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Golfing through New Zealand

17 days from £10,605pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Play a round of golf at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers.

  • Spend the day exploring the wine on Waiheke Island.

  • Taste the local produce and cheeses of the wine country of Napier.

  • Helicopter to Milford Sound to take in Fiordland National Park.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Auckland
  • Kerikeri
  • Paihia
  • Matauri Bay
  • Paihia
  • The Kauri Coast
  • Hokianga
  • The Kauri Coast
  • Auckland
  • Waiheke Island
  • Auckland
  • Napier
  • Christchurch
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Mount Cook National Park
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Queenstown

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Paihia

Auckland , Kerikeri , Paihia

Today you will arrive into Auckland and transfer to a domestic flight to Kerikeri, where you will collect a vehicle and drive to your Paihia accommodation. Stay three nights in the Bay of Islands.

Day 2 Paihia

Matauri Bay , Paihia

Today spend the day golfing at the Kauri Cliffs golf course along the coast of the Bay of Islands. This golf course which was built by David Harman, a leading golf-course architect, and has a 72 championship golf course that follows the coastline.

Day 3 Paihia

Paihia

Late this morning you will be collected from the Paihia Wharf and board the Ataahua sail boat to spend the day exploring the Bay of Islands. During the day, you will have a chance to swim in the cold water, snorkel among the kelp forests or head ashore for a walking tour.

Day 4 Hokianga

Paihia , The Kauri Coast , Hokianga

At your leisure, head southwest from Paihia to the Kauri Coast, where you will check in for your one night stay. This evening you will take a guided tour into the local forest to learn about the kauri trees and the local Maori culture of the region.

Accommodation

Day 5 Auckland

The Kauri Coast , Auckland

Head south from Kauri Coast today and drive to the big city of Auckland. You will stay for two nights to allow you to explore the Sky Tower and the Viaduct Harbour of Auckland. This afternoon is at leisure.

Day 6 Auckland

Waiheke Island , Auckland

Spend the day over on the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island. Here you will spend the day exploring the local wineries and tasting a variety of wines, olive oils and cheeses. In the evening you will take the ferry back to Auckland.

Day 7 Napier

Auckland , Napier

This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and transported to the Auckland domestic airport in time for your flight to Napier. Upon arrival in Napier, you will collect your vehicle and make your way to your Havelock North accommodation where you will spend three nights. The afternoon is at leisure to go for a hike on Te Mata Peak or enjoy your accommodation's views.

Day 8 Napier

Napier

Make your way to the Cape Kidnappers property for a round of golf along the dramatic cliffs. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 9 Napier

Napier

Late this morning, take a private tour of Havelock North and Hastings with Juliet, a cheese connoisseur, to explore the local town and businesses. Throughout the day you will have the chance to try a variety of pastries, cheeses, fruit and wines, while seeing the quaint businesses that make up the region.

Day 10 Lake Tekapo

Napier , Christchurch , Lake Tekapo

Today make your own way to the Napier airport to fly to Christchurch, where you will collect a vehicle and head southwest to Lake Tekapo. You will spend three nights in Lake Tekapo to allow time to explore Mt Cook and the UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve. The remaining part of the day is at leisure to explore the region.

Day 11 Lake Tekapo

Mount Cook National Park , Lake Tekapo

Make your way to the town of Mount Cook to meet your guide to hike Mount Cook. Here you will be fitted with ice hiking gear before boarding a helicopter and landing on the Tasman Glacier. For the next three hours you will explore the caves and cracks of the Tasman Glacier. In the afternoon, you can either return to Lake Tekapo or hike around the Mount Cook region.

Day 12 Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

Today is at leisure to rest or to explore the beautiful mountains and lake region.

Day 13 Queenstown

Lake Tekapo , Queenstown

At your leisure, continue to drive southwest from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown over the Lindis Pass. Spend four nights in Queenstown exploring the 'Adventure Capital' of the world.

Day 14 Queenstown

Queenstown

Have a late start to the day, before meeting your helicopter guide for your half day tour. Depart from Queenstown, before passing over Mount Aspiring National Park and landing at Milford Sound, where you will board a small boat cruise down the Milford Sound. Following your cruise board your helicopter and fly back to Queenstown.

Day 15 Queenstown

Queenstown

Make your own way to the Jack's Point Golf club where you will be provided with a cart before enjoying a round of golf. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore Queenstown.

Day 16 Queenstown

Queenstown

Spend the day exploring Queenstown at your leisure. We recommend driving out to Glenorchy for a beautiful and challenging hike, or just relax at your accommodation.

Day 17 Return home

Queenstown

Today you will finish your trip by driving to the Queenstown airport in time for your flight home.


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Auckland
 
 
 
Kerikeri
 
 
 
Paihia
 
 
 
Matauri Bay
 
 
 
The Kauri Coast
 
 
 
Waiheke Island
 
 
 
Napier
 
 
 
Christchurch
 
 
 
Lake Tekapo
 
 
 
Mount Cook National Park
 
 
 
Queenstown
 
 
 

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