Kia Ora and welcome to your New Zealand Experience.

We have put together a comprehensive itinerary with a diverse range of destinations and activities along with a stunning selection of lodge and boutique hotel offerings.

Your expert guides Samuel St. George and David Maxwell make sure you are in good hands while experiencing this incredible country. New Zealand is not only home to world-class golf courses, but is also the perfect playground for some once in a lifetime activities. These include wine and cuisine excursions, art, cultural experiences, and of course geothermal and outdoor experiences. This promises to be one special journey.

We look forward to hosting you throughout this fantastic experience, and welcome to New Zealand.

Nga mihi nui, with best wishes,

The Eighth Wonder Travel Team.


OVERVIEW

Guests: Robert Colman and Kitty Hillman
Dates: 02/07/2018 - 02/24/2018
Nights: 17
Days: 18

MAP OVERVIEW


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HAWKES BAY

An hour’s flight southeast of Auckland is Hawke’s Bay, a region of diverse and magnificent landscapes, from mountains and hill country down to inland and coastal plains. Blessed with fertile, alluvial soils and a warm temperate climate, Hawke’s Bay is home to hundreds of farms, orchards and vineyards, making it New Zealand’s agricultural powerhouse. For the tens of thousands of visitors that flock to the region each year, it’s the food and wine that are the biggest draw cards, and with good reason, as the Hawkes Bay produces some of the best of both the country has to offer. On the coast, sits the town of Napier, one of New Zealand’s busiest commercial ports and host to a growing number of cruise ships. It’s also the country’s Art Deco capital, having been almost completely rebuilt in the Style Moderne after a devastating earthquake in 1931.

Dates: 02/07/2018 - 02/10/2018
Nights: 3
Days: 4
Accommodation: The Masonic Hotel
Room Type: Royal Suite

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DAY ONE - Wednesday 7th February, 2018

8:55am Arrive into Auckland International Airport and transfer to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Napier.

12:50pm Depart on your flight from Auckland to Napier Airport, courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ5009. 

1:50pm Arrive into Napier Airport and pick up your rental vehicle and depart for the Masonic Hotel. 2 Tennyson St, Napier South, Napier.  

2:30pm Arrive at your accommodation, where the team from Masonic Hotel will show you to your room. 

6:45pm Dinner has been booked at Bistronomy. 40 Hastings St, Napier. 

DAY TWO - Thursday 8th February, 2018

7:30am Depart to Cape Kidnappers Golf Course.

8:10am Arrive at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. Breakfast can be served in the clubhouse before your round. 

8:45am Tee off at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. 1x cart and caddie have been booked for your round. 

12:45pm Lunch is available outside the clubhouse on the lawn. 

2:30pm Depart back to the Masonic Hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. We recommend a drive up to Te Mata Peak to take in the incredible views over Hawkes Bay. 

6:30pm Dinner has been booked at Elephant Hill Restaurant. 86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga. The Hotel can book a taxi for you to the restaurant and back if need be. Approximate drive time is: 20 minutes. 

DAY THREE - Friday 9th February, 2018

7:30am Depart to Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. 1x cart and caddie have been booked for your round. 

8:10am Arrive at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. Breakfast can be served in the clubhouse before your round. 

9:00am Tee off at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. 1x cart and caddie have been booked for your round. 

1:00pm Lunch is available outside the clubhouse on the lawn. 

2:30pm Depart back to the Masonic Hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. We recommend a drive up to Te Mata Peak to take in the incredible views over Hawkes Bay. 

7:30pm Dinner has been booked at Malo. 4 Te Aute Road, Havelock North. The Hotel can book a taxi for you to the restaurant and back if need be. Approximate driving time is: 22 minutes. 

DAY FOUR - Saturday 10th February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast is available at Mister D, which is within walking distance from the Hotel. 

8:30am Depart in your rental vehicle to Napier Airport for your flight to Queenstown. 

10:00am Depart on your flight to Queenstown, via Wellington courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ8885. 

10:55am Arrive into Wellington Airport. 

12:15pm Depart on your flight to Queenstown, courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ0605. 

1:35pm Arrive into Queenstown Airport and pick up your rental vehicle. Drive to your accommodation at The Spire Hotel. Arrive at your accommodation where the team from The Spire will show you to your room. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. 

 7:30pm Dinner has been booked at the Grille Restaurant. 9 Marine Parade, Queenstown.


QUEENSTOWN

About two-thirds of the way down the South Island, in the middle of the Sourthen Alps, sits Lake Wakatipu, and on its shores, Queenstown. If ever a town deserves its reputation as the world’s adrenalin capital, surely this place does. You can bungee jump off bridges, or even out of a helicopter, take a jet boat ride through white-water canyons, heli-skiing in virgin powder snow, go extreme mountain biking, zip-line through valleys, and paraglide off mountains – you name it, you can do it in Queenstown. There is, however, a more gentile side to Queenstown – one that includes luxurious, world-class lodges, superb wineries, great restaurants and scenery to die for… and five international-standard golf courses. This picturesque lakeside town has it in spades, whatever the season, whatever the activity. It absolutely must be part of any itinerary when visiting New Zealand.

Dates: 02/10/2018 - 02/13/2018
Nights: 3
Days: 4
Accommodation: The Spire Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Suite

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DAY FIVE - Sunday 11th February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast is available at the hotel. Enjoy the morning at your own leisure. 

12:00pm Lunch is booked at Amisfield Winery. 10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Frankton. 

1:30/1:45pm Depart to Over the Top Heli Base near Queenstown Airport for your experience to Milford Sound and Fiordland. The Blue Hanger, 10 Tex Smith Ln, Frankton. 

2:30pm Lift off for your experience to Milford Sound. 

4:30/5:00pm Return back to base and depart to your accommodation. 

7:30pm Dinner has been booked at the Botswana Butchery. Archers Cottage 17 Marine Parade, Queenstown.

DAY SIX - Monday 12th February, 2018

7:00/30am Breakfast is available at the hotel.

8:30am Meet outside the lobby and depart with your guide/driver, for your half day hike. The guys can be totally flexible on what time you want to be back. Lunch will be provided on throughout the day. 

4:00pm Depart back to your accommodation. 

8:00pm Dinner has been booked at Madam Woo. 5 The Mall, Lower Ballarat Street

DAY SEVEN - Tuesday 13th February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast is available at the hotel. Enjoy the morning at your own leisure. 

12:30pm Depart to Queenstown Airport in your rental vehicle.

2:10pm Depart on your flight to Nelson, via Wellington courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ0606. 

3:30pm Arrive into Wellington Airport.

5:05pm Depart to Nelson Airport, courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ8319.

5:45pm Pick up your rental vehicle and depart to the The Sails Hotel. Arrive at your accommodation. 

6:30pm Dinner recommendations and reservations can be provided upon request. 


NELSON

Nelson is a city located right at the top the South Island of New Zealand, facing Tasman Bay, and famous for its sunshine hours. It's the oldest city in the South Island, and is known for local craft stores and art galleries. It's also a popular base for nearby caving sites, vineyards and the Abel Tasman National Park. Established by English settlers in 1841, the city's history is showcased at Founders Heritage Park, a living museum with a vintage railway.

Dates: 02/14/2018 - 02/17/2018
Nights: 3
Days: 4

Accommodations
Sails Nelson - 02/13/2018 - 02/14/2018
Room type - Executive Suite
River Haven Lodge - 02/14/2018 - 02/17/2018
Room type - One bedroom apartment

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DAY EIGHT - Wednesday 14th February, 2018

8:00am Enjoy the morning at your own leisure.

9:30am Depart Nelson in your rental vehicle to River Haven Lodge.

11:00am Arrive at River Haven Lodge. Upon arrival you will be shown to your room and issued licences and gear if needed. 

12:00pm Depart with your guide, Doug Corbett for a half day of trout fishing. 

6:30pm Dinner will be served at the lodge. 

DAY NINE - Thursday 15th February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast served at the lodge. 

8:30am Depart with your guide, Doug Corbett for a full day of trout fishing.

12:30pm Lunch will be available during your experience. 

6:30pm Dinner will be served at the lodge. 

DAY TEN - Friday 16th February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast served at the lodge. 

8:30am Depart with your guide, Doug Corbett for a full day of trout fishing.

12:30pm Lunch will be available during your experience. 

6:30pm Dinner will be served at the lodge. 

DAY ELEVEN - Saturday 17th February, 2018

7:00am Breakfast will be served at the lodge. Checkout of your accommodation. 

7:30am Depart in your rental vehicle for Nelson Airport.

9:15am Arrive at Nelson Airport.

10:20am Depart on your flight from Nelson to Taupo via Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ5068. 

11:45am Arrive at Auckland Airport. 

12:10pm Depart on your flight to Taupo, courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight to NZ8093.

1:00pm Arrive into Taupo Airport, and be greeted by your driver from Poronui Lodge. Depart to Poronui Lodge, and settle into your accommodation.

6:30pm Dinner will be served at the lodge. 

*As you have pre booked your stay at Poronui Lodge, we will leave the activities and transport between you and their team. However if you do require any assistance we will be more than happy to help. 


BAY OF ISLANDS

Just a 45-minute flight north of Auckland is the Bay of Islands, one of NZ’s top tourist drawcards. With its unspoiled coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters and 144 untouched islands, this region enjoys a subtropical climate, and so you can expect warm weather year round. The Bay of Islands Maritime Park is one of New Zealand’s best, and offers world-class diving and snorkeling, with an array of wildlife including, dolphins, whales, penguins and gannets. It also has great sailing, kayaking and big-game fishing. Not only is the region blessed with stunning natural beauty, it has enormous historical significance, as the site of New Zealand’s first permanent British settlement and the birthplace of European colonization in the country.

Dates: 02/21/2018 - 02/24/2018
Nights: 3
Days: 4

Accommodation

Activity options

* Please note, all on property activities at Kauri Cliffs receive a discounted rate if paid for in house. Eighth Wonder Travel can help book and reserve these for you.


DAY FIFTEEN - Wednesday 21st February, 2018

7:00am Breakfast will be served at the lodge. Your driver from Poronui will transfer you to Taupo Airport for your flight to Auckland.

9:20am Depart to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand.

10:10am Arrive into Auckland and pick up your rental vehicle. Drive north to the Bay of Islands.

3:00pm Arrive at Kerikeri Airport to drop off your rental vehicle. Your private guide will transfer you to Kauri Cliffs Golf Course.

4:00pm Arrive at your accommodation, where the team from Kauri Cliffs will show you to your room.

6:00pm Pre dinner drinks and canapés will be served at the lodge before dinner. Dinner will be served at the lodge.  

DAY SIXTEEN - Thursday 22nd February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast will be served at the lodge.

9:30am Tee off at Kauri Cliffs Golf Course. 1x cart and caddie have been booked for your round. 

1:30pm Lunch is available outside the clubhouse. 

2:30pm Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. You may be open to a property tour, or feel free to explore the property on the many walks that are available. 

6:30pm Pre dinner drinks and canapés will be served at the lodge before dinner. Dinner will be served at the lodge.  

DAY SEVENTEEN - Friday 23rd February, 2018

7:30am Breakfast will be served at the lodge.

8:30am Due to a cruise ship group booking a shotgun the start the morning will be at your own leisure. Please enquire with the pro shop around midday, as you there is a good chance you can tee off earlier than 3pm. 

3:00pm Tee off at Kauri Cliffs Golf Course. 1x cart and caddie have been booked for your round.

6:30pm Pre dinner drinks and canapés will be served at the lodge before dinner. Dinner will be served at the lodge. 

DAY EIGHTEEN - Saturday 24th February 2018

7:30am Breakfast will be served at the lodge. Checkout of your accommodation. 

8:00am Meet your driver outside the lobby and depart to Kerikeri Airport for your flight to Auckland. 

9:45am Depart on your flight to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand on flight NZ8267. 

10:30am Arrive into Auckland Airport.