Arrive in Auckland – the “City of Sails” is New Zealand’s largest city and is bordered by two stunning harbours. Collect your rental car from the airport and make your way to your accommodation.
Relax in Auckland today. Your options include visiting the Sky Tower, the Auckland Zoo, or Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium; venturing to one of Auckland’s stunning beaches or West Auckland wineries; or doing a spot of shopping.
Stay 2 night in Auckland City.
Ranked as one of New Zealand’s top courses and Auckland’s number one course, Titirangi Golf Course is a great way to get into the swing of your golf holiday. Designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie, it is situated in a beautiful bushland setting between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour. In 2009 Titirangi Golf Course underwent a multi-million dollar upgrade. This par 70 course features elevated tees, rolling fairways, challenging bunkers and greens with pronounced undulations. Enjoy Kiwi hospitality at its best at this top golf course only 20 minutes from Auckland city.
Driving time Auckland to Bay of Islands 219 km / 136 miles, 4 hours
Drive to the Bay of Islands, renowned for its 144 islands and surreal maritime park, which is filled with an abundance of marine life including whales, penguins and dolphins.
Paihia is the perfect base if you would like to discover the coves and beaches of the Bay of Islands! Paihia is also of historic importance to New Zealand, as this is where the historic Treaty House on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is located, which marks the beginning of New Zealand as a nation. Just west of Paihia is Haruru, where you’ll find an impressive waterfall and a boardwalk.
Stay 2 nights in Paihia, Bay of Islands.
Today, board the premium Discover the Bay Cruise and see for yourself the best of what the Bay of Islands has to offer. Journey to the Hole in the Rock and if weather permits, sail through it. See marine wildlife including Dolphins and stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island to have a swim, go for a walk and relax. This cruise includes a delicious BBQ lunch.
Relax in the Bay of Islands for the rest of the day.
Driving time Bay of Island to Coromandel Peninsula 406 km / 252 miles, 6 hours
Renowned worldwide as a spectacular holiday destination, with warm white sandy beaches, misty rainforests and wilderness a-plenty, the Coromandel is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach or sea kayak the coastline, exploring beaches, caves and the world-famous Cathedral Cove!
Stay 2 nights in Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula.
A short drive from Whitianga is another top-rated golf course, The Dunes. This course provides a unique golfing experience – bordering the picturesque Whangapoua Harbour and a beautiful sandy pacific beach. This world-class golf course sits at the tip of a sand spit, with its sand base providing the ideal all-weather course. Combined with the challenging layout, this championship course provides a challenge for golfers with both high and lower handicaps. This course is one of New Zealand’s best kept golfing secrets!
Driving time Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua 252 km / 157 miles, 3 hours
Rotorua is distinguished by Maori culture and geothermal activity!
This diverse city will put on a display as you stroll through Hell’s Gate, to view a steaming thermal reserve, with mud pools, craters and activities including the chance to try Maori weaving and wood carving. Sit back and relax with the Hell’s Gate Excite Experience, enjoy a soak in a private mud bath, followed by a sulphur spa to ease your muscles after a couple of great rounds of golf.
Stay 1 night in Rotorua.
Driving time Rotorua to Taupo 76 km / 47 miles, 1 hour
Enjoy a short drive south to Taupo, rich in natural beauty and filled with attractions such as the Huka Falls, incredible bush walks, relaxing boat cruises, bungy jumping and the famous Great Lake Hole-in-One-Golf Challenge.
Enjoy a Peek at the Lake Taupo Scenic Floatplane Flight with highlights including flying over the Craters of the Moon.
Stay 2 nights in Taupo.
Wairakei Golf Course is a unique golf course, unlike the other golf courses you have played that have been surrounded by coastline, beaches and ocean, Wairakei is surrounded by geothermal fields. Designed by British Golf Course Architect Commander John Harris, who saw the potential to create a championship golf course like no other in this unique location. Skirting the edges of active geothermal fields he used the volcanic contours to sculpt fairways, elevated tees and greens and bury hazards within the natural landscape. Enjoy a truly unique day on this majestic golf course.
Driving time Taupo to Auckland 284 km/ 176 miles, 3.5 hours
Travel back to Auckland at your leisure and explore the city or add on a must-do activity.
You have the option join the crew and enjoy an America’s Cup sailing trip, a must-do experience where you get a chance to spend 2 hours out on the harbour on an actual America’s Cup yacht!
Stay 1 night in Auckland.
Drop your rental car off at Auckland Airport and depart Auckland.
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