North Island Escorted Golf Tour (November 2020)

North Island Escorted Golf Tour (November 2020)

Best of the North Island (11 Days) – Commencing 5th November 2020 - Costs: NZ$5150 per person based on twin share. NZ$6650 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 Bay of Islands, Taupo and Hawke’s Bay. There are 6 rounds of scheduled golf – Windross Farm, Gulf Harbour Country Club, 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 (Windross Farm, Gulf Harbour Country Club, 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 first night in Auckland.
  • 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 Rotorua.
  • 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 provide a complimentary transfer to the centrally located City Life Hotel.
Evening: Welcome drinks in central Auckland.
Accommodation: City Life Hotel,  Superior Room 

Morning: Golf at Windross Farm. 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

Morning / Afternoon: At 8:00am your transport will depart the hotel and travel to Gulf Harbour for your second round of golf. 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 9:45am and will arrive in Rotorua at 1pm (via a stopover in Auckland)
Afternoon: Your host will provide a tour of Rotorua and Taupo prior to you arriving at your hotel. Sightseeing and activity options include Te Puia, Agrodome, Hells Gate and Wai O Tapu (geothermal park)
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Taupo, Guest Room Plus

Morning: Golf at Wairakei. Tee time: 10:00am 
The transport will depart the hotel at 9:00am.
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: Golf at Kinloch. Tee time: 10:00am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9am.
Evening: At leisure in Taupo
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 additional expense).
Evening: At leisure in Hawke’s Bay.
Accommodation: Crown Hotel Napier, Superior Room

Morning: Golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 10:30am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9:00am.
Evening: At 19:30 your guide will host a farewell dinner at Craggy Range Winery.
Accommodation: Crown Hotel Napier, 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$500 per person is required to secure a seat on this tour.

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