Auckland - Auckland

Fly total time: 6 days

Your clients will begin their trip in Auckland or Christchurch. After playing at Clearwater Resort in Christchurch they will fly to the alpine resort town of Queenstown. Three championship golf courses await them here, along with the opportunity to experience Queenstown’s exciting attractions and activities. After a short flight to Auckland your clients will fly home or spend a couple of days exploring the New Zealand’s largest city.

To ensure your clients are well rested after their flight, we recommend they stay a night or two in their arrival city before collecting a rental vehicle. Driving in a new country can be challenging and will be even worse if the driver is tired. The driver should always be well rested, take regular breaks during the journey and plan to drive for only 1-2 hours at a time.

New Zealand has unique road rules and driving conditions that your clients may not be used to. For a safe and enjoyable journey make sure your clients know where to find information on New Zealand’s road rules before they depart for their holiday.

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  • Day 1: Auckland - Christchurch

    Drive Fly 1 hour 20 minutes 744 KMS 462 MI

    Arrive at Auckland International Airport. Your clients may wish to have a day at leisure in Auckland before travelling to Christchurch. Regular domestic flights operate from Auckland to Christchurch (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes), if your clients are in transit in Auckland allow at least 90 minutes between connecting flights.

    Alternatively your clients can fly into Christchurch International Airport – the gateway to the South Island.

    Christchurch is a beautiful lifestyle city, set on the expansive Canterbury Plains between the wide sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, the spectacular snow-capped Southern Alps and the volcanic hills of Banks Peninsula. The city is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues.

    Christchurch offers a large range of golf courses from club courses to championship courses and everything in between.

    Recommended activities:

    • Enjoy a round of golf at Clearwater Resort. This course offers a mix of links and parkland features and has hosted professional events on the PGA Tour (web.com), the Australasian PGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Peppers Clearwater Resort also offers luxury accommodation
    • Visit the International Antarctic Centre
    www.christchurchnz.com
  • Day 2: Christchurch - Queenstown

    Drive Fly 50 minutes 348 KMS 216 MI

    Spend a leisurely morning exploring central Christchurch. In the afternoon take a domestic flight from Christchurch to Queenstown, approximately 50 minutes.

    Spend the rest of the day discovering the multitude of relaxing and adventurous activities available in Queenstown.

    Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier four season lake and alpine resort. Rated one of the world's top destinations, Queenstown offers pure inspiration with stunning scenery, a huge range of world-class experiences, cosmopolitan bars and dining, compact shopping, and accommodation to suit all budgets.

    Recommended activities:

    Christchurch Queenstown
    • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu
    • Take a ride on the gondola to the Skyline complex. Here your clients can enjoy a luge ride or enjoy a meal overlooking Queenstown
    www.queenstownnz.co.nz/
  • Day 3: Queenstown

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    Enjoy a round of golf at Jack’s Point a breathtaking golf course set in a glacial valley. The course was designed with minimal earth movement allowing spectacular vistas to the dominant Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Jack’s Point is approximately 10 minutes' drive from Queenstown Airport.

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  • Day 4: Queenstown

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    In the morning tee off at The Hills –an exclusive private golf course that has hosted the New Zealand Open. The course sits in a magnificent natural amphitheatre surrounded by lakes and snow-capped mountains.

    Lodge at the Hills is a luxury lodge offering an exclusive experience for up to 12 guests.

    A short distance from The Hills is Arrowtown, a quaint historic gold mining village. Stroll the banks of the Arrow River or enjoy a meal at one the cafes and restaurants on the main street.

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  • Day 5: Queenstown

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    Spend the day at Millbrook Resort, one of New Zealand’s earliest championship courses. Golfers have a choice of three different 18-hole layouts surrounded by arresting mountainous views.

    Millbrook Resort also offers a full service award-winning day spa and a range of luxurious accommodation options.

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  • Day 6: Queenstown - Auckland

    Drive Fly 1 hour 50 minutes 1024 KMS 636 MI

    Spend a leisurely morning in Queenstown. There may be time for one last activity before catching an early afternoon flight to Auckland, flight time approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.

    Surrounded by two sparkling harbours, vibrant and multicultural Auckland is the country’s largest city and commercial hub. Home to 1.5 million people, it offers world class accommodation; outstanding food and wine; great shopping; and many attractions and sightseeing options.

    Your clients may wish to spend a day or two exploring Auckland before flying home.

    Recommended activities:

    Queenstown
    • Get adventurous with a  jet boat ride, bungy jump or mountain bike trip
    Auckland
    • Visit Auckland’s Sky Tower
    • Spend some time at Auckland Museum
    • Dine at the Viaduct, Auckland’s buzzing harbour side precinct
    www.aucklandnz.com