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20 Day "Chip Shot" NZ Scenic Golf

Christchurch

Nelson

Paihia

Queenstown

Taupo

Wanaka

ITINERARY

Day 2: Christchurch - Franz Josef
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Motel
  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car this morning. Drive across the Canterbury Plains, crossing the spectacular Southern Alps at Arthur's Pass. The scenery changes to lush rainforest of the West Coast. Further south at Franz Josef, see the glacier reach from the mountains almost to the ocean.
    Christchurch to Franz Josef driving time: approx 5 hours, 30 mins
Day 3: Franz Josef
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  • Highlights: A free day to explore this glacier country. This is a good opportunity to do a guided glacier walk (optional)
Day 4: Franz Josef - Wanaka
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  • Highlights: The drive south through the rainforest, via Knights Point lookout to Haast Pass is pristine. Head inland via beautiful Lake Hawea to the shores of Lake Wanaka.
    Franz to Wanaka driving time: approx 3 hours, 45 mins
Day 5: Wanaka (golf at Wanaka - optional)
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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. The afternoon is free for other leisure activities, perhaps a boat trip on the lake, refreshments by the lakefront or visit a local winery.
Day 6: Wanaka - Queenstown (golf at Arrowtown - optional)
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  • Highlights: This morning drive over the Crown Range to Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown. If you feel like a round then we suggest the Arrowtown Golf Club which is en route. The rocky outcrops will challenge your score card! Destination is the resort village of Queenstown.
    Wanaka to Queenstown driving time: approx. 1 hour, 15 mins
Day 7: Queenstown (golf at Millbrook Resort)
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  • Highlights: Play at the renowned Millbrook Resort this morning, a 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 you have the afternoon free to enjoy Queenstown's many sights and attractions.
Day 8: Queenstown - Christchurch
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  • Highlights: Depart Queenstown via the rugged Kawarau Gorge. Cross the Lindis Pass into the vast landscape of the McKenzie basin, with it’s azure blue alpine lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo. Look for magnificent views of Mount Cook from Lake Pukaki.
    Queenstown to Christchurch drivng time: approx 6 hours, 30 mins
Day 9: Christchurch (golf at Christchurch)
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  • Highlights: Today's highlight is 18 holes at the Christchurch Golf Club, host to previous New Zealand Open Championships. We suggest an early afternoon tee off time.
Day 10: Christchurch - Nelson
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  • Highlights: Drive north through the North Canterbury vineyards to the rugged Kaikoura Coast. Look out for fur seals sunning themselves on the rocks. The next 2 nights are at Nelson, renowned for its beaches, high sunshine hours, wine and arts and crafts. What a magic combination!
    Christchurch to Nelson driving time: approx 5 hours, 45 mins
Day 11: Nelson (golf at Nelson)
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  • Highlights: We suggest a tee off at 9.00am at the Nelson Golf Club, leaving the afternoon free to relax and enjoy some of the region's attractions. Perhaps a visit to the World of Wearable Art where art and fashion fuse together.
Day 12: Nelson - Picton - Wellington
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  • Highlights: Take the scenic Queen Charlotte Drive route to Picton, skirting the Marlborough Sounds for much of the way. At Picton drop off your rental car at the ferry terminal, then board your ferry for the 3 hour crossing to Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City. Pick up your next rental car on arrival.
    Nelson to Picton driving time: approx. 1 hour, 45 mins
    Picton to Wellington ferry crossing approx. 3 hours

Day 13: Wellington - Taupo/Wairakei
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  • Highlights: Follow the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington, then north via the Tongariro National Park to Lake Taupo, New Zealand's biggest lake. Spectacular views of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu on the volcanic plateau.
    Wellington to Taupo/Wairakei driving time: approx 5 hours
Day 14: Taupo/Wairakei (golf at Wairakei)
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  • Highlights: Play golf at Wairakei International Golf Course. The thermal activity in the region makes this a very interesting landscape. We suggest a morning at leisure and a tee off time of 1.30pm.
Day 15: Taupo/Wairakei - Auckland
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  • Highlights: A short drive this morning to Rotorua, then through the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park to Hamilton and north to Auckland.
    Taupo to Auckland driving time: approx. 3 hours, 30 mins
Day 16: Auckland - Paihia
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  • Highlights: Cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge and travel north via Whangarei to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an afternoon dolphin cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock this afternoon. Your boxed picnic lunch will be on board.
    Auckland to Paihia driving time: approx. 3 hours, 15 mins
Day 17: Paihia/Waitangi (golf at Waitangi)
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  • Highlights: A short drive to Waitangi Golf Club to play 18 holes. Enjoy the spectacular views from the course.
Day 18: Paihia – North Shore (golf at Gulf Harbour - optional) - Auckland
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  • Highlights: Drive south via Whangarei to the beautiful Hibiscus Coast for a round at Gulf Harbour Country Club. Designed by Reobert Trent Jones Jnr and scene of the 1998 World Cup of Golf, this course has magnificent ocean-front holes and spectacular coastal views.
    Paihia to Gulf Harbour driving time: approx. 3 hours, 15 mins
    Gulf Harbour to Auckland driving time: approx. 50 mins
Day 19: Auckland (golf at Titirangi - optional)
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  • Highlights: A leisurely day or play an optional round at Titirangi Golf Club in central Auckland.
    North Shore to Auckland driving time: approx. 15 mins
Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
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  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car on arrival at Christchurch Airport. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring Christchurch's sights and attractions
    from charming gardens to the funky shipping container shopping precinct.
Depart Auckland
  • Highlights: Enjoy time at leisure until you drop off your rental car at Auckland Airport on departure.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: G18CS
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$4105
$3140
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$4195
$3225
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$4280
$3315
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 19 nights' accommodation as specified, or similar
  • Green fees for 5 rounds of golf at the courses indicated, or similar (please note that green fees are non refundable)
  • 20 day rental car hire in an intermediate vehicle for 2 people travelling, with unlimited kms and insurance (with excess)
  • Ferry crossing Picton to Wellington
  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise, including boxed picnic lunch
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps
Includes:
  • 19 nights' accommodation as specified, or similar
  • Green fees for 5 rounds of golf at the courses indicated, or similar (please note that green fees are non refundable)
  • 20 day rental car hire in an intermediate vehicle for 2 people travelling, with unlimited kms and insurance (with excess)
  • Ferry crossing Picton to Wellington
  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise, including boxed picnic lunch
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps