Why Us

We smoothly integrate golf into a comprehensive itinerary and ensure your time in New Zealand is spent making memories and enjoying all that the country has to offer.

Separating the Difference Between a Good Holiday and a Great Holiday

New Zealand inspires travelers from around the world with its rich natural beauty, renown hospitality and ability to serve guests from all backgrounds. As a country it really is a phenomenal place for honeymoons, family vacations and holidays. Many travelers will visit the country and have a good time having checked off the boxes from the most popular Trip Advisor activities...and they will leave New Zealand not understanding what a great time could have been had they received a little guidance prior to visiting.

For 27+ years our team has crafted custom New Zealand travel itineraries for clients from around the world. Working across a range of budgets and time constraints we recognize that New Zealand still offers something unique and special.

And sometimes sheer volume on the internet actually makes something less special in the end!

Thus, we offer our clients the ability to leverage our relationships and personal experience to mitigate risk of them having a “good time” and increase the odds of them having a “great time” in New Zealand.

Because Golf in NZ Offers Something Unique and Should be Experienced First Hand

As a country New Zealand has made great strides over the last 20+ years to enhance and promote world-class golf architecture. Modern super-luxury courses like Tara Iti and Cape Kidnappers offer simply the best experiences and accommodations available. However not all travel to New Zealand is centered upon the “top courses”. There also exists an opportunity to explore unique golf and align with broader travel plans.

As a golfer you most likely remember great rounds of golf not only for successful shots and low scores, but for the experience a course itself presents. Golf is how you choose to spend your time and ultimately experience all that New Zealand has to offer. Some choose to chase the famed Brown Trout, some choose to bungee jump off of bridge, and some choose to tee off in a location they may or may not play ever again. In any case you are most likely searching for the uniqueness of the moment and a chance to appreciate the act of discovery for itself! New Zealand golf is an ideal location to do just that!

Our Logo

The Best of New Zealand logo is derived from the image of a Kiwi – a small bird native to New Zealand. As a national symbol of the country the term “Kiwi” has also been adopted by New Zealanders as a term of endearment, and is a colloquial expression for the country's citizens.

As one of the most iconic representations of the country, the Kiwi is also endangered. It stands as a reminder of the uniqueness that is New Zealand and something that should be enjoyed but preserved appropriately. Small and flightless, the Kiwi make their home at home amongst the native flora and fauna and are treasured throughout the world as part of the land.

The qualities of Kiwi – it's rarity, uniqueness, and beauty also represent the country of New Zealand. As a company we proudly associate ourselves with this magnificent country and hope to help bring its treasures and beauty to our clients.


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

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