11 DAY SOUTH ISLAND
NEW ZEALAND PANORAMA GOLF TOUR
"Dear Golf New Zealand, excellent accommodation & varied and challenging golf courses made our 11 day tour of the South Island of New Zealand a holiday that will be remembered and talked about at Oatlands Golf Club forever. Your organisational skills are exceptional and it was a pleasure to work with you planning our holiday. Nothing was a problem. I must say we felt very confident whilst on tour, as each of the team in NZ expressed similar sentiments and showed a great amount of respect for New Zealand Leisure Tours . We look forward to our next trip."
Margaret Bailey, Lady President,
Oatlands Golf Club, Sydney , Australia
Our most popular South Island Self Drive Golf Tour.
DAY 1 AUSTRALIA / CHRISTCHURCH
After arriving in Christchurch you pick up your reserved vehicle from Thrifty Car rental. After rental formalities are complete you may be able to catch some city highlights before checking in to your accomodation for tonight.
DAY 2 GOLF AT THE TERRACE DOWNS RESORT / TWIZEL
Your southern journey takes you across the fertile Cantebury Plains to the excellent Terrace Downs Golf Resort. This inspiring new Resort is nestled above the beautiful Rakaia river amongst spectacular scenery. The clubhouse which is quite magnificent is the perfect venue to discuss todays golf. After golf stop at the postcard setting of the Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the aqua coloured Lake Tekapo and the snow capped mountains surrounding it. Also stop at the lookout to Mt Cook to view New Zealand 's highest mountain. Tonight's Hotel is the comfortable MacKenzie Country Inn at Twizel.
DAY 3 TWIZEL/ QUEENSTOWN
Continuing south stop at the orchard town of Cromwell at one of the great Fruit stalls there. After winding through the scenic Kawarua Gorge also stop at Historic Arrowtown before heading on to excellent Queenstown to stay at the Millbrook Resort for the next 3 nights.
DAY 4 GOLF AT THE MILLBROOK RESORT
Today you play one of New Zealand's most stylish Resort course Millbrook, a golf facility of quality and beauty. Surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains this great layout has an English country feel about it. With four different tee difficulties to choose from, all golfers can enjoy this stunning course as well as its beautiful surroundings. The Spike Bar overlooks the water carry to the 18th green and provides some humourous moments. This afternoon there will be time to enjoy some of the attractions that have made Queenstown so famous.
DAY 5 GOLF AT JACKS POINT
Jacks Pont is the latest outstanding course to be built in New Zealand and is simply one of the most stunning courses you could imagine. After the first couple of holes that lead up the Jack's Point ridge, you are met with the most amazing panorama as the course runs along this elevated ridge top overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. The stunning scenery and tricky layout continue all the way through this marvellous golf course. This is up there with the very best in every way. After golf you can relax in the excellent clubhouse in this most picturesque location.
DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN/ MILFORD SOUND/ INVERCARGILL
Today you trace the shores of Lake Wakitipu, and travel through Te Anau, before following the Eglinton and Hollyfield Valleys to the Homer Tunnel. You will be spellbound by the scenic splendour as you approach Milford Sound.
*BONUS* MILFORD SOUND LAUNCH CRUISE
Cruise under sheer waterfalls and soak up the magnificent views of Mitre Peak in this pristine wilderness. Tonight you stay at the Quest Suites in Invercargill.
DAY 7 INVERCARGILL/ DUNEDIN
This morning you drive to Invercargill to play the highly rated course, Otatara Links [Invercargill Golf Club]. This lush parklike layout features fairways lined with huge old trees. It is in first class condition all year round. After golf you head for the lovely seaside city of Dunedin known for its Scottish influence particularly in architecture. Accommodation for the next 2 nights is at the excellent Dunedin City Hotel.
DAY 8 GOLF AT OTAGO GOLF CLUB
Although rating a healthy no. 23 in New Zealand, we rate Otago Golf Club's Balmacewen layout as one of the best in the South Island. Magnificent tree lined fairways in the hills above Dunedin make this interesting course quite unique. The Par 4 11th hole "The Glen" is a famous hole in New Zealand golf with its great panorama and testing tee shot. Arnold Palmer drove the green in an exhibition match here. This afternoon you will be able to catch some of the city highlights.
DAY 9 DUNEDIN / CHRISTCHURCH
This morning you follow the coastline north towards Christchurch. Leaving Dunedin stop at a lookout which has panoramic views over the Otago Peninsula, a great place for a photo. Further on stop at the seaside town of Oamaru reknowned for its fantastic stone buildings. For the next two nights you stay at the Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch.
DAY 10 GOLF AT THE CLEARWATER RESORT
This morning's round of golf is at the excellent new Clearwater Resort. This Resort hosted the co sanctioned New Zealand PGA Tournament last year to huge international exposure. The layout, designed by Sir Bob Charles is a massive 6491 metres from the championship tees and winds through a series of pure lakes and streams teeming with trout. This afternoon is free to catch some of the highlights of the "Garden City." A visit to the Arts Centre, Museum and Botannic gardens highly recommended.
DAY 11 DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
After a memorable golf tour of New Zealand's South Island it's time to head home. Drop your hire car off to Thrifty Car rental in preparation for your departure.
Included in the Tour are,
- 10 nights accommodation at the level of your choice, twin share..
- 6 rounds of Golf on New Zealand 's best courses.
- Superior Class car hire with Thrifty Car Rental with insurance and unlimited km's Quad Share Toyota Tarago [Previa].
- Twin share Toyota Corolla + $AUS 110 per person
- Motorised carts included [twin share] at Terrace Downs, Jacks Point and Clearwater. Carts available at all other courses.
- Great sightseeing including Milford Sound Cruise and lots of great en route sightseeing.
- Non golfing partner reduction - $AUS670
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION [ 3 to 4 star]
Quest Suites Christchurch Studio Room
Mackenzie Inn Twizel Standard Room
Heartland Hoterl Queenstown Standard Room
Quest Invercargill Studio Room
Quest Suites Dunedin Studio Room
This tour is $AUD 2990.00 per person twin share
DELUXE ACCOMMODATION [ 4 to 5 star]
Quest Suites Christchurch One Bedroom Suite
Mackenzie Inn Twizel Deluxe Room
Peppers Queenstown Hotel Room
Quest Suites Invercargill One Bedroom Suite
Dunedin City Hotel Superior Room
This tour is
$AUD 3290.00 per person twin share
GOLF RESORT ACCOMMODATION
Terrace Downs and Clearwater Resort Christchurch One Bedroom Suite
Mackenzie Inn Deluxe Room Twizel
Millbrook Resort Queenstown Deluxe Studio
Quest Invercargill One Bedroom Suite
Dunedin City Hotel Superior Room
This tour is
$AUD 3490.00 per person twin share