Lower North Island

The Lower North Island of New Zealand is home to the nation's capital of Wellington as well as great weather. 

An artistic and cultural focus point for the country, visitors will have opportunities to indulge in wine tasting, great museums and golf! Not to be missed if spending time in this region is the Gallipoli museum – complete with larger-than-life size figures signed by Weta Workshop (of Peter Jackson fame).

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Recognized as a New Zealand golfing treasure, this fabled statesmen is still considered by many to rank among the top in the country thanks to a true links layout and its beautiful location on the Kapiti Coast.

Royal Wellington Golf Club

A private club conveniently located just outside of the Wellington city-center, Royal Wellington is in rare air as the only New Zealand club to be granted Royal status by the British monarchy. And although a historic venue, this picturesque parkland course has undergone a recent 2-year redesign to now play at a modern lengths.

Hastings Golf Club

With a classic coastal links layout and views of Bream Bay this course provides a lovely round on a beautiful dayment” With a classic coastal links layout and views of Bream Bay this course provides a lovely round on a beautiful day

Manawatu

Having hosted a number of elite golfing events for the country this parkland course is a piece of New Zealand history as it is the oldest on the North Island.

Customer reviews

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean Seyda, Chapel Hill, NC

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