Golf, Grapes and Grandeur

New Zealand North & South ~
Golf, Grapes & Grandeur

11 Nights | 6 Rounds
Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay Vineyards & Milford Sound

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Day 1/2

This evening depart the United States. You will travel over the International Date Line and arrive in New Zealand two days after your departure.

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Day 3

On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation.

Sightseeing Suggestion – City Highlights Tour: Queen St, the Harbour Bridge, yacht marina, Mt Eden with 360 degree views, the Domain, Parnell Village, exclusive Auckland homes and the waterfront. Then out to the Waitakere Ranges and Arataki centre with spectacular views of both coasts and magnificent Maori carvings. Continue to Karekare Beach, location of the filming of 'Piano'. Return to the city via dense rainforest, gigantic tree ferns and new Zealand's famous Kauri trees.

Overnight: The Langham Auckland including breakfast. 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Day 4

Play Gulf Harbour Country Club. Opened in 1997 and designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Gulf Harbour Country Club is one of Auckland's finest courses. Situated on a peninsula with 360 degree views of the Hauraki Gulf, the course has a variety of spectacular holes, superb bunkering and several tees which make it playable for every level of golfer. It hosted the 1998 World Cup of Golf was once again in the public spotlight as it hosted the New Zealand Open in 2005 and 2006. Sightseeing Suggestion – Consider a harbour cruise and visit to a number of the "Queen City's" scenic spots.

Overnight: The Langham Auckland including breakfast. 

Gulf Harbour Country Club, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Day 5

Today drive from Auckland over the Bombay Hills and follow the longest river in New Zealand, the Waikato, to the inland city of Hamilton, which is located in the heart of New Zealand's dairy farming and thoroughbred horse breeding area. Consider visiting a stud farm for morning tea before continuing on to Lake Taupo and checking into your hotel.

Sightseeing Suggestion – Fish aboard a luxury launch on the beautiful Lake Taupo and enjoy your freshly caught trout barbecued to perfection on board by your skipper. An unforgettable experience and dinner.

Overnight: Manuels Millennium Hotel & Resort: Superior Plus Lakefront Room - including breakfast  

Manuels Millennium Hotel & Resort Taupo, New Zealand
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Day 6

Play Wairakei International. Rated by Golf Digest as one of the world’s top 100 courses, Wairakei International provides everything one could wish for in a golf course. The demanding par 5 14th hole is regarded as its signature hole and is aptly named ‘The Rogue.’ Wairakei International is regarded as New Zealand's best inland course.

Sightseeing Suggestion – There is plenty to see and do in this lakeside town. Consider visiting Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon and the Geothermal Power Station. More suggestions are available here.

Overnight: Manuels Millennium Hotel & Resort: Superior Plus Lakefront Room - including breakfast

Wairakei International Golf Course, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Day 7

This morning drive through the picturesque Kaimanawa Ranges to Hawkes Bay on the East Coast. One of the few Gannet Colonies in the world is located at Cape Kidnappers, just outside of Napier. Hastings is the center of the region's orchards and vineyards.

Sightseeing Suggestion – Hawke's Bay Wine Tour – enjoy the expertise of local winemakers, visiting several 'boutique' wineries. Travel the 'Western Plains Wine Route' and then east to the Havelock North wineries. Hawke's Bay produces some of New Zealand's best white and red wines, perhaps most notably its Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Consider dining in one of the wonderful wineries you’ll visit.

Overnight: The Crown Hotel: King Studio Room - including breakfast 

The Crown Hotel Napier, New Zealand
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Day 8

Play Cape Kidnappers. Designed by Tom Doak, this was the renowned architect’s first project outside of the USA. Cape Kidnappers is perched on fingers of land nearly 500 feet above Hawke Bay. This vertigo inducing course is creased by ravines and patrolled by gannets, and belongs more to heaven than earth. It is seaside golf at its finest – you'll hit heroic shots over the tops of tea trees, and play cautiously along the edges of deep ravines as you enjoy a view of the Bay on every hole. Enjoy your game and enjoy the setting because you may never play golf somewhere like this again.

Sightseeing Suggestion – Art Deco, Gannet Colony, Wine Enthusiasts Tour. More suggestions are available here.

Overnight: The Crown Hotel: King Studio Room - including breakfast

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Day 9

Fly from Napier to Queenstown.You fly into the midst of the majestic Southern Alps of the South Island. A view of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest Peak and the mighty Tasman Glacier, the largest outside of the Antarctic, may be possible during our flight to Queenstown. Suggestions for sightseeing in Queenstown are available here.

Overnight: Hotel St. Moritz including breakfast.

 Hotel St. Moritz Queenstown, New Zealand
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Day 10

Play  Jacks Point. Bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, Jack’s Point traverses through wetland to the lake’s edge, while encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. It is designed to work with nature, not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance!

Overnight: Hotel St. Moritz including breakfast.

Jack’s Point, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Day 11

Play Millbrook. Millbrook was designed by internationally renowned New Zealand professional golfer and former Champion of The Open – Sir Bob Charles. Set against a spectacular alpine backdrop and fashioned from the original terrain, Millbrook offers an exceptional golfing experience.

Sightseeing Suggestion – Fly from Queenstown through the majestic Southern Alps and land in the Fiordland National Park at Milford Sound. Enjoy a breathtaking luncheon aboard a launch cruise on the Sound. Be on the lookout for Mitre Peak, waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dolphins, seals and much more. Return by plane to Queenstown.

Overnight: Hotel St. Moritz including breakfast

Millbrook Resort, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Day 12
Fly from Queenstown to Christchurch.

Overnight: Peppers Clearwater Resort including breakfast.

Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Day 13

Play Clearwater. Designed in consultation with New Zealand's golfing legend Sir Bob Charles, Clearwater for many years played host to the New Zealand PGA Championship. Golfers are never far from a challenge at Clearwater as its layout has an abundance of natural waterways and spring-fed lakes. It is often regarded as one of the country’s must-play courses.

Sightseeing Suggestion – Christchurch is located on the east coast of the South Island and is known as “The Garden City.” Discover its natural beauty by visiting any of the private and public gardens, or consider a visit to the charming village of Akaroa, a former French settlement located on the Banks Peninsula. Alternatively, visit the International Antarctic Centre; enjoy a ride on the Christchurch Tram which weaves through the Central City; visit the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve; or, take a cable car ride to the summit on the Christchurch Gondola and enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of Christchurch. More sightseeing suggestions are available here.

Overnight: Peppers Clearwater Resort including breakfast.

Clearwater Golf Club, New Zealand
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Day 14

Depart New Zealand from the Christchurch & Auckland Airport. You will cross the International Date Line and arrive in the US on the same date as departing New Zealand.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

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HOTEL Information

THE LANGHAM AUCKLAND
Expansive views of the city’s leafy green parks and its bustling downtown district. Elegant British style and our legendary hotel hospitality established in 1865. 411 guest rooms and suites that envelop you in spacious sophistication.

Situated near upper Queen Street, our hotel is located within walking distance of the stunning waterfront, the lush Auckland Domain, and other key attractions. Enjoy the city’s natural beauty and get easy access to its unique sights from our conveniently located hotel. Spacious comfort. Refined sophistication. Rooms and suites that overlook vibrant Auckland City. Furnished with handcrafted wood furniture, rich textiles, and our signature amenities, every room is highlighted by large windows that flood the space with natural light. Culinary delights served in sophisticated settings. From Asian to Western, enjoy a mix of classic and contemporary cuisines at our hotel’s restaurants and lounges. Dining experiences with theatrical flair. With eight interactive kitchens, enjoy sampling a variety of cuisines at your own pace. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every dish is prepared using the freshest, locally-sourced produce, seafood, and meats. 

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The Langham Auckland, New Zealand
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MANUELS Millennium HOTEL & RESORT
Situated right on the foreshore of world famous Lake Taupo renowned for its scenery and fabulous fishing. The hotel has unsurpassed views of the lake and the majestic mountains of the central plateau. Just minutes away from the township of Taupo and the many local attractions and activities the region has to offer. The luxurious Manuels Millennium Hotel & Resort with it's lakeside ambience offers 51 rooms. The hotel facilities include a tennis court, heated swimming pool, sauna and the unique hot grotto plunge pool. The hotel boasts two award winning restaurants, Edgewater and Peppers Brasserie, both offering fantastic lake views and superb dining. Relax at the lakefront bar and watch the magic sunsets Taupo so often displays.

Manuels Millennium Hotel & Resort Taupo, New Zealand
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THE CROWN HOTEL
The Crown Hotel Napier overlooks the waterfront in the historical village of Ahuriri, Napier. The hotel offers boutique accommodation and conference facilities in a picturesque seaside setting. The hotel has 42 elegantly appointed guestroom and suites, ranging from studios to two and three bedroom luxury apartments. The heritage suites and conference facilities, located in the original 1932 Crown Hotel Building, have been lovingly restored to reflect the history and opulent style of the Art Deco era. Adjacent to the original building sits the modern and contemporary wing...replenish in the all-day sun and stunning ocean views. Together these architectural elements combine to create a timeless and elegant hotel offering the ultimate combination of classic opulence and history to modern luxury and design. The Crown Hotel have been voted as number 3 within the Top 25 hotels in New Zealand through the 2016 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards.

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 The Crown Hotel Napier, New Zealand
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HOTEL ST. MORITZ
Idyllically situated in Queenstown, New Zealand, overlooking Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables mountain range, Hotel St Moritz embodies the spirit of its location. Its architecture and interiors offer intriguing works of art, bespoke furniture and refreshing colours, which highlight the unique charm of the place and the serenity of its surroundings. Decorated with style and elegance, its spacious rooms provide the same sense of calm and serenity.  The blend of textures, colours and light combine to make this “alpine residence” a unique haven where sensorial delights await you.

Hotel St. Moritz Queenstown, New Zealand
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PEPPERS CLEARWATER RESORT
Just seven minutes from Christchurch airport, Peppers Clearwater Resort is for those who desire a classic New Zealand outdoor landscape with the convenience of a vibrant city nearby. This Christchurch accommodation epitomizes the Canterbury region, and is set within beautiful grounds overlooking the clear, shimmering Lake Kaikainui. Built to a contemporary boathouse design, your accommodation options include modern Suites, Rooms, and Villas. Peppers Clearwater Resort sits lakefront on Lake Kaikainui. Enjoy a sensational meal at the award winning Lakes Restaurant which utilizes the abundant fresh produce of the Canterbury region or pour over the extensive cocktail list at Sprig Bar. Drive through the South Island landscape to wineries and traditional cheese makers or explore Christchurch, an ever-evolving, transitional city that offers something new around every corner. Its English influences are evident, yet the city centre is a beacon of modern architecture and buzzes with creativity. Peppers Clearwater Resort gives you the best of both worlds.

Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch, New Zealand
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AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities. For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call 1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or email air@PerryGolf.com

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