New Zealand North Island

Couples Self-Drive Tour

24th January - 5th February 2019

12 nights/7 games of golf


Play 7 of the North Island's top golf courses, including 2 of the World's Top 100 - Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs.
Visit 'Northland' in the far north, the Bay of Islands, central Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Hawke's Bay, the Art Deco town of Napier and Wellington.
The tour starts in 'Northland' at the stunning Carrington Estate, and ends in Wellington playing Paraparuma Beach.
This is a self-drive couples tour (and includes non-golfing partners) with plenty of time for sight-seeing, wine tasting and playing some great golf along the way.
The golf courses that you will play are:
Carrington Resort, Kauri Cliffs, Wainui (or Gulf Harbour if available), Wairakei International, Kinloch, Cape Kidnappers, Paraparaumu Beach 


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. There is time to do sightseeing along the way and to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. The next day you play golf at spectacular Kuari Cliffs

You then proceed down to Auckland for a 1 night stay at Rydges in the CBD, playing Wainui Golf Course (or Gulf Harbour if available) 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 there is the option of a game at Royal Wellington before jumping on your flight to depart home after a wonderful tour.

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Your Inclusions

  • 12 nights at 4 star accomodation
  • 7 games of golf: Carrington, Kauri Cliffs, Wainui, Wairakei, KinlochCape Kidnappers and Paraparauma 
  • 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: $4,979# AUD per person, twin share

Non-Golfer: $2,714# AUD per person, twin share

Golfer: $7,042# AUD per person, single room 

DEPOSIT: $1600 AUD per person


Please Note:

# Package Price is based on a minimum of 8 travellers in the group


  • *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.

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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.

Read what our clients say about their experiences with "The Travelling Golfer."



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A wonderful golfing holiday of the North Island of New Zelaand. You really don’t want to miss out on this opportunity so register your interest now or contact us if you have any questions.
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