Two of North Island’s top golfing hot spots are located conveniently close. Combine your Taupo golfing holiday with a visit to Hawkes Bay and experience world class golf, majestic volcanoes and exquisite local wines.
Start in Auckland and travel to Great Lake Taupo, in the centre of the North Island. Play the Jack Nicklaus designed Kinloch Club as well as Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary which are both consistently ranked in New Zealand’s top 10 golf courses. The world renowned fairways have been built in harmony with the beautiful natural contours of the land. Snow-capped mountains, crystal clear waters, raging rapids, thermal hot springs and lush greenery are just some of the incredible natural attributes on offer in this region which really has something for everyone.
Travel the short distance to Hawkes Bay where you play Cape Kidnappers bringing together a world-class golf course and five-star luxury lodge accommodation in spectacular location. The iconic course is a promontory of rugged cliffs and farmland overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by respected US architect Tom Doak, the superbly challenging course is the result of clever design and respect for the natural landscape. Hawke's Bay is loved for its sunny climate, fabulous beaches, sheltered coastal plains and long-established vineyards, and you will have time to experience plenty of it after your round of golf and on your day off.