Ultimate New Zealand Golf Vacation

Ultimate New Zealand Golf Vacation

We invite you to experience the very best of New Zealand

This is the ultimate New Zealand golf experience. Play the very best golf courses in New Zealand and stay at our finest hotels and lodges. The cost of this package during the New Zealand high season begins at NZ$45,000 per person based on double occupancy.

Details

Package inclusions

  • 8 rounds of golf for two people (Kauri Cliffs x 2, Tara Iti, Cape Kidnappers x 2, Wairakei, Jacks Point and The Hills)
  • Electric carts for all listed rounds of golf.
  • Fore-caddie for all scheduled rounds of golf.
  • 19 night’s accommodation as listed with breakfast.
  • Dinner at Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers and Huka Lodge.
  • Road transfers where listed by private Mercedes vehicle with professional Kiwi driver / guide.
  • Luggage and golf club transport where required.
  • Waiheke Island ferry tickets.
  • ½ day Waiheke Island wine and food tour on day 3.
  • Helicopter transfer between Waiheke Island and Kauri Cliffs on day 4.
  • Domestic flight between Auckland and Hawke’s Bay. (2 checked bags per person)
  • Domestic flight between Auckland and Queenstown. (2 checked bags per person)
  • Fiordland Traverse experience with Alpine Helicopters.
  • Queenstown winery tour by road.
  • Domestic flight between Queenstown and Auckland. (2 checked bags per person)
  • Tour pack including activity guides.
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from the Playing Around New Zealand tour office.
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%


    Optional extras

    • White Island helicopter trip and transfer between Cape Kidnappers and Huka Lodge.
    • Room upgrades at the luxury lodges.
    • Private jets or helicopters to replace commercial flights.
    • Option of staying in Auckland City instead of Waiheke Island.
    • Option of staying at Matakauri or Blanket Bay Lodge in Queenstown.
    • Full caddie service to replace fore-caddies.
    • Golf club transport / shipping service.
    • Additional sightseeing / activities at all locations.

    Schedule

    We will meet you off your International flight at Auckland International Airport and transfer you to the central Auckland Ferry Terminal. You will take the next available ferry to Waiheke Island. (Ferries run every half hour and the scenic cruise will take 35 minutes) 
    On arrival on Waiheke Island you will be met by your Marino Ridge host and travel to the short distance to your lodge.
    Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
    Accommodation: Marino Ridge, Luxury Suite  

    At leisure on Waiheke Island.
    Evening: At leisure on Waiheke Island. Your hosts will recommend a dinner venue.
    Accommodation: Marino Ridge, Luxury Suite 

    At leisure on Waiheke Island. We will provide a private half day tour of the island including wine tasting at a selection of wineries.
    Evening: At leisure on Waiheke Island. Your hosts will recommend a dinner venue.
    Accommodation: Marino Ridge, Luxury Suite 

    Morning: At 10:00am you will be met at the nearby helipad by your EC130 helicopter. You will take a scenic helicopter flight to Kauri Cliffs with an arrival time of approximately 11:15pm.
    Afternoon: Play golf at Kauri Cliffs. Tee time: 1pm
    Evening: Dinner at Kauri Cliffs.
    Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Deluxe Suite

    Morning: At leisure. Options are plentiful including another round of golf, a private cruise around the Bay of Islands or relaxing on Pink Beach.
    Evening: Dinner at Kauri Cliffs.
    Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Deluxe Suite

    Morning: Play golf at Kauri Cliffs. Tee time: 9:30am
    Evening: Dinner at Kauri Cliffs.
    Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Deluxe Suite

    Morning: At 9:00am your driver will meet you at Kauri Cliffs and transfer you by road to Tara Iti (2 ¾ hours). You will have the option of sightseeing along the way. Highlights include Waitangi, Waipu and Mangawhai Heads.
    Evening: Dinner at Tara Iti.
    Accommodation: Tara Iti, One Bedroom Members Cottage

    Morning: Play golf at Tara Iti. Tee off at 10:30am
    Evening: Dinner at Tara Iti.
    Accommodation: Tara Iti, One Bedroom Members Cottage

    Morning: At leisure on the Tara Iti property.
    Afternoon: At 12:45pm your driver will meet you at Tara Iti and transfer you to Auckland Airport (1 ¾ hours) for your domestic flight to Napier. You will arrive at the airport at approximately 2:30pm to meet your Air New Zealand flight. NZ5015 departs Auckland at 3:25pm and arrives in Napier at 4:25pm.
    On arrival in Napier you will be met by another driver and transfer to Cape Kidnappers (45 minutes).
    Evening: Dinner at Cape Kidnappers.
    Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Lodge, Hilltop Suite

    Morning: Play golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 09:30am
    Evening: Dinner at Cape Kidnappers.
    Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite

    Morning: Play golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 09:30am
    Evening: Dinner at Cape Kidnappers.
    Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite

    Morning: At 11am your driver will meet you at Cape Kidnappers and provide a private transfer to Taupo. The trip will take a minimum of 2 ½ hours and you will have the option of visiting central Napier, a selection of Hawke’s Bay wineries and other points of interest along the way.
    Evening: Dinner at Huka Lodge.
    Accommodation: Huka Lodge, Junior Suite

    Morning: Play golf at Kinloch (10:30am) or Wairakei (10am). Your transport will depart Huka Lodge at 9:30am.
    Evening: Dinner at Huka Lodge.
    Accommodation: Huka Lodge, Junior Suite

    At leisure in Taupo. (Activity options are plentiful at Huka Lodge www.hukalodge.co.nz/experiences/ ).
    Evening: Dinner at Huka Lodge.
    Accommodation: Huka Lodge, Junior Suite

    Morning: At 9am your driver will meet you at Huka Lodge and provide a relaxed drive to Auckland (3 hours). There are several geothermal parks on the way, Wai O Tapu is a favourite. There is also the option of visiting Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings movie set).
    Please note that you will need to be at Auckland Airport no later than 1:30pm for your flight to Queenstown. NZ0623 departs Auckland at 2:25pm arriving in Queenstown at 4:15pm.
    Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
    Accommodation: Eichardt's Private Hotel, Lake View Room

    Morning: Golf at Jacks Point. Tee time: 10:30am
    Your driver will meet you at your hotel at 9am and return to Jacks Point at 4pm.
    Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
    Accommodation: Eichardt's Private Hotel, Lake View Room

    Today you will take a private tour of the region. Your driver will collect you at 09:30am and drive you to central Queenstown and out to Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn.  We can reserve a table at one of the wineries at 12:30pm.
    At 2:00pm your helicopter will collect you from the Mount Difficulty helipad and provide you with a memorable Milford Sound experience.
    Helicopter Itinerary: Mt Difficulty (pick-up) – Glacier/Snow Landing (10-15mins) – Remote West Coast Beach Landing (10-15mins) – Milford Sound landing with cruise – Fly alongside Sutherland Falls – Back to Queenstown Airport Helipad where your driver will take you back to Matakauri.
    The tour will conclude at approximately 6:30pm.
    Evening: At leisure in Queenstown.
    Accommodation: Eichardt's Private Hotel, Lake View Room

    At leisure in Queenstown.
    Accommodation: Eichardt's Private Hotel, Lake View Room

    Morning: Golf at The Hills. Tee time: 9:30am
    Your driver will meet you at your hotel at 8:30am and transfer you to The Hills (please check out of the hotel and have your luggage ready for collection). Complimentary food and beverage will be provided by The Hills throughout the day. At 3:15pm your driver will return to the golf club and transfer you to Queenstown Airport. NZ0626 departs Queenstown at 4:50pm and arrives in Auckland at 6:20pm.
    On arrival in Auckland you will be met by a driver and transfer to central Auckland. I expect you to be at the hotel no later than 7:15pm. I recommend that we book a table at a leading Auckland restaurant at 8pm. (The Sugar Club is a highly regarded restaurant at the top of the Auckland Sky Tower. Other options include French Cafe, Soul Bar and Amano)
    Accommodation: Sofitel Hotel, Luxury Room

    Morning: Your private transfer will depart your Auckland hotel 3 hours prior to your International flight departure. 

    Additional Information

    This tour can be customised to suit your requirements. Please complete the enquiry form and our New Zealand travel experts will begin planning you the perfect itinerary.

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