Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and ranked as one of the most livable in the world. Sprawling over a narrow isthmus between the Waitemata Habour and Manukau Harbour many are surprised to see rainforest covering the surrounding hills. 

All flights inbound and outbound to the United States flow through Auckland's airport. As a melting pot for the country, Auckland offers a range of great food options. Island day-trips are recommended in addition to visiting a few favorite spots in the vibrant city-center.

Titirangi Golf Club

A true point of pride for New Zealand golf this Alister MacKenzie designed gem remains a great course to play today

Gulf Harbour Country Club

This championship course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and has hosted the New Zealand Open

Windross Farm

Representing the latest in design and construction this course is destined to be a feature of the country for years to come

Wainui Golf Club

One of New Zealand's newest golf courses brings both a great challenge and great golfing option into the Auckland area

Omaha Beach Golf Club

Flanked by both the sea and inlet estuary this course is often overlooked by visiting international golfers

Muriwai Golf Club

Laid out excellently to present a different challenge every day, this links course demands attention to the wind with every swing

Customer reviews

What a fabulous itinerary you made for us. It was perfect!

Wonderful country, delightful people, delicious food, and amazing scenery like no other. I guess our only major complaint is that we didn't have longer to see more of the country! You really planned it well for us. It felt balanced in the way of activities, driving days, photo opportunities, even some R&R in the afternoons.

—Vickie B, Los Angeles

It was a trip of a lifetime with truly unique beauty not found anywhere else. A New Zealand trip requires a specialist who knows the lay of the land the unique challenges of traveling and sight-seeing there.

The country looks a lot smaller than it really is, and travel times are longer than one can assume.

The route chosen by Cristina helped us maximize our time there. I’m usually a do it yourself traveler, but for this trip I’m sure glad I had Cristina at Best of New Zealand.

—Dawn Paling, Highland Ranch, CO