8 DAY SOUTH ISLAND DISCOVERY GOLF TOUR
"When we decided to arrange a golf tour of NZ, we spoke to Golf New Zealand with our ideas. We decided on a self drive itinerary. Everything went superbly, thanks to James and his team. The Toyota Tarago vans were sensationally good for 2 couples, bags and clubs. The golf courses were excellent and everything was booked so we had adequate time to travel, yet have enough daylight to finish the rounds. The hospitality at places like Dunedin, Kelvin Heights, Millbrook and Clearwater was sensational. We have never before or since had a golf tour that was so successful and memorable."
Ken Traill, Sydney, Australia
DAY 1 ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH
After arriving at Christchurch International Airport you pick up your reserved car from Thrifty Car rental. After rental formalities are completed you may be able to catch some city highlights before Driving to the Terrace Downs Resort where you will be staying tonight.
DAY 2 GOLF AT TERRACE DOWNS / TWIZEL
Your southern journey takes you across the fertile Cantebury Plains to the excellent new 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 we will 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. We will also stop at the lookout to Mt Cook to view New Zealand's highest mountain. Tonights Hotel is the comfortable MacKenzie Country Inn at Twizel
DAY 3 TWIZEL/ QUEENSTOWN
Your drive South takes you through the orchard district of Cromwell before you wind through the Kawarua Gorge towards fantastic Queenstown one of the prettiest towns in the world. You will be staying here for 3 nights at the Millbrook Resort.
DAY 4 GOLF AT THE MILLBROOK RESORT
Today you play 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 Point 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/ GOLF AT BALMACEWEN/ DUNEDIN
You head south east this morning to the Scottish influenced coastal town of Dunedin. An afternoon game of golf on the excellent Balmacewen layout will be followed by a visit to the clubhouse. This is the oldest golf club in the Southern hemisphere and has an intriguing history. Accommodation is at the Dunedin City Hotel.
DAY 7 DUNEDIN/ CHRISTCHURCH
This morning you follow the coastline north towards Christchurch. This afternoon there will be time to explore the " Garden "city. Hagley Park, the Avon river and the Cathedral are well worth a visit as well as some great shopping downtown. Tonights accommodation is at the Clearwater Resort just outside of Christchurch. For the keen golfers there is an optional round of golf this afternoon or tomorrow morning at the excellent new Clearwater Resort.
DAY 8 DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Today alas you have to return home. Drop off your vehicle to Thrifty Car hire full of petrol in preparation for your flight home. Memories of spectacular scenery, hospitable people and magnificent golf courses remain forever.
Included in the Tour are,
- 7 nights accomodation at the level of your choice, twin share.
- 4 rounds of golf on New Zealand's best courses.
- Motorised carts included at Terrace Downs and Jacks Point. Carts available at all other courses.
- Superior Class Car hire with Thrifty Car rental with unlimited Km's and insurance. Quad sharing Toyota Tarago [Previa].
- Twin share Toyota Corolla +$AUD88 per person.
- great en route sightseeing.
- Optional extra round of golf at the Clearwater Resort $AUD120.
- Non golfing partner reduction - $AUD450
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION [3 to 4 star]
Heartland Hotel Christchurch
Mackenzie Inn Standard room Twizel
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Quest Suites Dunedin
This tour is $AUS 1849.00 per person twin share
DELUXE ACCOMMODATION [4 to 5 star]
Quest Suites Christchurch
Mackenzie Inn Deluxe Room Twizel
Dubedin City Hotel Dunedin
This tour is
$AUS 1939 per person twin share
GOLF RESORT ACCOMMODATION [5 star]
Terrace Downs Resort and Clearwater Resort Christchurch
Mackenzie Inn Deluxe room Twizel
Millbrook Resort Queenstown
Dunedin City Hotel Dunedin
This tour is
$AUS 2149.00 per person twin share