Ultimate New Zealand Golf Vacation


Ultimate Golf Vacation

Ultimate New Zealand Golf Vacation


Incorporating the most unique experiences in New Zealand’s North and South Island, the tour is inclusive of green fees at stunning golf courses, quintessential Kiwi experiences such as farm tours, private beach BBQ’s and a behind the scenes winery tour. Tour participants will see and experience it all first hand on this tour – dramatic coastlines and rugged rural settings, mountains, lakes, beaches, rivers, forests, fiords, quaint and historic villages and vibrant towns. With each passing day this tour sets the extraordinary side-by-side with the intimate, and bathes it all in world-class luxury. Tour packages can be customized over 7 – 28 days.

14 DAY PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • 8 rounds of golf (Kauri Cliffs x 2, Kinloch, Wairakei, Cape Kidnappers x 2, Jacks Point and The Hills).
  • Electric carts at all courses.
  • 13 night’s accommodation at New Zealand’s finest lodges.
  • Breakfast and dinner each day.
  • Helicopter flight between Auckland and Kauri Cliffs.
  • Air New Zealand domestic flight between Kerikeri and Taupo (2 checked bags per person).
  • Air New Zealand domestic flight between Hawke’s Bay and Queenstown (2 checked bags per person).
  • All road transfers in private vehicle with professional driver.
  • Kauri Cliffs beach BBQ.
  • Cape Kidnappers 4WD farm tour.
  • Milford Sound helicopter and cruise trip.
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from your Playing Around New Zealand tour concierge.
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Additional golf, sightseeing and activity options
  • Golf equipment including quality golf clubs and caddies.
  • Flight from Queenstown to Auckland on final day.
  • Alternative flight options including private jet and helicopter charters.

Ultimate New Zealand Golf Vacation

Schedule


Day 1: Auckland to Kauri Cliffs 

You will be met at your Auckland arrival point and will transfer to the nearest helipad to take a helicopter transfer to Kauri Cliffs in the Bay of Islands. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy Kauri Cliffs.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Suite.

Day 2: Kauri Cliffs

Morning: Golf at Kauri Cliffs. Tee time: 10:30am
Afternoon: At leisure.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Suite.

Day 3: Kauri Cliffs

Morning: Golf at Kauri Cliffs. Tee time: 09:00am
Afternoon: BBQ on one of the Kauri Cliffs private beaches.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Suite.

Day 4: Kauri Cliffs to Taupo

Morning: Air New Zealand flight to Taupo. (25 minute transit in Auckland)
You will transfer from Kauri Cliffs to Kerikeri Airport at 08:30am. NZ8679 departs Kerikeri at 09:40am and arrives in Auckland at 10:20am.
NZ2983 departs Auckland at 10:55am and arrives in Taupo at 11:40am. Upon arrival at Taupo Airport you will be met by a Huka Lodge representative and transfer to the lodge (15 minutes).
The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the facilities at Huka Lodge.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Huka Lodge, Junior Suite.

Day 5: Taupo

Morning: Golf at Wairakei. Tee time: 10:30am (your transfer will depart Huka Lodge at 09:45am)
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Huka Lodge, Junior Suite.

Day 6: Taupo

Morning: Golf at Kinloch. Tee time: 10:30am (your transfer will depart Huka Lodge at 09:30am)
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Huka Lodge, Junior Suite.

Day 7: Taupo to Hawke’s Bay 

Morning: Transfer to Hawke’s Bay (2 hours). We recommend that you spend the afternoon visiting a selection of the Hawke’s Bay wineries and take lunch at either Craggy Range or Elephant Hill.
Afternoon: Check in at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and spend the afternoon enjoying the lodge facilities.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite.

Day 8: Hawke’s Bay 

Morning: Golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 10:30am
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite.

Day 9: Hawke’s Bay 

Morning: Golf at Cape Kidnappers. Tee time: 09:00am
Afternoon: Experience a tour of the Cape Kidnappers property in a specialised 4WD vehicle.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite.

Day 10: Hawke’s Bay to Queenstown

Morning: Your private transfer will depart Cape Kidnappers no later than 11:00am. You will transfer to Napier (the Art Deco Capital of NZ) where you will spend a couple of hours at leisure.
Afternoon: Air New Zealand flight to Queenstown. (35 minute transit in Christchurch)
You will transfer to the nearby Napier Airport at 2:15pm and check in for your flight. NZ8475 departs Napier at 2:05pm and arrives in Christchurch at 3:40pm.  NZ5381 departs Christchurch at 4:15pm and arrives in Queenstown at 5:20pm. Upon arrival at Queenstown Airport you will be met by our staff and transfer to Matakauri Lodge (30 minutes).
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge, Suite.

Day 11: Queenstown

Morning: Play golf at Jacks Point. Tee time 10:30am (your transfer will depart Matakauri at 09:00am)
Afternoon: Option of spending time in central Queenstown.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge, Suite.

Day 12: Queenstown

Milford Sound Helicopter Trip – Duration 3.5 hours
You will leave the beautiful blue colours of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown and fly west towards Milford Sound with vast areas of native forest and alpine High country farmland. Into the Fiordland National park we are surrounded by numerous hidden valleys, waterfalls and alpine lakes before landing at Milford Sound. Upon landing you will take a beautiful 2 hour scenic cruise. Following the cruise you will return to your helicopter and fly past jaw dropping ice shelves and Glaciers before enjoy a snow landing for photo opportunities. You will then return to Queenstown to conclude the tour.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge, Suite.

Day 13: Queenstown

Morning: Play golf at The Hills. Tee time 10:00am (your transfer will depart Matakauri at 08:45am)
Afternoon: Following golf we recommend a visit to a selection of the Gibbston Valley wineries followed by a late lunch at Amisfield Winery.
Evening: Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge, Suite. .

Day 14: Queenstown

Departure Day: Transfer to Queenstown Airport to meet your outbound flight. There are daily direct flights to the main centres of Australia. If you need to return to Auckland to connect with an International flight we will arrange a domestic flight at a time to suit. .

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