Auckland to Bay of Islands

Auckland to Bay of Islands

This tour visits a selection of our best North Island golf courses over an 8 day period.

Beginning and ending in Auckland this tour travels to Te Arai and then onto the Bay of Islands where guests can encounter giant Kauri Trees, stunning beaches and magnificent coastal golf courses. The golf begins with the superb facilities and course at Royal Auckland followed by the world beaters at Te Arai and Kauri Cliffs. Non golfing activities can include fishing, boating around the Bay of Islands, Cape Rienga and the sights of Auckland and Waiheke Island.


Package inclusions

  • 4 rounds of golf (Royal Auckland, Te Arai North, Te Arai South and Kauri Cliffs)
  • 7 night’s accommodation of choice.
  • Transport by rental vehicle or with driver/guide.
  • Itinerary via Travefy App.
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from the Playing Around New Zealand office.
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%

Optional extras

  • Breakfast and other meals.
  • Electric carts, caddies and rental clubs.
  • Activity bookings with preferential rates.
  • Helicopter or commercial flight between Auckland and Bay of Islands.


Morning / Afternoon: Our staff will meet you on arrival at Auckland Airport and provide you with your rental vehicle or transfer to central Auckland.
Evening: We offer recommendations and bookings at Auckland’s finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Auckland hotel of choice. Options include The Park Hyatt, Sofitel, Hilton or M Social.

Morning: Golf at Royal Auckland & Grange (30 minutes drive from central Auckland). Tee time of your choice subject to availability.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: Auckland hotel of choice.

Morning: Travel to Te Arai Links (allow 90 minutes)
Evening: Dinner at Te Arai.
Accommodation: Cottage or Suite at Te Arai.

Morning: Play golf at Te Arai North.
Evening: Dinner at Te Arai.
Accommodation: Te Arai Links.

Morning: Play Te Arai North.
Evening: At leisure. 
Accommodation: Te Arai Links.

At your convenience you will travel to the Bay of Islands (2.5 hours)
Accommodation: Options include Waterfront Suites Paihia, Paihia Beach & Spa Resort or Kauri Cliffs Lodge.

Morning: Play golf at Kauri Cliffs - preferred tee time subject to availability.
Evening: At leisure. We provide recommendations and bookings for the Bay of Islands top restaurants.
Accommodation: Bay of Islands hotel of choice.

Option of Air NZ flight from Kerikeri to Auckland (1 hour) or 3.5 hour drive.

Additional Information

This tour can be customised to suit your requirements. It is available as a self drive golf trip for small group, a private luxury golf vacation for a couple or as a coach tour for a large group. Accommodation options range from the luxury lodges to centrally located 4 star hotels and we are able to arrange numerous sightseeing and non golf activities along the way. Please complete the enquiry form and our New Zealand travel experts will begin planning you the perfect itinerary.