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review 14 Apr 2006

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We had a wonderful holiday. Loved New Zealand, what is there not to like? Beautiful countryside, lovely people, lots to do and a nation that is responsible in maintaining the environment. Hard to pick most memorable....both my husband and I did a 2 day horse trek and we had a ball. Then landing on a glacier in a ski plane was awesome. Can't overlook the wonderful people we met everywhere, they made the trip! My personal favorite place was Arthur's Pass at the Wilderness Lodge. Just the view and tranquility was enough, add the staff and the freedom to hike and explore at leisure and it was paradise.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

There is never enough time! We went for 19 days and needed another week. If you do not plan on another trip back then go longer. The company booked our trip and did an excellent job. Not hard to do yourself either but certainly was easy doing it through them. 3. Do you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment? We stayed at B&B's which are abundant in NZ. Staying with people who live there gives one an opportunity to see and visit without the impact and clutter of hotels and such. People share where to go and what to do. Most of the places we stayed directed you to local people and places… New Zealanders love their country and enjoy sharing.

4. Any other comments?

How many stars can I give.....it was wonderful. Close to perfect, how about a 10 star.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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