New Zealand Escorted Golf Vacation 2018

ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of New Zealand 2018 ~
Taupo, Napier and Queenstown

13 Nights | 7 Rounds | 5-18 November

We begin in the beautiful, lake-front city of Taupo to enjoy three nights and two rounds of golf. Spending our first day here at leisure, we can enjoy the magnificent natural sights lining the edge of Australasia’s largest lake. We will play challenging but memorable courses in this leg of the tour starting at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, where over 100 bunkers and water hazards provide both a visual beauty and challenge, then onto The Kinloch Club, designed by world renowned golfer and course designer, Jack Nicklaus.

Next, we drive just under two hours south-east to Napier, a coastal city on New Zealand's North Island, set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. Rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake, the city is known for art deco landmarks like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building. Our time in the coastal city consists of learning about the rich art deco history, and indulging in the best of Napier’s food and wine on a winery tour. The ‘peak’ of our time in Napier is golf at the breathtaking Cape Kidnappers, a Tom Doak designed golf course which is amongst the most spectacular courses in the world. The clever use of the layout is best seen from the air, where Doak has used the natural landscape to craft some magnificent, memorable and challenging golf holes. Spending our evenings in the luxury boutique hotel of Mangapapa, our time in Napier is short and sweet, enjoying three nights and one incredible round of golf.

From Napier, we transfer to the country’s capital city, Wellington. Our time here includes two rounds of golf at world-renowned courses. We begin with a round at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, the magnificent course which hosted the New Zealand Open Championship on twelve occasions, as well as newly designed Royal Wellington Golf Club; a championship course in a stunning parkland setting, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand.

Our final leg of the tour consists of four nights in Queenstown, playing two rounds of golf at two of the best courses the South Island has to offer. Awe-inspiring mountains and picturesque fresh water lakes has made Queenstown a golf lovers’ paradise. Our golf here includes Jack’s Point Golf Club, a course bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu and Millbrook Resort’s spectacular par 72 championship golf course, designed by New Zealand's renowned master golfer, Sir Bob Charles. Staying at Hotel St Moritz, we won’t have to wander far to be immersed by the beauty ‘natural playground’ of Queenstown.

If you enjoy combining your love of the game with a passion for travel, you’ll find a lot to like about this escorted experience for a very limited size group of 20-24 golfers. Arrangements are in place for every aspect of this fully managed program including various meals, guided sightseeing, carts/caddies and local transportation. It is an excellent opportunity for couples and individuals to join a group of like-minded future friends!

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ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of New Zealand 2018 ~
Taupo, Napier and Queenstown

13 Nights | 7 Rounds | 5-18 November

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Māori Sculpture
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Jack's Point No 3 by Gary Lisbon
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5 NOVEMBER, MONDAY: TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND

Arrive at Taupo airport where you will be met by PerryGolf staff who will assist you to your private transfer awaiting to take you to the Hilton Lake Taupo. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy Taupo.

The Welcome Dinner will be reserved in a nearby local restaurant.

Overnight: Hilton Lake Taupo – Lakeview Room

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6 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY: TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: Play Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary which sprawls over its expansive property using the natural contours to the fullest. Over 100 bunkers are carefully positioned to catch errant shots and cleverly placed water hazards provide both a visual beauty and challenge. Officially opened in 1970, the course lies on 450 acres of natural rolling countryside and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world class championship competition.

SIGHTSEEING (for non-golfers): Today is a chance to 'get to know' Taupo on this great half a day Taupo snapshot private tour. Enjoy a variety of contrasting scenery from wild river rapids to lush national park and steamy geothermal areas, as you visit local favorite attractions such as Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon, Aratiatia Rapids and much more. Golfers to join partners after golf to visit Huka Falls and perhaps take up an optional thrill ride on a Huka Jet to see the Huka Falls up nice and close!

Overnight: Hilton Lake Taupo – Lakeview Room

Wairakei International Golf Course, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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7 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY: TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: The Kinloch Club has been designed by world renowned golfer and course designer, Jack Nicklaus and has been lauded for its quality design and testing challenge. Ideally situated in the central portion of the North Island, with spectacular views of Lake Taupo. At Kinloch, the land's characteristics feature fast-moving contours and knobs, and Nicklaus recreated that same look in the golf course. Many have described this links like layout as a course reminiscent of the coastal gems in Scotland.

SIGHTSEEING: Morning at leisure for non-golfers. Perhaps a short stroll around part of the lake or relax in a thermal pool at nearby Wairakei Terraces. In the afternoon the whole group will relax on a scenic cruise on the picturesque Lake Taupo taking in the famous Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings and full commentary on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo. Afternoon tea will be provided and an optional chance to try some fishing and catch a trout!

Overnight: Hilton Lake Taupo – Lakeview Room

The Kinloch Club by Gary Lisbon
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8 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY: NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND

This morning you will transfer from Taupo to Napier (2 hours). The major entertainment on the road from Taupo to Napier is the fantastic scenery. There's a bit of everything—rugged hills, beautiful valleys, gentle plains and huge vistas.

SIGHTSEEING: Today you will tour this beautiful city and see many Art Deco highlights. Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco, the style of the 20th Century - in such a concentrated area.

Overnight: Mangapapa – Deluxe Room

Napier is famous for its Art Deco
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9 NOVEMBER, FRIDAY: NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: Cape Kidnappers is a Tom Doak designed golf course which is amongst the world's most spectacular courses. The clever use of the layout is best seen from the air where Doak has used the natural landscape to craft some magnificent, memorable, and challenging golf holes. However, the Cape Kidnappers experience starts from the moment you drive in the entrance gate. What follows is a 10-kilometer drive (yes that is correct) leading you up to the shearing shed designed clubhouse. The long drive helps to build the anticipation of the day ahead as one passes through a pine plantation, a working cattle farm where sheep abound, across streams and along roads cut out from sheer faced cliffs.

SIGHTSEEING (for non-golfers): Cape Kidnappers is home to the world's largest Gannet Colony. Today is a chance to go on a great half a day safari tour travelling along the majestically rugged coastline from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers. You will get within a few feet of these remarkable birds and witness them in their natural habit, as well as watching them dive for their dinner from 100-meter vertical cliffs.

Overnight: Mangapapa – Deluxe Room

 Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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10 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY: NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND

SIGHTSEEING: Today we journey through gorgeous countryside and into New Zealand’s premier wine region – Hawke’s Bay. We'll visit internationally recognised wineries such as Mission Estate, Trinity Hill, Ashridge, Black Barn, Craggy Range, Elephant Hill, Te Mata Estate for wine tastings and stop for a sumptuous lunch along the way. The final destination will be at Te Mata Peak where you will get a 360° bird's eye view of the entire region – from the Plains to the Pacific Ocean

Overnight: Mangapapa – Deluxe Room

Mission Estate Winery in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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11 NOVEMBER, SUNDAY: WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

SIGHTSEEING: This morning, you will transfer from Napier to Wellington by coach, taking in some wonderful NZ scenery. The journey through the center of the North Island takes about 5 hours and shall be punctuated with a stop for lunch. On arrival in Wellington you will have a short orientation tour of the city.

Overnight: Intercontinental Wellington – Deluxe Room

New Zealand Countryside, North Island
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12 NOVEMBER, MONDAY: WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, situated on the Kapiti Coast, a very pleasant fifty-minute drive north of the capital city, Wellington, Paraparaumu Beach enjoys a long held reputation as the premier links course in New Zealand. Paraparaumu Beach has hosted the New Zealand Open championship on twelve occasions as well as numerous prestigious professional and amateur tournaments.

The course was designed in 1949 by former Australian Open champion Alex Russell, the highly acclaimed course architect in partnership with Dr Alistair McKenzie, the world-renowned course architect. The course has been widely acclaimed over the years.

SIGHTSEEING (for non-golfers): Wellington, the capital city of NZ, has a lot to offer and your full day personalized tour will take in all the highlights. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city from the Wellington Cable Car, look out over Wellington from the summit of Mount Victoria, visit the Beehive, visit the country’s national museum Te Papa plus have some free time to explore on your own as well.

Overnight: Intercontinental Wellington – Deluxe Room

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club 8
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY: WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: Royal Wellington Golf Club, A newly redesigned (2013), Turner MacPherson championship course in a stunning parkland setting, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand. The Heretaunga course is, arguably, New Zealand's finest private members parkland course and certainly one of its most beautiful. Sited on an ancient river bed it weaves its way over crumpled ground through cultivated parkland hosting thousands of mature native and exotic trees.

SIGHTSEEING (for non-golfers): Whether you are a movie buff or not you will enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour of many ‘The Lord of the Rings’ locations around Wellington. Tour the countryside, see re-created scenes of Middle-earth including the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, take a forest walk through Tolkien’s Rivendell, visit Weta Studios for a movie production tour of digital special effects. Lunch would be included.

Overnight: Intercontinental Wellington – Deluxe Room

Royal Wellington Golf Club by David Bradley
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Weta Studio
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14 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY: QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

Transfer from your hotel to Wellington airport where you will fly to Queenstown for the final portion of your tour.

SIGHTSEEING: Upon arrival in Queenstown, you will get a short tour of this beautiful town from the air in a helicopter! A great way to start the final leg of the trip by getting a panoramic view of The Remarkables and nearby mountain ranges, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown. After landing you will then check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of day at leisure with time to enjoy exploring Queenstown.

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – Lake View Suite

Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY: QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: Millbrook Resort's spectacular par 72 championship golf course, designed by New Zealand's renowned master golfer, Sir Bob Charles, is enjoyed by enthusiasts from around the world. Challenging for both higher and lower handicap golfers, the Millbrook Resort course is one of the most impressive international golf arenas in the world. Featuring impeccably groomed fairways and greens, demanding hazards, and meandering water courses, surrounded by the alpine backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range, golf at Millbrook Resort is an exhilarating experience.

SIGHTSEEING (for non-golfers): So much to do and see in Queenstown for both the adventurous and not so adventurous! Morning at leisure to stroll around town and visit the nearby Queenstown Gardens. Late morning non-golfers will board the vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience – a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch and a farm demo in a stunning lakeside setting

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – Lake View Suite

Millbrook Golf Resort
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Dart River Jet in Queenstown, New Zealand
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16 NOVEMBER, FRIDAY: QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

SIGHTSEEING: Today you will enjoy a Fly/Cruise/Fly Milford Sound experience. There's a reason Milford Sound is called the 8th wonder of the world…and today you will discover why on this return scenic flight between Queenstown and Milford Sound and a scenic bout cruise along the fiord towards the Tasman Sea. Your 35-minute flight will take in many panoramic views of spectacular alpine scenery including glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest before landing at Milford Sound. A short transfer will then see you board a leisurely cruise on the fiord to the Tasman Sea. View the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks; and keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season.

Optional Sightseeing: You will return mid afternoon and for those that want to lift another gear, then there is always the famous Shotover Jet or Dart River Jet to get up some nice speed along the rocky cliff faces with our friends at KJet. Otherwise a chance to take the Gondola to the top of the mountain and take in the stunning views over Queenstown and dine in the Stratosfare Restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – Lake View Suite

Milford Sound
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17 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY: QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

GOLF: Jack's Point: The course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge 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. Jack's Point is sited on the elbow of Lake Wakatipu and at the foot of the Remarkables mountain range. It’s the largest parcel of land to be comprehensively developed by one entity in the history of New Zealand.

SIGHTSEEING (for non golfers): Visit the quirky nearby village of Arrowtown before taking in a couple of boutique vineyards in the Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell region. Considered one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions, Central Otago boasts high-quality varietals including chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot noir and riesling. A gourmet lunch platter will be included. You will be back at the hotel by mid afternoon.

In the evening, our Farewell Dinner will be served in a nearby restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – Lake View Suite

Jack's Point, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
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Gibbston Valley, New Zealand
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18 NOVEMBER, SUNDAY: QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

Check-out and private transfer to the Queenstown airport for your return home.

TOUR COST PER PERSON
Golfer: $12,390
Non Golfer: $11,890
Single Supplement $3,750

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Thirteen (13) nights' accommodations in specified category (as listed in itinerary) rooms in 4 and 5 star hotels based on twin occupancy
  • Full Breakfast daily
  • Two (2) included dinners. Three (3) included lunches. Beer, wine & soft drinks with included dinners/lunches
  • Snack lunches at golf courses or on sightseeing tours where timings permit
  • Green fees for seven (7) rounds of golf including shared electric golf cart
  • All privately guided sightseeing tours and admission charges as described
  • Wine Tour
  • All airport transfers and ground transportation
  • One (1) domestic New Zealand flight as listed in coach class
  • Services of PerryGolf Tour Host/Manager throughout
  • All local taxes service charges and gratuities on included items

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from New Zealand, airport taxes, visa fees
  • Drinks and meals other than specified
  • Personal expenses

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HOTEL Information

Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo hotel is located on the Napier-Taupo Highway, just minutes from the town center and 15 minutes from Taupo airport and features sweeping views over the largest lake in New Zealand and Tongariro National Park. The original Terraces Hotel, built in 1889, forms the Heritage Wing with rooms that feature private balconies offering views of Lake Taupo or the picturesque Thermal Springs. The new Mountain Wing features 113 Guest Rooms, 23 suites, all rooms benefit from wireless internet access and complimentary use of the fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.

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Mangapapa Hotel
Perched gracefully on the pillared gateway to Mangapapa Lodge, sit two Lions guarding with pride this grand historic homestead. Built in 1885 for William Nelson, it was purchased in 1946 by Sir James Wattie who raised both the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup winner 'Even Stevens' at the property. Now totally refurbished, this grand country home, provides a rejuvenating retreat away from it all. The twelve ensuite guestrooms are the last word in understated luxury, their underfloor heating and air conditioning soothe weather extremes and each is individually decorated and furnished with snowy white damask bed linen and soft colors. The dining experience at Mangapapa is in a league of its own, the menu changes daily to incorporate seasonal influences, the Executive Chef striving to compose full clear flavors based on the finest ingredients. At your candlelit table and presented with a personalized menu, you will have the complete dining experience. The whole Mangapapa experience can be as full or relaxing as you wish, from soaking up the sunny Hawke's Bay sunrays around the heated swimming pool or enjoying tailor made rejuvenation packages. Professional beauty therapists are available for consultations in our spa and sauna complex. A personal wine guide is even on hand to design for you an individual tour exploring a selected few of the 40 plus wineries that the 'wine country' has to offer.

Mangapapa Hotel
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Intercontinental Hotel – Wellington
Whether you are visiting Wellington for business or pleasure, you'll find InterContinental Wellington is the perfect base to get the most from your stay. Conveniently located opposite Wellington Harbor and at the center of Wellington's political, commercial and corporate precincts, the hotel has excellent city shopping right on the doorstep and is just minutes from all the leading attractions. InterContinental Wellington offers all the comforts, service and luxury you would expect from a 5-star hotel, with 231 deluxe guest rooms including a range of superbly appointed suites and two exclusive Club InterContinental floors. Guests will savor the quality service of out two restaurants and bars, including our award winning Chameleon Restaurant, and can also enjoy in-room dining with 24 hour Room Service.

Intercontinental Hotel – Wellington
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Hotel St Moritz Queenstown
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 colors, 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, colors 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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