Best of Queenstown Napier and the Bay of Islands

Queenstown, Napier & the Bay of Islands
Milford Sound, Cape Kidnappers & Kauri Cliffs

8 Nights | 4 Rounds | Travel October – March

Self-Drive for Party of 4

Itinerary in Brief
Travel October - March
Day 1   Depart USA
Day 2 Auckland Airport Arrive
Day 3 Queenstown Sightseeing
Day 4 Queenstown Sightseeing
Day 5 Queenstown Golf & Sightseeing
Day 6 Napier Golf & Sightseeing
Day 7 Napier Sightseeing
Day 8 Napier Golf & Sightseeing
Day 9 Bay of Islands Sightseeing
Day 10 Bay of Islands Golf & Sightseeing
Day 11 Auckland Airport Depart

Additional PerryGolf Vacations to
Australia & New Zealand


Custom golf tours are available for Australia and New Zealand including the example(s) below which you can price entirely online using our exclusive online trip calculator. Of course, we always welcome the opportunity to assist you personally at 800.344.5257 or

The Best Golf of Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania
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New Zealand Deluxe ~ Queenstown, Napier, Taupo & the Bay of Islands
8 Nights | 4 Rounds Travel October to March

2018 The Best Golf of Australia ~ Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania
9 Nights | 9 Rounds | January 31 – February 9
2018 The Best of New Zealand 2018 ~ Taupo, Napier and Queenstown
13 Nights | 7 Rounds | November 5-18

2018 New Zealand & Sydney Golf Cruise
13 Nights from Auckland to Sydney on Azamara Journey | 5-6 Rounds | February 22 - March 7

POST-CRUISE OPTION ~ Sydney with Golf at New South Wales & The Lakes
2019 New Zealand & Sydney Golf Cruise
16 Nights from Auckland to Sydney on Azamara Quest | 5-6 Rounds | Jan 22 - Feb 7

POST-CRUISE OPTION ~ Sydney with Golf at New South Wales & The Lakes

Detailed Itinerary

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.

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 connecting flight to Queenstown Airport.

Welcome to Queenstown.

Queenstown is treasured for its magnificent scenery, adventure opportunities and luxury lifestyle. Long summer days blonde the tussocks, throwing the hills open to mountain bikers and hikers. The brilliant reds and golds of autumn colour the trees, inspiring photographers and golfers alike. In winter, snow transforms the region into a remarkable alpine playground for skiers and snowboarders. Spring brings the spark of fresh green to the landscape – a time to celebrate life with a cruise on the lake or an invigorating bungee jump. In any season, you can count on stylish accommodation, designer shopping and marvellous cuisine experiences. Queenstown's compact downtown area is a cosmopolitan hub that's relaxed during the day and huge fun at night.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in Queenstown.

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz: Suite - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 4

Enjoy today at your own leisure.

Consider a private tour on Milford Sound. Fly from Queenstown through the majestic Southern Alps and land at Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park. The luncheon, launch cruise on the Sound is breathtaking. See Mitre Peak, waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dolphins, seals and much more. Return by plane to Queenstown.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in Queenstown.

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz: Suite - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 5

Play today Jacks Point (tbc). 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.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in Queenstown.

Overnight: Hotel St Moritz: Suite - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 6

Play today The Hills (tbc). Opened in 2007, it is set over 101 hectares (250 acres) of former deer farm on the outskirts of Arrowtown in Central Otago. The Mill race winds its way through the property and feeds the ten lakes and various ponds and waterways on the golf course. Trees, both native and exotic, are a feature of the course. The Hills Course is a private members clubs which will on occasion allow outside visitor play. Host venue to the New Zealand Open in 2009.  Two-time host venue of the NZ PGA Championship and host of the 2017 New Zealand Open.

Later today fly to Hawke's Bay Airport.

Welcome to Napier.

Home to more than 30 of the country's vineyards, this prosperous wine-producing region boasts an average of 2245 hours of sunshine annually. Cabernet sauvignon, gewurztraminer, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc are among the many varieties produced. The twin cities of Napier and Hastings are the main centres, with Napier famous for its art deco architecture. The city was virtually destroyed during the 1931 earthquake and rebuilt in the Art Deco and Spanish Mission styles. The 3km Marine Parade is a popular place to enjoy a stroll along the city's waterfront. The region enjoys a lively arts scene, with many art galleries and craft studios, while the annual festival, Harvest Hawke's Bay, celebrates the region's world-class wine and food.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in Napier.

Overnight: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers: Lodge Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 7

Enjoy today at your own leisure.

Consider a private wine enthusiasts tour and enjoy the expertise of local winemakers – visit several 'boutique' wineries. Travel the 'Western Plains Wine Route' and the East to the Havelock North wineries. Hawke's Bay produces some of New Zealand's best red and white wines and is probably most noted for its Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in Napier.

Overnight: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers: Lodge Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 8

Today play Cape Kidnappers (tbc). Renowned architect Tom Doak's first project outside of the U.S.A., Cape Kidnappers is perched on fingers of land nearly 500 feet above Hawke Bay, this vertigo inducing course, creased by ravines and patrolled by gannets, belongs more to heaven than earth. Ranked World #40 by Golf Magazine, 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, every hole has a view of the Bay. Enjoy your game and enjoy the setting. You will never play golf somewhere like this again.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in Napier.

Overnight: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers: Lodge Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 9

Today fly to Kerikeri Airport.

Welcome to the Bay of Islands.

The region has the finest maritime park in New Zealand with the 144 Islands and secluded bays. The Bay has an abundance of marine life, including the big marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species.The maritime and historic park is the original cradle of European civilization and has fine examples of Maori culture. The Bay with its pristine natural environment is the gathering place in the South Pacific for overseas sailing yachts on world cruises, international sport fishermen, golfers and marine enthusiasts.

Enjoy today at your own leisure. Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in the Bay of Islands.

Overnight: Kauri Cliffs Lodge: Deluxe Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 10

Today play Kauri Cliffs (tbc). Designed by David Harman this world class course also offers unparalleled spectacular ocean views. Situated high above the ocean, 15 of the holes look out on the Pacific Ocean. Immaculately presented, it is a fantastic experience to play and the memories will last forever. Rated number 5 worldwide by David Seanor of Golfweek and World #94 by Golf Magazine.

Click here for some of the many sightseeing options in the Bay of Islands.

Overnight: Kauri Cliffs Lodge: Deluxe Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Day 11

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

Golf Schedule

Thai Country Club: Bangkok, ThailandThai Country Club

Thai Country Club, a prestigious member’s course and generally considered to the best in Bangkok. Thai County played host to the 1997 Asian Honda Classic won by Tiger Woods and continues to host yearly professional events. Its immaculate presentation and conditioning, coupled with a very strong palm-lined layout, ensures Thai Country Club is regularly voted in Asia’s top 5.

Nikanti Golf Club: Bangkok, ThailandNikanti Golf Club

Nikanti Golf Club is one of Asia’s most impressive and innovative golf experiences. The 18 hole course, constructed on rolling terrain and beautifully maintained, is designed as three loops of six, each loop comprising two par-threes, two par-fours and two par-fives. The club boasts outstanding clubhouse facilities and offers an exceptionally high guest service level and in addition to including cart and caddie fee as is normal in this part of the world, also includes all food and beverage for the day. It should set the tone nicely as your first Asian golf experience!

Phokeethra Country Club: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIAPhokeethra Country Club

Phokeethra Country Club, host of the Cambodian Open and Johnnie Walker Classic, was the first international standard golf course in Siem Reap. A combination of Paspalum grasses are used on both fairways and greens, which gives the golf course its deep green color and insures a high standard of course conditions all year round. Tight fairways and undulating greens give the golf course a distinctive layout and feel.

Angkor Golf Resort: SIEM REAP, CambodiaAngkor Golf Resort

Angkor Golf Resort is considered the finest in Cambodia. Designer Sir Nick Faldo received a blessing from local monks and then opened the golf course in December 2007, his first in Cambodia. The Angkor Golf Resort brings Cambodia squarely onto the international golf destination map.

Montgomerie Links: Da Nang, VietnamMontgomerie Links

Montgomerie Links Vietnam, The Montgomerie Links site has an amazing beachscape, which makes the perfect palette for this links style course. Moving boldly over wispy Casuarina pines and sand dunes the Montgomerie Links Vietnam enjoys a wonderful links feel.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamBa Na Hills Golf Club

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is laid out in several valleys of the surrounding mountain ranges and has a diverse mix holes at higher elevation with spectacular views. The front nine holes form a traditional parkland course surrounded by pine forests. The back nine play along and up-and-down the surrounding hills with many blind shots and doglegs. Bunkering at Ba Na Hills is unique with long grass around the edges and face of each hazard.

Da Nang Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamDa Nang Golf Club

Da Nang Golf Club. Reminiscent of both Scottish links golf and Carolina sand hills golf, Australia's Great White Shark Greg Norman has created arguably Vietnam’s best course.

Van Tri Golf Club: Hanoi, VietnamVan Tri Golf Club

Play Van Tri Golf Club North Vietnam’s most exclusive private course. The course is visually stunning as various colors, textures, heights and elements of stone, water, sand, grass and trees to provide a great variety that defines each and every individual hole. Stately pine trees define most holes and small moguls dot the fairways and highlight the sharp-edged green side bunker complexes.


Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa: Bangkok, Thailand

Anantara Riverside Resort & SpaSet on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Situated on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens, this exotic Bangkok resort seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in pampering spa treatments set in the tranquil environment of your own private garden. Enjoy unforgettable meals at any of our 10 bars or restaurants, each offering individual delicacies. Discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique Nightmarket, Bangkok’ s latest landmark for shopping and nightlife.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa ResortJust 10 minutes away from the famed monuments at Angkor Wat, French colonial elegance sits amidst the meticulously manicured gardens of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Our Siem Reap luxury hotel proudly receives a banquet of awards each and every year. The five-star Angkor hotel’s 238 rooms and suites entreat with serene design reflecting French sophistication and yesteryear refinement. A lavish swimming pool beloved by guests is surrounded by lush and opulent landscaping. Outstanding golf is nearby at Booyoung Country Club and Sir Nick Faldo’s Angkor Golf Resort Golf while all are invited to visit the So Spa with LOccitane for revitalization in private sanctuaries.

Fusion Maia Resort: Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Maia Da Nang BeachA stretch of golden sand once known as China Beach on Vietnam’s central coast is home to the Fusion Maia Resort, a unique all-villa resort that dedicates itself to the art of relaxation. This health-conscious luxury property with 87 private-pool accommodation is the first hotel in Asia to include all spa treatments in the room rate. That means perks like deep massages, aromatherapy facials and mud wraps are all part of the rate. Its modern, minimalist Zen design features spacious layouts whose large bathrooms have separate bathtub and rain shower areas. All-day breakfast can be served on the beach or in the spa area. Five restaurants offer Pan-Asian dishes while Fresh serves seafood by the pool. Light refreshments are available at Tonic lounge.

Sofitel Metropole Hotel: Hanoi, Vietnam

Sofitel Metropole HanoiStep back into history at Hanoi’s most storied five-star hotel. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia, Sofitel Metropole Hanoï welcomes you to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located only steps from the Opera House in Hanoi’s French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions. The city’s most famed restaurants and bars call the Hotel Metropole home. Dine on legendary cuisine from the French menus of Le Beaulieu to the sumptuous Italian masterpieces of Angelina to the exotic flavors of Hanoi at Spices Garden.

Indochine Sails: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Indochine Sails StateroomBacked by over twenty years’ experience hosting international guests on the area’s tranquil waters, Indochina Sails sets the standard for luxury cruising in Halong Bay. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, they are now regarded as the number one choice for discerning travelers. Their fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. The staterooms are designed and fitted to international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding and luxuriant linens ensure you a restful sleep in style. Large ensuite marble bathrooms feature massage showers and deluxe towels and toiletries. It is simply the best way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ground Transportation

Your local travel throughout will be provided by a PerryGolf VIP Coach & Concierge Driver.

The VIP Coach is complete with eight individual leather seats including two tables, air conditioning, CD, DVD, PA, radio, two monitors, a large fridge, panoramic views plus generous storage space for luggage and golf equipment.

Your Concierge Driver will accompany you from the time he picks you up at the airport until you are returned. Beyond being professional coach drivers, our drivers will also take care of your golf equipment, they'll assist with check-ins to your hotels and golf courses, will make dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions. This way you can relax with complete confidence that the logistics of your vacation are in expert hands.

VIDEO of VIP Coach & Concierge Driver

Jack's Point - 11th - Photo by Gary Lisbon
Cape Kidnappers - New Zealand - Photo by Gary Lisbon
Hawkes Bay Wineries - New Zealand
Hawkes Bay Wineries - New Zealand
Hotel St. Moritz, Queenstown, New Zealand
Hotel St. Moritz, Queenstown, New Zealand
Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon
Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand by Gary Lisbon


Tour Pricing Per Guest

Queenstown, Napier & the Bay of Islands
Milford Sound, Cape Kidnappers & Kauri Cliffs

Current pricing for this tour is available at your convenience from our exclusive online trip calculator, QUICK QUOTES.  Click here for an immediate quotation.

Contact our Air Travel Services department at 800.344.5257 ext 230 or for comprehensive assistance with your air travel arrangements.

IMPORTANT : Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance

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.

Not Included

Airfare to/from New Zealand | Individual arrival/departure airport transfers | Drinks & any meals other than specified
Personal expenses

Conditions of Your Customized Quote

  • It will be priced in United States Dollars (US$).
  • It is good for a period of 15 days from the date as quoted on the schedule. Rates do increase, and we recommend that you save a copy of this quotation for your own records.
  • It neither implies nor provides any assurance of availability for the above inclusions
  • To guarantee these rates we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the agreed land cost per person, subject to a minimum $1,500 deposit, their name and golfer's handicap and home club at the time the reservations are requested.
  • To make a reservation please contact a Golf Travel Expert on 1-800-344-5257 or you may download a reservation form here.

Air 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

Travel Insurance

PerryGolf strongly recommends that you have luggage, accident and trip cancellation insurance. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate coverage. Check with your insurance company or travel agent. You may learn more about the Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance available from PerryGolf by visiting

This Travel Insurance is only available to Citizens or Permanent Residents of the USA (excluding residents of the State of Washington, New York & Texas) or Canada.

Citizens of the State of Washington, may purchase an equivalent coverage directly from Allianz Global Assistance by visiting as can Citizens of the State of New York and Texas at

Important Information

Changes: After deposits have been received and confirmation has been issued, any changes requested by the client are subject to an administrative fee of $50.00 per change per person in addition to any charges which may be made by suppliers for cancellations. In most cases, changes cannot be made less than 60 days before travel.

Handicap Certificate: Most courses require visitors to be a member of a recognized golf club and to hold official handicaps, with some courses imposing a maximum handicap restriction. PerryGolf endorses this viewpoint and recommends that players travel with a valid handicap certificate from their golf club which they may be required to produce. 

Golf Cart & Caddie Options: No caddies are available for hire in Spain & Portugal. Golf Carts are available at all venues and we recommend carts are booked in advance through your PerryGolf Golf Travel Specialist to guarantee availability. All carts fees are payable locally at each course by card or cash in local currency. If you prefer to walk, either with a pull cart or carrying your own bag then this option exists at most courses but we strongly recommend golf carts for certain courses, where the terrain is unsuitable, and/or walks between tee and green are too extreme. We are happy to assist in our recommendations for carts versus walking.

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