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 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,
Destination South and The Eighth Wonder Travel Team.
ACCOMMODATION - TWO NIGHTS
AM/PM Arrive at Auckland International Airport. VIP arrivals will greet you off your flight right at the airbridge, escort you through a priority lane and transfer you and your luggage. Maori Welcome at the arrivals hall. Driver to transfer the group to your accommodation.
PM Upon arrival you will be shown around the facility and your accommodation by the friendly staff.
Dinner will be reserved at the Sugar Club restaurant.
8:00am Private ground transfer to Windross Farm for your first round of golf.
*Total drive time = 30 minutes
10:00am Tee off at Windross Farm Golf Course. Carts included. Enjoy the chance to play a round with some of the local members. We will organise a friendly tournament between both clubs.
3:30pm After lunch in the clubhouse with the members depart to your accommodation.
7:00pm Dinner will be reserved at Grand Harbour Chinese restaurant.
ACCOMMODATION - ONE NIGHT
9:00am After breakfast depart in your private ground transfer to Tara Iti Golf Course.
*Total drive time = 1 hour 30 minutes
10:30am Arrive at Tara Iti, where you will be greeted by the team and shown around the property. Your luggage will be taken to your rooms, while you get ready for golf.
11:30am Tee off at Tara Iti Golf Course. Caddies are compulsory.
4:30pm Finish your round and enjoy the facilities on property.
7:30pm Dinner will be served at the clubhouse dining room.
BAY OF ISLANDS
ACCOMMODATION - THREE NIGHTS
10:00am Checkout of your accommodation. After breakfast depart north in your private ground transfer to Russell, Bay of Islands.
*Total drive time = 3 hours
12:00pm Stop into the glow worm caves in Kawiti. Experience the 656-foot long caves lined with glow-worms, stalactites and stalagmites.
2:30pm Arrive into Russell and check into your accommodation. Lunch will be served at Hone’s restaurant.
3:00pm Take a private ferry from Russell to Waitangi for a personal and private tour of the historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds. New Zealand’s most important historical site.
4:30pm Depart to Paihia for a tour of the town before boarding your private ferry to Russell and your accommodation.
7:30pm Dinner will be reserved at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
9:00am After breakfast board your private vessel for an incredible private boat cruise of the Bay of Islands. The Bay encompasses 140 subtropical islands and a plentiful array of marine life. You will also witness our local fishing experts catching seafood such as crayfish, scallops and various fish species straight off the boat.
12:30pm Everything caught by our fisherman will be prepared by our chef and served right onboard for lunch. For those who are interested we will have a helicopter greet you at Urapukapuka Island and transport you on a scenic tour of the Bay of Islands.
4/4:30pm Depart back to Russell wharf and your accommodation.
7:00pm Dinner for this evening is a classic New Zealand meal of fish and chips served on picnic tables overlooking the water.
8:00am Depart your accommodation by private ground transfer for Kauri Cliffs Golf Course.
*Total drive time = 1 hour.
9:00am Arrive at Kauri Cliffs Golf Course. Tee off at Kauri Cliffs Golf Course. Carts included.
1:00pm Lunch will be served at Kauri Cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
2:00pm Depart in your private ground transfer to the township of Kerikeri. Visit local food markets, witness the amazing Rainbow Falls and Puketi Kauri Forest.
5:00pm Arrive back at your accommodation.
7:30pm Your last evening we have reserved dinner at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS - THREE NIGHTS
8:30am Checkout of your accommodation. Depart by private ground transfer to Kerikeri Airport.
9:50am Board your Air New Zealand commercial flight from Kerikeri to Auckland.
10:35am Arrive into Auckland for your layover.
11:45am Board your Air New Zealand commercial flight from Auckland to Napier.
12:45am Arrive into Napier Airport where your driver will greet you and transport you to your accommodation.
1:30pm Lunch reservation has been made at Craggy Range Winery. Private wine tastings in the cellar available after lunch.
3:30pm Enjoy a tour of Napier, famed for its art deco architecture.
4:30pm Depart to your accommodation. Check into your accommodation.
7:00pm Dinner will be reserved at Bistronomy restaurant in Napier.
7.30am Depart in your private ground transfer to Cape Kidnappers Golf Course.
*Total drive time = 40 minutes.
8:30am Tee off at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. Carts included.
1:00pm After golf the team from Napier Maori Tours will take on their exclusive private ‘Wildlife Estuary Tour’.
7:00pm Dinner will be reserved at Elephant Hill Winery in Te Awanga.
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS - THREE NIGHTS
8:00am Checkout of your accommodation.
8:30am Depart in your private ground transfer to Napier Airport.
10:00am Board your Air New Zealand commercial flight from Napier to Queenstown Airport.
11:35am Arrive into Christchurch Airport.
12:30pm Board your Air New Zealand commercial flight from Christchurch to Queenstown Airport.
1:40pm Arrive into Queenstown Airport where your driver will greet you and transport you to Rata restaurant for lunch.
3:30pm After lunch depart to your accommodation to check in.
7:30pm Dinner will be reserved at Madam Woo restaurant.
8:00am Depart on your private helicopter tour of the Milford Sound.
12:00pm Each helicopter will touch down at Jacks Point Golf Course. Lunch will be served before your round of golf.
1:00pm Tee off at Jacks Point Golf Course. Carts included.
3:30pm After golf depart on your private tour of Queenstown and Arrowtown.
5:30pm Arrive back at your accommodation.
7:30pm Dinner will be reserved at Botswana Butchery in a private room.
9:00am Depart on your Farm Station Experience with your local Eighth Wonder guides. Your experience includes:
- ATV Quad Bike
- Lunch at the homestay on the farm
2:00pm Depart back to Queenstown and enjoy a cigar and wine tasting at a private venue with local wine expert, Mick.
7:30pm Dinner will be the very famous burgers from ‘Fergburger’. This will be served on the local green overlooking Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu.
8:30am Checkout of your accommodation.
9:00am Meet outside the main entrance and depart to Queenstown Airport by private ground transfer.
*Total drive time is 20 minutes.
10:25am Board your commercial flight with Air New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland.
12:15pm Arrive into Auckland where you will be greeted and transferred to the International terminal for your flight back home.
The price of the tour is from *$30,000 NZD per person.
*This tariff is per person, based on a twin share occupancy. For a firm quotation of cost, dates, accommodation and availability must be confirmed. All prices and bookings are subject to the booking conditions you will find on the Eighth Wonder Travel website: www.eighthwonder.travel.
CHINESE TOUR GUIDE
As part of the tour we will provide you with our local Mandarin speaking chinese tour guide throughout your journey across New Zealand.
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.
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.