North Island Escorted Golf Tour (October 2020)

North Island Escorted Golf Tour (October 2020)

Best of the North Island (11 Days) – Commencing 8th October 2020 Costs: NZ$4900 per person based on twin share. NZ$6300 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 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.
  • 3 course dinner at Carrington Resort on the evening of day 3.
  • Farewell 3 course dinner at Terroir Restaurant, Craggy Range, Hawke’s Bay.
  • 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. 


Morning / Afternoon: One of our staff members will be one hand to 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 8:30am to ensure you can take advantage of the superb practice facilities.
Evening: At leisure in Auckland
Accommodation: CityLife Hotel, Superior Room

Morning / Afternoon: At 9:00am your transport will depart the hotel and travel to Carrington Resort in the Far North of New Zealand. 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 9am your transport will depart Carrington and travel one-hour south to the magnificent Kauri Cliffs. 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: Waterfront Suites Paihia, One Bedroom Suite

Leisure Day: 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.
Accommodation: Waterfront Suites Paihia, One Bedroom 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 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 The Kinloch Club. Tee time: 10:30am
The transport will depart the hotel at 9:15am.
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 guide 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: 10:30am
Your transport will depart the hotel at 9am.
Evening: At 19:30 your guide 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 

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$4900 per person based on twin share. NZ$6300 per person based on single occupancy.
A deposit of NZ$500 per person is required to secure a seat on this tour.
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