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Feb 21, 2018

The Popularity of New Zealand Golf Increases for International Visitors

After being named the top golfing destination in Asia-Pac by IAGTO, New Zealand expects to see an increase in international golfers over the next couple of years. Combined with Golf Magazine's and...

Feb 12, 2018

5 Kiwi Courses Make Golf Digest's Top 100 for 2018

We understand awards are subjective in nature. Ranking a "Top 100" golf course is difficult because of factors like accounting for the eye of the beholder and simply having the time...

Jan 30, 2018

New Zealand wins top destination in AsiaPac (2018)

More great news for golf in New Zealand, as the country has been named "top golf destination in the Asia Pacific region" by IAGTO (the International Association of Golf Tour Operators).

Dec 15, 2017

More Great News for Golf in Queenstown

Queenstown continues to improve its golf offerings as Millbrook this week announced it has reached final approval to develop an additional 9 holes- bringing the resort to a full 36...

Dec 05, 2017

Trusting Strangers and the Re-Introduction of the McRib Sandwich

Large marketing budgets and 5-star reviews on the internet do not necessarily indicate that an activity or accommodation in New Zealand is right for you. Reviews on popular websites, even those...

Nov 16, 2017

The Lodge at Kinloch Earns Architecture Award

'The architect has taken full advantage of a spectacular site near Lake Taupo to create a richly atmospheric building that offers a luxurious guest experience. The massing of the building...
Nov 10, 2017

​The Sitting Man awaits you at The Hills

The Sitting Man awaits for you at The Hills!

Run while you can golfers! 

Actually The Sitting Man is not the name of a new horror film, but rather a unique sculpture recently...

Nov 03, 2017

Golf from Bhutan and "The Roof Of The World"

Although we love pretty much all things New Zealand here at The Best of New Zealand, there is another special location that a few in the office can almost call...

Oct 28, 2017

AAC Showcases Royal Wellington in 2017

This week marks the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship which this year is being held at Royal Wellington Golf Club. With excellent weather in the 60s, and coverage on ESPN here...

Oct 27, 2017

Flying Business Premier on Air New Zealand

Business Premier

Business Premier is available on all Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 (Dreamliner) long haul services operated by Air New Zealand. With this fare you receive premium check-in, courtesy lounge entry, ...

Oct 21, 2017

Another Top Golfing Location in New Zealand!?

Cromwell historically has been known more for being a center of those who pursue gold, not golf. In the 1860s the gold rush brought hundreds to the area. Today this...

Oct 14, 2017

Air New Zealand' Kiwi "Pete"

Air New Zealand has great commercials that are quintessential New Zealand. In this latest video a potentially sad situation for Pete turns into a nice trip. For those who may...

Sep 12, 2017

Top properties in New Zealand recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine

For years The Best of New Zealand has recommended the Julian Robertson properties as part of a luxury trip to New Zealand. Their locations, with access to great golf and...

Aug 09, 2017

Early New Zealand Golf Clubs

Early NZ Golf Map

Jul 13, 2017

Kauri Cliffs' 7th: Top 18 Most Beautiful

Cavalli, the par-3 7th at Kauri Cliffs was recently cited by CNN as one of the world's most beautiful golf holes stating, "The spectacular panoramic view from this hole takes...