Best of New Zealand

Best of New Zealand

This itinerary is one of our most popular and offers golfers the opportunity to play the top six golf courses in New Zealand over fifteen days.

Nine days of touring the North Island is followed by six days in beautiful Queenstown. Activity and sightseeing options are diverse and plentiful, ranging from the black sandy beaches of West Auckland, the Maori culture in the Bay of Islands, the geothermal activity around Rotorua and Taupo, the wineries of Hawke’s Bay and the amazing scenery of the lower South Island. Whilst in Queenstown we recommend a visit to either Milford or Doubtful Sound.

Details

Package inclusions

  • 7 rounds of golf (Titirangi, Kauri Cliffs, Kinloch, Wairakei, Cape Kidnappers, Jacks Point and The Hills).
  •  14 night’s accommodation of choice.
  •  Air New Zealand domestic flight between Hawke’s Bay and Queenstown.
  •  Road transport by self drive rental car or luxury vehicle with personal driver.
  •  Tour pack with sightseeing and restaurant recommendations.
  •  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.
  •  Golf and activity bookings on leisure days.
  •  Sightseeing and activity program.
  •  Domestic flight from Queenstown to next destiantion on final day.

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: Luxury / 5 star: Hilton or Sofitel Hotel. 4 star: Stamford Plaza Hotel

Morning: Play golf at the Alister MacKenzie designed course at Titirangi (25 minutes from central Auckland).
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: Luxury / 5 star: Hilton or Sofitel Hotel. 4 star: Stamford Plaza Hotel

Morning: Travel 3.5 hours to the Bay of Islands.
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure in the Bay of Islands.
Accommodation: Luxury: Kauri Cliffs Lodge. 4 / 5 star: Waterfront Suites Paihia

Morning: Play golf at Kauri Cliffs.
Evening: At leisure in the Bay of Islands.
Accommodation: Luxury: Kauri Cliffs Lodge. 4 / 5 star: Waterfront Suites Paihia

Morning: Travel to Auckland (3.5 hours) with the option of golf at Gulf Harbour or Muriwai.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: Luxury / 5 star: Hilton or Sofitel Hotel. 4 star: Stamford Plaza Hotel

Morning: Travel to Taupo (3.5 hours).
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure in Taupo or Rotorua.
Accommodation: Luxury: Huka Lodge. 5  star: Hilton Hotel. 4 star: Beechtree Suites

Morning: Play golf at Kinloch.
Evening: At leisure in Taupo.
Accommodation: Luxury: Huka Lodge. 5  star: Hilton Hotel. 4 star: Beechtree Suites

Morning: Play golf at Wairakei.
Afternoon: Travel to Hawke’s Bay (2 hours).
Evening: At leisure in Hawke’s Bay.
Accommodation: Luxury: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. 5 star: County Hotel. 4 star: Te Pania Hotel

Morning: Play golf at Cape Kidnappers.
Evening: At leisure in Hawke’s Bay.
Accommodation: Luxury: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. 5 star: County Hotel. 4 star: Te Pania Hotel

Morning: Fly with Air New Zealand from Hawke’s Bay to Queenstown.
Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Luxury: Matakauri Lodge. 5 star: Sofitel or Millbook. 4 star: Crowne Plaza & Peppers Beacon

Morning: Play golf at Jacks Point.
Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Luxury: Matakauri Lodge. 5 star: Sofitel or Millbook. 4 star: Crowne Plaza & Peppers Beacon

Leisure Day: We recommend a trip to Milford Sound or a tour of the Central Otago wineries.
Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Luxury: Matakauri Lodge. 5 star: Sofitel or Millbook. 4 star: Crowne Plaza & Peppers Beacon

Morning: Play golf at The Hills.
Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Luxury: Matakauri Lodge. 5 star: Sofitel or Millbook. 4 star: Crowne Plaza & Peppers Beacon

Leisure Day: Please note that replay rate golf is available at The Hills or Jacks Point.
Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Luxury: Matakauri Lodge. 5 star: Sofitel or Millbook. 4 star: Crowne Plaza & Peppers Beacon

Departure Day: Return to Queenstown Airport to meet your onward flight.
*We will arrange a flight to Auckland to meet 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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