New Zealand North Island
Couples Self-Drive Tour
24th January - 5th February 2019
12 nights/8 games of golf
*** NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS ***
The Best of the North Island - Itinerary
On this self-drive tour you will play the best golf courses and see the sights of the North Island.
The tour begins in the far North of New Zealand at Peppers Carrington Estate Resort, staying for 2 nights, playing golf at Carrington, wine tasting at neighbouring KariKari Estate Winery and a welcome dinner.
You then head south to Paihia, Bay of Islands staying at Seaspray Suites for 2 nights and playing golf at the spectacular Kuari Cliffs. A rest day is spent at the Bay of Islands with the option to do a cruise, see the dolphins and visit the 'Hole in the Rock'.
You then proceed down to Auckland for a 1 night stay at Rydges in the CBD, playing Gulf Harbour on the way. The next day you drive to Rotorua, famous for its thermal activity and geysers, for a one night stay at Millennium Lodge on Lake Rotorua.
There is the opportunity to do sight-seeing in Rotorua, followed by a drive to Taupo and golf at Wairakei International. You stay two nights on the shores of Lake Taupo's Waipahihi Bay at the Millennium Hotel, you play Kinloch and visit Huka Falls.
You then travel to Napier for a two night stay at the centrally located Art Deco Masonic Hotel, visit some wineries and explore the Art Deco town of Napier. Golf follows the next day at the dramatic Cape Kidnappers.
You drive down to Wellington at your leisure and stay at the boutique QT Museum Hotel in the heart of Wellington for 2 nights. You play Paraparaumu Beach GC, a genuine links course, and the following day you finish with a game at Royal Wellington before jumping on your flight to depart home after a wonderful tour.
- 12 nights at 4 star accomodation
- 8 games of golf: Carrington, Kauri Cliffs, Gulf Harbour, Wairakei, Kinloch, Cape Kidnappers, Paraparauma and Royal Wellington.
- Fully escorted tour with your Travelling Golfer Host Ian Greenwood with small group size for personal attention
- Daily Breakfasts (except Seaspray Suites Paihai)
- Welcome dinner, including a bottle of wine, at Carrington Resort.
- Tour shirt
- Finale dinner
- Please Note: Airfares and hire car are not included in the package
Price of Package
Golfer: $5,083# AUD per person, twin share
Non-Golfer: $2,714# AUD per person, twin share
Golfer: $7,145# AUD per person, single room
DEPOSIT: $1600 AUD per person
# Package Price is based on a minimum of 8 travellers in the group
# A discount of $95 AUD per golfer applies to Heritage G&CC members due to reciprocals with Gulf Harbour CC
- *Price is subject to currency fluctuations.
- *Prices depend on availability at time of booking
- An initial deposit of $1600 per person is required to secure your place.
- See booking form for full terms and conditions.
Accommodation Upgrade Options
The trip is priced on 4-star accommodation.
There is the choice to upgrade your accommodation throughout the trip. You may wish to simply upgrade your room (to a sea view or superior) or you may wish to upgrade to 5-star accommodation. The choice is yours. In the Bay of Islands there is the opportunity to upgrade to Kauri Cliffs Lodge, and in Hawkes Bay, to the luxury Cape Kidnappers Resort known as The Farm. Stays here includes all breakfast and dinners.
Please advise if you would like any upgrades and will reprice the package for you. Suggested upgrades:
Sea Spray Suites: upgrade to Seaview OR Kauri Cliffs Lodge
Millenium Lodge Rotorua: upgrade to Lakeview or deluxe
Art Deco Masonic Hotel: Upgrade to Superior King Room OR to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
QT Museum Wellington: Junior Suite Harbour View
Your Travelling Golfer Host
Your Host Ian Greenwood
A keen golfer and experience traveller, Ian is the ideal trip organiser and leader- combing his obvious organisational skills, analytical approach with a laid back, easy to approach personality. With first hand knowledge of New Zealand, he will ensure you get the most out of your time playing these beautiful courses as well as seeing the best sights of the north island. This trip is guaranteed to be a wonderful golfing experience. Join Ian for a great golfing getaway.