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Our recommended itinerary for a 10 day New Zealand golf tour is as follows:
Our itineraries for New Zealand golf tours are fully customisable. As you begin planning your luxury golf vacation, our team will help guide you with local knowledge and expertise to create the perfect itinerary to match your expectations.
Read on to for the full details of our recommended 10 Day New Zealand Golf Tour.
Flight transfer Auckland to Northland – 1 hour
Your exclusive New Zealand golf experience begins in Auckland, the gateway to the North Island. First, get a glimpse of the city before being whisked away to Northland. After that, discover a subtropical wonderland of islands, marine life, kauri forests and Maori myths and legends.
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is where you will spend the next three days. Immerse yourself in relaxation while creating lifelong golfing memories at a course currently ranked #39 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is set on 6000 acres and affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. In addition, this secluded property gives access to three private beaches.
Named the number one resort in Australia and New Zealand by Travel + Leisure, Kauri Cliffs is a leisure travellers dream. Activities abound, with immersive local heritage tours, fishing, bush walks, mountain biking and a spa sanctuary hidden within native forest.
Stay 3 nights in the Northland.
Accommodation: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards / 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. With cliff-edge fairways perched 140 metres above sea level and with a surface that remains firm and fast, this course offers holes unlike anything you will find elsewhere in the world. While every hole has spectacular views of the Bay, some play cautiously alongside deep ravines as others intimidate golfers with deep cliff top bunkers and sheer drops off the very edge of the earth. In contrast, the beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland, offering a range of scenic experiences in one location.
While not playing golf pamper yourself at The Spa, nestled at the edge of a Totara forest. The spa has a sauna, jacuzzi spa pool, indoor heated lap pool and fitness centre.
A day of adventure exploring Northland – fish, heritage, surf, fly, picnic, walk – the choice is yours.
For example, fishing is a religion around these parts. Join a local guide at a private beaches and test your skill at hooking a snapper or kahawai (similar to a blue fish). Bring your catch back to the lodge and the chef will prepare it for your dinner.
Or you may wish to discover the rich and diverse beauty of the Bay of Islands from the air with a Helicopter Bay of Islands Discovery Tour. Fly out to the world famous “Hole in the Rock”and take a bird’s eye view of Russell, Paihia & Waitangi townships.
Flight transfer Northland to Cape Kidnappers – 1 hour 30 minutes
Far out to the east of Hawke’s Bay wine country, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to vast sea views and an ever-present horizon. Named as one of the world’s most extraordinary luxury destinations, set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm, this unique property not only offers an exquisite luxury lodge and spa, it also boasts one of the world’s top golf courses.
Stay 3 nights in Cape Kidnappers.
Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers boasts a par 71 championship golf course designed by Tom Doak. The golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, this spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs.
With cliff-edge fairways perched 140 metres above sea level and with surface that remains firm and fast, this course offers holes unlike anything you will find elsewhere in the world. The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well-stocked golf shop, club house and premium ladies’ and mens’ rental clubs are available.
A diverse range of activities can be arranged, from hikes across the farmland, to a visit to the gannet colony, picnics at Black Reef, can-am adventure tours, clay-bird shooting, shepherding shows, kiwi discovery walks, wildlife tours, horse riding and heli-fishing.
Cape Kidnappers Lodge is situated in Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s leading wine regions. Red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – are the standouts of this region, along with stunning chardonnays. It is also New Zealand’s Art Deco capital. The cities of Napier and Hastings were rebuilt in the architectural styles of the time following the devastating 1931 earthquake. To experience the best of Napier, you may wish to add a wine tour or Art Deco tour to your itinerary.
Flight transfer Cape Kidnappers to Queenstown – 4 hours
Today your journey takes you to Queenstown, the ultimate luxury destination on New Zealand’s South Island. From world-class luxury lodges to indulgent spa experiences, an array of world renowned golf courses, Queenstown is a delight.
Your accommodation in Queenstown is at Hulbert House, regarded as one of the most beautiful luxury boutique hotels that Queenstown has to offer, Hulbert House provides both luxury accommodation in Queenstown and a luxury experience suitable for all discerning travellers. Situated just a short walk from Queenstown’s vibrant centre, Hulbert House is imbued with a sense of serenity and historic elegance. Your accommodation includes breakfast, refreshments, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and personal concierge service.
If your traveling partners are not golfers, Queenstown offers a wide range of options for sightseeing and relaxation. For example, they may wish to indulge in the spa treatments on offer at Hulbert House. Alternatively, they could venture out to sample the activities available in Queenstown. Options range from guided nature walks and private cruises on Lake Wakatipu to more adrenaline-fuelled activities such as jet-boating and skydiving.
Stay 4 nights in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Hulbert House
The Hills is New Zealand’s most exclusive golf club. Members and guests enjoy an unparalleled level of service in a unique environment that incorporates a championship golf course with full practice facilities and the finest clubhouse hospitality.
Kiwi entrepreneur Sir Michael Hill’s private golf course in Arrowtown was designed by Darby Partners and opened in 2007 to host The New Zealand Open. Set over 500 acres of land across a glacial valley, the layout highlights the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area. The 6596 meter par 72 championship course features numerous elevated tees. These offer players an excellent view of the challenge ahead and 360 degree views of spectacular snow capped mountain scenery. There are no parallel fairways and no two holes alike. While primarily a private club, The Hills accepts a limited number of visitor bookings daily.
With a backdrop of 2300 vertical metres of The Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of outstanding lake panoramas, Jack’s Point Golf Course is one of the most visually spectacular courses in the world. As an 18 hole par 72 championship course it offers golfers of any calibre a challenging and unforgettable experience. Jacks Point Golf Course is designed with minimal excavation. The 6388 metre (7088 yard) course is built on the most spectacular of Jack’s Point terrain, weaving through tussocks grasslands, steep bluffs and swathes of native bush to the edge of Lake Wakatipu.
Set in a natural alpine amphitheatre against the backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range, this 36 hole golf course exploits the dramatic terrain and delivers world-class golf. This award winning golf course has also been voted ‘Best Golf Hotel’ at the World Golf Awards and named ‘Oceania’s Best Golf Hotel’ in New Zealand (option to stay at Millbrook Resort Hotel).
The course was originally designed by renowned professional and master golfer Sir Bob Charles, then renovated by Greg Turner. Millbrook is a breathtaking environment to tee off at and offers three fabulous nine hole courses, each named after local prominent Queenstown landmarks- The Remarkables, The Arrow and The Coronet.
Explore the Queenstown area today on a heli wine tour. You will enjoy a scenic helicopter flight which includes a Queenstown landing high up on the Remarkables Mountain Range for dramatic views overlooking Queenstown.
Land at Peregrine winery for a complimentary wine tasting amongst the picturesque Central Otago wine region.
Please enquire for private tasting and tour options.
As your unforgettable New Zealand golf vacation draws to a close, soak in the views one last time before departing Queenstown.
Our New Zealand golf tours are designed as a starting point to begin planning your next golf escape.
This 10 day golf tour includes luxury lodge accommodation–often at golf retreats–and rounds of golf at many of the country’s top courses.
In addition, this golf tour package includes air transfers between golf destinations.
However, you have the option to customise this golf holiday as much as you wish. We can also work with you to design a bespoke itinerary to suit your preferences.
For instance, you may wish to stay at 5-star accommodation rather than luxury lodges. Or you could schedule more rounds of golf to sample additional courses. While in each destination, you may wish to rent a premium vehicle or travel with a private guide.
Contact New Zealand Luxury Escapes today to begin planning your unforgettable New Zealand golf vacation.
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