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Consultant Profile: Leanne Newton « Upper Riccarton Outlet Page

Personal Details


Senior Travel Consultant


Cnr Riccarton and Waimairi Rd
Upper Riccarton


Why ME?

I understand that every holiday and every traveler can be different. We all have a different idea of what our perfect holiday is. I am eager to work together with you, listen to your ideas and help you create the perfect memories.

Image Gallery

  • Vanuatu Turtle Sanctuary Vanuatu Turtle Sanctuary
  • Sintra in Portugal Sintra in Portugal
  • Niseko in Japan Niseko in Japan
  • Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali
  • Izamal in Yucatan, Mexico Izamal in Yucatan, Mexico
  • Positano on the Amalfi coast, Italy Positano on the Amalfi coast, Italy
  • Machu Picchu, Peru Machu Picchu, Peru

Where I've Been


Favourite Holidays


Ireland Road trip

Travelling around the Irish countryside with friends in a rental car, was one of my more memorable and fun holidays. We pre-planned almost everything and that gave us the best opportunity to just enjoy our time. We climbed over giant furniture at the leprechaun museum in Dublin and went on a ghost hunt around the city. It was extremely cheesy, but amazing fun! We kissed the stone at Blarney Castle, said to give the gift of the gab to anyone who kisses it. The best night was a Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle. It was complete with long candlelight oak tables, bench seating, traditional Irish fiddle music and drinking honey mead – perfect!

Sporting events abroad

I am not a sports fanatic, but the atmosphere at a baseball game in LA or a Real Madrid football match in Barcelona is something everyone should experience. There is no better way to get to know the locals than cheering with them, high fiving them and supporting their home team. If you are supporting their team they will embrace you like their own. 

Snowboarding in Japan

I have snowboarded in both Nisiko and Hakuba. Both destinations are amazing. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a held annually, over seven days in February. At night, the snow sculptures are illuminated by moving colored lights that give the park an enchanted atmosphere. Exotic foods stalls are scattered around, for you to try all kinds of delicious Japanese winter foods and hot drinks.  
Hakuba has a lively atmosphere and is full of great little restaurants, bars and nightlife. If you are not too interested in the nightlife, you can always go night skiing or you could relax by the fire in your lodge.

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