SELF DRIVE
GOLF TOUR

 

 

 

 

11 DAY NORTH ISLAND
PANORAMA GOLF TOUR ITINERARY

"Dear New Golf New Zealand - just a quick word to say how much Rita and I enjoyed your golf tour of North Island. The courses were excellent, you organised a great program for us all and we appreciated your attentiveness to the individual needs of the group. We would certainly like to come on your South Island tour soon"

Malcolm Barker, England


Our most popular North Island Self Drive Tour.

DAY 1 ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival at Auckland International Airport you will pick up your reserved hire car from Thrifty Car rental. After rental formalities are complete you drive to the Auckland downtown area for your first nights accommodation at the Quest Suites Parnell.

DAY 2 AUCKLAND / BAY OF ISLANDS
Today's drive takes you North over the Auckland Harbour Bridge en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands. At 1.00pm you take the famous Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" cruise from which you can see these beautiful waterways with their many pristine secluded islands. The colourful holiday resort of Paihia is your base for the next 2 nights. Accommodation is at the primely located Waterfront Suites on the Paihia waterfront.

DAY 3 BAY OF ISLANDS
This morning's round of golf is at the scenic Waitangi Golf Club which has spectacular water views from many holes. The club is one of the friendliest in New Zealand and you will enjoy your day here. After golf the afternoon is free to maybe try some of the first class fishing that is available or just relax at the Hotel. The ferry ride to historic Russell, which is a nice place for dinner, is relaxing and fun.

DAY 4 BAY OF ISLANDS / GULF HARBOUR
This morning you head back South towards Auckland via Whangerei and the beautiful Hibiscus Coast. It is here that you stop at the magnificent Gulf Harbour Resort for a round of Golf in a motorised cart. This layout is so highly regarded that it was awarded the 1998 World Cup of Golf only 12 months after opening. The designer, Robert Trent Jones II likens this layout to the illustrious Pebble Beach in California.

TOUR BONUS* OVERNIGHT GULF HARBOUR LODGE
Complimetary upgrade to Premier Room at Gulf Harbour Lodge, normally in our Deluxe range of accommodation.

DAY 5 GULF HARBOUR/ ROTORUA
Today after a leisurely departure time you travel further South through Auckland and on to the amazing Geo Thermal wonderland of Rotorua. This afternoon is free in Rotorua to check out some of the attractions here. The Polynesian Spa is very relaxing and Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome show very entertaining. The local Gondola ride provides panoramic views over the whole area while the lake is great for cruising and fishing. For the very keen golfers consider an optional round of golf this afternoon at the Lakeview Golf Club.

TOUR BONUS* AUTHENTIC TRADITIONAL HANGI AND CONCERT
Tonights dinner and concert is at the Tamaki Maori Village. This cultural feast was recently rated the no.1 Tourist attraction in New Zealand. It is fantastic. Tonights accommodation is at the new Quest Suites Rotorua Central.

DAY 6 ROTORUA/ TAUPO
Today's round of golf is at the Rotorua Golf Club course locally known as "Arikikappakappa". The course has some beautiful new holes as well as 18 recently remade undulating greens. The volcanic nature of the layout and its surroundings make for some hazards well worth avoiding. After golf a 50 minute drive will have you at the excellent Wairakei Resort at Taupo where you will be staying for the next 2 nights.

DAY 7 TAUPO
This morning's round of golf is at the wonderful Wairakei International Golf course. Rated in the top 20 Golf courses in the world outside the US by Golf Digest, Wairakei is a course of magnificent natural beauty and charm. Its testing layout which was redesigned by 5 times British Open winner Peter Thompson is also very special. After golf there will be time to relax back at the Resort or have a look around Lake Taupo.

DAY 8 TAUPO/ AUCKLAND
This morning is free to look around beautiful Lake Taupo. You can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront taking in the fresh air before driving back to Auckland. For the next 3 nights you stay back at the Quest Suites Parnell.

DAY 9 AUCKLAND
Today's round of golf is at the excellent Muriwai Links Golf Club. A scenic 45 minute drive from Auckland takes you to the rugged West coast and this great seaside links layout which has been totally remodelled the last 5 years. After your round visit the unique gannet colony perched high on the rocks on a headland overlooking the course.

DAY 10 AUCKLAND
Today's round of Golf is at the Formosa Country Club, another brilliant new Resort style layout just outside of Auckland. A 45 minute drive out to the Beachlands district on the East Coast takes you to this challenging course. Famous New Zealand golfer Bob Charles has designed this course and believes it will one day become one of the great Golf Courses of the World. After your round enjoy the sumptuous surrounds of the 14 million dollar clubhouse.

DAY 11 DEPART AUCKLAND
This morning there may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing. Drop your rental car off to Thrifty full of petrol in preparation for your flight home. You will leave New Zealand with memories of some beautiful golf courses in this scenic country.

Included in the Tour are,

  • 10 nights quality accommodationat level of your choice, twin share.
  • 6 rounds of Golf on New Zealand 's best courses.
  • Superior Class Car Hire with Thrifty Car rentals with insurance and unlimited km's. Quad share Toyota Tarago [Previa].
  • Twin share Toyota Corolla + $AUD110
  • Motorised carts included [twin share] at Gulf Harbour and Wairakei. Carts available at all other courses.
  • Great sightseeing including award winning Maori Hangi and Concert and famous Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock" cruise
  • Kauri Cliffs upgrade $AUD450. Includes 18 holes. [Winter upgrade + $AUD350 May to September]
  • Non golfing partner reduction - $AUD590

QUALITY ACCOMMODATION [ 3 to 4 star]
Quest Suites Parnell Auckland Studio room
Seaspray Suites Paihia
Gulf Harbour Lodge [upgrade at Gulf Harbour ]
Quest Suites Rotorua Central Rotorua
Wairakei Resort Deluxe room Taupo
This tour is $AUD 2799.00 per person twin share

DELUXE ACCOMMODATION [ 4 to 5 star]
Quest Suites Parnell 1 Bedroom suite Auckland
The Waterfront Suites Paihia
Gulf Harbour Lodge Gulf Harbour
Quest Suites Rotorua Central Rotorua
Wairakei Resort Executive Room Taupo
This tour is $AUD 2989.00 per person twin share

 

GOLF COURSES
Carrington Club | Kauri Cliffs | Gulf Harbour Country Club | Lakes Resort | Wairakei International | Kinloch Club | Cape Kidnappers | Clearwater Resort | Terrace Downs Resort | Jacks Point | Millbrook Resort |

SELF DRIVE GOLF TOURS
4 Day Auckland | 4 Day Christchurch | 4 Day Kauri Cliffs | 4 Day Queenstown | 6 Day North Island Special | 6 Day South Island Special | 8 Day North Island Discovery | 8 Day South Island Discovery | 11 Day North Island | 11 Day South Island | 15 Day North Island Premier | 15 Day North and South Island Discovery | 21 Day North and South Island Panorama

ESCORTED GOLF TOURS
15 Day Premier Panorama Golf Tour

VIETNAM
12 Day Deluxe Tour