The Charm of New Zealand

Travel & Golf

Custom NZ Travel & Golf for Inspired Travelers

We have specialized in luxury travel to New Zealand since 1990. Trust the Experts.

Make your NZ golf vacation a truly memorable experience.

Many golfing holidays incorporate more than simply rounds at top courses. We believe your travel to New Zealand, and time within the country, should be filled with great memories and experiences to be shared for years to come.

As the New Zealand travel experts our aim is to deliver authentic Kiwi experiences so you understand the charm and beauty of this special country. For 29 years our team has selected accommodations, partners, and guides to provide a better experience.

We provide a high level of personal service, professionalism and attention to detail. Each trip is customized. Your itinerary is truly yours- made to your preferences and tailored to your interests... outside of great golf of course!

We turn good holidays into great ones by providing a well-planned and well-executed travel experience. If we can help save costs through our wholesale contracts, maximize the investment of your time and provide memories to be shared between friends and loved ones then we have succeeded.

Contact us today. We would love the opportunity to prove we know New Zealand better than any other.

Meet Our Team

The Best of NZ Golf team is a 100% professional travel agency comprised of Kiwis, Fijians and even a few Americans! Our combined 100+ years of experience creating customized itineraries to New Zealand removes speculation out of planning and helps you make the right travel decisions from the outset.

Contact us and please let us know how we may serve you.

Custom Itineraries

Your time is valuable and your time in New Zealand should be used efficiently. We have worked with parties of all sizes: PGA professionals & club members, couples, families and friends. Trips are tailored to your needs.

Since 1990

Years of knowledge and direct relationships throughout New Zealand allow us to provide better options and pricing for travel, accommodations, and activities. We know New Zealand.

Beyond Golf

New Zealand affords the opportunity to experience something novel and authentic. Playing world-renowned courses aside, our aim is to produce for you the broader idea of an inclusive itinerary. Air, golf, cuisine, travel, wine, touring & accommodations.

Customer reviews

Frank and the Best of NZ team were exceptional in their planning support and execution of our trip to NZ North Island. We gave them the parameters - dates and golf courses we wanted to play and the pacing we wanted for the trip in terms of days in each region - and they produced an absolutely amazing trip for us. All of the arrangements were flawlessly executed and we sailed through the trip effortlessly. their expert advice - how much driving vs. in country driving would be ideal for us to maximize our experience, the excursion to Cape Reinga which was amazing, having our dinner prepared the first night after a long day getting to Bay of Islands was perfect and the selection of accommodations in Hawke's Bay was brilliant.

We will never forget the spectacular views from Kauri Cliffs golf course, the jet boat rides in Taupo, cycling through the vineyards in Hawke's bay and ending up sipping chardonnay with lunch at Clearview winery, the splendor of playing golf among the birds and grounds at Wairakei, and ofcourse the spellbinding course at Cape Kidnappers. We could tell Best of NZ have strong relationships in NZ because the people we encountered in NZ as our guides/hosts reflected just that - professional and friendly. NZ was an amazing, epic experience for us and we could not have asked for better support and execution from Best of NZ/Frank and his team. We cant wait to go back, this time to the South Island!!!!

Thanks again Frank, YOU are the Best and the Best of NZ is truly the BEST!!

—Peter & Karen S., San Diego, CA

We had a spectacular time on our trip after leaving Port Douglas and all the arrangements that you made for us came off without a hitch. All flights and transportation that you arranged were on time and we were well taken care of at all the places we went to.

The Boatshed was incredible. We met Johnathan and had a small dinner with him on our second night. We were the only guests at the hotel and he and his staff just made us feel right at home. Jack and Jen, Johnathan’s staff, took us out to a couple of wineries and we had lunch together. When we got back Johnathan treated us to dinner prepared by his own self. Fantastic.

Next up was Napier/Hastings and the Craggy Range cottage. Excellent choice for us. We were close enough to Havelock North to be able to easily drive into the town and wander around. We went and played Cape Kidnapers as well. The course was wet so no carts were allowed out. Craggy Range winery was great to us and we had dinner at Terroire. Great staff and good eats to be sure. On to Queenstown.

What a wonderfully European feel Queenstown had. Small intimate streets and people all over the place. The Spire was perfect for us. Florence greeted us and was superlative in her suggestions and ideas for us to do. We did take a plane ride out to Milford Sound and the cruise. We went wine tasting and went to Amisfield for lunch where there was a spectacular sunset. It was so good that the staff came outside to take pictures. Simply wonderful. We took the gondola ride up the hill and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we took in the view. That was our last day and really enjoyable. We left the next day and flew back home.

Again, all the arrangements you made of us came off without a hitch. I even drove on the left side of the road without incident. It’s not so bad once you figure out the roundabouts. Thanks to you and your team for setting this up. Will highly recommend this service to our friends should they need to journey down under.

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco

Featured golf courses

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

High atop a windswept plateau, this former farmland is now a championship style course and boutique resort. With the Pacific Ocean and famed gannet colony the 5,000-acre property allows guests to experience true Kiwi rugged and rural luxury.

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Recognized as a New Zealand golfing treasure this fabled statesmen is a top course thanks to its challenging and thoughtful true links layout

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.

Kinloch Club

This Nicklaus design offers views of both surrounding mountain ranges and Lake Taupo and will challenge even the best golfers in the world.

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