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Providing you with the inside word on the newest and most exciting luxury travel experiences around New Zealand and the world, along with keeping you informed of our updates, travel tips, and upcoming events.

Put something unique under the Christmas Tree!

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Not sure what to give this Christmas? Check out our fabulous Queenstown Experiences for that unique and everlasting present!

We have brought together some of Queenstown`s best luxury products and created gifts that are unique, exclusive, personalised and will give lasting memories!

Treat Me! Experience
What could be more divine than a morning of indulgent spa treatments before relaxing with your partner for a romantic long lunch and bubbles?

Art Heli Experience
Truly inspiring and unique, this is a day for art lovers, ensuring a special connection with the dramatic region is formed and a pocketbook of sketched memories accompanies you home.At the end of the day, enjoy private helicopter transfers back to Queenstown to give you a magnificent bird`s eye view of the landscapes you have been painting.

Retail by Design Experience
We take you behind the scenes to meet the people behind some of New Zealand`s iconic designs.

Extreme Golf & The Hills Experience
A must for every golfing enthusiast - tee off on top of the world, and putt at the feet of mountains!

View full details of our Queenstown Experiences here - http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/travel-leisure/travel-leisure-services/queenstown-experiences.aspx

or Contact Us for further details and to purchase.

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift - a Touch of Spice Experience

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Christmas is all about ???giving?? so this year give something guaranteed to please ??? a luxury experience.

 

In conjunction with our preferred partners, we have brought together some of New Zealand`s best luxury products and experiences and together we have created gifts that are unique, exclusive, personalised and will give lasting memories!

View our sample Touch of Spice Experiences and contact us to discuss how we can create the ultimate Christmas gift.

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Award winning Amisfield Bistro opens 7 days a week!

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Great news! From next Monday (5 December) the award winning Amisfield Bistro will be open 7 days a week!

The fabulous Bistro at Amisfield Winery, just outside Queenstown, will be open 7 days a week from Monday 5 December.

Enjoy their famous `Trust the Chef` shared dining experience and sample some of the best wine from the Central Otago region as you relax in the sun in their sheltered courtyard.

Tom Macaulay Amisfield Wine Company`s Bistro Manager says "The Bistro has now been open for six years and we are all very excited to be now able to finally offer our unique dining experience on a Monday.  To celebrate when you order `Trust the Chef Menu` @$55 per person on a Monday in December you will receive a complimentary glass of your favourite Lake Hayes wine - just mention how you found out the Bistro is now open on Mondays".

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Reservations are essential for Amisfield, particularly in the summer months, so contact our Travel & Leisure team to secure your table!

 

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New Mini Site for Villa South Pacific Wanaka

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The stunning property Villa South Pacific now has it's own mini site providing more information on this beautiful villa.

The new Villa South Pacific mini site can be accessed via Villa South Pacific`s listing on our Luxury Accommodation site  - http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/accommodation/new-zealand/wanaka/villa-south-pacific.aspx or via the web link directly http://www.villasouthpacificwanaka.co.nz/

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Why not check it out and view the fabulous images of this magnificent house, and read about the great facilities on offer - pool, tennis court, pizza oven, outdoor spa to name but a few!

Contact our Travel & Leisure team today to discuss how you can be sitting in the sun by this pool this summer!

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Stunning new website launched for 21 Mathias

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21 Mathias, one of our exclusive villas located in Queenstown, has launched a fabulous new website.

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Check out 21 Mathias` new website at www.21mathias.co.nz

This stunning villa is located just a few mintues drive from central Queenstown and is the perfect holiday home for your trip to Queenstown, in winter or summer.

Situated in Arthurs Point, 21 Mathias is just a few minutes dirve from Coronet Peak so perfectly placed for skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer.

Contact our Travel & Leisure team for further information or visit the new 21 Mathias website!

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The Stunning Hollyford Heli Hike

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The Hollyford Heli Hike takes you through some of the most spectacular and stunning scenary in the region.

Judi was lucky enough to experience this fabulous activity earlier in the week.

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This is a fantastic and extremely personalised new way to explore the wonders of the remote Hollyford Valley. The one day heli-hike allows you to experience the Hollyford Valley including a jet boat journey on the Hollyford River and morning tea at the remote Pyke Lodge deep in the heart of the Fiordland National Park. 

Accompanied by a professional guide, who will explain the history, flora and fauna of this World Heritage area, and flown in your own private helicopter, you will gain access to many remote and dramatic locations that are rarely touched by man. This will definitely be a day to remember!

Thank you to all the team at Hollyford Track!

For more information to book your own Hollyford Heli Hike contact our Travel & Leisure team today.

 

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Fiordland Lodge, one of the most remotely situated lodges in New Zealand, has been named as the best in its class at this year??s prestigious Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.

Fiordland Lodge on the Te Anau-Milford Highway has taken out the title of Best Accommodation category. Hospitality New Zealand chief executive Bruce Robertson said it was highly encouraging to see the overall winner of the award go to a regional venue outside of the big cities.

"Fiordland Lodge and the other award winners reflect an incredible amount of passion and commitment to their businesses, and ultimately to their customers. They rightly deserve to be recognised as the best in their class, anywhere in New Zealand."
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Congratulations to Andy Cunningham and his award winning team.

For more information on Fiordland Lodge, visit http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/accommodation/te-anau,-fiordland/fiordland-lodge.aspx

To book contact our Travel & Leisure team at http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/contact-us.aspx

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We are so lucky to live & work in this beautiful country!

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Aren't we so lucky to live and work in this beautiful country? Queenstown and the Southern Lakes region has been included in Lonely Planet's top ten regions for 2012.

The traveller`s bible Lonely Planet has included Queenstown and the Southern Lakes region in it`s Top 10 Regions to visit in 2012.

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To quote Lonely Planet, the list has been "Chosen by a panel of Lonely Planet experts, they`ve been written up by Lonely Planet authors to give you that most contagious of ailments: the travel bug."

And as they say about Queenstown and the surrounding region  - "There isn`t a bad time to turn up in the world`s top adventure playground." 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-articles/76854

When Lonely Planet talks the rest of the world listens!

 

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Jacqui was interviewed on TV One's AMP Business today!

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Check out Jacqui's interview on TV NZ's AMP Business programme this morning when she was interviewed as part of their Growing Business section.

Jacqui`s full interview can be viewed on TV One`s website - 

http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/amp-growing-touch-spice-video-4490060

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Credit - TVNZ AMP Business.

Or you can view it on our Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Touch-of-Spice/177398556331

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Stay at the Auckland apartment where the All Blacks partied!

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If you want to follow in your heros' footsteps, why not stay at the apartment on Auckland's Viaduct where some of the winning All Blacks team celebrated their famous victory after the Final Sunday evening!

This stunning 4 bedroom apartment is available for rental - with a fabulous central city location on Auckland`s Viaduct, and magnificent harbour views from the expansive private balconies, you too can live in lap of luxury and experience a little bit of life as a World Champion rugby player!

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Some of the winning All Blacks side enjoyed magnums of Moet champagne and partied with a number of celebrities as they celebrated their famous victory over France to bring the World Cup home after 24 long years.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby-world-cup-2011/news/article.cfm?c_id=522&objectid=10761479

Contact our Travel & Leisure team for further information on this world champion property as well as availability and rates.

 

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