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New Zealand North Island Golf Tour

11 – 21 March 2018

11 Days – 6 Rounds of Golf

  • Book both North and South Island tours and get a FREE flight to connect both tours.

New Zealand is home to a stunning array of golf courses set in incredible locations. This fully escorted golf tour will see you play the superstars of the New Zealand landscape – courses designed by world class architects such as Dr Alister MacKenzie, Tom Doak and Jack Nicklaus. The North Island is renowned for its sweeping coastlines, rolling hills and tranquil beaches. Golf courses work with nature and the views are breathtaking. This golf holiday is guaranteed to impress.

Start in style with Titirangi and Windross Farm near Auckland. Travel through the central north island and play the cleverly designed courses of Wairakei and Kinloch. Visit the Hawkes Bay region, a gem of the North Island with its world famous wines, mild temperatures and tee off at the world famous Cape Kidnappers. Finish in Wellington, home to the country’s only course with royal status, Royal Wellington.

You’ll get the chance to sample exquisite food, experience Maori culture, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. We invite you to join us on this wonderful golf odyssey. For the ultimate North Island golf experience, come early to join our pre-tour to the #1 ranked Kauri Cliffs. And for more exquisite golf, the tour finishes in time for you to join Go Golfing’s NZ South Island golf tour.

P.S. A special thank you is extended to New Zealand Tourism for giving us access to a wonderful image library for our marketing. We credit the following photographers: Chris McLennan (Auckland skyline by night), Amos Chapple (Kauri Cliffs) and Julian Apse (Wellington images).

New Zealand North Island Golf Tour

11 – 21 March 2018

11 Days – 6 Rounds of Golf

  • Book both North and South Island tours and get a FREE flight to connect both tours.
DAY 1: Sunday 11 March 2018 AUCKLAND

Welcome to Auckland, City of Sails!

Fly into Auckland, where you’ll board your private transfer to your hotel. This fantastic hotel in the heart of the city is the perfect base to discover the city and viaduct precinct. This evening we meet our fellow travellers and kick off the tour with a welcome dinner including beverages.

(D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 2: Monday 12 March AUCKLAND

After breakfast, we start our golf in spectacular fashion at Titirangi. Ranked as one of New Zealand’s top courses, it is the only one in the country designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie. You’d expect something special from the designer of the illustrious Augusta National and you won’t be disappointed.

Non-golfers: Today, you’ll cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour and learn about the city’s best-loved landmarks.

(B) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 3: Tuesday 13 March AUCKLAND

This morning, we play at Windross Farm Golf Course. Set amongst picturesque panoramas in the south of Auckland, Windross Farm is a welcome addition to the North Island golf course offering. The course traverses 60 hectares of pristine farmland with 360 degree views of spectacular tree lined hills and lush green countryside.

Non-golfers: You are free to explore Auckland. It is a hub of urban delights. Spoil yourself with world class shopping, indulge in Paci c-Rim cuisine overlooking the harbour and socialise around the buzzing waterfront.

In the afternoon, there is time for everyone to attempt a trip up the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere. The adventurous can try the SkyWalk, where you walk on a platform high above the city for some extreme sightseeing.

(B) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 4: Wednesday 14 March LAKE TAUPO

Today we farewell Auckland and travel via Rotorua to Lake Taupo. When we reach Rotorua, you will be surprised by the distinctive smell of the sulphur that emanates from the underground hot springs. This is when you know that you are very close to the hot centre of the planet and what it means to sit on the edge of the Paci c Rim of Fire. Rotorua is a spectacular geothermal wonderland bursting with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam and natural hot springs.

We stop at the Maori Village of Whakarewarewa. Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity and hot thermal springs, you’ll enjoy a cultural show and a traditional Hangi luncheon.

Fresh from our cultural experience, we continue on to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Explore the area by taking a stroll on the Te Manaroa Spring Eco-Trail or head straight in to soak in the rejuvenating hot mineral waters. This afternoon, we check into the opulent Hilton Lake Taupo.

(B,L) Hotel: Hilton Lake Taupo

DAY 5: Thursday 15 March LAKE TAUPO

This morning our third round of golf is played at The Kinloch Club. Often compared to some of the best links layouts in Scotland, this world-class Jack Nicklaus design is a true links masterpiece and was voted in the world’s top 100 courses.

Non-golfers: This morning, you are free to explore Lake Taupo. Galleries, designer shops and home design stores are plentiful so you can take a little piece of Great Lake Taupo home with you.

(B) Hotel: Hilton Lake Taupo

DAY 6: Friday 16 March NAPIER

After breakfast, the acclaimed Wairakei International awaits. This Peter Thompson classic design sits on spectacular rolling and untouched countryside.

Non-golfers: Today you’ll indulge in a day of pampering and relaxation at a thermal health spa. There you’ll be treated to a relaxing massage and rejuvenate in a series of hot thermal pools that will have you feeling on top of the world long after you’ve left.

After golf, we continue on to Napier, where we check in at the delightful County Hotel. Tonight we enjoy a group dinner after which we’ll retire to the hotel library for a well deserved glass of port.

(B,D) Hotel: The County Hotel, Napier

DAY 7: Saturday 17 March NAPIER

Today we travel to Black Barn Vineyards where you’ll be introduced to some of the Hawke’s Bay region’s finest produce over lunch, and enjoy a tasting of limited release wines.

In the afternoon, we go on a guided walk that will take you into the heart of Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, revealing the story of the 1931 earthquake and introducing you to the Art Deco style that the city is renowned for worldwide.

(B, L) Hotel: The County Hotel, Napier

DAY 8: Sunday 18 March NAPIER

There is an air of excitement at breakfast knowing today we play at the world famous Cape Kidnappers, ranked in the top 20 courses worldwide. It is both beautiful and compelling. It takes a full 20 minutes to drive from the gate to the clubhouse – through a sheep and cattle station. This seclusion means that the golf course is on pristine land on the edge of towering cliffs high above the ocean. Architect Tom Doak has designed a course of great drama, interest, originality and beauty.

Non-golfers: Take time to enjoy Art Deco Napier and everything it has to offer.

(B) Hotel: The County Hotel, Napier

DAY 9: Monday 19 March WELLINGTON

After breakfast, we check out and take the scenic route along Hawkes Bay and the Wellington Wine Trail to arrive in Martinborough. Packed with colonial charm, it has been proclaimed the gourmet capital of the lower north island. We’ll stop at the Martinborough Brewery for tapas and beer tasting.

We end our travels today in gorgeous Wellington where we check into Rydges Hotel.

(B,) Hotel: Rydges Wellington

DAY 10: Tuesday 20 March WELLINGTON

After breakfast, we prepare ourselves for our final round at Royal Wellington Golf Club. Steeped in history and tradition the club has hosted NZ Open championships since 1912, and it became the first and only golf club in the country to receive royal status in 2004. It is the perfect finale to our golf.Tonight we have a celebratory dinner toasting our victors and new friendships.

Non-golfers: This morning you are free to discover Wellington. It has hill-top lookouts, waterfront promenades and craggy shorelines to the south. Downtown, the compact centre vibrates with museums, theatres, galleries, boutiques and bars.

(B, D) Hotel: Rydges Wellington

DAY 11: Wednesday 21 March WELLINGTON

After breakfast some of you will bid farewell to New Zealand and transfer to Wellington Airport for your flight home. Others will board a short flight to Queenstown for the start of Go Golfing’s South Island Tour. (B)

New Zealand North Island Golf Tour

11 – 21 March 2018

11 Days – 6 Rounds of Golf

  • Book both North and South Island tours and get a FREE flight to connect both tours.
Inclusions

10 nights accommodation:

  • Crowne Plaza, Auckland: 3 nights
  • The Hilton, Lake Taupo: 2 nights
  • The County Hotel, Napier: 3 nights
  • Rydges, Wellington: 2 nights

6 rounds, including motorised carts at:

1. Titirangi, Auckland

2. Windross Farm, Auckland

3. Wairakei International, Lake Taupo

4. The Kinloch Club, Lake Taupo

5. Cape Kidnappers, Napier

6. Royal Wellington Golf Club, Wellington

Breakfast daily

3 Dinners, including Welcome and Farewell dinners with drinks

Experiences (Inc. 2 lunches and tapas):

  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Hangi lunch and show
  • Waikite Valley Thermal Pool spa experience
  • Martinborough Brewery tasting and tapas
  • Hawkes Bay Winery gourmet lunch with wine

Other Inclusions:

  • Individual and team competition with prizes
  • Fully escorted by Go Golfing’s experienced host
  • Return transfers from airport to hotel
  • Luxury air conditioned coach throughout
  • Commemorative polo shirt

Non-golfer extra inclusions:

  • Auckland harbour cruise with morning tea
  • Thermal Day Spa with massage and thermal pools
2018 New Zealand North Island Golf Tour Pricing

Full Retail Package Price

Golfer- Twin Share AUD 5,762 pp

Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 4,235 pp

Golfer Single- AUD 7,469 pp

Deposits and Final Payments

  • Initial deposit of AUD 1,000 per person must accompany your booking form
  • A second payment of AUD 1,000 is due by 25 July 2017
  • Final Payment (inc. optional extras) is due and payable before 25 November 2017
  • Kauri Cliffs pre-tour requires a deposit of AUD 500 per person.
  • Refer to booking form’s Terms and Conditions for Cancellation and Refunds policy.
  • Prices calculated as at 27 March 2017 tariffs

Great selection of golf courses, Kinloch and Cape Kidnappers were standouts. The County Hotel Napier was just delightful and, of course, could not fault our tour guide, Graeme..

Trevor, 2018 NZ North

Had a great time, the hotels were awesome. The County Hotel Napier was especially delightful. Really enjoyed the balance of sightseeing and golf. The golf courses were varied and excellent. My personal favourite was Kinloch, just so different (and Scottish), Bob loved Wairakei (special highlight seeing a family of deer). Graeme was a great host.

Bob and Jean, 2017 NZ North

Had a great time. Enjoyed the variety of courses. especially Cape Kidnappers. Graeme did a great job as Tour Director. Enjoyed The County Hotel in Napier, very different accommodation with lovely staff.

Jenny, 2017 NZ North

The highlights: Cape Kidnappers and County Hotel in Napier. Very competent tour host.

Wendy, 2018 NZ North

A great way to have a golfing holiday. Everything is organised for you. You meet some lovely people and play on some amazing golf courses.

Gus and Greta, 2017 NZ North

What a great time we had with a whole heap of great people. What happens on tour stays on tour, so no story telling. I’ve never seen such manicured fairways as Cape Kidnappers. A carpet without any weeds.

Mark, 2017 NZ North

Really enjoyed the whole tour. Great to get to know the people. Seems everyone had a great time with a lot of laughs. I don’t think too many worried about their scores too much but just were very grateful to be able to have a hit on the various courses.

Peter, 2018 NZ North

We enjoyed our holiday. It was well organised and the courses and accommodation were excellent.

John, 2017 NZ North

Good tour and great golf courses. Met lovely people – some for the second and third time. All in all a great experience.

Peter, 2017 NZ North

Kinloch, Wairakei and Cape Kidnappers were all wonderful golf courses and I’d love to play all 3 of them again one day.

George, 2018 NZ North

DO IT!

Jorge and Maria, 2017 NZ North

New Zealand North Island Golf Tour

11 – 21 March 2018

11 Days – 6 Rounds of Golf

  • Book both North and South Island tours and get a FREE flight to connect both tours.

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    1. Click on the screen icon on the top left-hand side of the map. A list of locations will reveal itself.
    2. Double click on the pins and more information will appear
    3. Enjoy exploring…
Kauri Cliffs Pre-Tour Option

Kauri Cliffs Pre-Tour Extension

9 – 11 MARCH 2018  

3 DAYS – ONE DAY OF UNLIMITED GOLF

Rolling farmland, dramatic coastline, pristine private beaches, fine dining, tranquil spa, luxurious accommodation and world class golf. Welcome to The Lodge, Kauri Cliffs…

Arrive early and spoil yourself with a visit to Kauri Cliffs. PGA Tour star Brandt Snedeker called it “ Pebble Beach on steroids” and this is your chance to experience it.

DAY 1: 9 March

Fly into Auckland, where you’ll board your mid-afternoon flight to Keri Keri and transfer to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Arriving before sunset, the spectacular vistas of the course will whet your appetite and build the excitement for the golfing experience to come.

After your check-in, you’ll be welcomed with pre-dinner drinks and a gourmet dinner.

Set on over 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, The Lodge enjoys spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks the championship golf course.

The beautiful lodge – rated by Conde Nast’s Gold List 2012 as one of the world’s best places to stay – is built in a grand colonial style. A range of gorgeous living and dining rooms await you, many opening onto covered verandas providing options for alfresco dining next to outdoor fireplaces taking in the mesmerising views. (D)

DAY 2: 10 March

Wake with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning. Golf will be the talking point over a freshly made gourmet breakfast. Your morning tee off will give you time for lunch and maybe even a siesta before teeing off for another round. It’s daylight until 9 pm and you are being spoilt with unlimited golf today.

Golf will dominate dinner conversation and as you share your favourite holes with your new best friends, don’t be surprised if all 18 holes get a mention. 15 holes have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, 6 of which are played alongside cliffs that plunge into the sea. Both Cavalli Islands and Cape Brett provide an additional backdrop.

This is a course where you will not only remember every hole, but how you played them and what clubs you hit. Yes, Kaurie Cliffs is that good. (B,D)

DAY 3: 11 March

This morning you have the option for more golf at Kauri Cliffs (Green fee additional) before your transfer to the local airport for your flight back to Auckland where you’ll be joining Go Golfing’s North Island tour. (B)

Inclusions 
  • Return flight Auckland – Keri Keri (inc. second bag allowance for golf clubs)
  • All private transfers
  • Kauri Cliffs – Unlimited Golf with carts (10 March)
  • 2 x Nights Accommodation- The Lodge, Kauri Cliffs
  • 2 x Pre-dinner drinks with canapes
  • 2 x gourmet breakfasts
  • 2 x gourmet dinners
Price

Twin-share golfer $3,479 pp

Single golfer $5,397 pp

Twin-share non-golfer $2,949 pp

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