Rich in culture and history and blessed with a pristine natural environment, no visit to New Zealand is complete without a visit to Northland. Learn about the arrival of the first Maori canoes to New Zealand and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Northlanders today live, work and thrive in an environment which is the envy of those inhabitants of big cities and a more bustling lifestyle. From its ancient Kauri forests to the hundreds of kilometres of stunning coastline, Northland remains completely unspoilt. The region is a paradise for nature lovers.
Rated at number 58 in the top 100 courses in the World by Golf Magazine September 2005.
In March 2003 Shell's Wonderful World of Golf hosted a match play golf event between Fred Couples and Michael Campbell at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand.
Set on 6,000 acres of rolling coastal farmland near Matauri Bay, Northland, Kauri Cliffs, the par 72 championship golf course, measures 7,119 yards/ 6,510 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. The golf complex includes a world class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop and ladies' and mens' locker rooms.
A luxuriously appointed 5 Star Boutique Lodge, sitting on a promontory with perhaps the grandest views over the Bay of Islands, Cliff Edge offers a harmonious combination of relaxed elegant accommodation; professional personable from the heart service; million dollar views; and simply the best in cooking. With an innovative "mediterrasian" inspired cuisine and excellent wines. Facilities include, Cliff top outdoor heated spa pool and sauna.
A high-speed luxury catamaran cruise through the game fishing waters to the Cape Brett Lighthouse, Motukokako Island and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, the excitement grows as you make a passage through the Hole and on to the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.
New Zealand’s most comprehensive eco-tour of the historic and picturesque Bay of Islands Discover the Bay Eco-Cruise Includes:
Dolphin, whale, birds and other wildlife viewing
Exclusive private island stop visiting one of NZ’s most significant Maori Pa’s (fortified village)
Enjoy one of the Bay of Islands most beautiful beaches
Learn about the Kiwi Recovery and conservation restoration programme on Moturua Island
Cruise amongst the 144 stunning islands
Join us for the ultimate Bay of Islands experience. Visit the world famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, see an abundance of marine mammals and wildlife and learn of the rich history and culture whilst cruising amongst the 144 stunning islands.
Tip from Bruce Hamilton - Spanish Hills CC. To ensure solid contact, your body posture must stay constant from setup through impact. To check this, take your normal address with a 5-iron, than stand the club vertically on its toe and hold it with just the index finger of your left hand. Practice swinging your right arm back and down, concentrating on keeping the club vertical and the pressure from your finger consistent. If you can do that, you're maintaining your address posture.