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Consultant Profile: Amanda Tunley « Morrinsville Outlet Page

Personal Details

 

Travel Consultant

amandat@hot.co.nz

7-823-0328

Cnr Moorhouse & Thames Street
Morrinsville
Morrinsville

Why ME?

I'm an Accredited Travel Advisor in New Zealand with over a decade of travel experience. Looking for a CRUISE HOLIDAY? I’ve achieved the Industry’s highest level of accreditation (CLIA Master)

Image Gallery

 
  • Dog Sledding – Spray Lakes, Canmore, Alberta Canada Dog Sledding – Spray Lakes, Canmore, Alberta Canada
  • Sundowner Dune Safari, Dubai Sundowner Dune Safari, Dubai
  • Newport, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island
  • Mount Rushmore Mount Rushmore
  • Japan Japan
  • Family Snowboarding Trip, Mt Ruapehu Family Snowboarding Trip, Mt Ruapehu
  • Elephant Nature Park (sanctuary and rescue centre) in Northern Thailand with Dad Elephant Nature Park (sanctuary and rescue centre) in Northern Thailand with Dad
  • P & O Cruise, Pacific Islands P & O Cruise, Pacific Islands
  • Parmesan Tour & Tasting @ Parmigano Reggiano Parmesan Tour & Tasting @ Parmigano Reggiano
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan, England The Lost Gardens of Heligan, England
  • New York Sightseeing by Helicopter New York Sightseeing by Helicopter
  • Bath, England Bath, England
  • Disneyland, California Disneyland, California
  • Castaway Island Resort, Fiji Castaway Island Resort, Fiji
  • Prosciutto & melon,  Monterosso in Cinque Terre Prosciutto & melon, Monterosso in Cinque Terre

Where on Earth do you still want to go?

  • South America & The Galápagos Islands
  • Lapland for Christmas, Santa Claus Village
  • Volunteer in an Orphanage

Useful Apps & Gadgets for Travel

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HOT Awards & Qualifications

  • CLIA Cruise Master
  • House of Travel 2017 Silver Seller Award
  • House of Travel 2017 Top Sales Growth Award
  • Advanced Diploma in Tourism Operations and Guiding
  • Advanced Certificate in Travel

What I always take on holiday

  • First Aid Kit / Sewing Kit
  • Jetlag tablets
  • Ear Plugs & Head Phones (for your plane journey)

Where I've Been

 

Favourite Holidays

 

Globus Tour - Northern Italy & Cinque Terre

This was the perfect “off the beaten path” tour where I learnt so much about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy.  I spent time in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, Turin and Lucca.  A tour highlight was the excursion to Cinque Terre.  The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Travelling with Globus was a relaxing and very enjoyable way to travel, I highly recommend this tour and tour company.

Dubai Trip

Dubai really took my breath away, it is an incredible city.
A chance to explore the old and the new Dubai, it will blow your mind. 
A highlight for me was our Half Day Old City Tour where we got to step back in time and stroll through the Old Souks.  We walked through the Gold Souks, Spice Souks and the Textile Souks which were full of life.  We had lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. This was a very unique experience and one I would highly recommend if you would like to learn more about Islamic religion and culture.  Another highlight was our evening on the Sundowner Safari as we got to experience the desert at its finest.  We enjoyed first hand 4x4 driving over the dunes, falconry show, henna painting, amazing food and the best belly dancing performance I have ever seen.  We enjoyed many other attractions like the Burj Khalifa, Atlantis at the Palms Aquaventure Water Park & the Lost Chamber, Dubai Mall, Ski Dubai and a Cultural Dinner and Show at Bab Al Shams.

P & O Cruise - Vanuatu Adventure

I visited Champagne Bay which is situated on the east coast of Vanuatu’s largest island, Espiritu Santo.  The island has been inhabited for many years by Melanesian people.  A fresh water spring flows into the lagoon, which allows you to experience a spa-like bubbling sensation at low tide. 
Next stop was Pentecost Island, which has to be one of the most mysterious and evocative islands in the Pacific.  This is where you can watch boys jump into manhood, with vine jumping.
Third stop was Port Vila which is the trading centre and capital of Vanuatu.  

Ladies Trip to Rarotonga

This holiday was aimed for rest & relaxation.
We stayed at the beautiful Nautilus Resort for 5 nights located in Muri Beach. 
I had no expectations when heading to Rarotonga, however I loved the chilled out lifestyle and respect the local people have for their culture.
We added two activities to our trip that are a must, the Te Vara Nui Cutural Show and Dinner and Koka Lagoon Cruises.  As Rarotonga is becoming a popular destination for kiwis, these activities book up quickly so would look to organise before leaving home so you do not miss out.

Working Holiday in Canada for 1 Year

I worked on a working holiday visa for around 10 months, with taking 2 months to travel through Alberta, British Columbia and the USA.
I was able to take advantage of a very long winter season, with many trips through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver experiencing the mountains, frozen lakes and wildlife.  In the Summer, we would blow up a raft and float down the Calgary river and just take in all the opportunities on our doorstep.
This was a year of my life that I loved, spending time with family and exploring this beautiful country.

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