North Island Escorted Golf Tour (April 2021)

North Island Escorted Golf Tour (April 2021)

Best of the North Island (11 Days) – Commencing 7th April 2021 - Costs: NZ$5050 per person based on twin share. NZ$6550 per person based on single occupancy.

This is our classic tour of the North Island where you will play some of the best golf courses in New Zealand. The tour begins with welcome drinks in Auckland and will visit the Bay of Islands, Hawke’s Bay and Taupo. There are 6 rounds of scheduled golf – Windross Farm, Gulf Harbour Country Club, Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Wairakei and Kinloch. The tour will conclude with dinner at one of Taupo's top restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the “must do” sights and non golfing activities in each region. Alternatively, additional rounds of golf will be available on your leisure days. There will be a maximum of 12 guests on this trip. Luxury lodge upgrades are available.

Details

Package inclusions

  • 6 rounds of golf (Windross, Gulf Harbour, Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Wairakei and Kinloch) with shared electric carts.
  • 10 night’s 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Welcome drinks in central Auckland on evening of arrival.
  • Farewell 3 course dinner at Bistro Lago, Lake Taupo
  • Ground transfers and touring in a late model air-conditioned Mercedes minivan with local guide.
  • Air NZ flight between Kerikeri and Hawke's Bay (includes one checked bag – golf clubs will travel by road)
  • Golf competitions with prizes and golfing merchandise.
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from your Playing Around New Zealand tour office.
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%

Optional extras

  • Caddies and rental clubs.
  • Golf and activity bookings on leisure days.
  • Sightseeing and activity program for non-golfers.
  • Hotel room upgrades.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation including Tara Iti or Queenstown extension.

Schedule

Morning / Afternoon: Our staff member will meet you at your Auckland arrival point and transfer you to the centrally located CityLife Hotel.
Evening: Welcome drinks in Central Auckland.
Accommodation: CityLife Hotel, Superior Room

Morning: Golf at Windross Farm. Tee time: 10.15am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9am.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: City Life Hotel, Superior Room

Morning: At 8:00am your transport will depart the hotel and travel to Gulf Harbour for your second round of golf.
Tee time: 9:30am. 
Following golf you will transfer to the Bay of Islands. The 3 hour scenic drive will include plenty of photo and refreshment stops.
Evening: At leisure in Paihia, Bay of Islands.
Accommodation: Waterfront Suites Paihia, Deluxe Suite

At leisure in the Bay of Islands.
Your host will offer a complimentary tour of the Bay of Islands region. There is also a transport service to your choice of golf courses including Waitangi, Kerikeri and Kauri Cliffs. Other activity options include a Bay of Islands cruise.
Accommodation: Waterfront Suites Paihia, Deluxe Suite

Morning: At 9am your transport will depart Paihia and travel 45 minutes to the magnificent Kauri Cliffs golf course.
Tee time: 10:45am
Evening: At leisure in Paihia.
Accommodation: Waterfront Suites Paihia, Deluxe Suite

Morning: This morning you will depart Paihia and travel the short distance to Kerikeri Airport. Your Air New Zealand flight will depart at 9:55am and will arrive in Hawke's Bay at 12:55pm (via a stopover in Auckland).
Afternoon: Your host will provide a tour of the Hawke's Bay wineries.
Accommodation: Te Pania Hotel, Superior Room

Morning: The transport will depart the hotel at 9:00am for the 40 minutes drive to Cape Kidnappers.
Golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 10.30am
Evening: At leisure in Napier.
Accommodation: Te Pania Hotel, Superior Room

Morning / Afternoon: Travel from Napier to the lakeside town of Taupo (2 hours) leisure. After a leisurely start to the day your guide will arrange a bespoke tour of the region. 
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Taupo, Guest Room Plus

Morning: Play golf a Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Tee time: 10:30am
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure in Taupo
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Taupo, Guest Room Plus

Morning: Golf at The Kinloch Club. Tee time: 10:30am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9:15am.
Evening: Farewell dinner at The Bistro, Taupo.
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Taupo, Guest Room Plus

Departure Day: We offer a complimentary road transfer back to Auckland (3 ½ hours). Alternatively, we can arrange a flight to Auckland or any New Zealand destination to suit your travel plans.

*Cost of domestic flight is additional and will be subject to Air New Zealand’s best rate at time of booking*

Additional Information

Special Notes 
Golfers of all abilities and ages are welcome.
Additional sightseeing trips and rounds of golf are available on each day.
Scenic touring is broken up with numerous photo and refreshment stops.
NZ$5050 per person based on twin share. NZ$6550 per person based on single occupancy.
A deposit of NZ$750 per person is required to secure a seat on this tour. Please note that if NZ International borders are still closed all payments will be refunded. 

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