North Island trips

North Island Golf Highlights

8 Days
1305km
811mi

Route

Auckland Central to Wellington Central

Highlights

  • Clifftop courses
  • Diversity
  • Delicious food & wine

Best time of year

All year

Tour the North Island and visit a multitude of stunning golf courses. Begin with Kauri Cliffs in the North – the views are spellbinding. Travel through the central north island and play the deftly designed courses of Wairakei and Kinloch Club. Visit the Hawkes Bay region, a gem of the north island with its world famous wines, mild temperatures and equally enjoyable Cape Kidnappers.


Finish in style in Wellington, the coolest little capital with hundreds of cultural activities to be discovered. It’s also home to the Royal Wellington Golf Club, recently redesigned and rich in history, and Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, host of 12 New Zealand Opens. If you decide to travel further south, add on the South Island Golf Highlights itinerary. Make sure you are familar with driving in New Zealand before you set out on your scenic golfing adventure.

Info

Kauri Cliffs

Photo by Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Day 1

Auckland to Matauri Bay

3 hrs

44 mins

283 km

176 mi

Auckland

Heading north, travel from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. The popular destination of Paihia in the Bay of Islands is a base for tourism in the area.

Continue to Matauri Bay where you will find Kauri Cliffs golf course and luxury lodge. Spend the night at Kauri Cliffs or nearby so you can play the course tomorrow. Paihia and Kerikeri are quite close by, both offering a wide choice of accommodation, delicious dining and plenty to do.

Situated near Victoria Park in the city centre, La Zeppa has fabulous views of the Sky Tower and the

Start in Auckland Central

This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed coastal living vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surrounds it.

Diving the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, Matauri Bay

End in Matauri Bay

Matauri Bay is a picturesque beach settlement north of the Bay of Islands. It's popular with surfers, divers and golfers alike.

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