A Golf Circuit of New Zealand

Encompassing some of New Zealand’s world class golf courses – Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Jack’s Point and The Hills – A Golf Circuit of New Zealand offers challenges for golfers complemented by spectacular coastal and mountain scenery.  Accommodation throughout is of an exceptional standard.

There is also a special treat for golfers during the wonderful Milford Sound helicopter excursion; whilst landed atop a glacier, you’ll be given a golf club and special eco golf ball in order to tee off into the wilderness from the ‘ultimate tee’! The helicopter then takes you directly to The Hills to enjoy a round of golf there.

Price includes meet & greet upon arrival, accommodation, private transfers as specified, one round of golf for two at Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, The Hills, and Jacks Point including green fees, club rental and cart hire, private excursion as detailed. Excludes international flights, optional activities and items not mentioned in Inclusions. 

Day 1: Arrival into Auckland - Matauri Bay, Bay of Islands

Upon arrival at Auckland International Airport you will be met by a representative of Lightfoot Travel who will transfer you to the Domestic Airport prior to your onward flight. Fly Auckland to Kerikeri (cost not included).

On arrival at Kerikeri Airport you will be met by your private car and driver and transferred to your accommodation for the first three nights (approximately 25 minutes’ journey).

 

Stay: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Day 2: Golfing at Kauri Cliffs

Over the next two days, enjoy the course at Kauri Cliffs. The course is a par 72, and measures 6,412 metres from the back tees. Green fees, club rental and cart hire have been included for today. Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge into the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.

The remainder of the day and the following day is at leisure to enjoy the spectacular surrounds of The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs which includes walks in the kauri forest, spa treatments and relaxing on the beaches. Optional activities include a scenic flight excursion to Cape Reinga, a private boat charte to the Cavalli Islands, fishing, kayaking, tennis or horse riding.

 

Stay: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Day 3: Kauri Cliffs at leisure

Your following day is at leisure to enjoy the spectacular surrounds of The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs which includes walks in the Kauri Forest, spa treatments and relaxing on the beaches. Optional activities include a scenic flight excursion to Cape Reinga, a private boat charter to the Cavalli Islands, fishing, kayaking, tennis or horse riding.

 

Stay: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Day 4: Kauri Cliffs - Hawke's Bay

This morning you will be met at your accommodation by your private car and driver and transferred to Kerikeri Airport prior to your onward flight. Fly Kerikeri to Napier (cost not included).

On arrival at Napier Airport you will be met by your private car and driver and transferred to your accommodation for the next three nights (approximately 45 minutes’ journey).

 

Stay: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Day 5: Golfing at Cape Kidnappers

This morning enjoy a round of golf at Cape Kidnappers Course. The course is a par 71, and measures 6,525 metres from the back tees. Green fees, club rental and cart hire have been included today.

Cape Kidnappers overlooking Hawke’s Bay was awarded Best New Golf Course developed anywhere in the world in 2004, by prestigious Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine, and rates as the 27th best course in the world.

 

Stay: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Day 6: Cape Kidnappers at leisure

Spend the following day enjoying the surrounds of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Some optional activities include visiting the vineyards of the region, going on a walking tour of Napier, going fly fishing or visiting the beach areas of Waimarama and Ocean Beach.

 

Stay: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Day 7: Cape Kidnappers - Queenstown

This morning you will be met at your accommodation by your private car and driver and transferred to Napier Airport prior to your onward flight. Fly Napier to Queenstown (cost not included).

On arrival at Queenstown Airport you will be met by your private car and driver and transferred to your accommodation for the final three nights.

 

Stay: Matakauri Lodge

Day 8: Milford Sound & The Hills Golf Course

This morning you will be met at your accommodation and transferred to your nearby private helicopter to enjoy an excursion to majestic Milford Sound.

Fly through the grandeur of the Alps over rainforests, frozen lakes and majestic Milford to touchdown on an age old glacier. From the glacier setting, enjoy the extreme golf tee, also known as the 19th hole, where you will experience your longest drive and tee off into thin air with an eco-friendly bio-degradable golf ball, ensuring the environment remains pristine. You will then fly to The Hills golf course with views of New Zealand’s southern lakes en route (approximately 90 minutes duration).

This afternoon enjoy a round of golf at The Hills Golf Course. The course is a par 72, and measures 6,634 metres from the back tees. Green fees, club rental and cart hire have been included today.

Following your round of golf you will be transferred back to your accommodation by your private car and driver.

Stay: Matakauri Lodge

Day 9: Golfing at Jack's Point

This morning you will be met at your accommodation by your private car and driver and transferred to Jack’s Point for a round of golf (approximately 30 minutes’ journey). The course is a par 72, and measures 6,538 metres from the back tees. Green fees and cart hire has been included today.

The John Darby designed course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife.

Following your round of golf you will be met by your private car and driver and transferred back to your accommodation.

Optional activities in Queenstown include a private guided tour visiting wineries, vineyards and even the sites of where the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.

Stay: Matakauri Lodge

Day 10: Departure from Queenstown

This morning you will be met at your accommodation by your private car and driver and transferred to Queenstown Airport prior to your onward flight home.

* This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel designer.

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Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival into Auckland - Matauri Bay, Bay of Islands The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 2: Golfing at Kauri Cliffs The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 3: Kauri Cliffs at leisure The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 4: Kauri Cliffs - Hawke's Bay The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Day 5: Golfing at Cape Kidnappers The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Day 6: Cape Kidnappers at leisure The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Day 7: Cape Kidnappers - Queenstown Matakauri Lodge
Day 8: Milford Sound & The Hills Golf Course Matakauri Lodge
Day 9: Golfing at Jack's Point Matakauri Lodge
Day 10: Departure from Queenstown

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Excursions
  • Transfers or car hire
  • Activities with guides
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa if necessary
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel early check in / Late check out
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that this is required for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

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Kauri Cliffs Cape Kidnappers Matakauri Lodge

From US$ 13,091 per person, based on two pax travelling.

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant