Commencing in the Bay of Islands and concluding in Queenstown. This luxury New Zealand golfing holiday plays the very best New Zealand golf courses and stays in the very very best exclusive accommodation. The tour is suitable as a self drive or privately escorted tour.
- Day 1
Arrive Auckland – Fly to Bay of Islands
After arriving at Auckland International Airport and clearing customs you will transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Kerikeri where you will be collected by your Golfer's Dream guide and transferred to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to settle into the lodge and its wonderful surroundings. Perhaps take a stroll along one of Kauri Cliff’s three private beaches or you may even like to relax at the Kauri Cliffs Spa.
- Day 2
Golf at Kauri Cliffs
Today enjoy a round of golf at Kauri Cliffs with amazing views over the Cavalli Islands and many holes running parallel to the Pacific Ocean. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs that plunge into the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Golf Digest USA selected Kauri Cliffs 'Best New International Golf Course of 2001'. After golf this afternoon you can delve into NZ history in Russell, visit the Waitangi Treaty House, Maori Meeting House and War Canoe, or take a Bay of Islands cruise to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'.
Kauri Cliffs Resort
- Day 3
Golf at Kauri Cliffs
This morning enjoy another round of golf at Kauri Cliffs. Live out your golfing fantasies on one of the world’s most beautiful courses. This afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the lodge’s wonderful surroundings or take a private scenic helicopter flight over Northland. Take a snack pack provided by the lodge and enjoy a nature walk on the lodge’s 6,000-acre property.
Kauri Cliffs Resort
- Day 4
Bay of Islands to Taupo – Golf at Wairakei International Golf Course
Transfer to Kerikeri Airport for your scheduled flight to Taupo. On arrival into Taupo you will be met by a Huka Lodge representative and transferred to Huka Lodge. This afternoon enjoy a round on the challenging Wairakei International Golf Course. The course is set out on 156 hectares of former farmland in the middle of the Wairakei Tourist Park boasting lush manicured fairways and greens, mature tree plantings and magnificent vistas. The course is challenging – sporting its fair share of water hazards and bunkers.
- Day 5
Golf at Kinloch
Play today on the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course to be built in New Zealand which has been created around the unique natural features of the site rather than transforming the landscape to meet a uniform golf course design. The course fits the landscape with ease, and the backdrop of Lake Taupo provides a magnificent setting. Jack Nicklaus on the Kinloch golf course development: “The Kinloch site has the views and all the elevation that you need for a great golf course. It will be a very special and enjoyable golf course.” Afternoon is at leisure to relax at the lodge.
The Kinloch Club
- Day 6
Taupo to Napier – Golf at Cape Kidnappers
This morning you will be met by your Golfers Dream guide and transferred to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers located in the Hawke's Bay. Enjoy an afternoon round of golf at Cape Kidnappers. The American designer of Cape Kidnappers, Tom Doak, who is also well known for his prize-winning courses in the US, has said that, 'If Cape Kidnappers were a book it would be an epic. Enjoy your game and enjoy the setting (because) you may never play golf somewhere like this again'. Cape Kidnappers plays above the ocean, atop dramatic cliffs and runs to and from the edge. Cape Kidnappers is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape with spectacular sea views. 2004 Course of the Year – Travel & Leisure Golf.
Cape Kidnappers Resort
- Day 7
Golf at Cape Kidnappers
This morning enjoy another round at Cape Kidnappers. You will get the chance to beat your previous day’s scorecard whilst taking in the majestic views of Cape Kidnappers. This afternoon you will be taken to a selection of the most well known wineries as you enjoy your private wine tour with a local wine expert.
Cape Kidnappers Resort
- Day 8
Napier to Christchurch – Golf at Clearwater Resort
This morning your guide will transfer you to Napier airport for your scheduled flight to Christchurch. On arrival in Christchurch you will transfer to Otahuna Lodge. Once you have checked in your guide will transfer you to enjoy a round of golf at Clearwater Resort. There are elements of links and parkland golf at the Clearwater course with an abundance of water. Natural springs and crystal clear streams that are teeming with trout feed the resort’s 15 hectares of lakes. There are five-position tees, including the championship tees, and is the home of the New Zealand PGA Championship.
Clearwater Golf Club
- Day 9
Golf at Terrace Downs
After breakfast this morning, your guide will transfer you to Terrace Downs Golf course to enjoy a round of golf. Magnificent scenery surrounds you as the quiet solitude of the countryside lets you relax and concentrate on your game. The course sits at an altitude of 450 metrss, has four-position tees, generously wide fairways, but 70 bunkers, numerous grass hazards and eight lakes. After golf transfer back to Otahuna Lodge.
Terrace Downs Resort
- Day 10
Christchurch to Queenstown – Golf at Jacks Point Golf Course
This morning your guide will transfer you to Christchurch airport for your scheduled flight to Queenstown. Upon arrival into Queenstown you will be transferred to Eichardt’s Private Hotel. Once you have checked in your guide will transfer you to for a round of golf on Jacks Point Golf Course. A brand new course set within one thousand acres of unspoiled rolling grasslands, montane highlands and spreading downs bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. It is designed to work with nature, not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance.
Jacks Point Golf Course
- Day 11
Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Cruise – Golf at Millbrook Resort
This morning you will enjoy a Milford Sound Helicopter Excursion. You will see mountains gliding by as your helicopter winds its way through the Southern Alps on an unforgettable flight to Milford Sound. At the conclusion of your flight you will land at Millbrook Resort where you will enjoy a round of golf on the course. One of the finest and most scenically stunning New Zealand golf courses Millbrook Resort features a mixture of undulating to rolling fairways, each hole having its own strategic scenic feature. It has four-tee positions, open fairways, demanding hazards, including more than 60 bunkers, and meandering waterways.
- Day 12
Queenstown at your leisure
Today is a free sightseeing day in Queenstown. There are numerous activities for you to choose from. Try an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet, or if you're keen for more golf, enjoy another round at Jacks Point or Millbrook Resort. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy a wine tasting excursion in the southern lakes region.
- Day 13
Depart New Zealand
Today your tour ends. Your guide will transfer you to Queenstown airport for your departing flight to Auckland. Upon arrival into Auckland you will be transferred to the International Terminal to be farewelled on your departing flight home.
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