Best of the South Island

Best of the South Island

Beginning in Christchurch and ending in Queenstown this tour of the South Island combines stunning scenery with fantastic golf.

This golf tour provides the opportunity to play the very best South Island golf courses including Clearwater, Terrace Downs, Jack’s Point. The leisure day can include a Milford Sound day trip or a round of golf at the exclusive Hills golf club. Accommodation options range from the opulent luxury lodges (Otahuna, Matakauri and Blanket Bay), golf resorts (Clearwater and Millbrook Resort) or apartment accommodation (Quest Christchurch and Peppers Beacon or The Glebe). The listed package is eight days in duration but please note that packages can be customised to suit.


Package inclusions

  • 4 rounds of golf (Clearwater, Terrace Downs, Millbrook and Jacks Point).
  • Electric carts at each course.
  • 7 night’s accommodation of choice.
  • Transport by self-drive rental vehicle with pre-programmed GPS unit or driver/guide in luxury Mercedes mini-coach.
  • Tour pack including sightseeing and restaurant recommendations.
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from the Playing Around New Zealand office.
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%

Optional extras

  • Rental clubs.
  • Breakfast.
  • Dinner and lunch inclusions.
  • Activity bookings with preferential rates.
  • Accommodation and vehicle upgrades.


Morning / Afternoon: Upon arrival at Christchurch Airport you will collect your rental vehicle and tour pack and drive to your accommodation. Alternatively, we can provide a private transfer.
Evening: At leisure in Christchurch.
Accommodation: Christchurch hotel of choice. Options include the Rendezvous Hotel, Quest Apartments, The George, Clearwater Resort or Otahuna Lodge.

Morning: Play golf at Clearwater Resort. We will book your preferred tee time.
Evening: At leisure in Christchurch.
Accommodation: Christchurch hotel of choice.

Morning: Travel to Terrace Downs (one hour drive).
Afternoon: Play golf at Terrace Downs. Tee time: 11:30am
Accommodation: Terrace Downs Resort, Villa Suite.

Today you will take the scenic drive to Queenstown. The six hour journey is full of wonderful scenery including Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki and the Lindis Pass.
Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Queenstown hotel of choice. Options include Crowne Plaza, Peppers Beacon,The Glebe, Millbrook Resort, The Dairy, Sofitel, The Spire, Eichardt's or Matakauri Lodge.

Morning: Play golf at Millbrook (The resort is a 25 minute drive from central Queenstown). Preferred tee time.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Queenstown hotel of choice.

Leisure Day:
Golf is available at Millbrook, Jacks Point, The Hills, Queenstown GC or Arrowtown. Activities and sightseeing may include a day tour with scenic flight to Milford or Doubtful Sound, a Central Otago wine tour or jet boating on the Shotover River. All bookings can be made through the tour office.
Accommodation: Queenstown hotel of choice.

Morning: Play golf at Jacks Point. Preferred tee time.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Queenstown hotel of choice.

Transfer to Queenstown Airport to meet departing flight.

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.