North Island Escorted Golf Tour (January / February 2020)

North Island Escorted Golf Tour (January / February 2020)

Best of the North Island (11 Days) – Commencing 30th January 2020 - Costs: NZ$5695 per person based on twin share. NZ$7345 per person based on single occupancy.

​This is our signature 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 Far North, Taupo and Hawke’s Bay. There are 6 rounds of scheduled golf – Gulf Harbour, Carrington, Kauri Cliffs, Wairakei, Kinloch and Cape Kidnappers. The tour will conclude with dinner at the superb Craggy Range winery. 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 every day! There will be a maximum of 16 guests on this trip. Luxury lodge upgrades are available.

Details

Package inclusions

  • 6 rounds of golf (Gulf Harbour, Carrington Resort, Kauri Cliffs, Wairakei, Kinloch and Cape Kidnappers) with shared electric carts.
  • 10 night’s 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Welcome drinks in central Auckland on evening of arrival.
  • Sightseeing trip to Waiheke Island with included Wine Tastings
  • 3 course dinner at Carrington Resort on the evening of day 4.
  • Farewell 3 course dinner at The Bistro, Lake Taupo
  • Ground transfers and touring in a late model air-conditioned Mercedes minivan with local guide.
  • Air NZ flight between Kerikeri and Taupo (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 Gulf Harbour. Tee time: 10.30am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9am to ensure you can take advantage of the superb practice facilities.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: City Life Hotel, Superior Room

Sightseeing Day:

Morning: Take a mid-morning ferry over to Waiheke Island where you will explore the island, visit a number of local vineyards and sample some of the regions finest wines.
Afternoon: After taking time for lunch you head back to Auckland City on the ferry where your guide will take you on a bespoke tour of the city and its attractions.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland.
Accommodation: City Life Hotel, Superior Room.

Morning / Afternoon: At 9:00am your transport will depart the hotel and travel to Carrington Resort. The four-hour scenic drive will include plenty of photo and refreshment stops.
Evening: Three course dinner at the Carrington Resort restaurant.
Accommodation: Carrington Resort, Lodge Room

Morning: Play golf at Carrington Resort. Tee time: 10:00am
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Carrington Resort, Lodge Room

Morning: At 7.30am your transport will depart Carrington and travel one-hour south to the magnificent Kauri Cliffs golf course. Tee time: 9.00am.
Afternoon: Following golf, you will travel the short distance to Kerikeri Airport in the Bay of Islands where you will meet your domestic flight to Napier (via a short layover in Auckland).
Evening: At leisure in Napier.
Accommodation: Te Pania Hotel, Superior Room

Morning: Golf at Cape Kidnappers Golf Couse. Tee time: 10.30am
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure in Napier.
Accommodation: Te Pania Hotel. Superior Room

Morning / Afternoon: Travel from Napier to the lakeside town of Napier (2 hours) leisure. After a leisurely start to the day your guide will arrange a bespoke tour of some the regions well known vineyards where you will be able to taste some of the local wines (tasting costs are at your own expense).
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 Cape The Kinloch Club. Tee time: 10:30am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9.5am.
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$5695 per person based on twin share. NZ$7345 per person based on single occupancy.

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