Day 1 – depart USA on Air New Zealand
Day 2 – lost crossing dateline
Day 3 – Arrive Auckland – meet and greet at the airport – transfer and check in at Hilton Auckland on the Harbour, built on a pier 300 meters into the bay. Afternoon city tour and welcome dinner at Auckland Harbour area hand-picked restaurant.
Day 4 – Today in Auckland play golf at Titirangi GC or Gulf Harbour, two of the towns best. Free night to explore the town, do some shopping, and pick a waterfront seafood restaurant.
Day 5 – Motorcoach to Kauri Cliffs with golf enroute at Te Arai or Waitangi, depending on availability. Or, head direct to Kauri (fly on Air New Zealand to Kerikeri) to have the afternoon at leisure after checking into your luxury suite. Afternoon round on Kauri Cliffs GC? Pre-dinner drinks are included followed by a gourmet dinner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.
Day 6 – Golf at Kauri Cliffs and use the afternoon for spa, more golf or beach. Pre-dinner drinks are included followed by a gourmet dinner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.
Day 7 – Check out of Kauri Cliffs and fly on Air New Zealand from Keri Keri down to Taupo and check in at your choice of accommodation, perhaps even the stately Dunalistair House. Sightseeing tour of Huka Falls and Lake Taupo or optional arrival golf at Wairakei or Kinloch.
Day 8 – Golf at Kinloch Club and dinner at your lodge or hotel, with perhaps an exclusive New Zealand wine-pairing gourmet dining experience.
Day 9 – Sightseeing drive with stops at boutique wineries enroute to Hawkes Bay. The local quaint villages of Napier and Hastings are great places to explore and the wine and food options are endless. Check into The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Pre-dinner drinks are included followed by a gourmet dinner, all included as part of the Cape Kidnappers lodging experience.
Day 10 – Highlight round of golf today with golf the top Kiwi course: Cape Kidnappers! Afternoon visit to Hastings, Napier or a tour of the local Gannett bird colony? Pre-dinner drinks are included followed by a gourmet dinner at Cape Kidnapers.
Day 11 – Fly on Air New Zealand to Queenstown and check into your hotel. Matakauri Lodge is perhaps New Zealand’s top luxury lodge, the the village of Queenstown has many options including Eichardt’s Private Hotel and the Sofitel Queenstown, two of our favorites. Sightseeing tour of Arrowtown and a few wineries or chic country restaurants, and free time to explore charming Queenstown this afternoon and evening.
Day 12 – Today golf at Jacks Point or The Hills, or both? These courses are stunning and do not forget your camera!
Day 13 – Free day for optional golf, Bungy Jumping, Jet Boating, or the recommended fly tour of The Milford Sound fjords and mountain area. A Milford Sound trip is highly recommended. Queenstown is the adventure capital of the southern hemispheres … and there is no shortage of activities for adrenaline junkies! Farewell dinner tonight!
Day 14 – Fly from Queenstown back to Auckland for your Air New Zealand flight back to the USA, arrival same day Request a Quote