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Itinerary

NZ North Island Golf Tour

9th – 15th February 2020
6 Nights / 7 Days / 5 Magnificent rounds of Golf
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Due to popular demand, we are heading back to the land of the long white cloud in February next year!

It’s been a few years since we  last visited the North Island of New Zealand.  Taking in the wonders of Titirangi and Wainui out of Auckland, Wairakei and Kinloch out of Taupo and finishing the tour with a round at Cape Kidnappers in the famed Hawkes Bay region.

North Island New Zealand is home to a stunning array of golf courses offering magnificent ocean-side layouts through to a protected wildlife sanctuary. These golf courses are sure to inspire, offering 5 world class golfing experiences throughout the tour.

COST:

  • Golfer Double/Twin share: AUD $4,650 per person
  • Golfer Single AUD $5,650 per person
  • Non-Golfer Double: AUD $3,050 per person

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

  • Botswana Butchery on Sunday evening. (Drinks are to be purchased separately) AUD $90 pp
  • Three Doors Up on Friday evening. (Drinks are to be purchased separately) AUD $80 pp

INCLUSIONS:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in Auckland, Taupo and Napier
  • 5 games of golf including shared carts
  • Daily breakfast
  • Group Transfers Airport / Hotels / Golf Courses
  • Private wine tour with local wine guide final day

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SUNDAY
9th FEBRUARY 2020

Arrival in Auckland

To ensure you are on the group transfer we recommend you book one of the following flights:

• VA141: departs Sydney at 10.00am – arrives Auckland at 3.10pm

• QF143 departs Sydney at 10.30am – arrives Auckland at 3.40pm

NOTE: Please do not book flights until you have received confirmation from teed Up that the tour is proceeding 4pm – Transfer to the city centre and time at leisure for the remainder of the afternoon.

Evening – OPTIONAL GROUP DINNER at Botswana Butchery

Drinks to be purchased individually.

Centrally located just a short stroll from The Stamford Hotel, Botswana Butchery offers sumptuous menus full of flavour and is consistently rated by visitors and locals as one of the most popular dining venues in Auckland.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza – 2 nights including full buffet breakfast

Ideally situated in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, with many of the city’s most impressive attractions and eateries literally on its doorstep, the Stamford Plaza offers guests the perfect introduction to Auckland.

MONDAY
10th FEBRUARY 2020

Golf at Wainui Golf Club

Home to the latest Puddicombe Golf Design championship layout in the rolling hills of Wainui, the course stands apart as one of the finest golf layouts in the north island. The Wainui course is an 18-hole, 6485 metre par 72 course that excites scratch golfers and challenges novices. The course incorporates the natural topography of the New Zealand countryside and captures the rugged beauty of Kiwi landscapes. Wainui offers golfers of all levels pristine golf surfaces, five tee deck options, varied shot options from the tee with multiple layup areas all on sand capped fairways.

TUESDAY
11th FEBRUARY 2020

Golf at Titirangi Golf Club and travel to Taupo

This morning tee off at Titirangi Golf Club, Auckland. Titirangi Golf Club You are welcome to enjoy the splendour of one of golf’s greatest challenges only 20 minutes from downtown Auckland. Titirangi is a world-class golf course situated in a beautiful bushland setting between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour. As one of New Zealand’s top courses, it is the only one in the country designed by Alister Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s designs are notable for their sensitivity to the nature of the original site and he is admired for producing holes that offer an ideal balance of risk and reward. After designing Titirangi in 1927, MacKenzie went on to design some of the world’s top courses including Augusta, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne. Consistently ranked as one of New Zealand’s top courses, currently ranked 7th and Auckland’s No. 1 course.

After golf we travel to Taupo – (3 hrs)

TAUPO – located on the edge of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, Taupo is a pretty town renowned for its trout fishing, the Huka Falls, and the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. On a clear day, stunning views across the lake of snow capped Mounts Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe can be enjoyed and its close proximity to these Mountains in winter, makes it a great place to base yourself if skiing.

Accommodation: Hilton Lake Taupo, 2 nights including full buffet breakfast

Nestled in one of the world’s most stunning natural regions, Hilton Lake Taupo commands magnificent views over New Zealand largest lake and the mountains of the National Park beyond. Combining Victorian charm with contemporary comfort and state-of-the-art meeting and business facilities, the hotel is a central North Island landmark. The region’s only 5 star international hotel it has a wide range of hotel facilities including a thermally heated outdoor pool and spa-pool, sauna, steam room, tennis court and fitness centre and the Bistro Lago restaurant and catering menus by New Zealand celebrity chef, Gareth Stewart.

WEDNESDAY
12th FEBRUARY 2020

Golf at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary

Wairakei, a golf course in a wildlife sanctuary, has to be the quintessential New Zealand golf experience. Only 10 minutes by road from the popular tourist mecca of Lake Taup?, Wairakei sits apart inside a predator-free sanctuary. This could be the quietest course ever with the only sounds from the protected native birds and the echo of club on ball. Gorgeous golf holes here wind their way one after the other through deep native bush. Return to your accommodation. Afternoon at leisure in Taupo.

THURSDAY
13th FEBRUARY 2020

Golf at Kinloch Club and travel to Napier

This morning tee off at Kinloch Club.

Golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed The Kinloch Club is often compared to the classic link courses in Scotland and Ireland. However, instead of traditional sea views, this world-class championship Par 72 course is positioned between panoramic views of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest fresh-water lake, and the natural beauty of rugged rural farmland. Ranked as New Zealand’s number one golf course in 2014 by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals the Kinloch Club is also rated 76th of the top 100 golf courses outside of America by Golf Digest Magazine.

Following your round of golf you will be transferred to Napier.

NAPIER – the largest city in the Hawke’s Bay, whose port handles the province’s huge volumes of produce, spreads around the wedge of Bluff Hill, sometimes still referred to as “Scinde Island.” Napier was almost completely surrounded by water before the severe 1931 earthquake flattened the city but uplifted vast areas of the surrounding seabed. As a result of the disaster, the city was almost completely rebuilt during the 1930’s, giving it an Art Deco style of architecture, unique to a New Zealand city.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania – 2 nights including breakfast

Styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Napier’s Scenic Hotel Te Pania is one of the most recognisable hotels in Napier, boasting design awards for its style and offers an unmatched level of service to visitors to the region.

FRIDAY
14th FEBRUARY 2020

Golf at Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers brings together a world-class golf course and five-star luxury lodge accommodation in a spectacular location. Cape Kidnappers is an iconic promontory of rugged cliffs and farmland overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by respected US architect Tom Doak, the superbly challenging course is the result of clever design and respect for the natural landscape.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the on-site, super luxury award-winning lodge. Opened in 2007, it is one of New Zealand’s most exclusive and highly acclaimed resort accommodations. Cape Kidnappers is currently ranked 22nd on Golf Digest’s prestigious ‘World Top 100’ list.

Return to your accommodation for an afternoon at leisure.

Evening – OPTIONAL GROUP DINNER at Three Doors Up

Drinks to be purchased individually.

SATURDAY
15th FEBRUARY 2020

Napier Departure

This morning we visit Hawkes Bay wine growing region, enjoying 2 wine tastings and lunch prior to transfer to Napier airport for departure.

12pm – Upon conclusion of your wine tour you will be transferred to Napier Airport for your flight home.

• NZ5016 departs Napier at 1:25pm – arrives Auckland at 2:35pm then VA144 departs Auckland at 4:00pm arrives Sydney at 5.40pm

• QF146 departs at 4.25pm– arrives Sydney at 6:00pm.