Kia Ora, and welcome to your New Zealand Experience.

Based on your suggestions, we have put together an itinerary for you that showcases the very best our country has to offer. It includes a range of unique and unforgettable activities, along with a stunning selection of lodge and boutique hotel accommodation. Your expert travel planners Samuel St George and David Maxwell will make sure you are in good hands while experiencing this incredible country. 

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: Mr & Mrs Stewart
DATES: 13th - 23rd February 2019
NIGHTS: 10
DAYS: 11


PRICING

Click on the link below for detailed pricing breakdowns of accommodation: 


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MANGAWHAI

Northland, new zealand

 

Mangawhai Heads is a popular beach-side community located half way between Auckland and the famous Bay of Islands, approximately 90mins drive north from the city. It's also the home to the exclusive Tara Iti Golf Club, designed by Tom Doak, and recently ranked the 11th best golf course in the world.

ACCOMMODATION

ONE NIGHT
Check in: 13th February 2019
Check out: 14th February 2019

ROOM TYPE - HARAKOA MEMBERS HOUSE
Set high on hill above the members cottages, Harakoa is a wonderful open plan house with great views and enclosed outdoor lounge – with very similar interior materials and treatments as the Member Cottages and Ocean Suites it very much has the Tara Iti feel.  It’s a 4 bedroom home but can be configured as 2 bedroom. Both bedrooms are king with en-suites. The house is 36 meters long with the bedrooms at either end separated by kitchen, dining, lounge and outdoor lounge areas.

Note: Due to Tara Iti's policy, guests will handle all payments for golf, accommodation and incidentals directly upon departure. 

DAY ONE 

Wednesday 13th February, 2019

2:55PM Arrive at Auckland International Airport off flight NZ102 on Air New Zealand. Once through customs pick up your rental vehicle and depart north to Tara Iti Golf Course. *Total drive time = 1hr 45mins.
5/5:30PM Arrive at Tara Iti and check into your accommodation.
7:00PM Dinner will be served at Tara Iti’s restaurant.


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BAY OF ISLANDS

Northland, New Zealand

 

Just a 45-minute flight north of Auckland is the stunning 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 loved destinations, offering 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.

ACCOMMODATION

TWO NIGHTS
Check in: 14th February 2019
Check out: 16th February 2019

ROOM TYPE - SUITE
Nestled into the hillside overlooking luscious farmland, the golf course and ocean, Kauri Cliffs’ six Suites are thoughtfully-designed rooms with open fire places, east-facing balconies, king-sized beds and elegant bathrooms with twin vanities. Located down a meandering path away from the lodge and with attention to detail that is second to none, you’ll feel immediately at home in these classic and refined rooms. 

DAY TWO

Thursday 14th February, 2019

8:00AM After breakfast check in for your tee time at the proshop. Tee off at Tara Iti Golf Course. Caddies are compulsory. 
12:30PM Lunch available at the clubhouse restaurant after your round. 
2:00PM Checkout of your accommodation and depart in your rental vehicle north towards The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. *Total travel time = 3h 30mins.
5:30PM Arrive at your accommodation and check into your room.
7:00PM Pre dinner drinks and canapés are on offer at the lodge.
7:30PM Dinner will be served at the lodges restaurant. 

DAY THREE

Friday 15th February, 2019 

8:00AM Enjoy your day at Kauri Cliffs with the Kauffman's. 
The property also offers experiences outside golf. Click HERE to view. 
Click HERE for a list of spa treatments. 
7:00PM A special BBQ dinner for all lodge guests will be hosted at the properties private Pink Beach. 

Note: Eighth Wonder Travel are happy to recommend and book activities on-property and off-property. 


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WELLINGTON CITY

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

 

A small city with a large reputation, Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, both constitutionally and culturally. Its compact CBD vibrates with museums, theatres, galleries and boutiques, and it has thriving coffee and craft-beer scenes. Hemmed in by steep forested hills, punctuated by swathes of quaint Victorian houses, the city clings to the shore of its stunning harbor. It has a beautiful botanic garden and is home the New Zealand’s only funicular railway.

ACCOMMODATION

TWO NIGHTS
Check in: 16th February 2019
Check out: 18th February

ROOM TYPE - QT HARBOUR VIEW KING

This stunningly spacious Guest Suite gives the modern traveller all of the signature QT comfort and quirk along with luxury perks including a private balcony looking out over the stunning Wellington harbour.

DAY FOUR

Saturday 16th February, 2019

8:00AM Enjoy the morning at your own leisure.
10:30AM Checkout of your accommodation and depart with the Kauffman’s to Kerikeri Airport. *Total travel time = 35 minutes.
12:40PM Board your commercial aircraft on flight NZ8273 to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand.
1:25PM Arrive into Auckland Domestic Airport.
2:30PM Board your commercial aircraft on flight NZ435 to Wellington, courtesy of Air New Zealand. .
3:35PM Arrive into Wellington Airport and be greeted by your private driver and transferred to your accommodation.
4:20PM Arrive at your accommodation and check into your room. Enjoy the afternoon walking around the city.
7:30PM Dinner reservations can be made by the Eighth Wonder team if required.

DAY FIVE

Sunday 17th February, 2019

AM/PM Please see the following Wellington City highlights below:

Culture and Art
- Te Papa Museum
- Walk down Cuba Street
- Wellington Cable Car

Outdoors
- Wellington Writers Walk
- Walk down Oriental Bay

Food Scene
- Wellington Chocolate Factory
- Fix and Fogg Peanut Butter Factory
- Best Ugly Bagels
- Prefab
- Loretta
- Ortega Fish Shack
- Duka Carvell’s Emporium

Dinner reservations can be made by the Eighth Wonder team if required.


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MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND

 

With 150km of New Zealand's coastline, Marlborough Sounds is a collection of ancient sunken river valleys filled with the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Forested hills rise steeply from the sea around an intricate coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays. The area has three main bodies of water - Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. The Department of Conservation manages over 50 reserves in this scenic playground. 

ACCOMMODATION

TWO NIGHTS
Check in: 18th February 2019
Check out: 20th February 2019

ROOM TYPE - ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT

Share the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds with a loved one or take time out for yourself to explore some of the world’s most mesmerising natural landscapes. A warm wooden interior seamlessly frames your uninterrupted private vista, from dawn until dusk. Bathed in natural light, every room offers generously spacious luxury and a stylishly contemporary sanctuary. Their intuitive attention to detail means that you can simply relax and enjoy luxurious home comforts. Beautiful linens, lofty down pillows and large wardrobes, all complement the king size beds.

DAY SIX

Monday 18th February 2019

8:00AM After breakfast checkout of your accommodation and enjoy the morning exploring Wellington.
1:30PM Depart by private transfer to the Interislander ferry terminal. Final check in time is 2:00pm.
2:45PM Board the Interislander ferry for your transfer across Cook Strait to Picton in the Marlborough Sounds.
5:55PM Arrive into Picton where you will be greeted and transferred by water to your accommodation, Bay of Many Coves.
7:30PM Dinner will be at the lodge.

DAY SEVEN

Tuesday 19th February 2019

AM Enjoy the day discovering the Marlborough Sounds and all it’s beauty.
Click HERE for experience options to choose from.
PM Dinner will be at the lodge.


QUEENSTOWN

otago, new zealand

 

About two-thirds of the way down the South Island, in the middle of the Southern 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, take a jet boat ride through white-water canyons, go extreme mountain biking, zip-line through valleys, and paraglide off mountains – you name, 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.

ACCOMMODATION

THREE NIGHTS
Check in:
20th February 2019
Check out: 23rd February 2019

ROOM TYPE - QT KING ROOM
Boasting an enviable level of luxury, this seductive lake-facing space takes comfort to a new dimension. With designer décor and all the mod cons you need to properly kick back and relax, our QT King room is your own personal oasis. Put on the slippers and robe, make use of the in-room coffee and entertainment, or perhaps indulge in something a little stronger.

DAY EIGHT - Wednesday 20th February 2019

10:00AM Checkout of your accommodation and depart by private boat transfer to Picton.
11:00AM Your driver/guide will take you on a tour of Marlborough’s famous vineyards, wineries and breweries.
3:30PM Arrive at Blenheim Airport.
4:30PM Board your commercial aircraft on flight NZ8734 to Wellington, courtesy of Air New Zealand.
5:00PM Arrive into Wellington.
6:10PM Board your commercial aircraft on flight NZ609 to Queenstown, courtesy of Air New Zealand.
7:30PM Arrive into Queenstown, pick up your rental vehicle and depart to the QT Hotel. *Total drive time is 20 minutes.
8:30PM Dinner reservations can be made by the Eighth Wonder team if required.

DAY NINE

Thursday 21st February 2019

AM Please select from the following activity options below:

PM Dinner reservations can be made by the Eighth Wonder team if required.

DAY TEN

Friday 22nd February 2019

AM Please select from the following activity options below:

PM Dinner reservations can be made by the Eighth Wonder team if required.

DAY ELEVEN

Saturday 23rd February 2019

8:00AM After breakfast checkout of your accommodation. You may store your bags with concierge at the hotel. Spend the morning exploring Queenstown.
1:30PM Depart to Queenstown Airport and drop off your rental vehicle.
3:05PM Board your commercial aircraft on flight NZ632 to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand.
4:55PM Arrive at Auckland Domestic Airport. Transfer to Auckland Intl. Airport for your flight back to the USA. 
7:30PM Board your commercial aircraft on flight NZ28 to Houston, courtesy of Air New Zealand.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION


BAGGAGE HANDLING

Domestic flights allow two bags per traveller with a maximum weight allowance of 50lbs per bag for checked baggage (including golf clubs) and 15lbs per person for hand luggage. Baggage and personal effects are taken at owner’s risk throughout the tour, and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Please consult your international air carrier for its specific restrictions regarding weight limits and baggage allowance.

INSURANCE

It is advisable that all participants take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of the trip. Due to the remote and wild areas that will be visited, it is vital that all participants are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. Eighth Wonder Travel will not be held responsible for participants travelling without insurance.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GOLFERS TRAVELLING TO NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand's rural-based economy requires strict bio-security, so it is important for golfers to enter the country with clean golf shoes and clean golf clubs. Anyone arriving with golf clubs and/or golf shoes will be diverted to quarantine inspection upon arrival in New Zealand. With clean shoes, clubs, and golf bags/travel covers, the inspection time should simply be a matter of minutes. For golfers with traces of dirt or grass, bio-security staff may clean the items and fines may be imposed on the spot. To ensure a speedy entrance, ensure that clubs, shoes, golf bags, and travel covers are free from dirt and grass.