Auckland to Hawkes Bay

Auckland to Hawkes Bay

This tour visits a selection of our best golf courses and we recommend that the itinerary runs over 8 days.

Beginning in Auckland you will travel to Hawkes Bay via Rotorua and Taupo. On the second day of the tour there is an option to take a day trip by helicopter or plane to Kauri Cliffs, alternatively you will play the MacKenzie designed course at Titirangi. We offer three levels of accommodation, the most luxurious includes Huka Lodge and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. An Air New Zealand flight between Hawkes Bay and Auckland is also included in the package. We have also recommended several non-golf activity options on this itinerary.

Details

Package inclusions

  • 4 rounds of golf (Titirangi, Wairakei, Kinloch and Cape Kidnappers)
  • 7 nights accommodation of choice
  • Ground transfers and touring in air-conditioned Mercedes minivan with local guide
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from your Playing Around New Zealand office
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%

Optional extras

  • Electric carts at all golf courses: NZ$140 p/p twin share
  • Caddies and rental clubs
  • Breakfast and other meals
  • Golf and activity bookings on leisure days
  • Sightseeing and activity program for non-golfers
  • Pre and post tour accommodation including Queenstown extension
  • Kauri Cliffs day trip by helicopter or commercial flight.

Schedule

Morning / Afternoon: Transfer from Auckland Airport to the accommodation of choice.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland. We offer recommendations and bookings at Auckland’s best restaurants.
Accommodation: Auckland Hotel.

Morning: Play golf at the Alister MacKenzie designed course at Titirangi (25 minutes from central Auckland).
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: Auckland Hotel.

Alternative Option on Day 2:
Kauri Cliffs by helicopter: Depart hotel at 09:00 for a one hour helicopter flight. Tee off at Kauri Cliffs at 10:30am with lunch at the halfway point. Return to Auckland (1 hour flight) by 18:00.

Kauri Cliffs by Air New Zealand commercial flight:
Depart hotel at 07:15 to meet your flight which departs the Auckland Domestic Terminal at 08:35. You will arrive in Kerikeri at 09:20 where you will be met and transferred the short distance to Kauri Cliffs. Tee off at Kauri Cliffs at 10:30am with lunch at the halfway point. You will return to Kerikeri Airport for 17:15 return flight to Auckland. You will be back at the hotel by 18:45.

Morning / Afternoon: Travel 3 hours to Taupo with option of leisure time and activities in Rotorua or Taupo.
Evening: At leisure in Taupo.
Accommodation: Taupo Hotel.

Morning: Play golf at Wairakei International (10 minutes from central Taupo).
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure in Taupo.
Accommodation: Taupo Hotel.

Morning: Play golf at Kinloch (20 minutes from central Taupo).
Afternoon: At leisure in Taupo.
Accommodation: Taupo Hotel.

Morning: Travel to Hawke’s Bay (2 hours).
Afternoon: We recommend a tour of the Hawke’s Bay wineries with lunch at Elephant Hill or Craggy Range. 
Evening
: At leisure in Hawke’s Bay.
Accommodation: Hawke’s Bay Hotel.

Morning: Play golf at Cape Kidnappers (40 minutes from Napier).
Evening: At leisure in Hawke’s Bay.
Accommodation: Hawke’s Bay Hotel.

Departure Day: We will arrange a flight back to Auckland to suit your International departure.

Additional Information

This tour can be customised to suit your requirements. It is available as a self drive golf trip for couples, a private luxury golf vacation for a small group of friends 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.

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