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18 Day "Down the Middle" NZ Scenic Golf

Christchurch

Nelson

Queenstown

Taupo

Wanaka

ITINERARY

Day 2: Auckland (golf at Formosa)
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  • Highlights: This morning you will be transferred to the Formosa Golf Club for your first round of golf. Transfer back to Auckland city for afternoon and evening at leisure. We suggest a stroll around Viaduct Harbour, famous for America's Cup sailing and location of many of Auckland's popular restaurants.

    Driving time Auckland to Formosa Golf Resort: approx 45 mins
Day 3: Auckland
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  • Highlights: A free day for golf or sightseeing, your choice. Perhaps spoil yourself to a cruise across to Waiheke Island for a winery lunch.
Day 4: Auckland - Takapuna (golf at Gulf Harbour)
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  • Highlights: Drive up to Gulf Harbour where you have a 10.00 am tee off. Your accommodation tonight in Auckland's North Shore beach suburbs. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
    Driving time: Auckland to Gulf Harbour approx 1 hour

Day 5: Takapuna - Mount Maunganui (golf at Mt Maunganui)
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  • Highlights: Travel south this morning to the beach resort of Mount Maunganui. Play 18 holes this afternoon at the Mt Maunganui Golf Club.
    Driving time: North Shore to Mt Maunganui approx. 3 hours
Day 6: Mount Maunganui - Rotorua - Wairakei/Taupo
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  • Highlights: A beautifully scenic drive this morning south to Rotorua, through the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. Pause and enjoy the lake and thermal views of Rotorua before continuing on the short drive further south to Wairakei.
    Driving time: Mt Maunganui to Wairakei approx 2 hours
Day 7: Wairakei/Taupo (golf at Wairakei Resort)
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  • Highlights: Play golf at Wairakei International Golf Course this morning. Remainder of day at leisure for sightseeing around the Wairakei/Lake Taupo region.
Day 8: Taupo - Wellington
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  • Highlights: Travel through the Tongariro National Park, across the volcanic Central Plateau south to the Capital City of Wellington, sprawling over the hills surrounding Wellington Harbour.
    Driving time: Taupo to Wellington approx 5 hours
Day 9: Wellington (golf at Paraparaumu - optional)
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  • Highlights: A short drive this morning for a round on the Paraparaumu links championship course on the spectacular Kapati Coast. This is the international links course played by Tiger Woods during the 2002 New Zealand open. Drive to Wellington. We suggest a visit to Te Papa National Museum this afternoon.
    Driving time: Wellington to Paraparamu approx 50 mins
Day 10: Wellington - Picton - Nelson
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  • Highlights: Drop off your rental car at the Wellington ferry terminal and take a morning ferry to the South Island. Cruise out of Wellington Harbour, cross Cook Strait, through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Pick up your rental car on arrival. Choose your route, either the Queen Charlotte Drive through the numerous native bush bays of the Marlborough Sounds, or travel inland through the vineyards of Blenheim and Marlborough.
    Wellington to Picton ferry crossing approx. 3 hours
    Picton to Nelson driving time: approx 2 hours
Day 11: Nelson - Punakaiki (golf at Nelson - optional)
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  • Highlights: An early tee off this morning at Nelson. Book an early tee and pay your own green fees. Depart Nelson this afternoon and travel along the Buller Highway to the spectacular coastline at Punakaiki. Take a short stroll to the lookout where the dramatic Tasman Sea is forced through the gaps in the pancake rocks.
    Driving time: Nelson to Punakaiki approx 3 hours, 50 mins
Day 12: Punakaiki - Franz Josef
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  • Highlights: Travel down the West Coast through some of New Zealand's most superb native bush. Travel along coastline and through forests, with the spectacular Southern Alps as your backdrop. Your day finishes in glacier country, at Franz Josef.
    Driving time: Punakaiki to Franz Josef approx 3 hours
Day 13: Franz Josef - Wanaka
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  • Highlights: Time this morning to take an optional helicopter flight over the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers before you travel over the Haast Pass to beautiful Lake Wanaka.
    Driving time: Franz Josef to Wanaka approx 3 hours, 45 mins
Day 14: Wanaka - Queenstown (golf at Wanaka)
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  • Highlights: Off the tee at 8.30am for a great morning of golf. Spectacular lake and mountain views from the course. After golf you have time for lunch and a stroll along the lakefront before driving over the Crown Range to Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown.
    Driving time: Wanaka to Queenstown approx 1 hour
Day 15: Queenstown (golf at Millbrook Resort)
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  • Highlights: Millbrook Resort is your golf venue today, a short 15 minute drive from Queenstown. This amazing course is ranked as one of the best in the world so enjoy your game. An 8.30am tee off means that you have the afternoon free to enjoy Queenstown’s many sights and attractions.
Day 16: Queenstown (golf at Kelvin Heights - optional)
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  • Highlights: More spectacular golf today and end your stay in New Zealand on a high as you enjoy the lakeside course of the Queenstown Golf Club, just 10 minutes from Queenstown. If the steep holes on the course don't take your breath away, the spectacular views of the Remarkable Mountains will! Afternoon at leisure.
Day 17: Queenstown - Christchurch
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  • Highlights: Drive back to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo.
    Driving time Queenstown to Christchurch: approx. 6 hours, 30 mins
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
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  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car on arrival at Auckland Airport. The remainder of the day free to explore the city and harbour.
Day 18: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: Time for last minute sightseeing and activities, then drop off your rental car near Christchurch Airport on departure.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: G15DM
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$3480
$3010
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$3560
$3090
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$3640
$3165
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 17 nights' accommodation as specified, or similar
  • Green fees for 6 rounds of golf at the courses indicated, or similar (please note that green fees are non refundable)
  • 18 day rental car hire in an intermediate vehicle for 2 people travelling, with unlimited kms and insurance (with excess)
  • Ferry crossing between Wellington and Picton
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps
Includes:
  • 17 nights' accommodation as specified, or similar
  • Green fees for 6 rounds of golf at the courses indicated, or similar (please note that green fees are non refundable)
  • 18 day rental car hire in an intermediate vehicle for 2 people travelling, with unlimited kms and insurance (with excess)
  • Ferry crossing between Wellington and Picton
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps