, eco lodges and farmhouses right through to elite private homes, the one thing they have in common is that you will be staying with local people with local knowledge and all keen to pass it on in order to make your stay a little bit different, they have even been known to take clients out on a guided tour just for the sheer enjoyment of showing them around.
Because making clients feel special for New Zealanders is all about the service and scenery, rather than Gold taps, private spas and flat screen TV’s, it means they can cater for all budgets. Amity can offer B&Bs with views to die for, from as little as £60 a night for 2 person including breakfast, (http://www.beaconpoint.co.nz/) right through to the highly exclusive such as The Eagles Nest (www.eaglesnest.co.nz) where the top villa for 8 persons is a mere £9500 a night in high season. The majority of clients enjoy a good mixture of accommodation with one or two self catering options thrown in along the way such as Birchwood Cottages at Te Anau (www.birchwoodcottages.co.nz) or the wonderfully named Lemonade Farm at the Able Tasman (www.lemonadefarm.co.nz ).
Everyone should be able to spoil themselves whilst on holiday and there are plenty of opportunities in New Zealand to do just that. Food is a big thing here, with so many wineries dotted around the country the opportunity to have a Champagne picnic seems to arise just about everywhere, from the top of Mountains to cruising the fjords.  One of the most unusual eateries has to be Nins Bin at Kaikoura, a caravan perched along the shore where you can choose your own Lobster and Crayfish before sitting down to enjoy your meal whilst trying your hand at Seal spotting. Sea food is always going to be a winner and one of the best can be found at Moeraki, half way between Dunedin and Christchurch, Fleurs Place at the Old Jetty looks nothing more than a shack but is reputed to offer some of the best sea food in New Zealand with such winners as Oyster Pie and Shellfish Hot Pot.
With so many gastronomic opportunities along your holiday, a spot of exercise never goes amiss and what better way than a guided walk along the Milford Track which incorporates a cruise along Lake Te Anau or the Routeburn track taking in the spectacular Routeburn Falls near Queenstown.
It was once said that New Zealand was closed for business that is definitely not the case anymore, so if you are looking at a holiday in New Zealand, where better to start than talking with the travel experts at Amity World Travel.