The 13 Day North Island Fairway provides exquisite courses for the golf connoisseur.
From the truly spectacular Kauri Cliffs course, New Zealands original Wairakei Golf Resort, Lakes Resort Pauanui, to the relatively new Cape Kidnappers course with its challenging tees, to name a few, you are guaranteed lots of action.
Coupled with all the cruises, dinners, spas, vintage car rides and activities booked, you are set to stay and play with the best New Zealand has to offer our golfing contemporaries.
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Plan and Book Ahead
Preplanning and pre-booking your New Zealand vacation before you depart is essential. Limited accommodation in certain areas during the high season could mean that a town’s accommodation can be booked out well in advance. Without pre-booking, you may find that the you pay a higher rate upon check-in or waste a lot of time travelling between accommodation providers trying to find a suitable option.
We know the best places and with our discounted rates you are guaranteed of receiving well chosen accommodation options at the best possible price. Pre-planning will ensure you make the most of your valuable holiday time. Acrossnz is well-versed with all areas of New Zealand and is totally experienced at arranging well planned self drive itineraries. Feel free to ask the advice of Acrossnz when planning your self drive adventure to make sure you maximize your holiday experience.
Book early: New Zealand has very limited availability in the summer months and often books out well in advance. It is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Create Your Own Self Drive Holiday
Along with choosing one of our prearranged itineraries you can construct your own ‘a la carte’ holiday by booking the rental vehicle from this link and selecting your accommodation from our accommodation link. If you choose to book your accommodation through our link we will happily assist with knowledge on your accommodation choices or amendment your itinerary to ensure your holiday is just what you want.
Camper Vans & Motor Homes
Perhaps you prefer to follow one of the itineraries we have created in a Motor Home? Just book the Motor Home with us and we will be happy to provide you for the full itinerary as well as assisting you with camping ground bookings. Click here to choose some of the cheapest options in NZ.
Arrive Auckland - Auckland - Auckland to Bay of Islands - Kauri Cliffs Golf Day - Bay of Islands to Coromandel Peninsula - Lakes resort Coromandel - Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua / Wairakei - Wairakei Resort Taupo - Rotorua / Wairakei to Napier - Cape Kidnappers - Napier to Wellington - Wellington & Paraparumu - Depart Wellington
Arrive Auckland and collect your rental car. Head towards New Zealand’s largest city surrounded by two natural harbours. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this great city and waterfront.
A great day out at Formosa Golf Course only a 45 minute drive from downtown Auckland. From its cliff top fairways the course has views across the harbour to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island and the distant Coromandel Peninsula and is currently listed as one of The Finest Golf Clubs in the World. Tonight take a ride to the top of the Sky Tower offering 360 degree views across the city and harbour and enjoy a great dinner at the Observatory Restaurant.
Travel north across the Auckland harbour bridge through the sprawling northern suburbs of Auckland travelling onto the Bay of Islands. This historic area is of significance to the foundation of modern day New Zealand. This afternoon join Fullers for an afternoon scenic cruise, exploring the bay and taking in the famous Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock.
One of the highlights of your holiday will be playing this spectacular sea side course considered by many to be the absolute best available in New Zealand and only 40 minutes north of Paihia. To make the best possible golf outing, spend some time at the first-class driving range and putting green before you head out. Once you are playing however don’t be surprised if you forget to keep score as just being there is an exceptional experience in itself. Tonight spend a fun and relaxing evening cruising the calm Waitangi River up to spectacular Haruru Falls, enjoying a great BBQ style meal onboard with full bar available.
An early start this morning travelling south toward Auckland. Stop at Gulf Harbour Country Club and Golf Resort on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula for a round of 18 with the cliff edge ocean views on the back nine, well worth the experience. Continue on through Auckland City and over the Bombay Hills, heading for Whangamata in the Coromandel Peninsula.
This morning tee off at the newly opened Lakes Resort Pauanui. Wetlands, native bush (including the exotic cabbage trees rarely seen on a New Zealand golf course) and nicely positioned white-sand bunkers combine to create a layout that is truly unique in New Zealand. This afternoon take a drive up the coast to Hot Water Beach where you can dig a hole in the sand for thermal heated water to rise to the surface whilst the cool ocean waves crash up the shoreline.
Tonight be taken to an exclusive private nature reserve owned by Kiwi Dundee and learn about this beautiful region of New Zealand. Following your BBQ dinner you will be taken into the native forest for a walk amongst the glow worms before being returned to your accommodation.
Take your time this morning travelling over to Tauranga and the Mount and onward to Rotorua. Rotorua is the spiritual home to the Maori and the centre of New Zealand’s most active geothermal areas; geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming pathways and gardens make this a truly unique destination.
This afternoon we have included an Easyriders Escapade Adventure Pass which gives you a choice of adventure activity at the Agrodome Adventure Park (Zorb, Swoop Bungy or Agrojet), entry to Paradise Valley Springs and Lion Park, Skyline Gondola ride with 5 fun Luge rides and to finish off entry to the rejuvenating thermal waters at the Polynesian Spa.
Just a short drive to Wairakei Golf Resort at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s original golf resort built in 1970. Recent upgrades to the course have maintained its consistent status of one of New Zealand’s finest places to play. This afternoon take in the many activities and sights of the largest lake in New Zealand.
Travel across the central plateau to the Hawkes Bay region and Napier, claimed to be the world’s Art Deco Capital. Take a drive along Marine Parade and the foreshore area looking out over the South Pacific Ocean. This afternoon enjoy a one hour guided tour by vintage Buick including the major Art Deco highlights including a visit to Hawke’s Bay Club, National Tobacco Company Building and an Art Deco home.
A spectacular round today on a new course which is quickly being recognised as one of the best (if not the best in NZ and the World). Like Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers plays above the ocean, atop dramatic cliffs. This is one of the most challenging courses in New Zealand, regardless of which tee you play from! The remainder of the day is at leisure, why not sample the renowned Chardonnay or Bourdeaux-style red.
As you travel south today orchards and vineyards give way to lush farmlands as you pass through Hastings, Dannevirke and Woodville for an early afternoon arrival into the capital city of Wellington. Take a ride on the famous cable car and visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Wellington is well known for its cafe culture and reputed to have the best coffee in New Zealand along with many boutique food stores.
This morning take a scenic drive along the Kapiti Coast, a very pleasant fifty-minute drive north of the capital city. 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. Enjoy the return journey into Wellington, stopping to enjoy the views. Overnight accommodation is (Superior) West Plaza Hotel or (Deluxe) Duxton Hotel.
Today is at leisure before returning your rental vehicle and continuing on your onward journey.
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