Kia Ora and welcome to your New Zealand experience.
We are pleased to present to you an overview showcasing the very best accommodation, activities and transportation on offer throughout New Zealand. We have also included the very best golf courses across the country. This was curated and put together by our golf obsessed travel experts down under! New Zealand is not only home to world-class golf courses. It is also the perfect playground for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
We would love to host you throughout this fantastic journey.
Nga mihi nui, with best wishes
St Andrews Golf Travel | Golf Adventures
Just a 45-minute flight north of Auckland is the stunning Bay of Islands, one of NZ’s top tourist drawcards. With its unspoiled coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters and 144 untouched islands, this region enjoys a subtropical climate, and so you can expect warm weather year round.The Bay of Islands Maritime Park is one of New Zealand’s best loved destinations, offering world-class diving and snorkeling, with an array of wildlife including, dolphins, whales, penguins and gannets. It also has great sailing, kayaking and big-game fishing. Not only is the region blessed with stunning natural beauty, it has enormous historical significance, as the site of New Zealand’s first permanent British settlement and the birthplace of European colonization in the country.
ACCOMMODATION - Three nights in a Suite at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs (Dinner included each night)
Kauri Cliffs is a stunningly beautiful 5,400-acre estate, set on a remote plateau, high above the Pacific Ocean. It is home to one of the world’s most renowned golf courses, with most holes offering amazing views of offshore islands and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Besides golf, the estate provides many other activities, including swimming, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and sailing. Kauri Cliffs is a sister property of Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge
GOLF - Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
Designed by the late David Harman, Kauri Cliffs is a par 72 championship course that was rated by Golf Digest (2014) as the 39th best course in the world. The first of two stunning golf courses from American native Julian H. Robertson, Kauri Cliffs holds a magnificent position, perched on a tabletop. Fifteen of the holes overlook the Pacific Ocean and having stunning views of the Cavalli Islands and the rugged yet gorgeous coastline of the Far North.
ACCOMMODATION - One night at Tara Iti in a members cottage
Situated just 1 hour north of New Zealand's largest city Auckland, Tara Iti was the brainchild of american investor Rick Kayne. The accommodation surrounds the golf course, and is designed by the renowned group; Cheshire Architects. Each cottage is a highly futuristic structure design, with glazed walls and two internal pod structures.
GOLF - Tara Iti Golf Course (see notes above re payment in red)
Located just 90-minutes' drive north of Auckland is New Zealand’s newest and most talked about golf course – Tara Iti. In a past life, the site was a pine-covered desert by the sea, but after Tom Doak’s (course architect) contouring of the sandy soil and clearing of pine forest, Tara Iti is a now a wonderful golfing experience, playing among hummocks, punchbowls and sand dunes that appear as though they were formed by wind and cultivated by nature.
An hour’s flight southeast of Auckland is Hawke’s Bay, a region of diverse and magnificent landscapes, from mountains and hill country down to inland and coastal plains. Blessed with fertile, alluvial soils and a warm temperate climate, Hawke’s Bay is home to hundreds of farms, orchards and vineyards, making it New Zealand’s agricultural powerhouse. For the tens of thousands of visitors that flock to the region each year, it’s the food and wine that are the biggest drawcards, and with good reason, as the Hawkes Bay produces some of the best of both the country has to offer. On the coast, sits the town of Napier, one of New Zealand’s busiest commercial ports and host to a growing number of cruise ships. It’s also the country’s Art Deco capital, having been almost completely rebuilt in the Style Moderne after a devastating earthquake in 1931.
ACCOMMODATION - Three nights in a Hill Top Suite at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (Dinner included each night)
Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pastureland, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The cluster of luxury lodges at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm – a marriage of river stone and weathered wood – and are the perfect setting for relaxation, seclusion, or romantic breakaways. Inside, the lodges combine rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. The are 22 suites available on the property, as well as the Owners Cottage, which is also available upon request.
GOLF - Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
Hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf, Cape Kidnappers features eighteen spectacular holes of golf. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Doak, the course is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and has stunning sea views, playing high above the ocean, atop dramatic cliffs. The course has received numerous accolades and awards including its current ranking among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
About two-thirds of the way down the South Island, in the middle of the Sourthen Alps, sits Lake Wakatipu, and on its shores, Queenstown. If ever a town deserves its reputation as the world’s adrenalin capital, surely this place does. You can bungee jump off bridges, or even out of a helicopter, take a jet boat ride through white-water canyons, heli-skiing in virgin powder snow, go extreme mountain biking, zip-line through valleys, and paraglide off mountains – you name, you can do it in Queenstown. There is, however, a more gentile side to Queenstown – one that includes luxurious, world-class lodges, superb wineries, great restaurants and scenery to die for… and five international-standard golf courses. This picturesque lakeside town has it in spades, whatever the season, whatever the activity. It absolutely must be part of any itinerary when visiting New Zealand.
ACCOMMODATION - Four nights at the exclusive Matakauri Lodge (Suite) - Dinner included on two nights
Spectacularly located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers luxury accommodation 7 minutes from Queenstown and looks out to a mesmerizing panorama of the big three; The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak. Their most luxurious rooms, the Deluxe Suites deliver an unforgettable experience. The Deluxe Suites are largest in size with the bedroom set apart on a mezzanine floor and a truly spectacular mountain outlook from their generous bathrooms and oversized baths.
GOLF - Jacks Point Golf Course
Set amid a backdrop that could be straight out of the Lord of the Rings movie, Jacks Point is a truly remarkable course. Designed by New Zealand’s own John Darby, this course was carved from a former high country sheep station, and is a credit to the designer how it blends in with it’s natural surrounds. Rated as one of our country’s finest courses, Jacks Point is a must for any golfing enthusiast visiting New Zealand.
GOLF - The Hills Golf Course
The Hills was designed by Darby Partners, and opened in 2007 to host the NZ Open. Set in over 500 acres of land, across a glacial valley, the layout highlights the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area. This championship course provides a serious challenge for accomplished players, while thoughtful and considerate design means it is equally enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. The beauty of the courses lakes, waterways and wetland areas are complimented by a stunning array of sculptures made by local and international artists. You round includes all Food & Beverage consumed during the day
GOLF - Arrowtown Golf Club
The picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club is set in Central Otago, one of New Zealand's most historic and scenic regions. This Golf Course is a must when playing Queenstown Golf, surrounded by mountains the 18 hole course has superb views from every fairway. Take time to play golf in this inspiring setting - it's unique! Each hole has its own attraction and the diverse and challenging course attracts players from all over the world. Historic stone cottage ruins nestle amongst towering trees, a legacy of Arrowtown's pioneers.
Private Helicopter Eurocopter EC 130 B4
Eurocopter EC130 aircraft, based in Auckland, can transport six passengers. Designed specifically for touring, these high-performance helicopters bring a new meaning to the saying “grand entrance”, by making it possible for parties of up to 30 people to arrive en masse, comfortably and in spectacular style.
Flights included in the trip are as follows
KeriKeri to Kauri Cliffs
Kauri Cliffs to Tara-Iti
Seats - 6 Passengers + Pilot
Cruise Speed - 120 knots (220kph)
Manufacture Year - 2007 to 2010
Engine - Turbomeca Arriel 2B1
Interior - Custom leather interior,
Bosé noise-cancelling headsets
Air New Zealand
New Zealand's national airline is the domestic carrier that will shuttle you effortlessly around this beautiful country.
Their excellent safety record ensures you will be in good hands on every leg of your journey.
Flights included in the trip are as follows
Auckland to KeriKeri
Auckland to Napier
Napier to Queenstown (via Auckland)
Queenstown to Auckland
Up to 11 Passengers
Enjoy all ground transfers in comfort within the Mercedes Sprinter
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
A total of 11 nights accommodation at the following selected Lodges and Hotels:
3 nights at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Northland
1 nights at Tara Iti, Mangawhai
3 nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay
4 nights at Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
A total of 8 rounds of golf at the following selected courses:
2 rounds at Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
1 rounds at Tara Iti Golf Course
2 rounds at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
1 round at Jacks Point Golf Course
1 round at The Hills Golf Course
1 round at Arrowtown Golf Club
Included with Accommodation
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs - Breakfast and Dinner daily and lunch on one afternoon
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers - Breakfast and Dinner daily and lunch on one afternoon
Matakauri- Breakfast daily, dinner on two evenings and lunch on one afternoon.
Tara-Iti - Breakfast
The Hills Golf Club - All food and beverage consumed during your day
Luxury transfers included during your visit:
Private Helicopters (Eurocopter EC 130 B4) - KeriKeri to Kauri Cliffs, Kauri Cliffs to Tara-Iti
Domestic flights, courtesy of Air New Zealand - Auckland to Kerikeri, Auckland to Napier, Napier to Queenstown via Auckland, Queenstown to Auckland
All ground transfers throughout your trip in New Zealand in luxury Mercedes Sprinter's
You will be in the very safe and knowledgable hands of Graeme Dawson from St Andrews Golf Travel during your stay.
YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
International airfares to and from Auckland, New Zealand.
Cost of obtaining passports or visas
Meals and drinks for the duration of your trip other than those stated in the itinerary
Carts or pull carts for each round
Items of a personal nature (room service, communication charges, spa services, laundry etc)
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Gratuities for any part of your travel
Activities you may wish to add on to your trip
Domestic flights allow two bags per traveller with a maximum weight allowance of 23kg per bag for checked baggage
(including golf clubs) and 7kg per person for hand luggage. Baggage and personal effects are taken at owner’s risk
throughout the tour, and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Please consult your international air carrier
for its specific restrictions regarding weight limits and baggage allowance.
REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION
Once a booking is confirmed then a 40% deposit is due. Final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival. Cancellations must be
received by St Andrews Golf Travel in writing. All deposits are non refundable or transferrable so we strongly recommend that
take our suitable travel insurance to cover you in the event you are unable to travel
It is advisable that all participants take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance
for the duration of the trip. Due to the remote and wild areas that will be visited, it is vital that all participants are covered
for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. St Andrews Golf Travel will not be held responsible for participants
travelling without insurance.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GOLFERS TRAVELLING TO NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand's rural-based economy requires strict bio-security, so it is important for golfers to enter the country with
clean golf shoes and clean golf clubs. Anyone arriving with golf clubs and/or golf shoes will be diverted to quarantine
inspection upon arrival in New Zealand. With clean shoes, clubs, and golf bags/travel covers, the inspection time should
simply be a matter of minutes. For golfers with traces of dirt or grass, bio-security staff may clean the items and fines may be
imposed on the spot. To ensure a speedy entrance, ensure that clubs, shoes, golf bags, and travel covers are free from dirt and
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