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The Central North Island contains the best array of Golf in the country...

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The Central North Island contains the best array of Golf in the country.

This flex-itinerary is a great holiday where you can combine top quality golf with a slice of New Zealand history and culture.

Combine this itinerary with another Experience Golf ‘Highlights’ Itinerary or make it your perfect golfing holiday.



  • 5 Rounds of Golf
  • 3 Tours
  • All levels of accomodation
  • Self Drive or Tour


Day 1 : Arrive Napier

A national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world.On the morning of February 3rd 1931 a massive earthquake ­ 7.9 on the Richter scale ­ rocked Hawke’s Bay for more than three minutes. Napier’s city centre has the feeling of a time capsule ­ the seamless line of 1930s architecture is quite extraordinary. One of the ways to enjoy the streetscape is on a self­guided walk.

We will pick you up from the airport and you can spend the day at the local farmers market and then sample some of the famous Pinot Gris and Syrah of the area.

Day 2 : Golf, Cape Kidnappers

This Tom Doak designed Championship course has been described as one of the ‘great modern marvels’ of golf and is must on any discerning golfer’s bucket list. It is a one of a kind, challenging golf course which sits on high cliff

tops over the Atlantic.

Ranked 16th in the World by Golf Digest.


Transfer to Taupo : The lakeside town of Taupo provides a base for visitors who love to fish for trout, ski Mount Ruapehu and explore the local geothermal phenomena. Popular Taupo experiences include Huka Falls, geothermal walks, a prawn farm, lake cruises, New Zealand’s first public cable wakeboarding park and guided kayak expeditions to see the rock carvings at Mine Bay.

Day 3 : Golf, Kinloch Golf and Country Club

A Jack Nicholas Signature course, compared to your traditional links in the UK, but positioned between the spectacular Lake Taupo and rugged Kiwi Farmland. Kinloch is rated 76th in the World and New Zealand’s best in 2014.

Day 4 : Golf, Wairakei

The North Island is not complete until you experience some golf in a Geothermal Bird Sanctuary. A Championship course and local favorite voted number 1 by Kiwi Golfers, Wairakei is pure New Zealand, it has Volcanic activity, contoured fairways, elevated teas and beautiful scenery.

Day 5 : A day Rotorua

A full days sightseeling: Agrodome world famous Sheep Show and Woolen Mill, Rainbow Springs and Te Puia ­ New Zealand’s most famous and iconic maori heritage attraction.In the evening your group will Experience Tamaki Maori Village where you will take a step back in time to when Maori’s were the only inhabitants of New Zealand, it is interactive, educational and ends with a feast ­ A traditional hungi, cooked under the earth with hot stones.

Day 6 : Transfer to Auckland

A full day sightseeing in Auckland, visiting the skytower and taking a short ferry to Waiheke Island. A local tip: Have the afternoon at Man O War vineyard looking back over Auckland. Waiheke was ranked the second best destination on Trip Advisor in 2015.

Day 7 – Golf Gulf Harbor

Now you finish your holiday at Lydia Ko’s home course. The PGArated Gulf Harbour Country Club is one of those outstanding courses which builds the golfing experience gradually across the course of a round. Gulf Harbour offers spectacular finishing holes, ocean views and rolling terrain, all of which combine to make it one of the most exciting golfing experiences inNew Zealand.

Cape Kidnappers is a championship golf course designed by world renowned golf architect Tom Doak...

Course Designer

Pete Dye


Hawkes Bay, New Zealand



Designing a golf course is my total expression. My golf game can only go on so long. But what I have learned can be put into a piece of ground and that will last beyond me.” – Jack Nicklaus

Course Designer

Jack Nicholas


Kinloch near Taupo, New Zealand



Wairakei is often touted by New Zealand Golfers as there favorite. The course itself is well designed, always in great condition and challenging but the draw cards is the jaw dropping natural reserve in which you find yourself surrounded by.

Course Designer

Taupo, New Zealand





Gulf Harbor is the best Auckland Course to give you a perspective of the ‘City of Sails’. It sits on the waters edge and gives views of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto.

Course Designer

Robert Trent Jones JR


Auckland, New Zealand




5907 (Blue)

The Crown Hotel Napier

Impressive 4 Star Hotel, nicely located in the Art-Deco Napier, a perfect base for Cape Kidnappers.

22A Waghorne St, Ahuriri, Napier 4144

Napier (15 mins)

The Heritage Auckland

4.5 Star Hotel in the pulse of Auckland City.

35 Hobson Street P O Box 3904 Auckland 1140 New Zealand

Auckland International (30 mins)

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