Golf the very Best of New Zealand's North Island.

The following North Island golf itinerary is based on one of our most popular vacations for those who are limited on time, however it is for those who wish to experience the very best of what New Zealand golf has to offer. Examine this itinerary, and if you like what you see, please make contact with us by clicking on the "Contact" button at the top of this page. We will then be able to explore your initial plans and create a brief preliminary itinerary to fit around your proposed dates. We will also supply a quotation for what the cost of your itinerary would be.

Once your itinerary is as you wish, the full schedule will be sent to you along with an Approval Form. We will request that you return the Approval Form with a deposit to engage our services. We will then make the necessary enquiries by contacting the relevant lodges and golf courses to see if there is availability around your dates. In the event that any portion of the itinerary is unconfirmed, alternatives will be suggested.

As a bonded tour operator with our membership to the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), we are bound to offering our customers the following:

1. The Best in Golf Vacations.

2. The Highest Level of Service.

3. Financial Security in the booking of your vacation.

4. Value for Money.

With this in mind, rest assured that you have come to one of New Zealand's leading and most experienced golf travel managers. Please peruse the below itinerary and we look forward to hearing from you to assist with arranging what we can assure you will be one of the most incredible golf vacations of your lifetime.

North Island Golf Itinerary

Day 1.

Welcome to New Zealand!

On arrivaly into Auckland - Greenfernz will have arranged for you a priority meet and greet service (you will be met as you disembark the aircraft). You will be transferred through fast-track customs and baggage clearance and transferred for a domestic flight to Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. Alternatively you may opt for immediate departure by Helicopter direct to Kauri Cliffs.

Kauri Cliffs Lodge. Deluxe Suite.

Duration: 2 nights

Includes: Accommodation, pre dinner drinks, gourmet three course a la carte dinner, full breakfast, complimentary minibar (excluding liquor and wine), and full use of all lodge facilities.

Day 2.

Golf at Kauri Cliffs.

Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards/ 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.

The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and mens’ locker rooms. Callaway ladies’ and mens’ rental clubs are available.

Day 3.

Transfer day to Taupo

Transfer to Kerikeri Airport for schedule airplane transfer to Taupo (via Auckland) - Upgrade Option to fly by helicopter direct to Taupo.

Transfer to Dunalistair House at The Kinloch Club

Duration: 3 nights

Includes: In house chef prepared meals and breakfast provisions.

Day 4.

Golf at Wairakei International Golf Course.

Only minutes north of Lake Taupo, this world-acclaimed 6,444 metre par 72 golf course is set in 450 acres of gently rolling countryside. Its parkland layout features 108 large bunkers, magnificent tree-lined fairways and large plateau greens, all bordered by dense pine forest.

In 2009 plans began to create a wildlife sanctuary, including the erection of a 2 metre high electrical rodent proof fence which surrounds the whole property. Kiwi have been released along with a number of exotic native birds. A new professional shop and driving range have also been completed in late 2010, bringing Wairakei International right back up to one of the very best golfing facilities in the country.

Day 5.

Golf at The Kinloch Golf Club.

Jack Nicklaus’ first signature and only design in New Zealand has added another gem of a course to the New Zealand landscape. Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine rated The Kinloch Club the best new course in 2007 outside North America. The course takes advantage of the natural terrain created by the supervolcanic Taupo eruption 26,000 years ago, which deposited pumice across a wide area.

This allowed Nicklaus to build a course with Scottish links characteristics creating remarkable undulating fairways and greens. This combination comes together in beautiful surroundings producing one of Jack Nicklaus’ proudest Signature Courses. For 2011, Kinloch also received top accolades, being rated a Top 3 course in New Zealand by Asian Golf Monthly, as well as a Top 100 World ranking by

Five sets of tees offer varying challenges for any range of golfing ability, however as Jack Nicklaus stated, only play off the tips if you are a “gorilla”.

Day 6.

An Amazing way to transfer!

One of the most incredible Helicopter journeys today, takes you on a volcanic safari over the Tongariro National Park and over the Ruapehu Crater lake (erupted last in 1995/6). Experience the wonders of the volcanic plateau as you fly from Dunalistair House directly to Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club.

Golf at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Considered one of the country's premier links courses, Paraparaumu Beach was designed in 1949 by Australian Open champion Alex Russell, partner of the highly acclaimed course architect Dr Alistair McKenzie. The home course of Tiger Woods’s caddie, Steve Williams, it has played host to the New Zealand Open championship on 12 occasions, with Tiger Woods himself playing in the 2002 event.

Laid out over naturally rolling topography, the well drained fairways, fierce rough and intimidating bunkers of this 5,919 metre par 71 course combine with coastal winds to create a truly challenging golfing experience. Often likened to a traditional Scottish links course, it has ranked within the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World by Golf Magazine.

After golf your helicopter will collect you from the golf course and transfer you to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Lodge Suite.

Duration: 2 nights

Includes: Accommodation, pre dinner drinks, gourmet three course a la carte dinner, full breakfast, complimentary minibar (excluding liquor and wine), and full use of all lodge facilities.

Day 7.

Golf at Cape Kidnappers

This wonderfully dramatic course, set high on craggy cliffs some 140 metres above the sea, was designed by American Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design. Arguably one of the most spectacular sites in the world, the 6,533 metre par 71 course provides a firm and fast surface for seaside golf at its finest.

In 2008 the Daily Telegraph of the UK, described Cape Kidnappers as the No.1 Golf Course in the World. Host to the Kiwi Challenge, where 4 of the young stars of world golf come together in a 36 hole tournament, the 2009 contest featured Anthony Kim, Hunter Mahan (defending champion), Sean O’Hair and Camilo Villegas. At Cape Kidnappers players may one minute be hitting shots over the tops of tea trees and then the next across a deep gully or along the edge of a deep ravine. Holes aptly named the Pirate’s Plank and the Widow’s Walk perhaps give you some indication of just how exhilarating this course is, overlooking the Hawkes Bay.

Day 8.

Departure Day

Sadly, your trip to New Zealand comes to an end, as you transfer to Napier airport for a short domestic flight to Auckland international to meet your International flight home. You will agree on departure that you will have experienced one of the most incredible golf destinations in the world and you will vow to return another day!

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Additional Information & Charges

This itinerary, although popular, is just an example of the type of golf holiday that we can create for you. Greenfernz has unlimited resources and information on the best golf courses and accommodation within New Zealand. If your requirements are different to those outlined above, let us know - we will happily make recommendations to what your needs and desires are to create the golfing holiday of a lifetime.

For the above itinerary, the start price is in the region of NZD17,995 per person, based on double occupancy. This includes all accommodation, dinners and breakfasts as well golf and helicopter transfers as stated. Please enquire for up to date pricing and we will happily put a proposal together for you.

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