8 DAY NORTH ISLAND DISCOVERY GOLF TOUR
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DAY 1 ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival at Auckland International Airport after picking up your reserved car from Thrifty Car hire you proceed to the conveniently located Quest Suites Parnell in downtown Auckland where you will be staying for the next 2 nights.
DAY 2 GOLF AT GULF HARBOUR COUNTRY CLUB
Today you play the magnificent new resort course at Gulf Harbour Country Club which has held many New Zealand Opens. This is a truly unbelievable new layout to rival any international resort. The resort hosted the prestigious World Cup in 1998 just confirming how highly it rates. The famous designer Robert Trent Jones II likens it to the illustrious Pebble Beach in California .
DAY 3 AUCKLAND / TAUPO
Today you head south to the beautiful Lake Taupo area. New Zealand's largest fresh water lake and two world class golf courses make this a must stop on any New Zealand Golf Tour. This afternoon there will be some time to sightsee, so make sure this includes the thundering Huka Falls. Accommodation for the next 3 nights is at the convenient and well appointed Beechtree Suites.
DAY 4 GOLF AT THE KINLOCH CLUB
The Kinloch Club is the only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in New Zealand and after much anticipation is finally open for play. This stunning example of modern course architecture suits the rough undulating site that has views over Lake Taupo. Jack has visited the project many times and has a real personal love for the impressive links style layout. The test of the golfing skills is further enhanced by any wind coming off New Zealand’s largest fresh water lake. After golf you can relax in the trendy new clubhouse to discuss the challenges of this Jack Nicklaus signature course.
DAY 5 GOLF AT WAIRAKEI INTERNATIONAL
This morning's round of golf is at the wonderful Wairakei International Golf course in a motorised cart. 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 6 TAUPO/ AUCKLAND
This morning is free to look around beautiful Lake Taupo. Fishing or cruising on the lake are popular options. This afternoon's drive takes you back to bustling Auckland and the Airedale Hotel.
DAY 7 GOLF AT MURIWAI LINKS
This morning's round of golf is out on the rugged West Coast at Muriwai Links Golf Club. A scenic 45 minute drive will take you out to this hidden gem and its stunning coastline position. The layout features very large undulating greens that are always in great condition and fairways dotted with black sand pot bunkers giving the course a real British Open look.
After golf you can relax in the friendly clubhouse or take a quick drive up to the road to view the amazingly beautiful and famous gannet colony at the top of the headland.
DAY 8 DEPART AUCKLAND
After returning your car full of petrol to Thrifty Car hire its time to head home. You will depart New Zealand with memories of some of New Zealand's finest golf courses and most popular sightseeing.
Included in the Tour are,
- 7 nights accommodation at level of your choice, twin share.
- 4 rounds of Golf on New Zealand 's best courses
- Motorised carts included [twin share] at Gulf Harbour and Wairakei. Carts available at all other courses.
- Superior Class Car hire with Thrifty Car rental with unlimited Km's and insurance. Quad share Toyota Tarago [Previa].
- 2 share Toyota Corolla + $90 per person
- Great en route Sightseeing
- non golfing partner reduction - $550
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION [ 3 to 4 star]
Quest Suites Parnell Auckland Studio Room
Quest Taupo Studio Room
This tour is
$AUD 2140.00 per person twin share
[ 4 to 5 star]
Quest Suites Parnell Auckland One Bedroom Suite
Beechtree Suites Taupo Deluxe Studio
This tour is
$AUD 2390.00 per person twin share