North Island Escorted Golf Tour (November 2019)

North Island Escorted Golf Tour (November 2019)

Best of the North Island (11 Days) – Commencing 21st November 2019 - Costs: NZ$5500 per person based on twin share. NZ$7150 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 Country Club, Carrington Estate, Kauri Cliffs, Wairakei, Kinloch and Cape Kidnappers. The tour will conclude with dinner at one of the regions 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 16 guests on this trip. Luxury lodge upgrades are available.


Package inclusions

  • 6 scheduled rounds of golf (Gulf Harbour Country Club, Carrington Resort, Kauri Cliffs, Kinloch, Wairakei & Cape Kidnappers)
  • Shared electric carts at all courses.
  • 10 night’s 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Welcome drinks on your 1st night in Auckland.
  • 3 course dinner at Carrington Resort.
  • Farewell dinner in Hawke's Bay on the final night of the tour.
  • Ground transfers and touring in a late model Mercedes mini coach with an experienced local guide.
  • Air New Zealand domestic flight between Kerikeri and Taupo (2 checked bags per person)
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from the Playing Around New Zealand Tour Manager.
  • 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.


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

Morning: Golf at Gulf Harbour. Tee time: 11:00am
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

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 Carrington Resort’s 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 9am your transport will depart Carrington and travel one-hour south to the magnificent Kauri Cliffs golf course. Tee time: 11:00am.
Afternoon: Following golf, you will travel to Paihia in the Bay of Islands (40 minutes) and spend the next two nights at your waterfront hotel
Evening: At leisure in Paihia
Accommodation: Edgewater Palms, One Bedroom Apartment

Leisure Day: At leisure in the Bay of Islands - Please see Bay of Islands guide for activity options. 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.
Accommodation: Edgewater Palms, One Bedroom Apartment

Morning: This morning you will depart Paihia and travel the short distance to Kerikeri Airport. Your Air New Zealand flight will depart at 9:45am and will arrive in Taupo at 1pm (via a stopover in Auckland)
Afternoon: Golf at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary. Tee time: 2.00pm
Evening: At leisure in Taupo.
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Taupo, Guest Room Plus

Morning: Golf at Kinloch. Tee time: 10:00am 
The transport will depart the hotel at 8:45am.
Afternoon / Evening: At leisure. Your tour guide will provide a tour of the region including the Huka Falls and Aratiatia Dam. There will also be a complimentary transport service to the town centre.
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Taupo, Guest Room Plus

Morning / Afternoon: Travel to Hawke’s Bay (2 hours). Your guides will provide a complimentary wine tour during the afternoon (tasting costs are at your own expense). Alternatively you can explore the Art Deco buildings in Napier.
Evening: At leisure in Hawke’s Bay.
Accommodation: Te Pania Hotel, Superior Room

Morning: Golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 11:00am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9:30am.
Evening: At 19:30 we will host a farewell dinner at Craggy Range Winery.
Accommodation: Te Pania Hotel, Superior Room

Departure Day: We offer a complimentary road transfer back to Auckland (5 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 

This tour can be customized to suit your requirements. It can begin on the date of your choice with preferred tee times (subject to lodgings and golf availability). A deposit of NZ$750 per person is required to secure a seat on this tour.

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