Unspoiled New Zealand offers luxury destinations
Like all best kept secrets word eventually gets out, so it's no surprise the world is waking up to New Zealand's luxury travel possibilities. As high-end lodges and tourism experiences notch up international awards and recognition, New Zealand is now firmly fixed on the luxury radar.
Drawn firstly to the unspoilt landscape, international visitors are often blown away by the sophisticated infrastructure and services providing all the trappings of a first-class experience topped off with priceless treasures like peace, privacy and safety.
As a relative newcomer to luxury tourism, New Zealand has had the benefit of hindsight, able to draw from the experience of others and create a world-class product with a truly unique Kiwi flavor. Locally grown fine foods, award winning wines, exclusive accommodation and tailor-made activities all exceed the expectations of the most discerning luxury traveler.
Another element of the New Zealand luxury experience that moves international visitors is the chance to interact with the indigenous culture in an authentic sense. Whether joining a Maori guide to walk in ancient Kauri forests or meeting a contemporary Maori artist in their own studio.
New Zealand's first luxury property is still the best known - the multi-award winning Huka Lodge in Taupo that's hosted heads of state and Hollywood stars, and become world famous for its seclusion, unique environment and luxury experience. Newer properties like The Farm, at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, have quickly earned world class status. At no extra cost is New Zealand's natural asset, the landscape, with mountains, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, wide open spaces and miles of sparkling blue seas.
The cruise market is also on the up, and the current figure of nearly 100 luxury liners visiting New Zealand each summer is set to increase as Cruise Company’s rise to world demand.
Many liners cruise the entire length of New Zealand. From the subtropical waters of the Bay of Islands in the north of New Zealand to the dramatic journey into Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park where bush-clad peaks rise from the still blue waters, waterfalls cascade hundreds of meters into deep coves, and wildlife abounds.
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For the world-weary, well travelled visitor, New Zealand offers a genuinely refreshing approach that's strongly linked to the landscape and all about creating personal and unique experiences - world-class accommodation, service and transport delivered in an intimate and engaging Kiwi manner.
One of the mistakes visitors commonly make is not allowing enough time to enjoy the New Zealand experience and people frequently say they wish they could stay longer. With the chance to walk for days and not see another soul, fly into a remote fishing spot, soak in a spa under the stars, entertain in a private lodge with your personal chef, dine on your own freshly caught seafood and escape into anonymity - it's easy to see why.
It’s easy to book your clients next luxury vacation. Contact Swain Tours at www.swaintours.com or 1800 22 SWAIN (79246) for all your clients travel needs.