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14 Day New Zealand Golf Itinerary

Travel from North to South, experiencing New Zealand's most exclusive golf courses. Our 14 day itinerary is the luxury golf vacation of a lifetime.

Kauri Cliffs Luxury Lodge Bay of Islands New Zealand
Day 1 | Arrival in Bay of Islands

Welcome to New Zealand! Upon arrival at Auckland International Airport, you will fly by private heli to Kauri Cliffs Lodge in the Bay of Islands. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, opulent and luxurious and with three private beaches, is the ultimate seaside haven. Nestled into the hillside overlooking luscious farmland, the golf course and ocean, Kauri Cliffs’ Suites are thoughtfully-designed rooms with open fireplaces, east-facing balconies, king-sized beds and elegant bathrooms with twin vanities. Located down a meandering path away from the lodge and with attention to detail that is second to none, you’ll feel immediately at home in these classic and refined rooms. Upon arrival at the lodge, indulge in some R&R in the luxurious spa.

Rainbow Falls Bay of Islands
Day 2 | Golf at Kauri Cliffs

Time to tee-off at Kauri Cliffs. Following breakfast, it’s time to hit the green on the first course of your New Zealand golf tour. Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards / 6,510 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #39 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.

Day 3 | Private Wine Tour & Walk

Explore Keri Keri. After a leisurely morning with breakfast included, enjoy a private wine tasting, sampling some of the Bay of Islands and New Zealand's finest wines. Finish your day with a leisurely self guided walk on the Rainbow Falls Track. This short walk will take you to three viewing platforms overlooking the falls. You may hear tui call, and see fantails flitting about while you walk. Puriri, totara, karaka, and manuka also shelter on the path to the viewing platforms. The evening is yours to enjoy.

Huka Lodge - luxury accommodation Taupo
Day 4 | From Bay of Islands to Taupo

From paradise to a geothermal land. Fly from Keri Keri Airport to Taupo. Here you will be transferred by road to your accommodation – the famous Huka Lodge. True retreats in every sense, the Owners Cottage or Junior Lodge Suites at Huka Lodge each open onto the Waikato River and are designed to offer personalized luxury and a harmonious flow with the spectacular natural landscape outside. Designed to welcome the natural beauty of the landscape inside, the open-plan lounge offers guests a serene place to contemplate the ever-changing waterway, with French doors opening onto outdoor terraces and rolling green lawns. Guests are spellbound by views of the deep, hypnotic waters of the Waikato River beyond.

Kinloch Golf Course Taupo
Day 5 | Golf at Kinloch Golf Course

Tee-off in Taupo at Kinloch Golf Course. A top 100 golf course, the Kinloch Club is a Championship inland links style Jack Nicklaus signature design. Measuring 6519 yards off the white tees, and 7363 yards off the Championship tees, Kinloch offers an exceptional golfing experience. A must-play on any golf vacation itinerary for visitors to New Zealand, Kinloch is a world-class championship design from top golf course architect Jack Nicklaus (18 times Major winner).

Day 6 | Private Guided Day in the Cultural Capital

Explore the geothermal land of Rotorua with a privately guided day. Your local private guide will collect you from your lodge in the morning to head to Te Puia. Te Puia showcases the famous Rotorua mud pools and over 500 geothermal wonders, including Pohutu Geyser which is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest active geyser. Te Puia is also the home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can see traditional Maori carving and weaving performed before your eyes. There is also a model Pre-European Maori Village and sacred Marae giving you a rare glimpse of how Maori people lived prior to European settlement. This day includes private return transfers in a premium vehicle, Professional Trip Leader guide, Casual Dining Lunch, Forest Concessions for optional local walks. The evening will be yours to enjoy at leisure.

Day 7
Arrival at Cape Kidnappers
Fly by private heli from Taupo to Hawkes Bay. Set off from Huka Lodge and make your way to Cape Kidnappers in stunning Hawkes Bay. Upon arrival, relax in the spa and prepare for another day on the green tomorrow. Each of the spacious Hilltop, Hilltop Family, Ridge and Lodge Suites provide guests with something different, while delivering on peace, comfort and pure relaxation. With stunning attention to detail from designer Linda Bedell, you’ll be completely at ease from the moment you walk into the thoughtfully designed suites with large bathrooms and stunning balconies. Perched atop the hill, Cape Kidnappers' eight Hilltop Suites offer a magnificent view over the lodge and golf course to the vast Pacific. Offering comfort and spectacular vistas these thoughtfully-designed rooms have private balconies, king-sized beds and elegant bathrooms with twin vanities. Close to lodge facilities including the pool, spa and main lodge buildings, the Ridge Suites are beautifully appointed and will make you feel instantly at home.
Day 8
Day of Golf at Cape Kidnappers
Take to the famous Cape Kidnappers green, an unmissable course for any golf tour of New Zealand. Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,147 yards (6,569 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, our spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs. With cliff-edge fairways perched 140 meters above sea level and with surface that remains firm and fast, this course offers holes unlike anything you find elsewhere in the world. While every hole has a spectacular view 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.
Day 9
A Taste of Hawke's Bay
Discover the art and flavours of Napier and Hawke's Bay on a private guided tour. Explore the famous Art Deco City, Napier, stop for a photo opportunity of the famous National Tobacco Company Building, the most photographed Art Deco facade in New Zealand. Wander through the expansive gardens and admire the art while enjoying Devonshire Tea at Birdwoods Gallery/Cafe. From tea to wine, visit Trinity Hill located in the heart of the Gimblett Gravel wine region - an exemplary New Zealand winery, celebrating more than 20 years of making world-class wines. After your tasting, take in the breath-taking panoramic views from Te Mata Peak, looking over the Pacific Ocean, and back over the rolling hills of Central Hawke’s Bay before visiting Craggy Range - an iconic winery producing world class wines, in the heart of Hawke’s Bay.
Day 10
Arrive at Matakauri Lodge
Fly from Hawkes Bay to Queenstown. Once you land in Queenstown you will be transferred by road to Matakauri Lodge for an afternoon spa day. With clean lines in glass, stone and timber, Matakauri’s own take on luxury is understated and welcoming; embracing guests and championing the mountain scenery. Four suites are classically located within the main lodge, with the remaining suites nestled on the banks of Lake Wakatipu overlooking the mountain panorama. Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, you won’t want to leave your sumptuous suite with its awe-inspiring views. Perfect for those seeking luxury accommodation in Queenstown.
The Hills Golf Club
Day 11 | Golf at the Hills

Take to the world-renowned Hills Golf Course in neighboring Arrowtown. 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 Hills is home to an incredible array of flora including native brown top grasses and wild native mountain tussocks. Sculptures crafted by New Zealand artists compliment the natural beauty of the course's lakes, waterways and wetland areas. The 6596-meter par 72 championship course features numerous elevated tees offering 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.

Over The Top Helicopter Golf
Day 12 | Day 12: Fiordland Heli Tour & Over the Top Golf

Lift off from the Over the Top departure lounge for a spectacular and exclusive helicopter flight over alps and glacial lakes before descending into Milford Sound, the first of fourteen fiords, or into the heart of Fiordland, Dusky Sound in the South West corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Wind your way up or down the remote and rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea depending on what fiord you have chosen. Discover the Fiords and beaches accessible only by helicopter.

Amisfield Winery
Day 13 | Day 13: Private Wine Tour

Queenstown is home to an eclectic array of wine makers - meet the pioneers in their various field. Enjoy a day exploring some of Central Otago’s finest wineries, meeting the makers themselves and of course sampling and sipping as you go. The day will be tailored to your preferences and can include a winery lunch at the globally renowned Amisfield winery.

Day 14
Homeward bound
Today your 14 day New Zealand golf itinerary comes to a close. You will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport to check in for your departing flights homewards.
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