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22 Day “Down the Fairway" NZ Scenic Golf

Christchurch

Nelson

Queenstown

Rotorua

Taupo

Wanaka

ITINERARY

Day 2: Auckland (golf at Titirangi)
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  • Highlights: This morning you will be transferred by taxi to the Titirangi Golf Club for your first round of New Zealand golf. We suggest a mid morning tee off time for this course, which was designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, designer of Augusta National, amongst many others. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure. We suggest a stroll around Viaduct Harbour, famous for America’s Cup sailing and location of many of Auckland's popular restaurants.
Day 3: Auckland (golf at Gulf Harbour)
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  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car then drive to Gulf Harbour. Gulf Harbour is one of New Zealand's highest rated golf courses and not to be missed. We suggest an early afternoon tee off time for this course.
    Auckland to Gulf Harbour driving time: approx. 50 mins
Day 4: Auckland - Mount Maunganui (golf at Mt Maunganui - optional)
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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.
    North Shore to Mt Maunganui driving time: approx. 3 hours
Day 5: Mount Maunganui - Rotorua (golf at Rotorua)
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  • Highlights: A beautiful scenic drive this morning south to Rotorua, through the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. This afternoon you play a round at the Rotorua Golf Club.
    Mount Maunganui to Rotorua driving time: approx. 1 hour, 15 mins
Day 6: Rotorua
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  • Highlights: A day at leisure to enjoy the thermal attractions of Rotorua. By now you deserve a soak in the hot thermal Polynesian Pools (included). This evening we suggest a traditional Maori hangi dinner and concert (optional).
Day 7: Rotorua - Wairakei/Taupo (golf at Wairakei)
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  • Highlights: A short drive to Wairakei. Play golf this afternoon at Wairakei International Golf Course. The thermal activity in the region creates a very interesting landscape! We suggest a tee off time of 1.30pm.
    Rotorua to Taupo driving time: approx. 1 hour, 15 mins
Day 8: Wairakei/Taupo - Napier (optional golf)
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  • Highlights: Leaving the central plateau region behind, you drive to the wine growing region of Hawkes Bay and the city of Napier, renowned for its art deco architecture. Time at leisure this afternoon for local sightseeing or wine tasting. Alternatively you can play an optional game of golf at Napier Golf Club.
    Wairakei/Taupo to Napier driving time: approx. 2 hours
Day 9: Napier - Paraparaumu (golf at Paraparaumu - optional) - Wellington
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  • Highlights: A full morning of travel down the east coast, through the Manawatu Gorge and on down the west coast to Paraparaumu Beach on the Kapiti Coast where Tiger Woods played in the 2002 New Zealand Open. A possible late morning tee-off to play 18 holes at Paraparaumu. This afternoon it is a short drive south to New Zealand's capital city, Wellington for tonight's accommodation.
    Napier to Paraparaumu driving time: approx. 4 hours
    Paraparaumu driving time approx. 50 mins
Day 10: Wellington
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  • Highlights: Enjoy your day of leisure to explore the capital city of New Zealand, the hub of Wellington with its renowned cuisine, cafes and art culture.
Day 11: Wellington - Nelson
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  • Highlights: Drop off your rental car at the Wellington Interislander ferry terminal. Take the 9.30am ferry to Picton, nestled in the pristine Marlborough Sounds in the South Island. Pick up your next rental car on arrival in Picton and drive on to Nelson.
    Wellington to Picton ferry crossing approx. 3 hours
    Picton to Nelson driving time: approx. 2 hours
Day 12: Nelson (golf at Nelson)
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  • Highlights: The links course at Nelson beckons this morning. We suggest a 9.00am tee off for 18 holes, followed by some local sightseeing. We recommend that you visit the Wearable Arts Museum or take a drive to the beautiful beaches of Kaiteriteri and Marahau near the Abel Tasman National Park.
Day 13: Nelson - Punakaiki (optional golf)
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  • Highlights: Travel along the Buller Highway to the spectacular coastline at Punakaiki. Time for an optional 9 holes of golf at Murchison on the way. At Punakaiki take a short stroll to the lookout where the dramatic Tasman Sea is forced through the gaps in the pancake rocks.
    Nelson to Punakaiki driving time: approx. 3 hours, 50 mins
Day 14: Punakaiki - Franz Josef
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  • Highlights: Travel through some of New Zealand's best native forest and along some spectacular coastline. Enjoy the trip. On arrival at Franz Josef you will have time to visit the terminal face of the glacier or take an optional helicopter flight over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.
    Punakaiki to Franz Josef driving time: approx. 3 hours
Day 15: Franz Josef - Wanaka
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  • Highlights: Leave the lush West Coast forests behind and travel south over the Haast Pass and inland past Lake Hawea to tranquil Lake Wanaka.
    Franz Josef to Wanaka driving time: approx. 3 hours, 45 mins
Day 16: Wanaka (golf at Wanaka - optional)
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  • Highlights: You see some of New Zealand's best scenery from courses like Wanaka so enjoy this morning's golf. We suggest you tee off by 9.30am. This afternoon, drive over the Crown Range to Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown.
    Wanaka to Queenstown driving time: approx. 1 hour, 15 mins
Day 17: Queenstown (golf at Millbrook)
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  • Highlights: Spectacular alpine scenery with the backdrop of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables will challenge your concentration at Millbrook. Just 15 minutes' drive from Queenstown. This amazing course is ranked as one of the best in the world so enjoy your game. Remember to focus on the golf or the lakes at Millbrook will diminish your ball supply. An 8.30am tee off means you have the afternoon free to enjoy Queenstown's many sights and attractions.
    Driving time: Queenstown to Millbrook approx 15 minutes
Day 18: Queenstown
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  • Highlights: A free day in the adventure capital of the world. We suggest that you have a look at these options: a full day Milford Sound Coach Excursion, with cruise and lunch; Dart River Safari; golf at the Queenstown Golf Club at Kelvin Heights. Enjoy your day.
Day 19: Queenstown - Terrace Downs - Methven
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  • Highlights: Drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge, over the Lindis Pass and north past Lakes Dunstan, Ruataniwha, Pukaki and Tekapo on your way to the wide Canterbury Plains. Overlooking the Rakaia Gorge is Terrace Downs Golf Resort.
    Queenstown to Terrace Downs driving time: approx. 6 hours
    Terrace Downs to Methven driving time: approx. 30 mins
Day 20: Terrace Downs - Christchurch (golf at Terrace Downs)
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  • Highlights: The Terrace Downs course, set in quiet Rakaia River Gorge, is your challenge today. We suggest a leisurely mid-morning tee off. The course is set high above the Rakaia Gorge ~ beware of the strong winds! Drive to Christchurch this afternoon.
    Methven to Christchurch driving time: approx 1 hour, 40 mins
Day 21: Christchurch (golf at Clearwater Resort)
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  • Highlights: Lakes, lakes and more lakes make Clearwater a stunning golf venue. A morning round with a suggested tee off time of 8.30am is best before the wind gets up. The rest of the day in Christchurch is your how you choose to spend it.
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
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  • Highlights: Arrive Auckland, pick up your rental car at the Auckland Airport branch and make your way downtown to enjoy the waterfront and sights of this very cosmopolitan and vibrant city.
Day 22: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: Enjoy time at leisure until you drop off your rental car at Christchurch Airport on departure.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: G20DF
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$4270
$3765
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$4355
$3850
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$4465
$3960
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 21 nights' accommodation as specified, or similar
  • Green fees for 8 rounds of golf at the courses indicated, or similar (please note that green fees are non refundable)
  • 22 days rental car hire in an intermediate vehicle for 2 people travelling, with unlimited kms and insurance (with excess)
  • Entry to Polynesian Spa Pools
  • InterIslander ferry crossing between Wellington and Picton
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps
Includes:
  • 21 nights' accommodation as specified, or similar
  • Green fees for 8 rounds of golf at the courses indicated, or similar (please note that green fees are non refundable)
  • 22 days rental car hire in an intermediate vehicle for 2 people travelling, with unlimited kms and insurance (with excess)
  • Entry to Polynesian Spa Pools
  • InterIslander ferry crossing between Wellington and Picton
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps