With more golf holes per capita than any other country, there is enough quality golf to play on the two main islands of New Zealand (North and South) for several months. Combined with all the adventure sports, wine tasting, dramatic scenery, world-class fishing, and cultural events, we suggest taking at least two weeks to fully maximize the experience.
New Zealand, being a country that stretches north and south, experiences dramatic changes in scenery and climate within short distances. In contrast to the United States, the warmest parts of New Zealand are in the north and the coldest in the south.
The tip of the North Island, featuring the Bay of Islands, has a tropical feel. The temperate area around Auckland is excellent for growing grapes and features fabulous wines. Further south you have the prehistoric feeling of the hot springs of Rotorua and the magnificent Lake Taupo. Finally at the bottom of the North Island is the capital city of Wellington.
Championship golf on the North Island includes Cape Kidnappers, Tara Iti and Te Arai, Paraparaumu Beach, Royal Wellington, Kauri Cliffs, The Kinloch Club, Waitangi, Rotorua, and Wairakei, Royal Auckland, Titirangi.
The South Island features dramatic mountains and ‘The Adventure Capital of the World’ Queenstown. The home of Bungy jumping, Shotover River jet boats, parasailing, and sky diving. Take a trip to Milford Sound and you will feel like you are in the heart of the Alps. Christchurch is quintessentially English, while Dunedin is firmly Scottish in character.
Championship golf on the South Island includes Jack’s Point, The Hills, Queenstown, Clearwater, Russley, Arrowtown, Christ Church, and Millbrook.
New Zealanders are very proud of their athletic achievements from a small nation, if you have time take in a rugby or cricket match. Celebrate the indigenous Māori culture by learning the Haka and sample their national dish, Pavlova, a delightful meringue and fruit dessert. It is also the backdrop for many movies including the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Flights between the two islands are numerous and relatively inexpensive. Driving is on the left side of the road like in the UK, however, there are more sheep than cars, so traffic will not be an issue.
Premier Golf has been organizing golf vacations and tours since its founding in 1988, and you can rest assured our experts will tailor your next vacation to meet your specific wants and needs.
Representatives will be on hand to help you dream up the most spectacular New Zealand golf trip. Whatever your desires, Premier Golf will ensure that you receive the best customer service, every step of the way.