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Day 01 ARRIVE AUCKLAND (Arrival Time TBA.)
After clearing Immigration and Customs you will be met by your hosts.
AUCKLAND - known as the "City of Sails", is the country's largest metropolis and the commercial and industrial centre. Its greenness and uncrowded atmosphere provides a unique contrast as it
spreads over a narrow isthmus separating the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours and is characterized by distinctive volcanic cones.
This afternoon a short city highlights tour is provided and then this evening you enjoy your Welcome Dinner with refreshments.
Accommodation: Heritage Hotel (2 nights)
Day 02 AUCKLAND
Today the golfers will have their first taste of golf in New Zealand at Gulf Harbour Country Club, one of Auckland's fine courses.
Non golfers may take a harbour cruise or visit a number of the "Queen City's" scenic spots.
GULF HARBOUR C.C. - A spectacular Robert Trent-Jones (Jr.) designed course. Situated on a peninsular with 360° panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf, home of the Americas Cup in the year 2000. The course has a great variety of holes, superb bunkering and enough challenges for even the best golfers. A choice of several tees makes it playable for every level of golfers.
Dinner is not included this evening but you will enjoy choosing from a wide range of top eateries at the nearby Viaduct bain waterfront area.
Day 03 AUCKLAND to TAUPO
This morning it is an early start as you coach south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills and follow the longest river in New Zealand, the Waikato, to the inland city of Hamilton in the heart of New Zealand’s dairy farming and thoroughbred horse breeding area. Continue over the Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua where you will visit the world famous Agrodome and learn about sheep shearing and New Zealand's farming heritage before visiting Rainbow Springs and seeing the iconic Kiwi bird.
You then continue on to Lake Taupo and check into your lakeside hotel.
TAUPO - A small town situated at the north end of Lake Taupo the largest lake in New Zealand and the source of many hydro-electric power stations along its river "The Waikato". The snow capped Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe are excellent backdrops for this beautiful lake, and Taupo is world renowned for its trout fishing.
This afternoon you all meet to go trout fishing (which can be enjoyed by those not experienced). You will really enjoy time out on this beautiful lake aboard a luxury launch where you can experience freshly caught trout cooked to perfection by your skipper. An experience and onboard dinner never to be forgotten.
Accommodation: Millennium Manuels Resort (3 nights)
Day 04 TAUPO
KINLOCH G.C. - Kinloch is the first and only Nicklaus designed golf course in New Zealand. The course enjoys a beautiful setting in a giant bowl at the bottom of a secluded valley and can be quite challenging, featuring small, undulating greens. There are some dramatic holes that will catch everyone’s attention
Dinner this evening is included at one of your hotel's fine restaurants.
Day 05 TAUPO
WAIRAKEI INTERNATIONAL - Taupo. Designed by Commander John Harris and built in the early 1960's, this course is listed in the "Golf Digest" top 50 international courses. Easily New Zealand's best inland course, it is one you never tire of playing.
Dinner this evening is not included - there is a wide assortment of top rated and casual restaurants / cafes in this lakeside town.
Day 06 TAUPO to NAPIER
This morning enjoy the coach ride through the picturesque Kaimanawa Ranges to Hawkes Bay.
NAPIER - Napier is the capital of the Hawkes Bay region, an area of Californian- Mediterranean climate dotted with colorful vineyards and orchards, with one of the highest sunshine averages in New Zealand. It is also the self-styled Art Deco capital of New Zealand. One of the few gannet colonies in the world is located at nearby Cape Kidnappers.
This afternoon enjoy the expertise of local winemakers, visiting several 'boutique' wineries. Hawke's Bay produces some of New Zealand's best red and white wines and is probably most noted for its Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dinner this evening is included at a top-rated local restaurant.
Accommodation: Crown Hotel (2 nights)
Day 07 NAPIER
Golf today is at the fantastic and inspirational golf course - Cape Kidnappers.
|CAPE KIDNAPPERS G.C.- Situated on towering cliffs above Hawke Bay, this new Tom Doak designed golf course is certain to become a classic.
There are fantastic views throughout the course with many holes situated right at the edges of the cliffs. While the course can be visually very intimidating, it is actually extremely playable with flat lies in many areas despite some significant elevation changes.
Dinner is not inlcuded this evening. There is a choice of restaurants within walking distance of your hotel.
Day 08 NAPIER to QUEENSTOWN (Flight Details TBA)
Early this morning you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown via Christchurch. On arrival you will enjoy a 2 hour local sights tour prior to checking into your resort accommodation. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
QUEENSTOWN - truly one of nature’s scenic gems. Nestled on the edge of the deep glacial Lake Wakatipu and at the base of majestic mountains aptly known as the "Remarkables". Queenstown is a recreational playground whether you are after adventure or relaxation.
Your accommodation commands outstanding views of the surrounding area.
Dinner this evening is included at one of your resort's fine restaurants.
Accommodation: Millbrook Resort (4 nights)
Day 09 QUEENSTOWN
Golf today is on your doorstep at Millbrook.
|MILLBROOK - Designed by internationally renowned New Zealand professional golfer and former British Open winner, Bob Charles, Millbrook's 18 hole Par 72 course is an exceptional golfing experience. Set amidst a spectacular alpine backdrop and fashioned from the original terrain, this course provides exciting and demanding golf|
Dinner is again your choice this evening. Consider a late afternoon launch trip to Walter Peak, on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu. It would be an opportunity to relax and experience a glimpse of New Zealand's high country life with an evening meal in the historic Colonel's Homestead. Or perhaps you will choose to visit nearby and historic Arrowtown which boasts a fine choice of dining establishments.
Day 10 QUEENSTOWN
Today is a free day, allowing time for shopping, further golf, or sightseeing but you should consider it as an ideal opportunity, though not included in the tour price, to visit the world famous Milford Sound.
Other activities you may wish to enjoy include - jet boat rides, white water rafting, helicopter sightseeing, cable car experiences, gold panning in Arrowtown or perhaps a Jet Boat Wilderness Safari. This is a spectacular jet boat journey through the Dart River’s ever-changing river system in surroundings of breathtaking snow-capped mountains, ancient native forest, waterfalls and glacial valleys frozen in time.
For the wine buffs why not a Boutique Wine Tour. A morning pick-up from Millbrook when you join Appellation Central Wine Tours and take a relaxing journey where great scenery, wine and food combine for a wonderful day’s outing. It will be a day visiting some of the boutique vineyards of Central Otago - a perfect introduction to the region. Includes wineries and lunch.
Tonight you dine at one of Queenstown’s character restaurants.
Day 11 QUEENSTOWN
Golf today is on one of New Zealand's most scenically beautiful courses, Jacks Point G.C.
|JACKS POINT G.C. - This new course offers a great addition to the Queenstown golf scene. It is a magnificent course bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. The design has been praised for working with nature rather than against it. You will find yourself on holes that traverse natural wetlands and holes that are on the lake’s edge with steep bluffs.|
Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening in one of Millbrook’s top restaurants.
Day 12 QUEENSTOWN to AUCKLAND to USA (Flight details TBA)
An afternoon departure will allow time for last minute shopping, further golf, or sightseeing. Your tour host will be available to assist with any requests. If the weather was not favourable earlier in your Queenstown stay then this morning is your last chance to visit Milford Sound. The spectacular return flights have won international acclaim as the most magnificent in the world. From the famed Sutherland Falls, to Cleddau Canyon, it finally arrives at Milford Sound itself. Milford Sound is in the Fiordland National Park, one of the largest National Parks in the World.
The Launch Cruise - on the Sound is breathtaking, the focal point being Mitre Peak rising majestically a mile from the floor of the ocean. While cruising you will see waterfalls, sheer cliffs and often an abundance of dolphins and seals will follow your launch.
Because you re-cross the date line you will arrive back in the USA the same day as your departure from New Zealand.
* Auckland city tour
* Agrodome Show in Rotorua
* Rainbow Springs in Rotorua
* Lake Taupo trout fishing and dinner on luxury boat
* Hawkes Bay winery tour
* Queenstown 2 hour sightseeing tour
A quoted price is usually dependent on a minimum of 10 people traveling and any major exchange rate changes. Of course we can quote for a group of any number.